Tag: Health

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…

Am I Good Enough?

Self-confidence: why are we suffering from low self-esteem, and what are useful tips to change it? BY ANASTASIA SHKRETOVA, STAFF WRITER Of course, you are. You are more than good. You are the best at whatever you’re doing. How does…

Service Dog Etiquette

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER I’m going to be flat out and honest. Service dogs are not for your personal pleasure. Yes, they may look really cute, cuddly and behave rather well, but it still does not mean they exist…

Your Mental Health Doesn’t Belong to Anyone’s Schedule

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER While we slowly chip away at the stigma and silence surrounding issues of mental and emotional health, we have managed to barely scratch the surface of the problematic views we still hold as a society….

Run, Mason, Run!

Mason’s Running Club works to run to new lengths BY HAILEY BULLIS ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR If you ever make your way down to the picnic tables by the Aquatic and Fitness Center Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. you will probably find a…

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…