The halfway point of the semester is fast approaching. Midterms are upon us. Students are studying for exams or working to finish papers and projects. The atmosphere in Mudd Library is trending toward tense. Adding to the excitement, Tuesday is election day in Ohio.
My reminder to students, faculty, and staff in these stressful times is to please remember to take care of your physical and emotional health. Sleep is vital to maintain good health, so get as much as you can. Even cat naps provide some benefit! The same applies to physical exercise. A quick walk around the block, some calisthenics or yoga in your room, or a spin on your bike will help lower your stress levels and improve your focus. Remember to take study breaks, even if they’re short. Get up from your desk, move around, take some deep breaths, and stretch.
Also keep in mind the various stress-relieving activities and resources available through a range of offices. For more help, see your class deans, the Dean of Student’s Office, or the Department of Athletics.
The Student Senate and I will be hosting a sweet study break from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Cowhaus Creamery (55 East College Street). Please join us for a relaxing break and one scoop of free ice cream.
Election Day is Tuesday, March 15
It’s no secret that Ohio is a crucial state in presidential elections. Both parties are in the midst of one of the most fascinating primary campaigns we’ve seen in many years. Tomorrow those of you who are registered to vote in Ohio can cast your ballot for the candidate of your choice. Please remember to exercise your right to vote. There are a number of important local races and initiatives on the ballot, including two levies supporting Oberlin City Schools.
Last but not least, I wish everyone great success with their midterms, safe travels, and a restful break. And best of luck to our Oberlin athletes who will be competing over break.
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