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The Freshman 15 can go both ways

Mpho Mashabe (left), a graduate student studying public administration, stirs ingredients for the dish, jollof rice, that will be representing Ghana as Kow Pik Yok (right), a freshman English teaching major, prepares her food, bak kut teh, for Malaysia Thursday in The Loft’s kitchen.  Both dishes will be served at the International Food Expo Friday in Carter Hall.
September 9, 2020

The freshman 15 was a joke between my dad and me before I came to college; usually going in only one way: up. I didn’t realize that it could also go in the other direction as well. I didn’t even think...

Passion for rugby takes priority over health

Passion for rugby takes priority over health
September 24, 2019

Technological advancements supported by years of scientific research are being implemented in sports. Despite these advancements, sports are inevitably accompanied by injury. Alongside injury comes public...

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives grants for student partnerships

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  
August 27, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has received two grants amounting to nearly $5.4 million this year. The first grant is from the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The grant...

C-Store helping students with vegan, gluten-free options

C-Store helping students with vegan, gluten-free options
April 2, 2019

For students on campus who lack a form of transportation, the C-Store is the main place they shop at. The C-Store has nearly all the basic needs for students, but recently they have added gluten-free and...

Exaggerating anxiety hurts those with real disorders

Exaggerating anxiety hurts those with real disorders
March 12, 2019

Anxiety is a word that gets used more and more often as time progresses. However, it is starting to get misused for people who crave the attention that the serious disorder brings. This misuse has started...

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  
January 11, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions received a $1.35 million leadership gift from the estate of the late Hershel B. Whitney, the Board of Trustees announced at their regular scheduled meeting...

Take a walk

Take a walk
March 23, 2016

Don’t be like me. Don’t work more hours in a week than you know deep down you can handle. Don’t pay for access to the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center and then only...

Athletes stress nutrition

Athletes stress nutrition
March 1, 2016

Before baseball season started The Shield sat down with three members of the baseball team to discuss their nutrition habits. While the stands are filled with burgers, pretzels and nachos, the players...

WHERE CAN I EAT HEALTHY? Dietician advises students to ‘mix and match’

November 8, 2013

Justin Kelly ate celery sticks, pita chips, a spinach salad and a Pop-tart Nov. 7. Kelly, who has been a vegetarian for nearly five years, said there are plenty of healthy food options on campus, but...

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