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Stress on college-athletes

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Sophomore Cristiana Behnken leaving for class early in the morning before soccer practice later

The general thought of college-athletes having it all: school paid for, free gear, and keeping away from the freshmen 15 isn’t always the life these young adults endure. Although some enjoy the fun things college brings to those who attend such as: leaving home, meeting new people and learning about topics that interest them, the stress that one experiences as a student-athlete is much different and more intense than those that are not student-athletes.

As many regular college students endure stress relating to school, jobs, relationships and many other factors, the NCAA says, “While it’s not clear whether the source of challenges to student-athlete mental well-being is the same as those non-athletes face, collegiate athletes are known to encounter unique stressors that the general population doesn’t have to deal with, such as time demands, relationships with coaches, and missed scheduled classes.”

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Taking college break-ups seriously

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Abigail: it hasn’t gotten easier, I don’t think it ever will.  Photo credit: Chelsea Hernandez

“Experiencing heartbreak while under the pressures of college life can be overwhelming and detrimental to your mental health”, says Kalie Elizabeth Ray. She is sophomore at Pickens Technical College in Aurora, Colorado. She has had her fair share of heartbreak in the last few years and explains that break-ups in college are much more serious than most people think.

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Zumba: Group fitness that’s not just for female students

Writing Reflection:

The topic of this photo story is the lack of men enrolled in Zumba classes at the University of Denver and its associated gender division. I used photos of women in the class, a photo of a male runner at Wash Park and two photos of Nick Pisciotta, one the men who attends the class – one extreme close-up and one of his face.

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