Go to class, go to work, do homework, socialize, take exams, eat, sleep and repeat. College students and health and wellness experts said college burnout should be addressed on personal as well as institutional levels. Burnout negatively impacts student’s mental well-being and academic performance, creating unhealthy habits and a life of imbalance, said Sharleen O’Brien, … [Read more...] about Striking the Match: Students and Institutions Combat College Burnout
Art by Autumn Hardwick For first-year students at Pepperdine — myself included — college is completely uncharted territory.I moved to Malibu a little over a month ago, and since then every decision has suddenly become my own. A whole new realm of possibilities and opportunities came my way, and as you could imagine, sleep quickly became quite low on my list of … [Read more...] about Opinion: Prioritize Sleep for Success
Photo by Hadley Biggs Junior Erin Miller leans over her laptop, typing a paper that was due 15 minutes ago. It is 11 p.m. This is the first time she has had time to work on homework all day. She was in class in the morning and then had work in the Convocation office following her class. In the afternoon, she had to work on the schedule for the next Veritas meeting. She then … [Read more...] about Is Overcommitment a Good Thing?
Photo by Milan LoiaconoDaniel Perez knows how to burn the candle at both ends.Perez, a second-year graduate student earning his Master of Divinity, spends his days studying Greek and Hebrew, working with the Office of Convocation and surfing or skating in whatever free time he has. When many students head for bed, Perez enjoys the creative energy and freedom of the night. … [Read more...] about Late Nights with an Introvert
Art by Peau PorotesanoThere are some moments in life you can’t change; like the time I dropped my toothbrush on the floor of a hostel in Bern, Switzerland. That toothbrush, which I should have burned on the spot, but instead discarded as quickly as possible, is a good metaphor for all the disastrous events and situations I encountered throughout my travels. Before … [Read more...] about I Dropped My Toothbrush on a Hostel Bedroom Floor: Lessons I Learned While Traveling Between Semesters