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E-cigarettes: an inventive way to get more addicted

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2019

There are always trends that come out of nowhere, that take the nation — if not the world — by storm. Back in the early 2000s when Heelys, the questionably “stylish” tennis shoes with wheels in the heels, were released...

Kyle Whyte delivers talk on Native Americans and climate change

Maureen Hossler, Science/International Editor

April 20, 2017

Environmental Activist and Native American Scholar  Kyle Whyte of Michigan State University addressed the issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline and other Native American environmental justice movements at Allegheny Colle...

Health and Wellness

Maggie Dugan, Columnist

April 13, 2017

When Form Meets Function, We Master Finesse “I cannot do push-ups, are you crazy?!” More often than not, I meet this reaction from clients whenever I mention push-ups in a workout. Although the push-up represents the peak of ...

Health and Wellness

Maggie Dugan, Columnist

March 9, 2017

Faith, trust and protein powder: those are the ingredients required to slim down, gain muscle and look swole — or so they say. To the average  consumer, protein powder comes across as a mysterious, magical powder that, through re...

Health and Wellness

Maggie Dugan, Columnist

February 23, 2017

Running is discomfort. We runners might make the process look easy by confidently slipping on our shoes and hitting the road at a stride that makes us appear to be gazelles gracefully prancing across the Sub-Saharan plains, ...

Health and Wellness: Motivation for Living a Healthier Lifestyle

Maggie Dugan, Columnist

February 9, 2017

I went to the pool a few days ago and found some of the varsity swimmers, doing a workout with what seemed like no effort at all. A runner myself, I felt out of my element, and I could not help but notice the weight of the poss...

Just for the Health of It

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

April 23, 2015

Routine is so important in life. It provides us with the structure that we need to be the very best at anything we do. Without it, we perform submaximally and do not reach our true potential. Think about routine in terms of studyi...

Just for the Health of It

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

November 20, 2014

It’s an age-old saying, one that my mother says to me almost every time we have a conversation about anything, especially nutrition and exercise: “everything in moderation.” I often argue with her about this saying, my rebuttals...

Just for the Health of It

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

November 6, 2014

It’s that time of year—finals are quickly approaching, the weather is getting colder, and daylight is as short as ever. I don’t know about you, but all of these factors hit me with a big dose of SAD every single year. No,...

Just for the Health of It: Get Strong

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

October 23, 2014

In contemporary fitness culture, the Internet can be a best friend or a worst enemy. Credible fitness sources are easy to find—these sources can offer useful information about weight training, cardio training, and nutrition. Many...

Just for the Health of It: You are what you eat

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

September 25, 2014

Being on a college campus can make eating right a tough task. The culture that we are immersed in often forces us to eat at odd times of the day, eat late at night, and eat unhealthy foods in general. Our fast paced, busy lifestyle...

Just for the Health of It: Stay Strong

GAVIN NIRMAIER, Contributing Columnist

September 15, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Classes are in full swing, activities are starting up, and suddenly all that extra time you had this summer is nowhere to be found.  It may already seem like exercise should be put on the backburner...

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