Stall Street Journals 2009-2010

Breakfast Provides Brain Power

Many college students elect to get those extra few minutes of sleep rather than eat breakfast. Others skip breakfast as a form of weight control. Both approaches are not optimal for learning in the classroom and may set one up for patterns of excess caloric intake later in the day.

Fitness for a Lifetime

Exercise is important to keep both your body and mind "in shape." Too often we get busy and one of the first things we eliminate is exercise. That may not be the best strategy because those who exercise have fewer health problems and can manage their calendars and stress levels much more efficiently.

Helping a Friend Who is Experiencing Dating Violence

Many college students are emotionally, physically, or sexually abused by their intimate partners each year. If you are concerned about a friend you probably have good reason to be. Violence and abuse in relationships usually continues and often gets worse over time if no action is taken to stop it.

Safe Ride: Traveller

Traveller started as a student-run initiative. Following a student death in a drunk driving accident, students became concerned for each other’s safety. Traveller began as the third line of defense to getting students home safely. First, students were expected to remain sober, then to call a sober friend, and lastly to call upon Traveller to help them get home safely.

Sleep: The Elusive Ingredient to Success

Pulling an all-nighter is a “right of passage” for college students...but is it the healthiest way to approach being a successful student? The research says no. Students who pull all-nighters had lower GPA’s compared with students who never stay up all night.

Study Drugs: Are They All You Think They Are?

When used by students who don’t have a legitimate medical need for medications such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta and Dexedrine,, they give an unfair advantage comparable to the advantage some athletes seek by using anabolic steroids to enhance their performance. This is widely regarded as a form of academic cheating.