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The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s visit at Le Moyne
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s visit at Le Moyne
Kamilla Shahzad, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

On April 18 th , 2024, Le Moyne College had the privilege of hosting a special guest, acclaimed author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, who delighted...

Column: The Long Journey at Le Moyne
Column: The Long Journey at Le Moyne
Mary Anne Winfield, Guest Writer • May 17, 2024

I never expected to be a “senior” senior at Le Moyne College. My first introduction to the college was in the 1970’s. I was a two-year...

Theta Chi house at Colgate University
Column: Why I want to see Greek life at Le Moyne College.
Payton Hirsch, Guest Writer • May 17, 2024

At Le Moyne College there is no presence of “Greek Life,” which has left many wondering why. According to Joseph Della Posta, the school’s...

Photo courtesy of Le Moyne; Images of Officer Jensen, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Lt. Hoosock posted at memorial service.
‘A True Leader and Phenomenal Teammate’: Remembering Fallen Officer, a Le Moyne Graduate
Stephen Moore and Aidan Clark May 8, 2024

The Rev. William Dolan wants you to know what the community lost when Michael Jensen, a Syracuse police officer and a Le Moyne graduate, was...

Dr. James Carroll: The Donation that Rewrote Le Moyne  College’s History
Dr. James Carroll: The Donation that Rewrote Le Moyne College’s History
Legende McGrath, Guest Writer • May 7, 2024

In late March, Le Moyne College, specifically the College of Arts and Sciences, received a $12 million donation provided by Le Moyne alumnus...

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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