Pulling their hair out
Whether it’s midterms, papers, that girl/guy from the party last weekend or the price of gas, college students have plenty to stress about. A recent Associated Press poll set out to determine just how stressed they are. The results aren’t pretty. For example, 39 percent of respondents said they felt stressed frequently in the past three months, and a whopping 19 percent had considered dropping out of school. Here’s a look at the impact various issues had on students’ daily lives. (Math majors: We know that the percentages don’t add up to 100—we cut the “don’t know/no answer” column. There, some stress averted …)
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Eleven percent of college students have a friend who attempted suicide in the past year.