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Concussions: What is De Anza doing about them?

Trémaurice Johnson, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2018

Intercollegiate concussions are no joking matter, especially considering approximately 10,500 college athletes suffer from concussions yearly, with a steady rise in cases according to a study conducted by the NCAA. A former De Anza swim & water polo player says suffering from concussions as a...

De Anza’s fitness center: A gym hiding in plain sight

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018

The De Anza Lifetime Fitness & Wellness Center is quiet upon entering it during the early afternoon. The only audible sounds are the machines being used, the background music being played and the AC being turned on. Machines and equipment are lined up in a row, inviting whoever walks in the cent...

Light reading: Food Labels for snacks

Mary Sullivan, Guest Columnist

May 1, 2018

Nutritional labels are your window into what you’re eating. It lists serving size, calories and nutrient information. Consider snack food for mid-morning or afternoon munchies, which should be between 100-200 calories, but be smart. When you go to the bookstore, you find a bag of chips with 150 cal...

Health services students liked the most on campus

Health services students liked the most on campus

Sangeeta Agarawal, RN, Ms, CAS, Guest Columnist

March 21, 2017

Tucked away under the campus center is the student health services department. When you walk in, you find several free self serve items from common medicines, feminine products, condoms to toothpaste. Our $16/quarter pays for access to this highly efficient and caring team of nurses. When I was ...

52 mini-New Years: Make it Monday!

52 mini-New Years: Make it Monday!

Mary Sullivan, Guest Columnist

January 16, 2017

Mondays are a particularly good day to revisit your resolutions according to a joint public health initiative from Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Syracuse Universities called Monday Campaigns. That’s the day that offers a fresh start to transition back to a more structured routine, and an opportun...

Effects of food and housing insecurities on community college students illuminated by CCEAL report

Effects of food and housing insecurities on community college students illuminated by CCEAL report

Yane An, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2017

A new study by the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) at San Diego State University found that approximately one-third of community college students experience the threat of homelessness and housing instability, and twelve percent face the threat of hunger. Food insecurity is defined in th...

Election stress?

Mary Sullivan, GUEST COLUMNIST

November 21, 2016

It will have been 13 days since the election when this column runs, and I expect the palpable sense of heightened anxiety and stress on campus will continue to be felt by many. Similar to the aftereffects of a disaster or emergency, you may be experiencing intense and difficult emotions. You may be feeling...

What Health Services can do for you

Mary Sullivan, Guest Columnist

November 11, 2016

Health Services is here to help you get through the first weeks of the quarter smoothly. We are located next to College Life - where you got your photo ID, in the lower level of Campus Center building. We have free grab and go stuff  at our self serve station to make the unexpected problems disappe...

Finding a healthy balance in a stress filled world

Mary Sullivan, Guest Columnist

November 7, 2016

Attending college is a monumental challenge that can bring along chronic stress. During the first seven weeks of classes, you may have experienced the stress response, the rapid heart rate and breathing, often with a sense of anger or fear and hyper alertness. For example, when a car unexpectedly...

Making the Cold Not so Common

Mary Sullivan, Guest Columnist

October 26, 2016

We are in the middle of Fall quarter with its intensity and fast pace. Are you watching for the warning signs of the common cold, and ready to respond? Health Services realizes getting sick can greatly impact your performance and classes. In a 2015 De Anza College Health Survey, 16 percent of the students...