Stress on college students

It's that time of year where classes are having projects and exams. How are students, both new and old, handling the stress that comes with the end of the semester.

It’s officially that time when students have passed the halfway point in the semester. The time when the weather gets colder and the schoolwork gets exhaustive. 

Students tend to become overwhelmed and lose motivation as their workload gets heavier and the pressure is on during this time of year.

“It’s been rough, it’s definitely that time of the semester where the work starts piling on,” sophomore Julie Kolar said. “I had three exams last week and the work just keeps on coming.”  

It can be difficult, especially for senior students as they not only face their schoolwork but also the pressure and stress that comes along with preparing for the unknown future that lies ahead outside of university life. 

“Being a senior and being halfway through my senior year is very surreal because I have to start applying for jobs, but I’m in the home stretch and I need to keep pushing through,” senior Janise Everest said. 

Freshmen, on the other hand, are just beginning to get a taste of the college of life. This experience is exciting and overwhelming for them as they encounter a lot of firsts and a brand-new life outside of their comfort zone. 

“I feel like this semester is going really well,” said freshman Madyson Morse. “It’s really cool to be on my own and I’ve made a lot of new friends.” 

Much like the incoming Freshmen transfer students are just beginning to experience the life of a Redbird. 

“I love it here, I feel like the teachers are a lot more understanding and the classes are more online-based which I really like,” said University of Northern Iowa transfer, Tina Meyer. "The year is just flying by and I can’t believe the semester is almost over.” 

With less than six weeks until the end of the semester, now is the time for students to soak up every last opportunity the semester has to offer, no matter what year they are in school.

ANDIE BERNHARDT is a News Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at anbernh@ilstu.edu Follow her on Twitter at @ndieb13


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