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

Sky’s the limit for alcoholic beverages in Iloilo City

first_img* for wine, champagne – maximum of four liters per person per day There is no more cap on the volume of alcoholic beverages that an individual could buy in Iloilo City. The mayor previously lifted the liquor ban on April 21 but re-imposed it the next day. It was a mistake, he acknowledged. “Various incidents due to intoxicated persons” promoted him to backtrack, according to Treñas. Also yesterday, Treñas adjusted the quarantine curfew hours. It is now from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. from the previous 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. * for whisky, brandy, gin, rum – maximum of two liters per person per day However, drinking liquor in public is still prohibited, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas, and sellers should still not dispense alcoholic drinks to minors. Exempted from the curfew are those who work in business process outsourcing, warehouses and logistics (and similar businesses), ports, arrastre, food manufacturing, storage and preservation, hospitals, media, and other businesses or occupations that require employees to go to work after the curfew hours./PNcenter_img He issued Executive Order (EO) No. 080 regarding this yesterday amending EO No. 075-A that set the following limits: Buy all you can. Drink all you can. * for beer – maximum of one case per person per day He also cited “the many other important activities undertaken by our security personnel” and the “advice coming from various sectors.” “There were several reported incidents and complaints (of) abuse in (the) consumption of alcohol, and violations of physical distancing measures, hence the need to re-impose the prohibition on the sale and consumption of liquor,” according to Treñas. Treñas lifted the liquor ban on May 16 when the city transitioned from enhanced community quarantine to general community quarantine. However, he set limits on purchases, noting that some people tended to inebriate themselves to the point of becoming unruly or even violent.last_img read more

Chris Bosh, music producer? NBA star opens up about retirement

first_imgHe remained in Toronto until 2010, when he was signed as a free agent to the Heat, along with other free agents LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. In Miami, he won back-to-back championships from 2012-13, solidifying himself as a member of the Heat’s Big Three.It was after James left to return to the Cavaliers in 2014 that things unraveled for Bosh and came to a head in 2015, when a blood clot was discovered in his lungs. He returned the following season, but more blood clots caused Bosh to be sidelined indefinitely.In 2017, the Heat viewed Bosh’s blood clots as a career-ending illness, and Miami announced it would be retiring his No. 1 jersey Tuesday. Bosh said with the retirement of his jersey, he officially will end his time in the NBA. “I’m able to focus on being a father, being a man in society, being a husband,” Bosh said of spending time off the court, via Sports Illustrated. Those things take a great amount of attention, and that’s what’s necessary to keep the legacy going. I have three boys and two girls, it’s extremely important that I guide them and show them how to be decent human beings. That’s what I’ve been happiest to give the most time to. And building on the future.”There are so many other things outside the game, there are other worlds out there. And it’s a challenge for me to redefine myself. Can I be as great at something else as I was at basketball? I just have to find that and bring it out.” Related News Another venture he’s gone into that may surprise fans is music — Bosh said he’s trying to break into the industry as a producer.”I’m an aspiring record producer,” Bosh said. “I’ve made many friends, I’ve had a lot of conversations, I’ve had some great moments making music with people, learning about music. Putting records together, working with artists, that has brought me a lot of joy. And I’m glad that I’m in a place where I can really, really put myself into that and learn the craft.”It’s been four years now. I’m getting better and more savvy in the space. I’m super happy that I have music. That was another thing, when I asked myself, what am I going to do? I had a guitar in my hand, and the next thing you know I was producing music.”Bosh, 35, had been in the league since 2003, when he was taken fourth overall in the NBA Draft by the Raptors. It’s been three years since Chris Bosh has been able to play in the NBA due to life-threatening blood clots. After trying to break back into the league, he’s finally conceded it’s time to call it a career.Though it seemed like Bosh was resisting hanging up his jersey after his blood clot diagnosis, he has accepted that he won’t be suiting up to go back on the hardwoods again. LeBron James won’t ‘cheat the game’ even with Lakers out of playoffslast_img read more