Tagged Student Experience

Bake gingerbread cookies to soothe stress during exam season

By Christie Melhorn, November 30 2017 — Holiday food culture is loaded with sensory delight, nostalgia and pure indulgence. But the subsequent sugar crash can leave you feeling sick and lethargic. However, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth and stress cravings by swapping refined sugar for natural sweeteners in homemade goodies. Take a break from the…

Three ways to make mornings more enjoyable

By Danielle Leong, November 24 2017 —  Getting enough sleep as a student can be tough, especially in the thick of exam season. Sometimes, even just waking up in the morning can be a challenge. Completing some kind of morning routine before rushing out the door is a whole other story. This semester, I made…

Five tips for beating the winter blues

By Christie Melhorn, November 9 2017 — Every year, the frenzy of Calgary’s first snowfall results in hundreds of car accidents and even more bitter Facebook statuses. Once the initial shock of snow fades, those of us with a deeply rooted preference for summer are plagued by general mopiness. Whether you’re a snowbird, would rather…

Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health

By Kent Wong, November 1 2017 —  You’re probably wondering “What the hell is bone broth?” The answer is likely not much different than what you’re envisioning — a watery, brown substance made by slowly cooking animal bones in hot water. You’ve also probably already tried it. It’s in ramen, pho, chicken noodle soup and almost…

Effective, low-impact workouts that won’t damage your joints

By Christie Melhorn, November 1 2017 —  From sprint intervals to endless burpees, high-impact workouts are dominating the fitness scene. They’re excellent for toning, boosting metabolism and burning tons of calories in no time, making them especially appealing for busy students. But excessive high-impact exercise is hard on your body, especially if you have existing joint…

Save on sports gear by shopping used

By Christie Melhorn, October 27 2017 —  Sports equipment is notoriously expensive and has been even before Lululemon sensationalized $100 stretchy pants. Between registration fees, transportation, food costs and gear, pursuing athletics can come at a high cost — not just for students on a budget but also for students with athletic children continuously growing…

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