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HSM files second installment of “Project All Blue”

Article by: Kristin Clarisse H. Mateo

Graphics by: Albert Dylan D. David

With the aim to help Mapúans in handling academic anxiety and stress, the Honor Society of Mapúa (HSM) hosted “Project All Blue 2.0” last October 16 via Zoom.

Starting the event, Engr. Kenneth D. Chan, who placed third in the October 2021 Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination and second in the October 2021 Electronics Technician Licensure Examination, shared his perspective on how to overcome academic anxiety caused by the transition from online to face-to-face classes.  

Aside from encouraging students to step out of their comfort zones, the Cum Laude reminded them to prioritize their health and to get enough rest. Engr. Chan also advised the Mapúans to manage their time wisely.  

You should never put a day to waste,” the Class Valedictorian stated on coping with the University’s fast-paced system. He added that Mapúans should believe in themselves and reward themselves, especially during stressful weeks as well. 

Meanwhile, Ms. Celina Mae Medina, a faculty member from the University’s School of Media Studies, conveyed ways to address anxiety as every person has a different coping mechanism.  

Ms. Medina first suggested mindfulness, meditation, and other physical coping mechanisms as well as relaxation techniques. She added that it is important to develop a personal system, be honest with oneself, and find a balance between positive and negative thoughts.

It’s really important to find the balance that works for you ‘cause […] it’s not a one size fits all,” the award-winning filmmaker said on dealing with anxiety and stress. 

Project All Blue is one of the major events hosted by HSM, the premier student organization of Mapúa University. The first episode of the flagship event, wherein top graduates imparted their tips on how to survive the Mapúan life, was held last August 21, 2020. 

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