Tag: Health

Why You Should Write

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, OPINIONS EDITOR Whether I have liked it or not, writing has always been in my life. When I was younger, I despised writing. A common punishment in my parents’ house was writing sentences like, “I will never…”…

#HappyPeriod—Meaningful Event Focuses on Local Women’s Health

Mason Students Become More Involved in Community Health BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) hosted their first #HappyPeriod event on Nov. 8 in The Hub, encouraging Mason students to think more about women’s menstrual…

Mason Students and a Rise in Vaping on Campus

Recent studies on vaping and students’ opinions on e-cigarettes BY COLLIN COPE STAFF WRITER Whether on the way to class or walking through a residence hall, it would be hard for a day to go by without seeing at least…

The Body Positivity Problem

You Don’t Have to be Superhuman BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN STAFF WRITER Too much of anything is rarely a good thing. The rhetoric surrounding campaigns of body-positivity often paint portraits of the human body as being problematically inhuman. Language intended…

As the Days Get Shorter

What is seasonal depression and how can you cope? BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER As winter comes, is your mood steadily getting worse? Do you spend more time sleeping? Do you overeat? Then you may be suffering from seasonal affective…

Take A Moment For Self-Care

Mason hosted workshop highlighting the importance of self-care among students BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR College students usually have a lot on their plate—intense workloads, jobs, extracurricular activities, hanging with friends and making time for themselves. All of this can…

Research-Based Solutions To The Opioid Crisis

Emily Jones, branch chief for National Institute on Drug Abuse, speaks at Mason BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Emily Jones, chief…

Mason Professor Discusses Paris Climate Agreement Report

A one-on-one with Edward Maibach about climate change BY JALEN REID STAFF WRITER As industrialization starts to spread to other parts of the world due to globalization and urbanization, the release of greenhouse gases is continuing at an alarming rate and…

Students Need Health Education

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT George Mason has a myriad of Mason Core requirements from science labs to philosophy, and while Mason Core aims to strengthen our mind, it fails to help us strengthen our bodies. College is all about learning new…

Eat Your Words

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” The first time I read these words was on a pro-ana website. For those unfamiliar with the term, pro-ana is shorthand for pro-anorexia. These are forums online where predominantly…