Stories

Did You Slip On Ice Again?

Just imagine! You look out of your window, and it's snowing again. You wear all your layers, start playing music and head out for classes. It's freezing, so you start walking faster, take your next step, your foot glides on an icy layer, and BOOM! You fall. Your reflexes are tested in just a matter of seconds and keeps you guessing what happened.…

Too Young for Back Pain

Many college students find themselves plagued with back and muscle pain. When juggling seemingly hundreds of priorities, we may not feel the need to fuel and aid our bodies the way we should. We must fit the books in our backpacks and wear shoes that make our legs ache because everyone else on campus also owns them. We sacrifice comfort for…

Hindsight's 20/22

The new year’s looking bright! Or is it a bit blurry? Based on the nature of our world, we all spend much time squinting at our screens, probably more than we’d care to admit. Whether you’re spending most of your time looking at your big, medium, or small screen, device overuse may have effects that lead to eye strain. The 20-20-20 rule is a…

Nacho Mother's Nachos

Time: 20 minutes There’s a reason college students are known for living off of ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese. With a busy schedule and active lifestyle, it’s hard to prioritize getting your vegetables in. Everyone knows the benefits of eating your colors, but it can be challenging with a limited budget and time. This recipe is great for…

Managing Your Mental Health During Winter Break

For some college students, winter break is an exciting time to look forward to. You get to see your family and friends and be around your loved ones for an extended period. For others, however, it may be less exciting for those same reasons. While the winter season is typically a loving and joyous time, some college students don’t look forward to…

It's Better to Buy Now Instead of Paying Later

Spring Break, Music Festivals, and random trips on the weekend are all things that you look forward to during your College experience. While these things can be pricey, utilizing Buy Now Pay Later Platforms allows you to enjoy these excursions at a low cost at first. A Buy Now Pay Later platform allows you to make large purchases through a…

The Best Thai Peanut Noodles Recipe

Every morning you decide to eat healthy and nutritious food for the day, but do you really stick to it? Eating healthy is a choice that most college students want to make, and they try hard to eat balanced meals every week. However, it is difficult to cook healthy and tasty meals when juggling classes, assignments, exams, and even a part-time job…

9 Keys to Living a Longer and Healthier Life

Achieving success in life is no easy feat, but ignoring your health will put you several steps behind. Implementing certain habits into your life will help you pursue a demanding career, maintain friendships, and live life to the fullest. Dr. William Roberts, a professor in the department of family medicine and community health at the University…

Student Profile: Lauren Thompson

Last Spring, Forest and Natural Resource Management major Lauren Thompson constantly found herself on the go. Deeply valuing her active lifestyle, Thompson spent long days studying in St. Paul, practicing rock climbing at the RecWell, and mixing salads at her part-time job. Despite her busy schedule, Thompson began experiencing wrist pain, making…

How Boynton Saved My Life

Busy schedules can render healthcare a low priority to many people these days. Even if something is wrong, treatment is often put off until the situation becomes dire. Many people don't realize just how vital it is to communicate regularly with your health provider. Vic Masaglia, current Director of the Career and Professional Development Center…