Having the Talk: Sexual Health in College

By Olivia Lawnick, Student at Newberry College  Not everything they teach you in school is useful when you are learning it, but you might find you need that information later in the real world. Algebra at the grocery store, spelling on a job application and sex education in … well, wherever. Besides the basics covered

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Free Fitness and Food Apps You Need to Try

By Olivia Lawnick, Student at Newberry College Want to get fit? Take advantage of technology, and by that, I mean try these great FREE apps. What do you have lose? Nothing, except some weight and bad food habits. Using an app can really help you reach your fitness goals. They are convenient to use and

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Dealing With Over-the-Top Party Pals

Perfectly straightened hair? Check. Cute, new outfit? Check. Your best friend completely plastered before you even head out the door? Uh-oh. You’ve heard it all. “College is the time to try everything,” and “Hey, you only live once!” While college is obviously known as a time for experimenting, there is still work to be done

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Dorm Room Ready Exercises

Wondering how you can avoid the Freshman 15 without having to hit the gym every day? Angeles Burke has some tips and tricks you can use to stay in great shape without having to leave the comfort of your dorm room! Check out her list below: College Dorm Dips Using your desk or even your

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Dealing With National Tragedies as a College Student

By Emily Roseman, Alumna of American University Like so many of you, I remember the exact moment September 11th  rocked our world. Sitting in my sixth grade English class, the beautiful early autumn weather rolled through the empty hallways. A soft wind ruffled some loose papers as fast-approaching footsteps turned into a full-on sprint down the sixth grade

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The Guide to Avoiding the Freshman 15

By Olivia Lawnick, Student at Newberry College  Every college-bound girl is terrified of the Freshman 15, the urban legend that is a lot less legend and very real. The unwanted weight gain can result from a few different factors such as overeating, stress and bad food choices. The most important thing you can do to

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5 Microwave-Friendly Recipes for the Dorm

By Megan O’Connell, Alumna of University of Wisconsin-Platteville This fall marks the first time since kindergarten that I will not be returning to school. How weird! Though my journey into the post-grad, full-time job world has definitely kept me on my toes, I am already getting that nostalgic feeling seeing other people I know head

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The Ultimate Guide to Preventing the Freshman 15

By Megan O’Connell, University of Wisconsin–Platteville Diet, exercise, water, sleep; we hear these things in reference to avoiding the Freshman 15 all the time. The problem is that the explanations given as to why each of these things is so important is always chock-full of scientific jargon that we quit reading after a few sentences.

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Dealing With Mental Illness in College

Unfortunately, college is a breeding ground for feelings of anxiety, homesick and depression as students begin their initial adjustments to a new environment. But as you begin to settle in, feeling "crazed" starts to become blurred as buzzwords like bipolar, autism or attention deficit are easily misconstrued as death sentences. While college can act as an agitator for daily stresses, it also has become one of the best outlets for initial diagnosis and treatment for mental illness.

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Diploma Diaries: Staying Healthy as a Post-Grad

We’ve all been there, desperate for a hot meal that involves little to no cooking and quick enough to shovel down to get on with your next assignment. Unfortunately, my bad habits didn’t hit me until I moved back home following graduation. I looked at my photos from the ceremony and couldn’t recognize the girl looking back at me. Who is that? Is that really what I look like?

It was that smack with reality that kicked my butt into gear to truly get healthy — physically and mentally. Whether it’s your last moments as a college student or burning the midnight oil at the office, eating right is just one part to maintain a healthy lifestyle as a post-grad.

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