Managing stress

Everybody knows what stress is. Whether it’s over work, school, or our social lives, we’ve all experienced stress, and, generally, it’s a natural, healthy response. It’s the body’s way of…

Rainbows: the new stress cure

Last week, I was stressing out about deadlines. Everything snuck up on me (as it does at the end of the semester), and I was overwhelmed and unprepared. Not only…

Computer maintenance

Going to bed at the end of a hard day hoping you’ll feel better in the morning is the human equivalent of turning your computer off and on again in…

Self care scare

I have read one too many articles online detailing how “self care” can save your life as a student. It isn’t that easy. First, let’s establish something: being a student…

Kin Korner: The art of finding balance

By Titus Bozga and Joleen Kruselnicki Kin Korner is a health and wellness column, written by students from Kinesiology 360: Concepts in Health Promotion and Health Education. A high speed, high…

More is not always better

Why do we take pride in cramming our schedules beyond what is healthy? We say yes to everything, and leave no time for ourselves. Whenever I tell anyone how much…

Sikh Keertan helps students refocus and de-stress

The Keertan is an important aspect of spiritual life in Sikhism. Keertan is a devotional tradition of the Sikh religion which consists of call and response chanting, and the reciting of passages from the Guru Granth Sahib, which is the main religious text in Sikhism. The UFV Sikh Student Alliance (SSA) held their third annual Keertan and langar at the university on Friday, January 8. However, since the Keertan was taking place at UFV, Sukhminder Kar of the SSA noted that the hymns were just posted from the internet and sung off of a projector screen rather than bringing the text, as “It would be disrespectful to bring it here.”