Monday, June 14, 2021

Victoria Giardina

Is love under lockdown? Campus data shows how students are using dating apps during Covid-19

Feb. 14 is around the corner, which means grabbing Ghirardelli and Godiva chocolates, painting a red-and-pink DIY gift and heading over to Hallmark to find a sentimental card for your special someone. But with Zoom university being the new normal, opportunities for romantic connections are limited.

Vital Signs: Tips to disconnect from an image-obsessed world

You know that voice inside your head that seems to pop up at all the wrong times — when you’re in front of a mirror, out to dinner with a group of people or before taking a risk? Yeah, the voice that can berate your self-confidence and your mental health all in one shot.

Vital Signs: How to combat insomnia

Two things come to mind when you hear the word “insomnia” on campus: the delectably warm cookies from Campus Town’s treasured dessert hub or the not-so-great feeling of getting two, maybe three, hours of sleep before a full day of classes. The National Institute of Health states that up to 60 percent of college students suffer from the burden of sleepless nights, of which almost 10 percent have characteristics of insomnia disorder. If you’re feeling extra sleepy, try these tips to fix your schedule and get back on track.

Vital Signs: What’s the tea with matcha?

Before heading to your classes, you may desire a delicious dash of caffeine from drinks like coffee or tea. Some people are fans of green tea (which has great nutritional benefits, according to Heathline), but recently, the caffeine craze is centered around matcha. What’s the tea with matcha? Here are the benefits of this trendy and healthy drink.

Vital Signs: College cuisine

With so many papers, exams and extracurricular activities, it may seem like you have to rush to squeeze in something to eat during a 10-minute break. And you can only eat a grilled chicken salad so many days in a row.

Vital Signs: Dorm cleaning tips for a fresh semester

Let’s face it — after returning to school from winter break, you probably unpacked your suitcase and left a pile of clothes, toiletries and a slew of random items on your floor. Instead of succumbing to clutter, follow these wellness tips to ensure that your space is in tip-top shape.

Vital Signs: Tips for a mindful semester

As the new semester begins, most of us are ready to take on our new schedules. But when our music is on full blast on the way to class, we fail to be fully present. We often lack appreciation for the beautiful campus we call home. And, according to a study by the Journal of Media Education, 97 percent of college students are distracted by their phones and other electronic devices.

Vital Signs: Fighting off the flu season

Let’s face it — even if we don’t want it to be, it’s flu season. As college students, we most certainly do not want to catch ourselves with a box of tissues in one hand and medicine in the other. To give your immune system an extra boost, here are three health-happy foods to finish off the semester strong.

Vital Signs: Study tips for surviving end of semester

Winter break is right around the corner, but finals still stand in the way of students. Here are some final study tips for a stress-free end to a bustling fall semester.

Author, journalist reflects on career of Fred Rogers

It was a “beautiful day in the neighborhood” for College students on Nov. 4, as they made their way to Mayo Concert Hall to see a presentation honoring the late Fred Rogers — better known as the one and only “Mister Rogers.”

Vital Signs: Strawberries make for quick, healthy snack

Whether they are chocolate-dipped or topped on fluffy pancakes, strawberries are the tartiest and freshest of all the berries.

Vital Signs: Students need self-care

Self-care — you’ve heard the term before, but have you considered trying to make the idea come to fruition? It’s far more than getting pampered at a spa — it starts with your inner self. Here are three self-care tactics you can employ as the fall semester progresses.

Vital Signs: Pineapples offer sweet treat with various health benefits

Pineapples aren’t just for the summer — they are a superfruit that you can indulge in all year round. Not only are they juicy and refreshing, but they tower with benefits all the way to the crown. Here’s why you should add pineapple to your fruit must-haves.

Vital Signs: Blueberries add superfood to college diet

You may see these juicy superfoods at the grocery store, but why pick blueberries up? After all, baking up a blueberry pie may not be on your to-do list as a college student. But here’s why you shouldn’t pass up this healthy fruit.

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