Active Minds offers mental health care packages to each first-year studentheld

By: Hollis Conners In order to help raise awareness about mental health, and provide some tips on how to reduce stress, Active Minds gave out care packages to all first-year students. The packages were delivered on Oct. 28. Residential assistants (RAs) passed out the packages to students living in their halls, and commuters were welcome to pick them up during downtime in the commuter lounge. After considering the idea last year, Treasurer and Social Media Manager Steph Fiorelli led Active Minds through the project. “(Since May,) our officers have been involved in things like getting price quotes, filling in our … Continue reading Active Minds offers mental health care packages to each first-year studentheld

“Movember” is about the people, not your half-grown moustache

By: Sean McMahon As I look around, I see men and boys walking around with scruffy, unshaven faces. Welcome to “No-Shave November,” or “Movember.” But what is it all about? Movember started in the late ’90s as a way to raise awareness for male-specific cancers, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Today, a quick Google search shows a number of organizations that have adopted No-Shave November as a means for their own fundraising, such as the American Cancer Society. But chances are if you ask anyone trying to grow out a beard what this month is about, they will … Continue reading “Movember” is about the people, not your half-grown moustache

Staff editorial: breast cancer awareness month

October is breast cancer awareness month. Many of us remember this when we see pink apparel donned by NFL players, or we may recall it by the numerous walks and races to raise money for research throughout the United States. This month allows those affected to remember those who have lost their lives, are still battling this widespread disease and those who are survivors. October is a month to make the realities of cancer painfully obvious to us. It is a disease that is relentless in the worst possible way. Confronting mortality is a basic human task, but it seems … Continue reading Staff editorial: breast cancer awareness month