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The Food & Wellness page is pretty straight forward: food and wellness, but with a twist! Our stories are created by college students and created for college students. Cheap meal ideas, mental health discussion, and tips for study are all the kinds of stories you'll find here.

Editor Goes Vegetarian For a Week: RC Dining Options Cater To Special Diets

Written by Aeryn McMurtry RC prides itself on keeping an inclusive and healthy menu for students with various food allergies or personal diet habits. As...

Sushi Provides Different Meal Choice: Local Restaurants Offer Dish as Specialty

Written by Lorin Brice Hall This week Commons served sushi alongside its normal lunch. Commons has always had a secondary meal option during the lunch...

New Year, New Diet: Healthy Eating for a Healthier You

Written by Jessica Shelburne At the beginning of each year, many people partake in the tradition of setting goals to better their livelihood. A common...

The Swipe Out: Commons Considerations

Written by Shamira James Oh man, am I heated! This week, all RC students were sent a survey about Dining Services and all of the...

Serving Face: Skin Care Tips and Tricks

Written by Shamira James If you've ever been perusing in Walmart, Target, Ulta or any grocery store you’ve probably stumbled into the promise land that...

“Low Fat” and “No Fat” Are Not What They Seem to Be

Written by Isaac Davis The quest for a “simple healthy diet” has become increasingly less simple. One area that can be particularly deceiving are low fat,...

Mill Mountain Coffee VS Fruitions

Written by Madalyn Chapman and Shamira James If you’re looking for a cozy, warm, and inviting atmosphere that doubles as a great place to study...

The Difference Between French and American Cuisine

Written by Alexandra Gautier When imagining fancy food and fine dining, the mental picture of sitting along the Seine river at a table with an...

The Swipe Out: Let’s Get This Bread

Written by Shamira James Sometimes when things fall flat, it’s good to have a backup plan. You know: the backup plan, the fallback, the next...

ASMR: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Written by Shamira James Who knew that YouTube’s latest trend could help even the most tightly wound relax? Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, is...

Skin Care in the Name of Self Care

Written by Alexandra Gautier Many student come into college thinking that their problems with acne and skincare would vanish as soon as they moved in....

The Swipe Out: TEAL Me About it, Stud!

Written by Shamira James If you have me on Snapchat (shameless plug it’s queen.shamiraaa), then you know last year I started the #TealMovements trend on...

Late Night Snacks: Spice Up Your Life with These Aphrodisiacs

Written by Jessica Shelburne When we need energy, we eat food rich in protein. When we feel sad, we flock to sweet desserts, but what...

The Swipe Out: The Ice Cream Crisis

Written by Shamira James Commons has always been one of my favorite places on campus. The staff is lovely, the laughs with your friends are...

Workout Tips for the Shy but Soon-to-be Swole

Written by Aeryn McMurtry Coming to college or transitioning back into a new school year can be a bit hectic sometimes. Whether you’re a freshman...

Pros and Cons of Iconic Halloween Goodies

Written by Aeryn McMurtry Full-Size Candy Bars Pros: The gold mine of trick or treat candy. You know you’ve hit the best house when the full-size...

Commons, Cavern, and…Kroger?

Written by Lorin Brice Hall Everyone’s hungry and sometimes we don’t want Cavern, or Commons isn’t open. So we go to Sheetz or some other...

Free Your Mind and Lower Your Stress Levels with Meditation

Written by Brice Hall Meditation is an ancient practice that everyone should try out! The goal of a session of meditation is to train attention...

China Fresh: Local, Fast and Affordable

Written by Lorin Brice Hall Commons is cool and all, but it gets repetitive. The meals aren’t bad but you can only really take so...

The Swipe Out: Easy Like Sunday Morning Brunch

Written by Shamira James I want to preface this entire piece by saying I am 21, tickling 22, and am allowed to drink inhumane amounts...