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Espinoza-Hunter hits top gear during five-game undefeated run for Seton Hall

Graduate student and New York native Andra Espinoza-Hunter has already begun to make her mark on the women’s basketball team. After an impressive high school career, she became an established player at Mississippi State after transferring from the University of Connecticut at the end of her freshman year. Adjusting to a new program may be difficult for some, but Espinoza-Hunter is fitting right in.


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Look back at The Setonian’s top headlines of 2020

There are years that are like no other, and then there is 2020. From the protests for racial justice to the loss of cultural icons and the global pandemic that overshadowed it all, The Setonian compiled our top headlines of the past year to help us ring in the new one.


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How to avoid panic attacks at the end of the semester

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="387"] apa.org[/caption] The end of the semester can be a stressful time for students. Some students start to panic because they do not know whether to study, finish final papers or prepare for the summer first. Although this time of year is difficult for students, there are ways to avoid panicking so things go smoothly without the pressure that comes with procrastination. Students have tried different methods to avoid stressing out before the end of the semester and one of them is studying with other students. Through this, studying can be less stressful as you can help one another. If you don’t have time to study in groups for finals then there are other ways to help cope with stress. Melissa Martini, a junior double major in English and creative writing with a minor in women and gender studies, said there are various ways to tackle the stress that comes with the end of the semester. Martini said students can make a list of all the assignments and papers to figure out what the best time to complete them. “I just think having a visual of when I have to do everything makes it easier to plan ahead and have a better grasp on what I have coming to me,” Martini added. Also, she added that students should have enough sleep before an exam. “I feel like one hour of studying and eight hours of sleep is more beneficial than eight hours of studying and one hour of sleep because your brain can’t function properly if it’s sleep deprived,” she explained. Kevin Oliva, a freshman economics major, said that being physically active and working out with weights at the gym can really affect the stress levels during this time of the semester. “I think in order to have a healthy state of mind especially during finals it is important to maintain one’s physical health,” Oliva said. In addition to working out frequently, he said that having the right healthy diet helps avoid having higher stress levels. These tips can help students avoid the overall stress with finals and paper deadlines as the academic year wraps up. Whether it is forming a study group, taking care of yourself through sleep and exercise or managing time through writing out a list of assignments due, students can find multiple ways to cope with their stress. Biljana Simakoska can be reached at biljana.simakoska@student.shu.edu.


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