Category Archives: HEALTH

Girls and their Curls

Lifestyle Writer | Abbey Thomas | at767613@ohio.edu

We are as beautiful as we perceive those around us to be. Art by Lykke Steenbach Josephsen
We are as beautiful as we perceive those around us to be.
Art by Lykke Steenbach Josephsen

She’s got it all together: legs shaved, makeup perfect, jewelry on–not to mention her matching bra and panties to provide her with a boost of confid–Oh, wait… What about her hair? There’s not enough time in the world to straighten it, and those curls… well, they’re just kind of all over the place. And just when she thought she was looking so fine. Continue reading Girls and their Curls

Mixing Up the Dining Halls

Lifestyle Editor| Raichel Jenkins| rj790813@ohio.edu| @rj790813

Let’s face it, eating healthy in the dining hall is difficult and can often feel like you’re just eating a plate of black beans and peas (which is probably because you are). After seeing the same food in the same places every day, it’s hard to imagine mixing them in new concoctions. It’s way easier to give in and grab that two-day-old slice of pizza rather then attempt to get…gasp…tasty and healthy food. Not only is it possible, but it’s also incredibly easy if you allow for some trial and error in your creativity. Continue reading Mixing Up the Dining Halls

Mind Your Body: Your One True Love – Napping

Society Staff Writer | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

In this edition of Mind Your Body, I want to focus on something near and dear to all of our hearts – napping. It’s not always realistic to expect eight hours of uninterrupted sleep at night, so napping is the perfect way to replenish your energy levels quickly or remember the study guide for your gigantic exam in four hours. A key factor for relaxation and keeping anxiety levels to a minimum is maintaining a solid amount of sleep daily, and napping is a great way to do so. I love a good snooze as much as the next girl (or guy), but in order to obtain the appropriate amount of sleep for your nap, you need to know a thing or two about the different types of naps. Continue reading Mind Your Body: Your One True Love – Napping

Mind Your Body: ‘Tis the Season to be Stressful

Society Staff Writer | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

That’s how that song should really go. With finals nearly here and holiday craziness coming at us full speed ahead, many of us are just hoping to make it to winter break unscathed. That’s much easier said than done.

Photo via Flickr user Kaija
Photo via Flickr user Kaija


I think I speak for most when I utter the phrase, “UGHHHH SO DONE,” in regards to this semester. It’s that weird time when winter break is so close, but a nasty troll named Finals is stopping us from fully enjoying our Thanksgiving break, which should only be filled with mashed potato mountains and endless rivers of gravy (am I right or AM I RIGHT, people) rather than stress over grades.
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One Last Game

Leslie Termuhlen | Society Staff | lt342713@ohio.edu

On November 2, 2014, Mount Saint Joseph University opened its women’s basketball season against Hiram College with a 66-55 victory. But the score was not the highlight of the game; it was Lauren Hill’s appearance on the court.

Photo pulled from LeBron James' Instagram
Photo pulled from LeBron James’ Instagram

Hill loved basketball and was signed to play at Mount Saint Joseph University starting in the fall of 2014. Unfortunately, the journey was not going to be as smooth as it seemed.

Hill decided to go to the doctor after feeling dizzy and feeling a loss of coordination. She was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. DIPG is not what one thinks of when they hear the word cancer. It is not a mass or a tumor; it is a cancer with roots at the base of her brain stem with growing tentacles weaving throughout her nerves.

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Behind the Beard: No Shave November

Culture Staff Writer | Jeremy Humbert | Jh203814@ohio.edu

It’s mid November and everyone knows what that means! There are men all over campus with some of the worst — and sometimes best — beards of their lives this month, growing them long and proud. But what exactly is the story behind the beard?

Photo courtesy of: The November Beard Club
Photo courtesy of: The November Beard Club

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Fighting Diseases: Look to natural sources for healthy alternatives

Culture Staff Editor | Jackie Petre | jp774811@ohio.edu | @jackie_janelle

Did you know pineapples fight plaque? Or that chickpeas are excellent for weight loss? You probably had no clue that these natural foods had such beneficial side effects. Many people eat fruits, vegetables and nuts because they know these foods are essential for a healthy diet. However, there are countless health benefits you can gain by eating certain foods without even realizing it.

Vitamins and nutrients found in food can help with fighting diseases naturally.
Vitamins and nutrients found in food can help with fighting diseases naturally.

The website NaturalFoodBenefits.com has a list of both super fruits and super vegetables that are naturally beneficial to your health. Among these lists of super foods are numerous fruits, veggies, meats, fish, nuts and grains with all of their health benefits. From apples to yumberries, you can find any and all natural foods.

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Mind Your Body: Why mind, body connections matter

Society Staff Writer | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

So I bet you’re wondering, “Why on Earth should I take advice from this random girl?” Although I am not some ultimate spiritual guru who has found divine perfection, I do have my fair share of experiences with finding out who I am and what I want (and I’m still discovering more facets about myself every single day).

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Marathon Mania Made in China

Xinying Wang | Society Staff | xw156713@ohio.edu

“I love running, but not smog. I quit 2014 Beijing Marathon.” On the morning of Oct. 19, an hour before the Beijing International Marathon started, Dawei Chen, a running enthusiast who registered for this event, uploaded an image of him holding a sign with these words on a social media network. He’s not alone. Many people were discouraged from running the race.

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COLUMN: Mind Your Body

Society Staff Writer | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

Many of us don’t understand how greatly the connection between our mind and body affects our stress levels and overall happiness. With midterms coming to an end and preparation for finals starting to creep over the horizon, this is the perfect time to start a weekly column on ways you can strengthen your connection to yourself and your Self (more to come on that distinction, trust me) in order to assure your sanity through the upcoming weeks.

As a meditation and self-awareness enthusiast, I can provide those interested in becoming more self-aware with some helpful hints and methods to point them in the direction of a more peaceful life. If this sounds like you, continue reading, my friend!

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