By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief

The beginning of 2020 feels like it’s flying back. During the shorter spring semester, you might feel this even more. If you feel the need to slow down and breathe, check out some of these suggestions.


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Read We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist.

Josh Sundquist lives an interesting life. He’s a Paralympic skier and cancer survivor, and he’s also never had a girlfriend. When he was in his twenties, he realized that he’d never had a girlfriend. He had crushes and there were many “almosts,” but none of them became relationships. Curious, Sundquist re-visits every “almost” he’s ever had and asks each girl why they never became official. Funny and truthful, this memoir dives into what dating is like when you’re awkward and only have one leg



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Listen to What A Man Gotta Do by the Jonas Brothers.

The Jonas Brothers have been topping the music charts since they reunited as a band. Their 2020 release is yet another example of how the brothers have grown during their time apart and embraced their new lives.

The song literally asks what a man has to do to get the woman of his dreams. With sweet, sincere lyrics and a catchy beat, you’re sure to be dancing around your room or car. For even more sweetness, check out the music video that features the brothers and their wives in an homage to popular rom-com movies.


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Watch Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Ayuzawa is the student body president of a male-dominated high school. She’s earned this position with her no-nonsense attitude and strict rules. Known and feared by all, she also hides a dark secret. When she’s not in school, she works at a maid cafe to support her family financially.

Her worst nightmare comes true when Usui, the most rebellious, popular boy in her school shows up at the cafe and catches her at work – French maid outfit and all.


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Watch Rise of the Guardians.

It might not be snowing now, but this movie will satisfy all desires for snow. Maybe.

Everyone knows Jack Frost, but who really knows how he came to be? When Jack is caught up with other holiday figures to stop a worldwide threat, he learns what it means to find a family and be a new kind of hero.





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Take time to stretch.

Stretching, even for a few minutes, can do wonders for your body. You don’t need anything fancy to do this. Something as simple as reaching down to touch your toes or reaching your arms above your head can get blood flowing and your muscles out of a sitting or standing position. If you want something more challenging, there are plenty of YouTube videos to choose from.