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Thursday May 26th

Letter: Self-care is better for students than stress

TO THE EDITOR:

In the (editorial) “Midterms can hurt the mind, body and spirit — take care of yourself,” you address the difficulties that come alongside with midterms. You mention that although our GPA and grades are important, students undergo enormous amounts of stress during the midterm-season. I believe that stress occurs because students are bombarded by them all at once. If midterms were more spaced out, stress would be much less of a problem.

It is proven that sleep deprivation can lead to a higher chance of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Is a grade on a test really more important than that? If midterms were more spread out, students would be able to take better care of themselves both physically and spiritually. In the long run, hard work and self-care will be the most important things to having a healthy successful life.

Rob Monroe

Exercise and Sport Science

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