Social media and stress among students

By Johanna Porse

Going to university can cause a lot of stress. Not only do students have to worry about deadlines and exams. But also about getting to know new people and social status. Being an A-student is inadequate, social media fuels constant comparison and a feeling of not being enough. Problems such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders are on the rise among university students.

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Art on Campus

By Théodore Leroux, Mégane Voirol, Pal

The University of Saint-Gallen is home to a large art collection, comprising works from superstar artists such as Gerhard Richter, Alberto Giacometti and Joan Miro. Yet, discussions among students seldom revolve around this topic, if not about further promoting “campus legends” on the worth of the pieces. This observation triggered our interest to survey the opinion of students about the artworks surrounding them during their studies. Are they aware of the real worth of the art pieces? Do they perceive this collection as a contribution to their well-being on campus? Are they satisfied with the aesthetic choices? Do the artwork help them broaden their horizons or even get creative?  Continue reading