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BY ADITYA GARG
You reach out to hit the snooze button on the alarm, trying to delay the inevitable. You have classes to attend,
responsibilities on your shoulders ... but just five more minutes. You wish that, for once, classes were canceled,
that you could get a full eight hours of sleep.
As the alarm sounds again, you drag yourself out of bed and into shower. The day has begun.
Too many students at Guilford College and colleges nationwide face a similar predicament each morning.
According to most researchers, sleep ranks lowest on the list of concerns for most college students. A2009 study
released by the Journal for Adolescent Health reported that only 30 percent of students get the recommended
eight hours of sleep every night, choosing instead to engage in other activities.
It is not uncommon to hear students joke, "Sleep? What is sleep?'
Unfortunately for some, such questions have a grain of truth.
Late-night study sessions, college papers and job obligations have taken precedence in the
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NiWS I BOARD OF TRUSTEES VISIT | Page 3
W&N I GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN | Page 6
FEATURES 1 GRAFFITI ON CAMPUS | Page 12
OPINION I PINK RIBBON RIP-OFF I Page 14