Category Archives: Health

West Liberty seeks to uphold ADA guidelines

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
In recent years, West Liberty University has made ADA accommodations a priority when designing or renovating facilities on campus. 

Planned Parenthood club chapter begins at WLU

By Natasha Muhamtezyanova, Contributing Writer
 
At the time of the political and financial uncertainty in regards to women’s health and reproductive rights, there are students across the country are mobilizing to support Planned Parenthood and debunk the myths surrounding the organization. One such student, Adam Croasmun, brought Planned Parenthood Generation Action to West Liberty University.

Global initiative promotes physical activity at WLU

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
West Liberty University became a part of the global initiative Exercise is Medicine this January. According to 
exerciseismedicine.org, “Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health.”

Staying healthy: Tips to avoid the flu

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
Heading back to school for some may mean getting hit with an illness, especially when it’s cold and flu season. This year, with as widespread as the flu is, taking steps to slow its spread is often on people’s minds. Students are often in close proximity to one another, especially if they live in dorms, and this can easily spread germs. This means taking extra precautions to avoid getting sick, and taking care of yourself if you do.

Music affects our lives in a positive way

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. Now, there is not a single day that goes by that I don’t listen to music. Music is fun to listen to, however, there is something scientists have been studying for years: does music affect mental health in any way?

How to stay sane during finals week

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
Finals weeks can be very stressful for students if they do not know how to approach it in a sane way. Everyone is focused on studying for exams and finishing projects, but unlike what one might think, studying non-stop is not the most productive way to prepare. Here are some tips on how to stay sane during finals, to make the best out of it.

WLU opens lactation room on College Union’s top floor

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 

Upstairs in the College Union, a space is now available for students, faculty and staff who are nursing with the new lactation room in room S3. Plans for this space have been in the making for a while, but it’s now finally ready to be utilized.

Personal training program succeeds on the hilltop

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
West Liberty University’s personal training program is back in action after a successful first year. The program was introduced last fall semester and it instantly became popular among students. Personal training offers students a chance to have someone to workout with who can guide them through the correct exercise process.

United States leading in obesity rates

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Can you guess what the United States is leading the world in? Many would say that America has the largest economy in the world; while this is true, China is destined to surpass us in that category by 2030. Unfortunately, the U.S. now holds the record as the most adult obese nation in the world.

Stress can have positive effects on students

By Lindsay Dowdle, Contributing Writer

 Stress is something that every college student knows way too well. However, the positive effects of stress are often overlooked. Vilma Ruddock, author of “What Is Positive Stress?” says, “Positive stress or eustress (also called good stress) is when you perceive a stressful situation as an opportunity that will lead to a good outcome.” Stress can lead you to accomplish your goals and allow you to be successful.