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Being kind to oneself and others during a crisis
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Being kind to oneself and others during a crisis

Ben Stocking is the University of Miami Counseling Center psychologist who is staying with students at the university shelter during Hurricane Irma. These are his tips for coping with a crisis like a hurricane. Acknowledge the feelings Crisis situations can bring about feelings of distress, guilt and worry. Stocking says “be present” with those emotions…

Gables Bike Day raises awareness for biker safety
Campus Life, News

Gables Bike Day raises awareness for biker safety

For the first time in its three-year history, Gables Bike Day organizers are creating a bike route connecting the University of Miami campus to Miracle Mile as a way to further encourage participation among UM students and faculty. The annual Gables Bike Day held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 is an…

Academics, News

Revised academic calendar lengthens breaks

The academic calendar will undergo a major facelift that will be effective come fall 2013. Fall break will be extended to two days rather than one, and Thanksgiving break is scheduled to last one week, from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. Classes will begin on Aug. 26 and end on Dec. 10. The Faculty Senate…

Opinion

Stressed-out students should take advantage of pills

There is a scene in the recent film “Limitless” where Bradley Cooper takes a pill for the first time, resulting in an exponential increase in focus, memory and mental drive. The colors surrounding him become more vivid, and the small details of his apartment come to life. Peeling wallpapers, small golden accents on hardwood banisters,…

Well-balanced students try out slacklining
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Well-balanced students try out slacklining

Three days a week, Frankie Pereda and his friends set up their slacklining equipment in front of the Ashe building. They string a 1-inch wide piece of nylon webbing between two trees, stretching it just enough so it bounces and acts like a long, narrow trampoline. Then, they hop on, making their way up and…

Opinion

Meditation can be a solution to stress, anxiety

If you close your eyes and slowly count to 10, you can get a glimpse of what it means to meditate. For that short moment, you can shut out your worries and find a sense of renewal, something we all need from time to time. I first tried meditation at the Wellness Center in December…

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