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Barber: Get Involved with Students for Choice

Barber: Get Involved with Students for Choice

By Shaelyn Barber

March 11, 2018

It’s all about taking charge of your own reproductive health, and Students for Choice at the University of Utah is here to help you do just that. “We believe in the fundamental rights of every individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income...

Parkin: The “Biggest Losers” Are Those Who Lose Weight Fast

Parkin: The “Biggest Losers” Are Those Who Lose Weight Fast

By Natalie Parkin

March 11, 2018

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Many of them may wish to lose weight to become healthier and happier, but an article by Gina Kolata of The New York Times (2016) suggests that losing massive amounts of weight in short periods of time is near impossible to maintain and is actually more h...

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

By Shaelyn Barber

March 2, 2018

According to the Positive Psychology Program, the practice of mindfulness originally came from religious practices in Asia, specifically Buddhism and Hinduism, as a pathway to reach enlightenment. The Western world took a fascination with it, and over time adopted some of the elements of meditation. Mindful...

Coleman: Long-Distance Diagnoses Violate Goldwater Rule

Coleman: Long-Distance Diagnoses Violate Goldwater Rule

By Nicholas Coleman

March 1, 2018

Assessing the mental stability of mainstream figures is a tempting venture for psychiatrists thirsting for fame. Former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater was forced to address claims he was unfit for office; similarly, individuals, like Rachel Dolezal, have been psychoanalyzed from afar whenever...

Swanson: It’s Normal to be Sad

Swanson: It’s Normal to be Sad

By Gavin Swanson

February 26, 2018

Depression is the worldís leading cause of physical and mental disability. If you donít suffer from it yourself, you probably know someone who does. An estimated 7 percent of the United States population has had a major depressive episode in the past year. Since coming to the University of Utah, I...

Patience: 8 Ways College Students Can Stay Healthy

Patience: 8 Ways College Students Can Stay Healthy

By Alisa Patience

January 29, 2018

If there’s any proof that eating healthy in college is difficult, it’s often best explained by the sudden weight gain referred to as the “freshman-15” or, in some cases, the “freshman-30.” Eating healthy can be difficult, but it’s not impossible, as demonstrated by students who are motivated...

Parkin: Technology As Harmful As It Is Helpful

Parkin: Technology As Harmful As It Is Helpful

By Natalie Parkin

January 28, 2018

Cell phones, over the last couple of years, have taken over our lives. They are by our side 24/7. If we ever leave them in the room next to us, we feel bare and connectionally lost. This constant need to have and check our cell phones has been described by Dr. Larry Rosen as the “iDisorder.” It changes...

Coleman: U Meditate

Coleman: U Meditate

By Nicholas Coleman

January 28, 2018

Short of receiving a midterm three weeks into the semester, nothing is more terrifying than the extensive list of mundane tasks assigned to students each week. Between academics, employment, hobbies and relationships, there is plenty of reason to become overwhelmed. Looking for a solution that does not r...

Patience: Happiness is a Goal, Not a Requirement

Patience: Happiness is a Goal, Not a Requirement

By Alisa Patience

January 24, 2018

The general consensus on the meaning of life is to find happiness — to do good things that make others and ourselves feel happy. Unfortunately, achieving happiness is a great struggle for many. A person can't always control how they feel. There are some who have a very positive attitude and wake up...

Barber: Criticize Trump Without Fat-shaming

Barber: Criticize Trump Without Fat-shaming

By Shaelyn Barber

January 23, 2018

I am doing something I never thought, in a million years, I would: I am defending Donald Trump. Trump recently underwent a medical exam assessing both his physical and mental state. While he was declared cognitively sound, the White House doctor said he has a body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 which puts hi...

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