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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.

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...

Spring Into Clean – Tips and Tricks

Written by Alexandra Gautier Spring has, for the most part, sprung. Despite some cold and rainy days, all signs point to warmer, longer and more...

Who Ya Gonna Call? Health Services!

Written by Lorin Brice Hall It’s a weird windy time here in Salem and everyone’s getting the flu, or just feels under the weather! Instead...

Quinoa For the Win-oa

Written by Lorin Brice Hall Commons served an exciting new meal during lunch from Feb. 4-8. This meal was the Quinoa Bowl, available at the...

The Swipe Out: Gotta Get Down on Friday

Written by Shamira James There are times when Commons is the place to be... and then there are times where it’s not. When it’s good,...

How YOU Can Be The Next Martha Stewart: Dorm Style

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Are you trying to cut your meal plan down? Maybe you have cut your meal plan down, and you keep running...

RC Students Sound Off On International Mental Health

Written by Jessica Shelburne Emotional and psychological disorders affect humans everywhere. No one is exempt from the mental pressures that accompany this life regardless of...

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 Mentality Behind Loving your Body

Written by Aeryn McMurtry It is a fact of human nature that a person’s physical appearance is the first thing that other people notice about...

Blood and Plasma Donations in the Roanoke Area

Written by Jessica Shelburne Many individuals take great pride in organ donation after death. This is an incredible contribution to make, as the average organ...

The Swipe Out: Take Me On A Date

Written by Shamira James Let’s jump right into it: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we’re broke. I’d like to consider myself to...

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...

Hydrate, Don’t Die-drate: Explore Your Relationship With This Multi-Fauceted Resource

Written by Lorin Brice Hall Roughly 60% of the human body is water, but folks don’t drink enough of it. CBS has reported that around...

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: The Importance of Social Eating

Written by Shamira James Welcome back everyone! We’re picking back up with the working hard, partying harder and napping the hardest, but more importantly, we’re...

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....

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...

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...

Combating Seasonal Depression: The Importance of Winter Mental Health

Written by Aeryn McMurtry Mental health is one of the most overlooked and least discussed aspects of physical wellness. It can be affected by things...

Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle! Try Some of These Timely Treats

Ah, Thanksgiving, you treated us well. We love your turkey with cranberry sauce and your awkward family reunions. We will forever cherish the tea...