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On-campus flu vaccine clinic opens for students, faculty

Student Health Services hosted its first on-campus flu vaccination clinic of the season on Sept. 29, administering 31 vaccinations between 10 a.m. and noon. The remaining two clinics will occur on Oct. 15 and Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. on the patio of the Brower Student Center, or in Room 100 West should there be inclement weather.

Vital Signs: Organizing for class while remaining at home

On top of the usual adjustment of starting a new semester, a completely remote schedule may be more difficult to adjust to college life this fall. Here are a few tips to help you organize your space and manage the school and home life balance during remote learning.

States continue reopening plans amid coronavirus; CDC receives backlash for mishap

The coronavirus guidelines published by the CDC have triggered public backlash. Aside from the information released on May 22, the White House condemned the CDC over its response to the virus, according to Fox News, also shelving a 17-page report on guidelines for reopening the country.

College takes measures against coronavirus

Students who are returning to the College from China must fill out an online form as a precautionary measure against an on-campus outbreak of the coronavirus, according to a college-wide email sent on Feb. 3 from Janice Vermeychuk, the director of Student Health Services.

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: How to create healthier eating habits while living on campus

We’ve all been there — frantically rushing from class to a club meeting, always telling ourselves that we will grab a bite to eat once everything from the to-do list is completed. But with these simple tips, you will take on your diet more mindfully and feel good at the same time.

College redirects mental health procedures

The College will update mental health resources after the last academic year consisted of four student deaths, a racial intolerance incident and a student stabbing at an off-campus house.

Vital Signs: Healthier ways to order coffee

Let’s be real here — transitioning from fun in the sun to cramming for exams is the perfect excuse for a caffeine pick-me-up. After all, according to a recent study on Clinical Nutrition, 79 percent of college students drink the popular beverage to stay awake, making coffee seemingly the best solution for late-night study sessions.

HCM training honors late music student

Buddy Fox, a junior music performance and chemistry double major, remembered the comfort of sitting with Jason Zujkowski, who would bring bags of food to the basement of the music building to share with his friends.

Vital Signs: Taking care of your sunburnt skin

As the weather gets warmer, you’ll hopefully be spending more time outside. Sunny days are great, but they can leave you with a sunburn if you don’t use proper protection. Prevention from sunburn is always the best option, but sometimes you might find

Vital Signs: Staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day

Next week is St. Patrick’s Day — a day associated with celebrating Irish culture, the color green and, for many people, binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of four drinks in two hours for women and five drinks in two hours for men. In the short term,

Vital Signs: Brush away bad dental care

Being away at school may make it more difficult to get to the dentist every six months. You’re away from home for most of the year and your parents are no longer there to nag you about making an appointment.

Vital Signs: Debunking sweet-treat myths

According to, people buy 58 million pounds of chocolate during the week of Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s from a significant other, your parents or yourself, chances are you’ll get a sweet treat this week.

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