Veganism on the Rise

By Tatiana Solomon Millennials are willing to consider veganism as a healthy lifestyle choice as shown in a recent poll on campus. Veganism, a term many people are unfamiliar with, is the practice of abstaining from eating or using animal products—particularly in diet—including eggs, dairy and cheese. Vegetarians still consume these products. An informal poll […]

Books and Barbells

By Karen Ortega Students are increasingly becoming more conscious of their health and fitness. Campus athletic centers and fun workout options can make a difference in getting students active and increasing their GPAs. College of Southern Nevada’s Sports Center currently offers Pilates, Zumba, martial arts self-defense and Coyote boot camp, among other classes. There is […]

Love Dogs and They Love You Back

By Kory Scott Love Dog Adventures brought its volunteers with their dogs to visit with students on College of Southern Nevada’s Charleston campus Nov. 17 to provide relief from a stressful term. There is an ability that dogs have to provide physical and emotional healing for people by creating therapeutic and loving interactions, according to […]

Stress Before Exams, Use it Effectively

By Joaquin Mojica Finals are approaching and stress levels are rising. Students who use stress effectively can perform well on tests whereas those who don’t may hinder their performances. Elsa Mason, psychology professor at College of Southern Nevada, says, “An important distinction between students that benefit from stress and those who don’t is how they perceive stressors. […]

Spring Season is in Full Bloom

By Carlie Cass Springtime allergies, in particular hay fever, can make people feel terrible this time of year. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, causes cold-like signs and symptoms, such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. But unlike a cold, hay fever isn’t caused by […]

Stress Affects Students’ Health

By Loren Honea Students’ stress levels are on the rise as the semester comes to an end. There are three types of stress: acute, episodic acute and chronic stress, according to the American Psychological Association, one of the world’s largest organizations of psychologists who lead the field. “Acute stress is the most common form of […]

Sleep is not a Luxury but a Necessity

By Ericka Lemus Recent on-campus poll proves many students sleep less than six hours a night. In an in-person in-formal poll conducted on April 18 at College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 50 students were asked how many hours on average they slept a night. The poll revealed that most students don’t get enough sleep: […]

Eat Well to Ace Finals

By Agnes Ndaba Students who eat rich diets in vegetables and fruits see their cognitive abilities flourish as they take final exams. “The best food to eat is food closest to its original form such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains not processed food,” said Patricia Valella, nutrition instructor at College of Southern Nevada. […]

College Students: Know Your Status

By Tania Diaz Students who are sexually active should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young adults ages 15 to 24 only make up a quarter of the sexually-active population yet account for nearly half of the new 20 million STDs reported annually in the United […]

Strength Training Improves Body and Mind

By Ronnie Gonzalez Strength and weight training improve fitness, physique and frame of mind. Strength training is physical exercise that uses resistance, such as weights and bands, to induce muscular contractions to build strength, aerobic endurance and increase bone and muscle mass. “Whether you yank on suspension bands, pull stretchy rubber tubes, heft a bulbous […]