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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 29 ISSUE 32 WHAT'S INSIDE World Nation: Gore in Florida courts, relations uncertain between Castro and Mexico Opinion: What holiday traditions students celebrate Life lines: former Clover band member triumphs with new album Sports: a look back at a marvelous year for 3 ranked volleyball squad Marketplace: Classifieds with class. I VJJM ! ; i v i (o ili if " ""i " iT TT -A li i j l vv, ivy KY AND f()K NIL. Ml 1)1 !S 01 UJAH VA1 1 I Y SI ATI (OILJGL. LIVE AND LEARN UVSC point-guard Shaw Bellman taking advantage of his opportunities Kovember 302000 A NEW CLASSIC Dr. Seuss' How the Brinch Stole Christmas is a holiday hit NETXNEWS A new interactive Web site, in a joint venture with Campus Enpine.com provides up-dated information daily. VALLEY WEATHER Today: mostly sunny High 48 Low 26 Friday: mostly sunny High 18 Low 23 Weekend: : partly cloudy " High 51 Low 22 ! 1 ' J1 111 I want for Christmas... Students set sights on finals and holiday break Ifs week fourteen and counting and students are gearing up after the Thanksgiving tn-eak to polish those final papers, relearn their lessons for final tests and face the season of stress. j ! 1 ? l t 1 4 By DEREK M. BROWN OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF UVSC freshman Erin Sontheimer is anticipating an overwhelming amount of stress as the final weeks of the semester draw near. "I am stressed about my first semester of finals in college because everybody builds it up to be so big," she said. "I just hope that I'm prepared."Most students at UVSC are amidst an environment of pure stress, thanks largely in part to the term papers, final exams, and craziness of the approaching Christmas holidays. Thanksgiving break was the refreshment and anesthetic that students needed to relieve the pains of the ending semester. But it isn't over yet. "It was good to have a break from the stress that school causes and yet I am still sort of in the mode of relaxing," said Danny Roe, a UVSC ComputerInformation Science major. "I just want the semester to be over." Any ar.d every student can relate to the hills that must be climbed in order to conquer the pressure of finishing strong. "I'm trying to do as much as I can," said UVSC student Brad Hulce. "But I never have enough time to get everything done." Freshman Jake Thurston knows he can get everything done he just has to prioritize. "I need to realize what is important and take things one step at a time," Thurston said. "For instance, I have to study for one class at a time and make sure I get that done before I can take on the next one. I can't look at the whole picture because when I do then it all seems so overwhelming."With some exams less than a week away, many students are going into' the most difficult work stretch of the semester and are battling the stresses that comes with it. Some say that juggling their workload, and in some instances just worrying about it, is depriving them of sleep and sanity. One UVSC instructor commented, "To expect to go through this time of the school year calmly and without tension is unrealistic. It isn't feasible. The important thing is to keep the stress at a level where it is helping you and not hurting you." There are four suggested tactics to cope with the current season of stress at UVSC. The first thing students have to do is plan. They have to plan for what needs to be done and how to accomplish it. Then that plan must be carried out. Perfect results should not always be effective, nevertheless, focus on the positives and move on. During planning, students must slip in breaks. It will make the plan easier to follow and offer an outlet for the heavy burdens weighing them down. Second, they must get a reasonable amount of night time sleep. According to a recent article in Current Health 2, people who sleep better may become better learners in general, but many students do not get nearly enough sleep. Lack of sleep or inapt sleeping habits can result in limited productivity, increased car accidents and, according to a recent study published in Vibrant Life, even increased heart troubles. Third, avoid caffeine and sugar, especially in the evening. This will assist students' bodies in maintaining regular hours with ease. To continue a balance in their daily schedule they must abide by the last suggested technique: relax themselves by taking an energizing 15-minute walk, breathing deeply, and thinking positively (and or other personal methods). This provides another outlet for the mounds of stress that stack up. Power naps are not on the list of recommended techniques for battling the season of stress. Avoid and resist such methods because taking naps throughout the day will interfere with sleep at nighr. The techniques are recommended, and yet the future remains undetermined as to how this season will be. If the results are not as students expected, they must at least promise themselves that they will learn from their mistakes and do things differently next semester. Tis the season to be stress free. MOT BftOWNTHE COUEGE TIMES Tutor Bowl helps students study, gives them an advantage By AMBER VOORHEES OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF With finals just around the corner, tutors and students participated in the first ever UVSC Tutor Bowl. Jim Blankship, Student Body Vice President of Academics, organized the tutor bowl. "The tutor bowl was designed to help students prepare for their finals. They are able to study with individual tutors, and math and english tutors," Blankship said. Located in the Activities Center, students enjoyed popcorn and soda pop while they watched movies and studied review sheets provided by the teachers. Khay Douangdara said, "The purpose of the tutor bowl is to provide one central spot so students can study in group sessions with tutors, enjoy entertainment, and make studying for finals an exciting process." The math and english labs closed from 3 to 9 p.m. and relocated in the Activities Center as well. This celebration of learning will continue through Thursday, November 30. It will also be open from 3 to 9 p.m. "The tutor bowl helps students in many ways with the over all purpose of improving their test scores," J.P. Spagnolo said. There will be a tutor bowl next semester, but students are encouraged to ask their teachers for review sheets ahead of time. . . r -" ' v.i;;R, . V ' - . vN - " v - . TAMMT SWANKTHE COLLEGE TIMES Beau Burgi tutors Ryan Prestwlch In math Wednesday at the first ever UVSC Tutor Bowl in the gym. Gore racing clock in Florida By UNDA DEUTSCH AP SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Al Gore's legal filings reverberated with a the sense of a race with the clock. Repeatedly his lawyers used the words "emergency" and "urgent." George W. Bush's attorneys said there was no need for any more recounts. They opposed Gore's proposals while telling a Florida judge they were hurrying as fast as they could to meet hurry-up deadlines for court filings.With time growing ever shorter, Gore's lawyers pleaded with a court Tuesday for speedy hearings and new ballot recounts to be done by judges or court clerks. The vice president, too, went on television to stress the urgency and accuse Bush's legal team of stalling in Florida at the same time filing briefs along with Bush at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. Bush and the Republicans "just want to run the clock out so the votes will not be counted," said Gore attorney Jeff Robinson. In Tallahassee, Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls began a hearing late Tuesday to deal with new legal briefs that seemed to arrive almost hourly. A fast-paced schedule outlined by Gore's lawyers would allow the Florida Supreme Court to hear any appeal and issue an order, if necessary, by Dec. 9, three days before a Dec. 12 deadline for the state to choose its electors. Gore's team first proposed appointment of a special master to scrutinize disputed ballots. But when the Bush lawyers objected, Gore's attorneys came back with a plan for court clerks or judges in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties to conduct hand recounts of some 13,000 disputed presidential ballots. The action in Washington, mean continued pg. 5 see "Gore" UTAH NEWS Record number of shrimp eggs taken on lake's south arm SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-State officials said Tuesday the brine shrimp season on the south arm of the Great Salt Lake ended with harvesters taking a record number of shrimp eggs. The total harvest for the north and south arms was 18,231,639 pounds, breaking the previous record of 14,749,596 pounds in 1995-96. Three minority students rewarded By CLARKE CALDWELL OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF OREM The Utah Coalition for the Advancement of Minorities in Higher Education (UCAMHE) awarded three UVSC students $1,000 scholarships Wednesday afternoon during the scholarship luncheon hosted in the UVSC ballroom. v David Vaklerrama, Jason Keli'i Hall, and Michael Kalani Palmer of UVSC were among 29 total students from the state of Utah to receive scholarship honors. According to UCAMHE officials, their scholarship program is designed to give exceptional Utah-resident college students from traditionally under-represented populations in need of financial assistance a $1,000 scholarship. UCAMHE President Everardo Martinez-Inzunza spoke during the commencement of the luncheon, followed by Brad Winn, UVSC Vice-President for Planning & Student Services. Entertainment was provided by UVSC Polynesian students. The scholarship presentations were made by Lena Judce, UCAMHE Scholarhip Chair. j r P 5 n 1 a i - ' TAMMT SWANKTHE COLLEGE TIMES UVSC minority students (from led to right) David Vaklerrama, Jason Keli'i Hall and Michael Kalani Palmer each received UCAMHE $1,000 scholarships.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2000-11-30|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||UVSC: College Times, 2000-11-30|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|