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Group of teachers

Ask the professor: December 2015

“If a professor is being unfair to you when it comes to passing or failing their class, who do you talk to about it?”—Alejandra C., Purdue University, Calumet, IndianaFrom my experience as a student...
Trainer in the gym

Ask the trainer: Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class...

“Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class or studying?”—Kelly L., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorFor many people, especially students, sitting is a major part of the day. While...
Group counselling

Ask the counselor: October 2015

“When someone betrays me, I have a hard time getting over it. Any tips?”—S.B.*, University of Victoria, British ColumbiaIt feels terrible when someone betrays you. It might seem like the relationship is broken forever....
Doctors

Ask the doc: March 2016

“When can drinking too much water be dangerous?”—Amy J., SUNY Empire State College, New YorkDrinking too much water carries the risk of hyponatremia. This condition occurs when the amount of sodium in your blood...
Girl asleep with beer mug

Ask the doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

—Jayden*, Portland State University, OregonYes, in ways both large and small. Are there students who drink from time to time and still manage to get good value out of their investment in higher education?...
Group of teachers

Ask the professor: How do you write a good thesis statement?

“How do you write a good thesis statement?”—Lauren H., Trent University, OntarioThis is a great question. I’ve been teaching college writing for almost 20 years and have read a lot of essays that haven’t...
Doctors

Ask the doc: Is it possible to get too much sleep?

“Is it possible to get too much sleep?”—Ana H., Towson University, MarylandNot exactly. But are there circumstances in which the amount of sleep someone is requiring would be concerning? Yes.It’s common to meet with...
Trainer in the gym

Ask the trainer: January 2016

“What exercises could the average student do to eliminate neck pain caused by spending too many hours sitting over a desk? ”—Amber O., California State University, San BernardinoWhether we are in class listening to...
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Ask the doc: “How do I know if I have mono?”

—Camden C.*, Saint Louis University, Missouri (*Name has been changed)I get this question fairly often. Here’s what’s important to know: Most students know someone who has been diagnosed with mono (infectious mononucleosis) in the...
Trainer in the gym

Ask the trainer: How can I improve my endurance?

“How can I improve my endurance?”—Amber L., Concordia College, New YorkEndurance, or the body’s ability to withstand physical stress over a long period of time, is a key component of overall health and wellness....