Senate discusses student stress

first_imgStudent Senate met Wednesday night to discuss mental health resources and general stress levels of students at Notre Dame. The goal of the conversation was to begin an ongoing dialogue about student experiences with stress and how the university’s resources can better assist the issues.Student body vice president Matt Devine began the meeting by asking the group in attendance if students are aware of their stress levels and how the levels impact their lives.The group discussed the stigma that exists when students admit to and seek mental health resources; however, the representatives also noted that the dorms serve as support system for students, giving them friends nearby to talk to about stress.Kristen Gates, a representative from Walsh Hall, said she thinks the stress levels of students stems from the desire to succeed.“There is such a high expectation for Notre Dame Students to be extremely involved and excel in academics while holding it all together, but this idea of perfection has negative effects on student stress levels.”Senate plans on holding three focus groups in the future to further gauge student perception on mental-health resources.Senate also voted to pursue a discussion with the registrar about the University’s auditing policy, which entails being able to sit in on a class and receive credit without paying for the class.Student body president Lauren Vidal also presented the State of the Union to the senate. Vidal discussed the senate’s most recent accomplishments, including the O’SNAP program, as well as other goals for the year. Vidal encouraged students to be catalysts of positive change in the campus and the world.“We must look to a time when we have all already graduated and how our actions now will effect students for generations to come,” she said.Tags: Senate, Student governmentlast_img read more

Arsenal condemn ‘racist’ behaviour of Valencia fans’ in Europa League semi

first_imgArsenal say they “utterly condemn” the behaviour of a group of Valencia fans who appeared to make Nazi salutes and monkey gestures at Thursday’s Europa League semi-final at Emirates Stadium.A video has emerged of the latest high profile incident of racism at domestic and international football this season.Anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out said “these blatant racist gestures are shocking and inexcusable”.Arsenal won the first-leg tie 3-1, with the reverse fixture in Spain on 9 May.There have not been any arrests for the incident, but the Metropolitan Police said they “are aware” of the video and although no reports have been made, the footage is being reviewed.“We utterly condemn such behaviour,” said an Arsenal spokesman. “It has no place in society or football. We are working with Valencia on this and continue to encourage fans to report incidents and to provide witness statements so effective action can be taken.”Six Valencia fans were arrested during the game for foul and abusive language and alcohol-related issues.Valencia said the “isolated gestures” by travelling fans “do not represent in any way Valencia fans”.The Spanish side say they are working to indentify those responsible and have asked for help from other fans who were at the game, saying they will take “the corresponding disciplinary measures”.The club also said that although the actions were “absolutely unjustifiable”, they would be investigating to see if there were any “possible provocations”.Kick it Out said: “We hope the relevant authorities identify the perpetrators and take the strongest possible punishment.”–Source: BBC Sportlast_img read more

School buses not running in the North Peace

first_imgFor updates on buses in the South Peace, click here. CORRECTION – Buses are still running in Chetwynd, but have been cancelled in the rest of the South Peace.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School buses in the North Peace have been cancelled for Friday.The District made the announcement just before 6 a.m. Friday that buses will not be running in the North Peace.  A snowfall warning remains in place for the North Peace.  The forecast says the region could see anywhere from 20 to 30 cm of snow by Saturday evening.- Advertisement -School buses in the South Peace have also been cancelled for the day.  A winter storm warning is in place in the South Peace.  The forecast calls for 15 to 25 cm of snow in that region.Schools in both districts will remain open.For updates on buses in the North Peace, click here.Advertisementlast_img


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