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LUC Students Request for Deadline Extention - Mental Health

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Hey guys! Some friends and I have been considering the mental health situation surrounding the corona virus that has been inevitably resulting from the stressful factors in the past few days. We believe that, even though physical examinations and classes have been cancelled, the academic stress is too much for a lot of people that are at the same time concerned for their family's, friends' and personal health and safety. While we understand that examinations still have to take place in some manner, right now most of our brains are probably more occupied with the question of how to deal with this situation without losing our sanity. Basically, we are proposing to approach the board with a request to postpone the deadlines for about a week to give people the opportunity to collect their thoughts and organize a safe environment for themselves and others by investing the necessary time for developing a strategy to contribute to curbing this problem for our broader social environment. This is especially important, as we are a community of people that often don't have the opportunity to just leave for a space where they do inherently feel physically and emotionally protected. What are your opinions on this? Do you also feel kind of overwhelmed right now and would agree with needing more room to breathe and think? If you do, please sign this petition, which will be shared directly with the academic staff.

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