The Thanksgiving holiday is normally a time for comfort with the family but Black Friday has quickly become more of a black hole, sucking in everyone’s gratitude and spitting out corporate greed.
There are certain weeks in a student’s experience that are inherently “college” — weeks such as Homecoming Week, Dead Week and “Halloweek.” From Labor Day to Thanksgiving, breaks and days spent away from the classroom are few and far between.
From a young age, children are told the importance of self-care. Too often, however, they receive mixed messages about what self-care means and how to handle their complex emotions.
Health and wellness is a priority for the University of Idaho, which is why Vandal Health Education and Campus Recreation put together a Health and Rec Fair each school year.
It’s cool to be busy. It’s a symbol of status, value and importance. When someone is busy, they become scarce, and scarcity is desirable. That’s why Apple decided to set the starting price of the new iPhone X at $999 — it makes it slightly more out of reach, a status symbol of importance. But […]
We are the product of our environments. We soak up the atmosphere we spend the most time in. When someone spends time in the sun, they get burnt — when someone spends time around negative people, they become more negative. From birth, humans are like sponges, soaking up everything around them. Even science agrees that […]
When I first came to the University of Idaho, I wasn’t worried about myself. I took a gap year between high school and college, a time during which I focused on better managing my anxiety. I went to counseling, I learned how to cook, I became a better communicator. I would be fine. During my first year in Moscow, I wasn’t […]
This disparity of answers gave me pause and stuck with me as I delved further to find different opinions. The first people I reached out to were both registered nurses. As with serious scientific questions of this nature, I was initially rebuffed. Undeterred by their glib responses, I pressed onward, until finally, they acquiesced.
For many students, the end of the semester can be a gauntlet. A nasty mix of agonizing assignments and endless studying for exams complete with a nice touch of all-nighters almost inevitably yields a ridiculous amount of stress.
Behind a glass window of the Moscow Hope Center, wearing a Vandal hat and glasses, Gregory Beck sits still. Staring out the window with a slight grin on his face, he clutches a sign that reads, “20 percent off all clothes and accessories.”
Dale Graden, a history professor at the University of Idaho, spoke on the importance of studying liberal arts programs in a lecture Friday. Graden said the lecture was aimed at visiting students in town for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in order to give them a better glimpse at UI’s liberal arts education. Graden said […]
Danny Ryan’s young daughter Eva inspires him to fight for the rights of the unborn. “It’s just a reminder that even when humans are weak … they’re still humans and they need to be protected,” Ryan said.
Vandal Health Education in conjunction with Pet Partner volunteers held a dog therapy session in the Idaho Commons Wednesday. Several kinds of dogs and one cat populated the Whitewater Room in the commons offering comfort and a therapeutic presence for students to sit and pet the animals. Vandal Health Education intern, Alex Rodriguez said the […]
Students at the University of Idaho have a wide variety of health-related resources available to them. But, sometimes students aren’t clear on how or where to access these services. Three important health-related resources to know about on campus include the Student Health Clinic, Vandal Health Education and the Counseling and Testing Center. While they are […]
During January, health is a goal for many students coinciding with various new year resolutions. University of Idaho Vandal Health Education offers health recourses to students to help them achieve their 2017 goals. Vandal Health Education’s Health Hut is a bi-monthly resource booth, said Marissa Rudley the campus dietitian. Each Health Hut booth has a […]
With Counseling and Testing Center understaffed, students must fend for themselves
Sharon Fritz, a licensed psychologist at the University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center, knows a thing or two about reducing stress. She said for students, stress comes from a variety of places. Although stress levels are higher around finals week, Fritz said they’re present year-round.
The University of Idaho is getting on top when it comes to sexual health. The 2016 Trojan Sexual Health Report Card ranked Idaho No. 22 out of 140 major universities across the United States. Idaho rose significantly from its No. 54 ranking in 2015 and even greater than the university’s No. 73 position in 2013. […]
Tiffany Mayes and her daughter Chloe (18 months old now) were featured last spring in The Argonaut. Tiffany is married and her husband (Chloe’s dad) Anthony is an electrical engineering student at UI. Tiffany is a fourth generation Vandal and a senior studying elementary education.
Sleep is not exactly synonymous with college students. Whether a student is staying up late to cram for an exam, to party or just to hang out, poor sleep hygiene can affect anyone’s health, grades and moods.
Fall is right around the corner, and our habits tend to change along with the leaves changing color. As it gets colder many of us gravitate toward more comfort foods such as casseroles, pastas and warm sugary drinks (pumpkin spice lattes anyone?) This is also a prime time for flu and other viruses to make […]
As the semester comes to an end, it seems like all of my professors are plotting against me and coordinating their essays, quizzes and exams in the same week. With finals week looming over my head, it becomes easy to forgo the time that helps me function in a healthy way. I find myself sacrificing […]
For most college students, finals are the most stressful time of the semester. A range of emotions can be experienced, and it can be difficult to calm down. Here are some hacks that range from stress to studying that can help any student through finals week. For studying: Chew gum while in class, studying and […]
As college students, we sometimes neglect nutrition and put it on the back burner. School, jobs, social engagements and other responsibilities often take precedence over proper nourishment. Other barriers might include finances, dietary restrictions or a general lack of nutritional knowledge. However, if we compromise what is good for what is cheap, we deny our […]
Today is National Wear Red Day, which recognizes that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the world. Until recently, many people didn”t know that heart disease was the leading cause of death for women, but according to the American Heart Association it kills one out of three women each year. Heart […]