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 – […]

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 […]

Q & A with Personal Trainer Britani Birchmeier

Britani Birchmeier Personal Trainer at Powerhouse Gym, East Lansing Age 24 Lives in Lansing, MI Britani has been working on her “better living” lifestyle for about 2 years. Before she became a personal trainer, she didn’t have as much dedication to eating healthy and working out. Now, she hasn’t skipped many days at the gym […]

Two months later, are you sticking to your resolutions?

It’s not difficult to imagine the great results you could get from making an ambitious New Year’s Resolution.  As we approach springtime, many of us may end up changing those initial resolutions or straying from them altogether. Whether you’re looking to drop a few pounds, save more of your money, or finally change up your […]

How to get fit and stay fit in college

You have three exams, two quizzes and four excruciatingly long work shifts before the weekend.  Your friends want to hang out, your parents are nagging you to come visit them and you’re trying to figure out just when you’re going to have time to work off all those quesadillas you scarfed down during “Mexican Day” […]

Rough Saturday Night? The Day-After Solutions

By Lauren Walsh It seems like you’ve been asleep for days. Waking up on a Sunday morning in your own bed is an admirable achievement and waking up somewhere else is well, surprisingly standard. Although waking up in a foreign place such as your sister’s front yard or best friend’s bed may be typical, it’s […]