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29 Apr

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My First Year – Handling Stress

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The Mount offers several stress relief activities throughout the year, including the opportunity to spend a few hours with therapy dogs in the library during exams!

Feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities of school? Olivia Mulhern, a sophomore Psychology major, talks about some of the ways she’s learned to cope with stress during her time at the Mount.


“Stress is an event that exerts physical or psychological force or pressure. From a scientific standpoint, stressors and the individual’s makeup are what create stress. Major sources of stress (stressors) include daily hassles, life changes, conflict, and even school. As a result, many college students face stress. Depending on the type of stress, not all stress is bad. However, for us college students, most stress is not good for our health. It is important to know how to handle stress and cope with positive activities.

During my freshman year of college, I suffered with a lot of stress. One of the problems that I had was I didn’t know how to properly handle my stress and decrease the amount of stressors in my everyday routine. One might think that they aren’t experiencing stress, but the anxiety feeling that individuals start to feel when they are loaded with work or exams is the beginning of stress. Continue Reading

15 Mar

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My First Year – Avoiding Procrastination

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This week, sophomore Psychology major Jennefer Ferdous continues her advice for freshmen with tips on avoiding procrastination.


As your classes in college get harder and more advanced, getting an A in every subject also gets harder, and procrastinating certainly doesn’t help.

Procrastination was a bad habit of mine that messed with my academic performance ever since high school. When I had a lot of homework, I always waited until the last minute to do it. Waiting until the last minute, however, did not give me enough time to edit and show my best performance, making some of my assignments look sloppy. Continue Reading

19 Feb

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My First Year – Building Your Support System

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This week, sophomore Psychology major Jennefer Ferdous continues her advice for freshmen with how to find and create your own support system at college.


Without a support system, pursuing your dreams can be hard. For example, sometimes college students have career goals that aren’t supported by their family or friends, due to the uncertainty of success in their chosen career path. While that is a valid reason for concern, many people choose their career path for the satisfaction they receive from it rather than the financial benefits. Even if your chosen career doesn’t guarantee millions of dollars, it’s still worth chasing after if it makes you happy! Continue Reading

30 Jan

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My First Year – Loneliness

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My name is Jennefer Ferdous. I am a sophomore with a Psychology major and an interest in Physical Therapy. I faced many obstacles my first year; however, talking to someone about my problems and learning time management helped me a lot!

My advice to first-year students is try to make as many friends as you can and learn to manage your time. Finding a home in an unfamiliar environment can be hard. However, at the Mount you can participate in many clubs and activities that you have interest in and find similar people! Continue Reading

17 Nov

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My First Year – Going the Extra Mile

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My name is Camryn Christensen, and I am a freshman here at Mount Saint Mary College. When I was in high school, college was always just a dream – until it became a reality! Now I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. Coming to the Mount and starting a whole new life – between moving in, meeting new people and attending new classes – was a huge adjustment. It has occurred to me now that this is it: this is where you shine and set up what the rest of your life is going to look like. Continue Reading