Getting Healthy for Summer

IMG_0775By  Erica Ramirez

Part One:  Diet. 

With bathing suit season only a few months away, many people are feeling the need to lose weight, tone, firm, and prepare their skin for some time in the sun.  The most effective first step is to eat healthy food.  Obviously, many people are aware that they need to eat better, but it can be difficult to know where to start.Here are four simple steps to keep in mind when trying to get lean and healthy:

 

1).  Drink more water.  Drinking at least 100 ounces of water (including herbal teas) every day will improve skin tone, increase energy and assist fat-burning processes during sleep.  Drink as much as possible early in the day to avoid waking too often at night.

 

2).  Eat (or drink) more fruits and vegetables.  Combining sweet fruit with sometimes bitter vegetables and herbs in smoothies is a quick, easy way to get the nutrients you need.  It is a good idea to invest in a food processor/blender and make the shakes at home, saving money and ensuring all natural foods are used.

 

3).  Don’t skip the meats and fats.  Although there are many people who choose not to eat animal meat for various reasons, most people choose to satisfy their vitamin and mineral needs with meat.  Meats provide protein, necessary for energy, and materials for building muscle, while animal fats improve heart, lung and brain function.  Be sure to include plenty of fish and nuts, they are leaner, but contain many vital nutrients, such as iron, vitamin B12, and essential fatty acids.

 

4).  Read.  Read labels.  Read newspapers.  Read the internet.  Listen to friends and family who have lost weight naturally, or are otherwise healthy, and back up their advice with research.

Student Alison Ramirez making healthy smoothies Photo by: Erica Ramirez

Student Alison Ramirez making healthy smoothies
Photo by: Erica Ramirez

Many people in today’s busy society find it convenient to eat at fast-food restaurants, and tend to buy quick, easily-prepared processed foods at the grocery store, instead of healthier, natural foods that need to be purchased more often and prepared before eating.  The problem is made worse when consumption of these chemically-laden foods leads to craving more of the same; the additives in all processed foods are known to be addictive. People are surrounded by advertising for diet fads, miracle pills, and surgical options, and these seemingly easy solutions often work for some people, but definitely not for all.

 

If we think of the human body as a machine, we cannot deny that it needs proper fuel and maintenance in order to run properly.  It is important to find convenient ways to buy and prepare healthy foods, and to be more aware of the fuel that we are putting in our bodies, which don’t come with warranties or replacement parts.  Most of us know which areas of our diets need improvement, we only need to be reminded that we can do it!

 

Look for Getting Healthy for Summer, Part Two in next month’s issue!

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Introduction to ASGC candidates!

By Josh Hanson

Online voting for Grossmont College’s student government elections begins Monday April the 7th.  Electronic ballots will be sent to all Grossmont students through the e-mail account that they provide when registering for classes.  Students will have 48 hours to follow the link and submit their ballot.

All candidates were allowed to begin their campaigns March 26th and may continue through April 5th.  The Summit has obtained a list of each candidate and they position they are running for, as well as a brief message from each candidate, from the Student Services department.

Here now is the information on the students running for student government:

 

NAME & STATEMENT

POSITION(S) RUNNING

PICTURE

Rafael Navarrete

Certain people train their entire lives to be the best at it and others practice hours on end to perfect it.  What is “it”?  “It” is an individual’s niche, whatever one wants to be the best at.  Leadership is “it” in my case.  While in high school I joined the NJROTC where I learned how to make quick decisions under pressure and lead my peers, which is still one of the toughest things to do.  I enlisted in the Marines and honed my leadership.  I joined the ASGC my first semester at Grossmont and I am devoted to becoming an outstanding student leader.  I have not mastered the art of leadership but I am confident I can lead the Associated Students of Grossmont College to new heights.

 

President

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Esau Cortez

Currently I am President of the Latino Caucus, an organization that represents all Latino students in the Community College System and President of the Associated Students of Grossmont College, Inc.  These opportunities only came after I got involved here at Grossmont by my time in 7 clubs here on campus and becoming a Board Member for the ASGC, Inc. I see the value in how students can garner these opportunities from being involved on a campus level. As Vice President I will lower the barrier of entry for students getting involved and leave the campus better than I found it.

Vice President

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Zack Gianino

I am rerunning for Student Trustee because I have experienced first-hand the potential of the student voice at the district level.  Now that I am more situated and familiar with the governing structure, I feel empowered to continue establishing positive change for the students of Grossmont College.  This year I look forward to improving the structure for our existing students and working to ensure their success.  As Student Trustee, I will advocate the colleges’ mission from focusing on Student Access to Student Success?  So remember VOTE Zack G for Student Trustee!

Student Trustee

 zackgianino

                 Dhaha NurA student trustee is the voice of his peers; therefore it is necessary to diversify our representative student body to effectively communicate the needs of students. College is also an experience; I plan to enhance this journey for others with insightful thinking, coupled with dedication and determination. I am very enthusiastic to join ASGC; I know I will benefit the most, all the while giving life to the thoughts of my peers. With concern and preparation, all our thoughts and actions united could make a difference for generations to come.

 

Student Trustee

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Miguel M. Gonzalez

My name is Miguel M. Gonzalez and I would like to run for the Executive Secretary of Student Legislation.  As a member, servicing our students has been a great opportunity to know what it means to be a student leader. Being already the interim ESSL of this organization will enhance the quality of my work and improve for the upcoming semester.

Executive Secretary of Student Legislation

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Joseph Harrison

 

I am certain that I meet the qualifications for the Comptroller position due to my past experiences and personality.  Although I’m 18 years old, I have years of experience in leadership positions.  In the last year I have run two network marketing businesses, I’ve had 3 jobs and I’ve been serving on the board at ASGC for the last two semesters so I’m quite familiar with the organization.  As my time as a board member I’ve put the Interests of the ASGC and the students before mine and many times I exceeded the normal amount of office hours required to be in the ASGC.  That being said, I believe that not only am I qualified for the position that I am running for, I am also committed to the success and prosperity of the ASGC.

 

 

Comptroller

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Victor Barajas

 

Hello fellow Grossmont Students, my name is Victor Barajas and I would love to be your next ASGC director of activities. I currently am Your director of activities and have some great ideas for fall 2014-Spring 2015 if elected. I’ve been in ASGC for four semesters so I have the experience and knowledge to do an admirable job as director of activities. If voted for I promise to be a voice for all students and stand up for what is BEST for you, the students.  I’ll value your opinion and what you think, OPEN TO SUGESTIONS FROM ANYONE.

Director of Activities

 victorbarajas

Ibrahim Alrukhais

Director of Publicity

Dhaha Nur

 

A student board of director is the voice of his peers; therefore it is necessary to diversify our representative student body to effectively communicate the needs of students. College is also an experience; I plan to enhance this journey for others with insightful thinking, coupled with dedication and determination. I am very enthusiastic to join ASGC; I know I will benefit the most, all the while giving life to the thoughts of my peers. With concern and preparation, all our thoughts and actions united could make a difference for generations to come.

 

Board of Directors

 dhajanur

Jessy Song

 

I am excited to have this opportunity to run for Board of Directors of the Associated Students of Grossmont College. Even though I have not held previous positions in ASGC, I am aware of my skills and what I am capable of. I have always been responsible and determined. I will put in all my effort and energy into my job to make sure I identify and serve the needs of every student here at Grossmont. I am passionate about helping others and pushing myself to be the best person I can be; therefore, it seems appropriate to run for office.

Board of Directors

 jesssy.song

Esau Cortez

 

Currently I am President of the Latino Caucus, an organization that represents all Latino students in the Community College System and President of the Associated Students of Grossmont College, Inc.  These opportunities only came after I got involved here at Grossmont by my time in 7 clubs here on campus and becoming a Board Member for the ASGC, Inc. I see the value in how students can garner these opportunities from being involved on a campus level. As a member of the Board of Directors I will lower the barrier of entry for students getting involved and leave the campus better than I found it.

 

Board of Directors

 esaucortez

Sandy Adwer

 

I am qualified to become a member in the ASGC. Inc. Because I am an A student with a GPA of 3.899. I am only freshmen but I made my way through classes and the college life. For that I can help students get through it like I did and help them succeed in their classes. I also have bunch of ideas to decrease the problems that I had when I first came to college to make the college more comfortable and fun place for current and new students.  Thank You

 

Board of Directors

 sandyadwer

 

 

Tanya Albeer

Since I was in High School, I was interested to be part of the school. I spent majority of my time just studying, and I do not want to the same thing in college. I want to be involved in the school. I am interested to be part of the ASGC, Inc. because I want to help student to solve their problems and to add what they think need to be added. This is my second semester in Grossmont College, I work so hard to get a good grade and to have a better future. My qualification is that I’m a bilingual I speak three languages English, Chaldean and Arabic.

 

Board of Directors

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William Oldakowski

 

My name William Oldakowski and I am currently a Freshman.  As a Political Science major I hope to gain valuable experience by being part of the ASGC.  I look forward to working in the best interest of the Grossmont student body.  Thank you for your consideration.

Board of Directors

 william.oldawski

Ibrahim Alrukhais

Board of Directors

Victor Barajas

 

Hello fellow Grossmont Students, my name is Victor Barajas and I would love to be your next ASGC Board Member. I currently am Your director of activities and have some great ideas for fall 2014-Spring 2015 if elected. I’ve been in ASGC for four semesters so I have the experience and knowledge to do an admirable job as Board Member. If voted for I promise to be a voice for all students and stand up for what is BEST for you, the students.  I’ll value your opinion and what you think, I AM OPEN TO SUGESTIONS FROM ANYONE.

Board of Directors

 victorbarajas

 

 

 

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How to prevent “Midterm Meltdowns” : An Opinion

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By: Sheridan Martinez

With the blink of an eye Spring Semester is already more than half way over! With only six weeks left, midterms and finals are approaching vigorously. All students need to keep their cool. Here are some of my very own tips to make it through another successful semester.

  • GET PLENTY OF REST– Daylight saving times have royally screwed most of us when it comes to our sleeping schedules. As we know, it is very crucial to our precious minds and also mental stability that we get a solid eight hours of sleep. This can be accomplished by: 1) Putting down our cell phones and avoiding all social media before bed because our minds are left racing. 2) Maybe drinking a cup of hot (decaffeinated) tea because it can relax the body and mind and prepare us for a deep slumber.

  • STEP BY STEP– Take all your assignments and tasks one by one. If you don’t you will shortly become stumped. Take it from an experienced college student, the last thing you want to do is overwhelm yourself by juggling all your homework, home life and extra curricular activities all at the same time. The best thing I’ve learned on how to cope with midterms and finals is to take one class at a time and try to focus on what’s due first instead of becoming overwhelmed by the amount of work piling up.

  • STUDY! STUDY! STUDY! Don’t be afraid to take a couple hours away from social media to review for upcoming tests. Turn off that cell phone, grab your notes and isolate yourself in a quiet place. Making notecards to study from are one of my personal favorite ways I like to study. Writing down phrases and definitions can help your brain remember all the important keywords that are necessary for studying. You’d be surprised how much those little cards can help you in the long run.

  • CUT OUT ALL JUNK FOOD– Your brain and body needs all the nutrients it can get, especially when you’re assessing in all this new information. Make sure you treat your body and mind well, by not feeding it processed foods. Fresh water, raw fruits, veggies, and nuts are always a huge factor. Processed food can make you feel unmotivated and slovenly, instead of charged and ready to go, like you should be on a daily basis.

Most importantly for us students we need to remember to just stop and relax for a second, because it is extremely significant for us to contain our sanity during these few stressful weeks. That’s what we’re here for anyways, to conquer and succeed. Hopefully my tips will be helpful, happy midterms and finals everyone!

 

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GROSSMONT STUDENT MEDIA APP HAS BEEN LAUNCHED!

A student media app has been created for students to keep in touch with the online edition of the paper, the radio station, and other Grossmont Affiliates. According Dr. Evan Wirig, Chair of the Media Department and Advisor for The Summit and Griffin Radio, “The media app was created to increase awareness of our student media to a mobile audience. I am pleased by the efforts of our students and staff”

It is available in the Android App Store for free, just search “GC Summit”

For iPhone users, go to Safari and search; fanapp.mobi/gcsummit

1) Press options, go to “Add to Home Screen”

2) Press add

3) Icon should pop up on your phone.

 

ENJOY!!

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Drought Tolerant Landscape Education Zone

IMG_0774 By: Josh Hanson

What looks to be a mess in front of the Learning and Technology Resource Center, is the continuation of a campus wide plan. The Drought Tolerant Landscape Plan is a campus wide project that Grossmont has implemented, for the purpose of reducing their water consumption and to provide instructional education zones outside of the class room.

Phase one was completed about two years ago and “was such a success …we put in a second proposal” said Tim Flood Vice president of Administrative Services.

Phase two is now underway and the plan is to have three new Drought Tolerant Landscape Education Zones.     A chamise plant zone is planned for the North-East corner of the Library, a riparian zone complete with a dry creek bed in between the Library and the Gym and a butterfly and hummingbird garden to the west of the library.

Contruction on the Drought Tolerant Landscape Education Zone Photo by: Josh Hanson

Contruction on the Drought Tolerant Landscape Education Zone
Photo by: Josh Hanson

The Drought Tolerant Landscape Plan was put in motion for a couple of reasons.  According to Vice President Flood, Grossmont wanted to reduce water consumption and remove inefficient lawn panels that were hard to water.  “We want to be good stewards of our utilities… and show the community that you can create drought tolerant landscapes that are functional, but also very attractive” Flood said.  The plan was also implemented with Grossmont students in mind.  “The other main driver was trying to allow the landscape to be part of the educational process” said Flood.

Biology and Geology instructors will be able to use the zones to show and, compare and contrast different plants and rocks.   They also had a say in the planning of the zones.  “They (Biology Professors) show us where they want the plants to be planted, so they can compare different plants and their leaves” Says VP Flood.  Geologists will have picked out the rocks to be included, and the seat walls will have insets so that art can be included, “Kind of make it a campus wide project where everybody’s involved.”

The project should be completed by the end of the semester.  An aerial video of the project can be seen at http://vimeo.com/m/86217104

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Swimming classes at Grossmont provide a healthy outlet for students!

IMG_0778    By: Lea Brannon

Now that the spring semester is almost half over, spring sports and extra-curricular activities are in full swing. One bonus Grossmont has to offer is the campus pool. Some students are enrolled in water classes for exercise, while others are on the swim or dive team, either way water activities have been proven to be very beneficial for students. Water exercise may play a bigger role than most people would suspect.
Swimming can be an important life tool for students that live in San Diego. There are multiple beaches, community pools, and warm weather during the summer that creates acceptable temperatures for water based exercise. Living this close to the ocean, an unfortunate fact is that many people don’t or do not know how to swim. Grossmont professor Larry Larsen, one of the swim instructors on campus, explains that, “Of the U.S. population, half the people can swim four laps straight, and that’s under five percent. The other half can’t swim in the deep end.” Larson believes if more students found a way to practice swimming in the deep end, or took a basic swim class, they would probably be safer at the beach and could also pursue more swim exercise on and off of campus.
Another benefit of swimming is that it takes almost all the pressure off of swimmers joints, which can make exercising a lot easier. Swimming is often recommended for those with arthritis and people looking to lose a large percent of weight. Swimming is a lifetime sport and doesn’t impact an individual the way running, walking, or playing most high impact sports do. Like all water exercises, water walking is easy on the joints. An article written by Camille Noe Pagan at www.arthritistoday.org  explains water walking. In the article Vennie Jones, (Aquatic Coordinator for the Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center in Dallas) talked about how water buoyancy supports body weight and can minimize pain on the joints because of it. Jones also explains about how “water walking,” can build and strengthen muscles because the resistance in water is 12 times stronger than the resistance of air.  If water can provide that much relief to a student or individual suffering from pain or a condition where impact exercise is difficult, it’s not hard to see why water exercise can be a miracle for some.

Students diving into the campus pool Yo Han (back) & Michael Moran (front) Photo by: Lea Brannon

Students diving into the campus pool
Yo Han (back) & Michael Moran (front)
Photo by: Lea Brannon

Some students have a goal in mind when swimming while others just enjoy the exercise. Grossmont student Robin Anderson said; “I enjoy swim because you can see yourself improving throughout the season.” Results might not always be planned but many times are seen and felt.
Swimming might not be the preferred way of exercising for every student, but with every form of exercise there are things an individual will, and will not enjoy. Many students have found though that the benefits of swim out-weigh the things they might not enjoy as much. Grossmont student Emily Krasovich states; “I to like swim because it’s individual and it’s just you against the clock.” Many students don’t feel pressured necessarily to hop into the pool every day, the way other sports could make an already committed student feel over whelmed with late night practices, mid-day skirmishes, game days etc.
Swimming could be a productive form of exercise for any student seeking the benefits of both mental and physical balance in their routine. Swimming can make people happy because it releases natural endorphins from one’s body. Swimming can also strengthen bones, reduce stress and tone muscles. If a student wants to prepare themselves for the water this summer, they could just dive right into a pool.

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Grossmont Basketball Season Recap

IMG_0785   By: Dylan Haugh

The 2013-14 Grossmont Men’s Basketball team’s season came to an end in round one of     the 2014 CCAAA Men’s Basketball Southern California Regional, Grossmont College lost 54-50 against 18th seed Irvine Valley College.       Grossmont led 24-23 due to sophomore Tim Patrick’s nine points and vexatious defense. Patrick caught Irvine Valley off-guard near the end of the half, stealing an inbounds pass and throwing down an emphatic dunk. Irvine Valley would storm out of halftime led by former Long Beach State Signee Shaquille Hunter and his 15-point second half outburst. Irvine Valley would hold a commanding 10-point lead over the Griffins with 12:03 remaining but the Griffins continued to claw back. With just under one minute to go the Griffins had a chance to tie things up but missed free throws were the Griffins Achilles heal.

That loss doesn’t define their season though, things started out rough for the Griffins who were just 1-4 out of the gate but a strong 17-4 finish allowed Head Coach Doug Webber and his team became the 2013-14 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Co-Champions. Needing a win in their last game against division leading Mt San Jacinto to clinch a share of the Championship. Grossmont would go 12-for-25 from out deep with key players Tyson Kygar and Andres Jimenez combining for 32 total points and securing Head Coach Doug Webber’s second Conference Championship his first coming in 2001. Since starting out the 2012-13 season 2-11 he has posted a 27-11 record and a Conference Championship, not a bad turn-around. Sophomores Tyson Kygar and Mark Ogden earned 2014 All-PCAC First Team honors, while Tim Patrick and Ben Hayes made Second Team All-PCAC. Coach Webber’s squad will return eight sophomores next season but will have to replace four starters, expect Andres Jimenez and Kevin Butty to see extended roles next season as the Griffins look to keep building on their recent success.

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March Madness is Here!

IMG_0785By Dylan Haugh

March Madness is now in full gear with the end of college basketball’s whirlwind of a season upon us. The field of 68 teams was announced Sunday, March 17. It was met with pandemonium and excitement at every printer across the United States, each fresh blank bracket with a shot at perfection.

This season, San Diego will have the luxury of hosting the second and third-rounds at Viejas Arena. The last time San Diego hosted tournament games was back in 2001 and 2006, when it was formerly known as Cox Arena. San Diego has always been a hot spot for sports fans to enjoy all of the madness due to the city’s plethora of sports bars and grills. San Diego County will only have one university competing in the Madness this season as regular season Mountain West Champion San Diego State gets the call. This season was thought to be a rebuilding project but future Hall-of-Fame head coach Steve Fisher and senior point guard Xavier Thames had other plans for the pundits after defeating college basketball’s early season favorite Kansas 61-57. This improved the Aztecs to 12-1, garnered national attention, and broke the Jayhawks’ streak of 68 straight non-conference home victories. Defense has been the staple to the Aztecs success this season. San Diego State owns the second best scoring defense in the nation, only giving up 56.6 points per game. Many Aztec fans remember the bad taste left in their mouths due to last season’s upset loss to the 15th seed Cinderella Florida Gulf Coast University, which made history as the only 15th seed to ever make the Sweet 16 in tournament history. The Aztecs come into the big dance as a #4 seed in the West portion of the bracket. If the Aztecs can win their first two games, they would have an opportunity to play in Anaheim during the sweet 16 with a strong chance of a rematch with the #1 seeded Arizona Wildcats who escaped Viejas with a 69-60 victory earlier this November.

The Aztecs potentially have the best shot in bringing a National Championship to a city that’s been scarred with postseason hardship and zero championships from all major sporting outlets. Whether your favorite team made the field or your just rooting for the local Aztecs, fill out a bracket, sit down and enjoy the madness March brings with it.

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The Emperor of all Maladies: Art Expo

IMG_0776  By: Gaby Rodriguez

Grossmont College Arts and Humanities Department brings cancer awareness to our campus by participating in the “One Book, One Campus” organization in honor of this year’s featured book: The Emperor of all Maladies by scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee. “One Book, One Campus” is a multiple campus-wide concept of spreading the message of a single book by hosting events and including it in the curriculum.  This year’s Pulitzer Prize winning book is a memoir about Cancer with a broad point of view, covering the vastly different scientific, political, and personal aspects of Cancer.  “You don’t only learn about the science of Cancer, but a range of things and how it spins out into our culture,” said English professor and Chief Coordinator of Grossmont’s “One Book, One Campus” Dr. Tate Hurvitz, “it’s not just about the disease and it’s beautifully written”.

Hyde Art Gallery Photo by: Gaby Rodriguez

Hyde Art Gallery
Photo by: Gaby Rodriguez

The Emperor of all Maladies uniquely impacted Grossmont College art instructor and artist Stephanie Bedwell, bringing her to a strong realization about her journey with cancer. “I didn’t want my I.D. to be ‘cancer survivor’, declared Bedwell, “cancer is only something that happened to me”. Bedwell held her “Art, the Body, and Cancer” presentation at the Griffin Gate on Wednesday March 12th as a contribution to this year’s “One Book, One Campus” organization.  She opened up to the audience about her experience with art as a cancer survivor and elaborated on her hand-made sculptures and their themes of vulnerability and survival.

“To make art: that is healing,” Bedwell expressed to the audience, “I hated feeling like the victim so I grabbed power any way that I could”. She encouraged her audience to find meaning in what they do.  Her presentation was particularly inspiring to Grossmont College art major Evan Lopez.  “I love getting into the sub context of how the art is made and coming to this will spark ideas,” said Lopez.The Visual Arts and Humanities department is currently exhibiting one of Bedwell’s sculptures, along with 99 other pieces of artwork, at the “Artists for Healing” exhibit at the Hyde Art Gallery until April 3d. The art is literally healing: A $100 donation to the American Cancer Society grants the donator one piece of art of his/her choice.  All 100 pieces of art displayed range from photography to sculptures to paintings.  Some of the pieces have a short letter from the artist nearby encouraging the viewer to donate.

“It was up to every individual artist to relate their artwork to their experience or view on cancer” explained Dr. Hurvitz about the exhibit. Grossmont College has been participating along with Cuyamaca College, UCSD, SDSU, Point Loma Nazarene, and other educational institutions to sponsor this awareness project.

 

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Are You Spending Too Much Time On Facebook? An Opinion

IMG_0775  By: Erica Ramirez

    College students need to keep a consistent schedule of attending class, completing homework, and successfully preparing for exams.  It is difficult for many students to find the time they need to study, and social networking websites like Facebook can be a seriously time-consuming distraction. It is important to learn to use social networks in a responsible manner.  Studies have shown that spending too much time on Facebook can be detrimental to your grades, your relationships, and even your health and well-being.

   Psychologist Ethan Kross, of the University of Michigan, conducted one such study in 2013, citing that the more someone uses Facebook, the less satisfied he is with life.  Kross states, “On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. But rather than enhance well-being, we found that Facebook use predicts the opposite result – it undermines it.”

    When faced with a heavy class schedule, some people choose to stop visiting the site for a time, or even cancel their accounts while school is in session.   If you decide to keep your Facebook page active, and want to continue using it to keep in touch with friends and family, there are tools available to help you use the site more efficiently.  Some of these tools include limiting the number of games you play, managing your notifications, and organizing your friends into categories such as Close Friends and Family.  You should take some time to review your account settings and categorize your friends list so you can follow your close friends and family without scrolling endlessly through your entire news feed.

    In addition to scheduling recreational time outdoors and with friends or family, you can schedule the time that you spend on social networking sites.Schedule a particular time of day to catch up with posts and comments, and try to avoid the trap of “just checking it real quick” throughout the day.  Set a timer when taking a break from work to play a game or two, and be sure to close the Facebook page when you return to work on your computer.

    Social networking can be fun and informative, but it is important to spend your time wisely.  If you put your studies first, you will improve yourself, giving you more to share with the world around you – both online and off.

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