September 21, 2020

The Real Direction of One Direction

February 2, 2014 Ruchi Shah 0

The infamous anthem of this past summer was Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” With his provocative lyrics and music video, it’s easy to write Thicke off as the antithesis of the golden boys of One Direction. […]

Boost of nutty spice

November 19, 2013 Ruchi Shah 0

Nutmeg is a holiday favorite and is often known as the wonder spice. Such a title intrigued me, so I set out to determine what made nutmeg so special. This aromatic spice is native to Indonesia, but it also grows in Malaysia, India and the Caribbean. Nutmeg is a common ingredient in puddings, pies, custards, cookies, cakes and eggnog. […]

Healthy fall favorites

November 6, 2013 Ruchi Shah 0

The beginning of November marks the middle of the fall season. On your way to meal equiv at the Library Café, there’s only one beverage on your mind: that pumpkin spice latte. Forget the warm sweaters, brisk weather and colorful leaves. The best part of autumn is most definitely pumpkin-flavored everything. What many people do not know is this winter squash is replete with a variety of health benefits to keep you healthy in the cold months. […]

Don’t be SAD, get help

October 15, 2013 Ruchi Shah 0

Is the cold weather getting you down? Your unhappy mood coinciding with the transition of seasons from summer to fall is no coincidence. Every year between four and six percent of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), according to […]

Beat autumn sniffles

October 1, 2013 Ruchi Shah 31

With the recent fluctuations in the weather, it’s not surprising that many students have come down with colds. One could even say that the campus has already become a winter wonderland with all the white tissues around. Your cold doesn’t have to be something you just suffer through. […]

Pollen getting ‘nosey’

April 30, 2013 Ruchi Shah 0

That time of year is upon us again. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping … and your nose is running, and your eyes are so itchy you’re fairly certain that you’re going to be scratching your cornea sooner than later. […]

Back to basics with Asian remedies

April 2, 2013 Ruchi Shah 0

In conjunction with “Mystique of the East: Down the Panda Hole,” the College’s largest student-run cultural show that took place this past Saturday, here is a compilation of Asian medicinal remedies that have been scientifically proven to be effective. […]

‘Tis the season to diet

March 19, 2013 Ruchi Shah 0

Now that the spring season is upon us, the clocks are not the only things that should be moving forward; our minds should be, too. And where exactly should this foresight be geared toward? My answer would be toward a healthier lifestyle, of course. […]

Rest your eyes to rest your brain

February 26, 2013 Ruchi Shah 0

As a college student, finally getting into the thicket of the spring semester, you find yourself slowly sinking back into your stressful routine. Deadlines are approaching quickly, and there simply aren’t enough hours in the day — you need the hours of the night as well. Your immediate response is to compromise your sleep in order to complete the multitude of tasks that tower before you. […]

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