By: Anna Sobczyk This past Winter was the hardest term of my college career. I was sick from day one, and I perpetually seemed to be battling some type of cold. Being so sick so often was not normal for me at all, and deep down I felt like there was an underlying reason for it. In January, I went to SHAC three times in … Continue reading Infectious Mononucleosis: An Absolute Nightmare
By: Anna Sobczyk Each term, I dread the day I’m going to catch whatever cold has been going around. College campus and the city are such germy environments that it feels inevitable. Classrooms, dorms, the gym, and public transit all compete to be the place you pick up a bug. I came to expect that I’d get sick around once per term and fall behind … Continue reading Sick of Being Sick
By: Xylia Lydgate With a busy lifestyle, it’s easy to fall prey to a sedentary lifestyle. While there are countless factors that contribute to the increased risk of health-related issues, one factor that is often overlooked is cardiorespiratory fitness. This is something I notice in myself when I go weeks or even months with minimal physical activity. I’ve observed that when I try to get … Continue reading Want to Live Longer?
By Melissa Pyle As a student at Portland State, I have often found myself impressed at the available resources on campus that support students outside of our academic needs. For example, there is the Food Pantry to combat food insecurity, the Recreation Center to support an active lifestyle, or even SHAC which provides free and low-cost services supporting health and wellness. However, recently I was … Continue reading Resources Here, Resources There, but Not Everywhere
By: Sharon Nellist This is it. Ten more days until… FINALS WEEK. I am usually of mixed emotions during this time: glad that the workload will be placed on a brief hold, and sentimental over the ending of classes that I truly enjoyed. I had the privilege of taking a course in which the grade is solely up to me. It is a beautiful array … Continue reading I AM A CREATURE OF HABIT
By Brooke Horn I have a countdown app installed on my cell phone. It has three events on it: Portfolio Due, Thesis Defense, and Commencement, each with their own countdown timer. It tells me that I have six days left to finish my portfolio, thirty-six days left to panic about my thesis, and fifty-nine days until I will (with any luck) walk across the stage … Continue reading The Graduation Blues
By Mario Quintana The definition of a diet, according to Merriam-Webster, means food and drink regularly provided or consumed, habitual nourishment, or the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason. And for many, that special reason is to lose weight for a specific occasion or for their health. Some will try numerous diets and various exercise regimens … Continue reading Eat like a caveman, become lean like caveman?