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It’s “Healthy Nut” Season

It’s “Healthy Nut” Season

Shawn Stoffel, Writer/Photographer
October 31, 2016
Filed under Health & Fitness, Top Stories

Take a peek outdoors within your own backyards, or within your local parks. You will no doubt find the broad spreading tree of the family Fagaceae, the hearty species of the Quercus. The Quercus trees are better known as the great oaks. For example; the “White Oak,” the “Scarlet Oak,” the Shingle... Read more »

Trans-Fat? But Wait, There’s More!

Trans-Fat? But Wait, There’s More!

Shawn Stoffel, Writer, Photographer
September 6, 2016
Filed under Health & Fitness

Trans-fat is considered by doctors to be the worst type of fat you can put into your body. But yet, you will find that trans-fat mysteriously finds its way into most of the foods you eat. Trans-fat is an engineered product that can cause problems because the human body cannot process it. The mystery... Read more »

A Formula for Choosing “Convenience Foods”

A Formula for Choosing “Convenience Foods”

Shawn Stoffel, Writer, Photographer
August 30, 2016
Filed under Health & Fitness

Humans are not machines. Humans are not stiff and unyielding. Humans are a mass of muscles and joints that are made to move effortlessly, easily, and gracefully. But many foods won’t let your body enjoy that free play. Some foods restrict it at every turn and limit its full potential, suppressing your... Read more »

Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

William Spencer, Writer
March 19, 2014
Filed under Health & Fitness, Student Life & News

We all know that winter weather has its ups and downs and for college students, the downside to lower temperatures means an increased chance of becoming ill. Students should be mindful to practice proper hygiene throughout the entire year but especially so during the colder seasons. To ensure that y... Read more »

Cold and Flu Season: Tips to Staying Healthy

Cold and Flu Season: Tips to Staying Healthy

Darby Reedy, Editor
February 3, 2013
Filed under Health & Fitness, Student Life & News

Winter is in full swing and so is cold and flu season! As colds and the flu circulate through schools and business places, there are many steps that can help keep you healthy! Some steps to help you remain healthy this season include: Go to your local doctor’s office, pharmacy, or urgent care an... Read more »

Smoke-Free Catawba: Yea or Nay?

Smoke-Free Catawba: Yea or Nay?

Tim Wellman, Writer
February 3, 2013
Filed under Health & Fitness, Opinion, Student Life & News

Catawba College is extremely progressive for such a small private college.  We have a variety of environmentally-friendly initiatives, and the college’s impending university status seems to be on everyone’s mind lately.  Administration at Catawba tries its very best to meet student and faculty... Read more »

Leigha Martinelli Tells Us Her Story

Leigha Martinelli Tells Us Her Story

Leigha Martinelli, Survivor
October 7, 2012
Filed under Health & Fitness, Opinion, Top Stories

When I was 8 years old I was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, one of the deadliest childhood cancers. I got hurt playing soccer and continued limping and complaining all night. The pain got worse and worse so we immediately went to Duke. They said I was stage 4 already when the cancer was found, which is... Read more »

Drug Abuse on Campus

Drug Abuse on Campus

Megan Varnadore, Lifestyles Editor, Writer
April 17, 2012
Filed under Health & Fitness, Student Life & News, Top Stories

Many of us at the current college age went through the D.A.R.E. program in elementary school.  Would it be surprising if I told you that the program had a boomerang effect on college kids now?  What I mean by that is that after several university studies were done throughout the U.S., the program has... Read more »

End of Lent at Catawba

Raven Canty, Writer
April 3, 2012
Filed under Dorm Room Dishes, Fun Stuff, Health & Fitness, Uncategorized

It’s been 40 days. My friends Heather Cheek, Kayce Kimrey, Alissa Foote, Jackie Davis, and myself made it without the food and drinks we gave up for Lent. Going without soda, chocolate, brownies, cookies, juice and ranch dressing was hard for all of us - but we did it! Unlike most people who “cheated”... Read more »

Workout and Win Free Prizes

Workout and Win Free Prizes

Stephanie Cook, Editor
March 31, 2012
Filed under Health & Fitness, Student Life & News

The Lerner Wellness Center at Catawba College has come upon the final week of their Wellness Superstars program for Catawba students, faculty, and staff to participate in for the 2012 school year. Friday, April 6th will be the last day that individuals will be able to participate in activities to earn st... Read more »

Insanity Class

Insanity Class

Jarrett Murphy, Sports Editor, Writer
March 26, 2012
Filed under Health & Fitness

Dustin Craft is known as the fitness expert around campus because of the various workout programs and fitness classes he teaches that will get anyone in shape. But when he started to implement his Insanity workouts, Catawba students and faculty got introduced to a new level of fitness. Insanity is... Read more »

Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey

Megan Varnadore, Lifestyles Editor
March 19, 2012
Filed under Health & Fitness

Of the numerous smokers on Catawba’s campus, many say that they are trying to quit, but simply can’t find a way that works. Others retain their opinion of not wanting to quit smoking. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been trying to combat smoking for years with some success, but may have... Read more »

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