My name is Rachel Reed, and I’m a junior studying wildlife biology. I’ve had three on-campus jobs like being a SOAR leader, I’ve served as a peer leader in GEP 101 and I am the former Student Activities Council live entertainment co-chair. Long story short, I love Missouri State, and I love being a part of it in any way. But during the fall of 2019, my mental health took a … [Read more...] about My journey with depression at Missouri State
Hang in there, friends! I know I am starting to feel stress creep up on me after being in class for so long, and I am sure you are too. I just have a few quick tips that I use to help get through this crazy time. First of all: SLEEP. It seems silly to say, but sometimes sleep is one of the main things that get pushed by a student who is focusing on the many aspects of … [Read more...] about Zoë Says…Beat the Stress!
If the second year in college centers on reflection and decision-making, the third year is one of purpose and preparation. Students have had two years of discovery and growth and many opportunities to sample ideas and academic disciplines. They know their campus and its resources and have formed deep friendships. They are juniors. Now the second half of their college … [Read more...] about Junior year in college — Make it great
Before actually starting college, many incoming students are told myths and stories about what college life is all about. I heard it a million times as a SOAR Leader last summer. The problem is that each and every single person will have their own findings and experiences throughout their time at college. There are some things that I feel are vital to know before starting … [Read more...] about A Conversation with Justin – Five Things to Remember when Starting College