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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


Filed under Features, Health, Student Life

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


Filed under Features, Health, Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Health, Showcase

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


Filed under Health

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


Filed under Editorial, Features, Health, Student Life

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


Filed under Features, Health, Student Life

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


Filed under Features, Health, News

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...

Sleep: It’s a Big Deal

Mary Sullivan, Director of Health Education and Wellness

October 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Health, Student Life

Healthy sleep habits should be a priority for students who find themselves drifting off or failing to pay attention during class. The Center for Disease Control has found one in three U.S. adults typically sleep less than seven hours a night. However, the quantity and quality of sleep have a profound...

App Review: My Fitness Pal

Mark Aquino, Staff Writer

October 21, 2013


Filed under Health

Sometimes taking note of what you eat can be time consuming and tedious. My Fitness Pal, a free application, simplifies diet goals with a few taps on your smartphone. You can search for a food item in the app’s database or simply scan the item’s barcode. You can add your own recipes or...

“The Mark of Athena” leaves its mark

“The Mark of Athena” leaves its mark

Noopur Jatania

October 19, 2012


Filed under Health

"Mark of Athena" is the third installment in the "Heroes of Olympusz' series. The fact that this book is written by Rick Riordan automatically makes it a must read. The book was released on the Oct. 2, a year after the "Son of Neptune" came out. If you haven't read any Rick Riordan books, here is what...