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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing and Psychology, Honors College

With work, school and homework all battling for attention, it can become difficult to maintain your health during your college years. It’s no secret that a good diet and exercise are two of the most important elements of a healthy life, both leading to benefits such as an improved immune system for fighting off colds and boosts of mood-boosting endorphins to help cope with the stress of college. Read more to learn some of the ways that busy students at Grand Canyon University can start to improve their health.

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Taking notes

By Samuel Sprague

State and Local Public Policy major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Finding an important place to study on campus is an important step to thriving at Grand Canyon University. Students living on campus can study inside their room, but a comfortable study spot is appealing to both commuters and ground students. Your ideal study spot depend on your personal preferences. Some students enjoy loud outdoor locations, while others prefer quiet indoor locations. Here are a few places that are great to study on campus.

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Steeping tea

By Samuel Sprague

State and Local Public Policy Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

There are many types of tea, but what most people don’t know is that “tea” comes from the same plant (called camellia sinensis). Herbal teas (also known as herbal tisanes) are not technically tea, since they consist of herbs, spices, flowers and other plants. Tea leaves are all prepared differently, giving them distinct flavors, aromas and health benefits.

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Woman typing on laptop

By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

With the days of letter writing getting further and further away and text messages being more prominent, the art of professionally crafting an email is getting lost in-between the cracks. Email is how most employers and professors communicate and it is important to know how to properly write an email.

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Piggy banks

By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Who else entered college with little-to-nothing in their bank account too? College is that awkward time where we have so much we want to do, some money and bills that drain our account. That’s where money management is the utmost importance.

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Student sleeping in class

By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

We all have had that early-morning class that we dread going to in the morning. Everyone has to do it though and we can lessen the blow it gives us in the morning with implementing these quick tips. Check them out below:

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By Samuel Sprague
State and Local Public Policy Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Having a car on campus can feel liberating. The ability to get away from campus (e.g. for running errands, catching a break from the campus scenery, eating out) makes it seem like a golden investment. For commuters, it is an open-and-shut case. Driving your car to college is usually much cheaper than ride sharing and less exhausting than walking to campus from a bus stop. For campus residents, the question is more difficult to answer. The costs, responsibilities and alternatives to keeping your car on campus are all important things to consider.

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By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Did you ever get those school planners in high school? You would receive it, write in it maybe once and then put it in your backpack, only to never see it again? Me too. However, I realized, keeping a planner in college, is actually very useful and a good investment to make.

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Starting college can be a very difficult and stressful time. You are living on your own for the first time and figuring life out as you go. Here is some advice to incoming freshmen at Grand Canyon University to make your first year of college a bit easier.

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The end of the semester can be extremely stressful with finals, moving out of your dorm room, and figuring out next steps for the summer. There is so much going on that students are starting to get stressed out and anxiety hits. Here are some ways to help manage your stress and anxiety at the end of the semester.

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Living on campus at Grand Canyon University is one of the best parts of being a GCU student. There are so many things to do and fun events and clubs to join on campus. There are so many ways to get involved and make friends on campus.

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