How to avoid the Freshman 15

The Freshman 15 haunts every student attending his or her first year of college. Although this does not apply to everyone, some students experience weight gain during the first year, or any year of college. One in four college freshmen gain 10 pounds within the first semester, according to a report by WebMD. So, what […]

Hooked on hooking up: the damages of hookup culture

Red solo cups litter the ground as young hormonal-infused 20-year-olds shuffle into a house with strobe lights filling every dark corner of the bigger rooms. Students attempt to avoid the spills of sticky unknown substances as they make their way past groups of party goers. Hazy conversations and nameless interactions fill the air from the […]

Mono — What is it and how to identify it

Mononucleosis is commonly nicknamed the “kissing disease” on college campuses. As it turns out, the name isn’t that far from the truth. “I always hear about people who say they got mono in college,” said human development and family studies freshman Claire Lynch. The seemingly elusive illness is transmitted through the exchanging of saliva – […]

Hot and Healthy September: The perfect breakfast scramble

It’s been proven that there is no better way to start your day than with a solid breakfast. It will help you pay attention better, give you more energy and help you kick the rest of your day in the butt. But there are so many breakfast options—the fried egg, the burrito, the omelet…what do […]

College hookup culture leads to vague relationship statuses

College students’ social lives include more hookups and casual hangouts than official dates. With new technology and vague terminology, it’s difficult to define what dating is on college campuses today. “I thought things would be different in college—more responsible and mature—and it’s not,” said Megan Haugh, Michigan State University international relations major. “I feel like […]

First comes marriage? A look into the relationships defying marriage trends

Jessica Clough has heard it all before. She knows the rate of success (or rather, rate of failure) for young marriages. She’s heard all of the divorce statistics, the personal stories about long distance relationships that have failed, and unsolicited accounts of financial struggles faced by young married couples by complete strangers. None of it […]

Stay healthier during this winter’s cold months

You probably already know you should get a flu shot, stay home when you’re sick and bundle in layers for your long trek to class in the snow. But here’s a few more things you could be doing to fight off winter’s nasty side effects and make you healthier during the cold. Limit hot showers […]

An exploration of online dating

The Internet cracks me up. The same piece of technology that drove us to seclusion has us desperately begging on our hands and knees to help aid our search for companionship. There are nearly 54,250,000 single people in the U.S. and 41,250,000 of those singles have attempted online dating, and only 20% of online daters […]

Hot and Healthy December: Tortilla Soup

My biggest problems cooking for myself are as follows: I’m busy and don’t have time to cook. When I’m not busy, I’m lazy. Pizza rolls, egg sandwiches, and bagels are not an uncommon dinner. However, turns out that when I actually have time to cook, I can successfully make foods such as this soup.  Mom’s […]