Tagged Health

Take care of your vagina

By Lady Marmalade, September 15 2017 — The world is full of vaginas. Around half of the Earth’s population has them and you likely entered this world through one. Even so, they can be confusing, frustrating and complicated. Being an adult involves knowing your body pretty well and it’s never too late for a vagina…

Dinos field hockey team optimistic about upcoming season

By Christie Melhorn, September 7 2017 — Whether or not you’re a hockey fan, living in Calgary exposes you to the sport’s culture — the enjoyable chill of the rink and the boisterous fans dominating the city’s bars. But compared to ice hockey, field hockey is less well-known in the city. The University of Calgary’s women’s…

Catch up on your sleep, while you still can

By Christie Melhorn, September 6 2017 — The warmth and late sunsets of summer nights beckon us to stay up later. Sometimes it’s worth losing some sleep to grab drinks with friends, see a live show or to get caught in a YouTube video spiral. However, habitually sacrificing sleep catches up in a nasty way. It…

Frosh 2017: Backpack packing list

By Christie Melhorn — Hauling around a loaded backpack on campus is fun for the first week of classes, but gets old really fast. Hate your bag a little less by stocking it with the following items. Lip Balm: Most university students’ first year involves a lot of coffee and sloppy kissing. Stress habits like lip-biting and…

Frosh 2017: Health services

By Nikayla Goddard As a freshman entering university life, you’ll be tasked with creating the perfect balance between work and play. This may seem easy until you take into account attending class, taking notes, studying for and writing exams, completing lab reports, finishing assignments and writing essays and… whew. You may feel stressed in your first…

Frosh 2017: Fitness

By Christie Melhorn Finding time to workout with a busy student schedule can be tricky. But the stress relief and endorphin kick of exercise enhances both physical health and academic performance. Between the Active Living Center and student clubs, the University of Calgary offers tons of ways to get active. Here are a few fun options….

Frosh 2017: Real study tips

By Sean Willett Coffee? Red Bull? That’s baby shit. Take the pills that weirdo in the library keeps trying to sell you. But be careful! If you take too many, you’ll die. Positive reinforcement works wonders. Hire an assassin that will kill you if you do poorly on your test. That way, you will have something…

Stampede showcases Calgary’s strongman community

By Christie Melhorn, July 20 2017 — The Calgary Stampede boasted a new attraction this year alongside its world-renowned rodeo and deep-fried goods­ — the Strongman Competition. The competition took place from July 14–16 and was divided into amateur and professional divisions. Contestants lifted several heavy objects, including atlas stones, axle bars and even Stampede…

Chocolate can improve your mood and your grades

By Christie Melhorn, July 20 2017 — Chocolate is often demonized as a fattening junk food. While snacking on Mars bars all day will show in your need for new pants and an aching stomach, moderate doses of minimally processed chocolate are good for the body and soul. Chocolate usually consists of cacao beans, cacao…

Ditch the diet mentality with intuitive eating

By Christie Melhorn, June 15 2017 —  Mindless munching is a normal part of student life. A handful of chips or a bite of chocolate is comforting when you get writer’s block or are sick of working through a difficult problem. Many students attempt to “clean up” their eating over the summer by cutting out…

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