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Saturday June 15th

Catherine Gonzalez

Students may be busier in college, but that does not mean that they are more stressed (Photo courtesy of Albert Nunez / Staff Photographer).

OPINION: College is less stressful than high school was

If asked to describe my life as a sophomore in college, I would say that new commitments keep flying at me on a whim, I have to constantly make rapid-fire decisions about my next moves and my workload is much heavier than ever before. This is all on top of the fact that I am also far busier than ever before. So why am I less stressed out now than I was in high school?

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The Lions huddling up (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gladstone / Multiamedia Coordinator).

Women’s soccer beats Rutgers University-Newark, with all players getting to contribute

On Oct. 7, the College’s women’s soccer team defeated Rutgers University-Newark by a score of 9-1. The Lions dominated the ball from the very beginning, scoring their first goal only seven minutes into the game.  “I felt so happy that we started off the game on a strong suit,” said senior forward Sophie Vieira, who scored the first goal. The Lions put up a persistent fight, scoring four goals in the first half. They also took a total of 21 shots to the Scarlet Raiders’ one during that time. “We started really strong, which was a pretty big objective,” said Coach Danny Blank. “We knew that that’s a team that plays on a lot of emotion, and we didn’t want to give them a chance to build any emotional momentum.”

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Commuters often need to devote extra time to driving and finding a parking space. (Photo courtesy of Flickr / “2018 Parking Lot” by Matthew Paul Argall / October 30, 2018).

OPINION: Getting the “college experience” as a commuter student

I knew when I first came to the College last year that being a commuter student would involve discipline. I lose over an hour a day of relaxing, doing homework, eating or pretty much anything I could just do if I were staying on campus to drive, so I need to use my time wisely. There were a few things, however, that I hadn’t expected about campus life, and they required a bit of personal adjustment.

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