As another school year is coming to a close, students are balancing the work load built over a long winter term. Students have a full plate maintaining all the school work, study time, and the hours logged in paying off tuition cost. This time of year, most students sacrifice not only their social lives, or physical activities, but mental health in the name of the hard earned GPA. Mental health is becoming a more prominent issue in today’s culture and students often face the front of it.
Aubree Colquhoun is in her second year at Fanshawe College, and employed at two local restaurants. Colquhoun describes how the full time work load, and how coming home late to study has punishing effects the next day’s productivity. This is difficult time of year is also a steady reminder of how the cost of school is as important the grades achieved. The student budget is a small bracket for food for one, and rent for five, in the hours spent outside of class.
Students can seek help from family and friends, as well as the student success center located at Fanshawe College.