Tag: Health

Allergies Cannot Be Forgotten

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Although I’m incredibly fortunate to not have any serious, life-threatening allergies, others are not so fortunate.  Most of my life I have been lucky enough to not have chronic health issues. However, my close friend…

Getting Fit With Mason Fitness

BY CLAUDE MCVICKER, STAFF WRITER Three years ago I entered the world of weightlifting, and the impact it’s had on my life is monumental. I felt bigger, stronger and more confident, and now, I always try to find time to…

Science Labs vs. Mental Health

BY ZOEHRIYA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Being subjected to peer and familial pressure in high school resulted in me initially pursuing a degree in biology. I felt burdened by my career plans at that time, and did not see myself as…

The Japanese Breakfast and Its Health Benefits

CLAUDE MCVICKER, CONTRIBUTOR Japan is an island nation directly off the eastern coast of China, boasting a population of about 126 million (as of 2018), the third largest economy in the world and, most noticeably, the longest expected life span…

Dragon Blood Used As New Antibiotic?

Mason researchers explore the uses of Komodo dragon blood BY OLIVIA VERMANE, STAFF WRITER Researchers Barney Bishop and Monique van Hoek, along with a team of undergraduate and graduate students, have opened a new door into the world of antibacterial…

Maintaining Good Physical Health As A College Student

BY CLAUDE MCVICKER, STAFF WRITER Staying physically fit in college can be a challenge, and for good reason. After all, one of the major things that sets college apart from high school is the workload students receive. According to the…

Will Raising the Minimum Age for Tobacco Stop Underage Use?

BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER On Feb. 21, Virginia governor Ralph Northam signed HB 2748 into law. This bill changed the minimum age for the sale and possession of tobacco and nicotine vapor products to 21, excluding active duty military personnel….

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga

What you should know about yoga and why you should implement it into your life BY ANASTASIA SHKRETOVA, STAFF WRITER Yoga is a popular movement that brings together large groups of people. It is well-known for its positive effect on…

Barbie Isn’t to Blame for my Anorexia

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER At its hungry heart, anorexia is a strange sickness. If you’re lucky enough to have never felt its effects or watched it devour a loved one, the cure probably seems exasperatingly simple: just eat. Sit…