Thursday, February 7, 2013

Stress Builds up for Millennial Generation, College Students. From the UT-Arlington Shorthorn. Yes, it's a Real School Paper. And this Article Is Real, Too.

The Millennial Generation, people between the ages of 18 and 33, has experienced higher stress levels this past year, according to a new survey.

The Millennial Generation’s average stress level is a 5.4 on a scale from 1 to 10, having 1 as “little or no stress” and 10 as “a great deal of stress," according to an article by USA Today College. The average stress level for 2012 was 4.9.

“It shows up in anxiety and human depression,” said distinguished professor James Quick. “Those are the two most common ways that people exhibit too much stress or having difficulty with stress.”

Students become stressed when they are having difficulty with homework or they do not have the skills to manage their stress, he said.



  1. Dear God this is a terrible news story. Thanks to whoever sent it along.

    There are two kinds of stress, did you know? Bad stress and good stress. And caffeine is your friend.

    The Shorthorn is not quite the Washington Post

    1. I fear that if I took this to class, everyone would nod sagely and tell me what a brilliant piece it was.

  2. I'm betting this got posted because of all those blindingly brilliant one sentence paragraphs - who mentioned that earlier this week.

    The Shorthorn. Dammit, that's good.

  3. I think Woodward and Bernstein used to work at the Shorthorn.

    Walt, did you MAKE UT-Arlington use that name to disassociate from the dick-swinging Longhorns of your own locale?

  4. “And by the way, you’re supposed to have anxiety. Did you know that? It’s a human emotion. It's been around for a couple of million years. You’re supposed to worry about things. You’re supposed to be concerned that the rent’s not going to get paid, ‘cause that’s how THE FUCKING RENT GETS PAID!”

    — Christopher Titus, Neverlution

  5. "human depression" - as opposed to what, depressed dogs??

  6. Students become stressed when they do not have the skills to manage their stress. This mise-en-abyme is giving me a headache.

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