A little help?


The life of a student is pretty simple. We eat, sleep, chug coffee and study. If we’re lucky, we get to go out and have a social life that doesn’t consist of late nights at Stauffer. It may not seem like an exciting life but it’s certainly a stressful one. Coming out of high school, we all suffer from little fish, big pond syndrome, for which there’s no cure.

There are a few key things that could improve our lives as students. First, an hour each day for a mandatory nap period would be helpful. Regardless of how cleverly you plot your schedule, sleep at night is rare.

To stay healthy, Queen’s should make sure that students get that extra hour of sleep. It could make all the difference. A nap a day keeps the crankiness away.

And while we sit in our three-hour lectures trying to stay awake, a Tim Horton’s concession in the corner of each classroom would ensure that students get a necessary caffeine boost. The ARC isn’t close enough. This would keep us awake and make us attentive pupils.

When students get stressed out, eating properly is the second thing that goes down the tubes — the first being lack of sleep.

Breakfast becomes an optional meal that’s replaced with a granola bar on the go. We’re struggling students, we don’t have the funds or the time to keep ourselves properly nourished. Home-cooked meals on wheels would be a worthwhile investment.

It’s the perfect way to make sure that students don’t get home-sick and allows us to maintain a healthy diet.

Last, students need support and friendship more than anything else. The solution is free hugs. It may seem juvenile but hugs work like a cure-all for everything that ails you. Even if students are hungry, sleep-deprived and fighting to stay caffeinated, they can go for a hug and feel instantly better.

So Queen’s, here are the demands of students. Your help implementing these changes would be greatly appreciated.

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