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McGill researchers advocate for delayed school start times for adolescents

With the onslaught of midterms on the horizon, sleep will likely be pushed down the list of students’ priorities. According to a report card issued by ParticipACTION, a Canadian non-profit organization focused on improving public health, 26 per cent of adolescents are either mildly or moderately sleep deprived. In addition to citing statistics, the report… Keep Reading

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Planet McGill: The McLennan midterm migration

As dawn breaks over McGill campus, still glistening with last night's freezing rain, all seems quiet. The Y-intersection is deserted and most doors won't open for another couple of hours. But, rest assured, there is one building that never sleeps: The McLennan-Redpath Library complex. Majestic, isolated, and open 24 hours seven days a week, it… Keep Reading

Word on the Y: How do you take care of yourself during midterms?

As midterm season takes over, many McGill students fall victim to stress, putting self-care on the back burner. In a new column titled Word on the Y, in which students passing by the Y-intersection voice their perspective on a question, The McGill Tribune heard from students on how they take care of themselves during midterm season.… Keep Reading

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Productivity apps to keep you on track

With just over a month of classes left, term papers and final exams are on the horizon, and stress levels are on the rise. Since students are consistently on their phones and laptops, applications are a productive and easy way to use technology to deal with academic-related pressure. Here are five different kinds of apps… Keep Reading

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Midterm stress from both sides of the cafeteria counter

With midterm season taking McGill campus in full force, student stress is reaching peak levels. Stress manifests in a variety of ways: Physical symptoms can include low energy, headaches, and insomnia, while mental symptoms can include irritation, feeling overwhelmed or depressed, and exhibiting withdrawn behaviour. One place where these symptoms  become most apparent are in… Keep Reading

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Beating the midterm blues

Falling leaves and changing colours illustrate the transition into autumn. They also mark the beginning of midterm season.  Stress levels in McGill students tend to skyrocket during this time.  In order to combat this, McGill Mental Health Services (MMHS) has implemented a number of initiatives to aid students in coping with stress. Located on the… Keep Reading

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How much is too much caffeine?

Coffee is often a welcomed friend during the semester. According to folklore, the bean’s energizing properties were first discovered by an Ethiopian goat herdsman, who found his flock frolicking after eating coffee berries from nearby bushes. It’s not just goats that enjoy the effects of caffeine, however. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),… Keep Reading

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