Category Archives: Health

Student Sexual Assault Survivors’ Stories Shared in Video

This image of a naked woman with writing and the symbol for sexual assault survivors on her back will appear at the beginning of the “Your Story Matters” video. IMAGE COURTESY OF KHALED KHALILI.

BY JIM MALVEN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

This Thursday, volunteers from the Remley REST Center will host the 2017 Remley Women’s Leadership Conference. The highlight of the conference — as well as its title — will be “Your Story Matters,” a video in which 17 Westminster students share their experiences of being sexually assaulted.

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5 Ways to Stay on Task During the School Week

BY DAVID IMMANUEL, DYLAN OKENFUSS, CHELSEA SHARP AND HANNAH WISNEWSKI
GUEST CONTRIBUTORS 

When students come to college for the first time, many of them experience a newfound feeling of freedom. With fewer classes per day than in high school and little parental control for those living away from home, students can get caught up in their own worlds and lose focus on their academic responsibilities. This feeling can linger into later semesters, as some students try to cling to it as long as they can. There is hope, however. Below are five tips to help students maintain focus on academics during the school week.

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5 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy This Winter

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Physical exercise is one way to decrease stress and maintain a healthy immune system. The Wellness Center offers a variety of Health Trek exercise classes, ranging from Yoga to Fitness Boot Camp. PHOTO BY ROBERTA BURNS.

BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER
STAFF WRITER

Does it seem like everyone around you is getting sick? Your friends, roommate or the person who sits next to you in class? Although it is nearly impossible to avoid sick students on campus, there are some actions you can take to help you stay well. With many cases of colds, sinus infections and bronchitis currently on campus, Wellness Center Nurse Practitioner Kim Lorentz shares her tips for staying healthy.
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How to be Cautious with Caffeine

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BY HENRY CHOY
STAFF WRITER

Have you noticed that as the countdown to the end of the semester gets shorter, the line at Starbucks gets longer? With late-night study sessions, early morning class, and lots of campus activities, many students find themselves using caffeine to stay awake and alert. However, while a cup of coffee may help you concentrate in your 8 a.m. class, too much caffeine can cause negative side effects. Read more

Swing Like a Champ! Yoga Moves to Improve Your Golf Game

golfBY HENRY CHOY
STAFF WRITER

As golf season begins, more and more students go to the nearby golf course to start playing. To some outsiders, golf may appear as a leisure activity. However, executing the perfect swing requires lots of training.

All that practice can lead to strained muscles, especially in the back. According to CBS golf channel, the most common injury among golfers is back pain. The rotational force of swinging stresses the lower back and the muscles around the spine.

Here are a few yoga moves from Breaking Muscle that can help strengthen your lower back, prevent injury and improve your game.

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