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Staying Healthy


William Spencer, Writer
March 19, 2014

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 you... Read more »

Cold and Flu Season: Tips to Staying Healthy


Darby Reedy, Editor
February 3, 2013

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 and get... Read more »

Smoke-Free Catawba: Yea or Nay?


Tim Wellman, Writer
February 3, 2013

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

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Leigha Martinelli, Survivor
October 7, 2012

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

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Megan Varnadore, Lifestyles Editor, Writer
April 17, 2012

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

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... Read more »

Workout and Win Free Prizes


Stephanie Cook, Editor
March 31, 2012

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... Read more »

Insanity Class


Jarrett Murphy, Sports Editor, Writer
March 26, 2012

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 the... Read more »

Cold Turkey

Wasting Your Money

Megan Varnadore, Lifestyles Editor
March 19, 2012

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 »

Meditation at Catawba


Megan Varnadore, Lifestyles Editor
March 18, 2012

Many of us find ourselves stressed out, particularly during the middle and end of each semester.  Some of us can’t sleep well, while  others are looking for spiritual enlightenment.  Does this sound like you?  In a previous article, I’ve written about a new group on campus called the Young Entrepreneur’s... Read more »