Tagged stress

Universities should standardize grade scales

By Jesse Stilwell, December 5 2017 — Few things are more frustrating than getting the same percentage grade in two classes to have them translate into two different letter grades on your transcript, or doing substantially better in one class only to receive the same letter grade as another class you struggled with. This happens too…

Students should not glorify being busy

By Jesse Stilwell, November 28 2017 — University students are under constant pressure to be as well-rounded as possible. They are encouraged to take difficult classes, get high grades, join multiple clubs and most work part-time jobs so they can pay for expenses along the way. It’s a game of who can do the most…

Combat stress and anxiety with grounding techniques

By Christie Melhorn, October 11 2017 —  As a busy University of Calgary student, you’ve probably become accustomed to stress and anxiety, kind of like how you get used to the MacHall food court being a total shit-show at lunchtime. The relentless chatter, cash registers slamming and procrastinating students watching YouTube videos on full blast…

Break procrastination to improve your grades and mental health

By Christie Melhorn, September 29 2017 — Sometimes, the motivation to start a class assignment is too far down the gutter to bother reaching for until you’re drowning in sewer water. Some students work well under pressure. Others don’t, but still need the sense of impending doom to push them. Whichever the case, procrastinating can…

Relieve your mid-semester headache with these light exercises

By Christie Melhorn, January 24 2017 — Between sitting for too long, living off double-doubles and Calgary’s inconsistent weather, being a University of Calgary student can be a literal headache. As a consequence we either get used to having those chronic headaches or pound back more coffees and ibuprofens than necessary to mediate them. But…

The Gauntlet Radio: September 2016 edition

We discuss the University of Calgary’s recent influx of funding and Scott talks with a Standard prof who specializes in stress. Then, Emilie and Rachel preview the Calgary International Film Festival and make some movie picks before Emilie chats with a Dinos men’s basketball star.

Seven tips for relieving stress

By Joie Atejira, March 8 2016 — It’s the time of the semester when midterms seem like they’ll never end and we’re all wishing for another Reading Break. Unfortunately, that’s never going to happen, so here are a few tips to relieve stress. Prevent stress: Organize your life by rewriting, colour-coordinating, highlighting and putting tabs…

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