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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Taliah Carmona, class of 24
My Breakthrough: Life as a Hard of Hearing Student
Taliah Carmona, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

As the end of my senior year approaches, I’ve reflected on my last four years, which have been nothing but remarkable. I found myself finally...

Jones at a game versus SUNY Fredonia
From First Baskets to Lasting Legacies: My Journey to Le Moyne's Historic D1 Debut
Darrick Jones, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

The Ted Grant Court at Le Moyne College has become my new proving ground, where the squeak of sneakers and the roar of the crowd serve as the...

A full commuter parking lot on campus, Lot C and CC
Alleviating the Parking Headache at Le Moyne
Corinne Becker, News & Features Editor • December 5, 2023

To say parking is a pain at Le Moyne is an understatement; between closed lots, tickets on windshields, and unauthorized vehicles taking up spots,...

Social Media and Self-Esteem: How to Manage Social Media Use
Mai Al Janabi, Staff Writer • December 1, 2023

Social media usage is often linked to self-esteem issues and mental health concerns, but given the advent of social networking sites, avoiding...

The Launch of the New Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center
Danny Mondelli, Assistant Editor in Chief • December 1, 2023

On October 18th, Le Moyne unveiled its new Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center in Reilly Hall. The event was organized by Dr. Farha Ternikar,...

Navigating College Stress: Effective Strategies and Le Moyne Resources for Student Well-being

College life presents unique challenges and stressors for students, impacting their mental well-being and overall success. This article delves into effective stress management strategies for all students, with a special emphasis on the diverse resources available at Le Moyne. By understanding the impact of stress and utilizing the resources provided, students can thrive academically and personally.

The Impact of Stress:

  1. Academic Pressure: Juggling coursework, exams, and projects can create immense academic pressure. Students may struggle with time management, fear of failure, and the overwhelming workload. These factors contribute to heightened stress levels.
  2. Social and Peer Pressure: Transitioning into the Le Moyne environment often brings social and peer pressure, leading to anxiety about fitting in, making friends, and maintaining a social life. These pressures can take a toll on students’ mental well-being.
  3. Financial Burdens: Managing tuition fees, living expenses, and finances can be a significant stressor for students. The fear of incurring debt and limited financial resources can create an additional burden.

Coping Strategies for Students:

  1. Time Management: Develop essential time management skills to prioritize tasks, set realistic goals, and allocate dedicated study time. Le Moyne offers time management workshops and techniques at the Noreen Reale Falcone Library.
  2. Stress-Reducing Activities: Engage in stress-relieving activities such as exercise, yoga, or meditation. Le Moyne promotes well-being through various activities, including those offered by the Wellness Center, which provides free health, counseling, and support services to address mental health concerns.
  3. Seek Support: Le Moyne offers a variety of resources, including the Tutoring Center located in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library. If you need academic assistance or guidance, take advantage of the Tutoring Center’s services. Additionally, utilize the Wellness Center for counseling, guidance, and a safe space to address mental health concerns.
  4. Build a Support Network: Le Moyne provides a supportive community where students can connect with like-minded individuals. Join clubs, organizations, or campus communities and attend campus events to build a strong support network and foster a sense of belonging. Also, consult Le Moyne’s identity-based resources and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.
  5. Practice Self-Care: Prioritize self-care activities such as adequate sleep, balanced nutrition, and engaging in healthy habits. Le Moyne encourages students to take care of their physical well-being, knowing it directly impacts mental health.
  6. Set Realistic Expectations: Remember that the college journey involves ups and downs. Le Moyne provides resources for academic success, such as the Tutoring Center, to help students set realistic expectations. Embrace the learning and growth process rather than striving for perfection.

Navigating stress is crucial for all students, including those within the supportive environment of Le Moyne. By practicing effective time management, engaging in stress-reducing activities, seeking support from resources such as the Tutoring Center and Wellness Center, and prioritizing self-care, students can successfully manage the stressors of college life. Le Moyne offers a range of resources designed to support academic achievement and overall well-being. Embrace these resources and remember that you are not alone on this journey. With the right tools and support, you can thrive both academically and personally during your time at Le Moyne.

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