• Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    Dealing with stress during finals

    We all have finals approaching and want to do the best we can. However, some of us are not the best test takers. Many students often get stressed about their finals, which can cause mental health issues. Here are five tips to help you get through the stressful weeks leading up to finals week:     Time Management. It’s often hard to find the time to study with our busy schedules. However, managing your time correctly can be a useful tool for studying and relaxing. It’s best to have a set time for studying; setting aside a mere one to two hours a day as “studying time” can prove more helpful than…

  • Self-Empowerment,  This Week's Paper

    Five Ways to Get Back on Track

    Whether complex or simple, we all have goals ,but sometimes life simply gets in the way of our fulfilling them. Where it’s a poor grade on a test you spent hours preparing for,  the end of a five-year relationship with someone you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with, or a death in the family—life definitely has its way of creating setbacks. So much so that they may completely deter, distract or make you forget what you truly want to achieve. In times like these it’s important not to lose yourself during moments of grievance, failure, or disappointment. Here are some tips to ease you back on track…

  • Self-Empowerment

    One Step Closer to Self-Empowerment

    The nerves were kicking in as I realized I had no idea where I was going on my first day at Queens College as a transfer student. How was I supposed to move on to bigger and better things in life if I could barely find my way around a building? You would think that as an English major and journalism minor, I would find the words to ask someone for directions. Well, as it turns out, I had a bit more confidence than I thought. Fast forward two years and I’m writing my first article for the school paper. Ironically enough, it’s about stepping out of your comfort zone…