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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.

Counting Calories Can Have Consequences

Written by Isaac Davis In an age obsessed with image, diet and nutrition why is nearly 40% of the US obese (CDC 2018)? Rising rates...

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...

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...

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...

Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life…Or Not!

Written by Isaac Davis Moving rapidly through my third year as an international student in the states, many of the culinary mysteries I first encountered...

The Swipe Out: Go and Shake It Up, What You Gotta Lose? A Hot...

Written by Shamira James We all have favorite Commons meals, right?  Like those days where if we for some reason don’t make it, we’ll be...

Cold Weather Self-Care: Tricks and Treats

Written by Aeryn McMurtry October marks the beginning of fall weather: shivering cold and beautiful colors on all the trees around these Virginia mountains. Cold...

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...

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...

Eating Gluten-Free On Campus More Challenging Than it Sounds

Kaitlyn Evernham is a freshman biology major who has celiac disease. The Brackety Ack sat down with her and asked some questions about how...

Foods Against the Flu: Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy

Written by Isaac Davis Darkening evening skies and crisp mornings signal the oncoming Autumn. While the start of Fall is an undoubtedly beautiful season in...

The Swipe Out: The Cavern Craze

Written by Shamira James I know we’ve all felt this way so let’s just put it out there: Cavern ain’t what it used to be....

“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,...

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...

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...

Freshmen Respond to Eating Well on 19-Swipe Meal Plan

Written by Carolynn Bructo Freshmen at RC are required to choose a 19-meal-per-week plan, and sometimes it can be difficult for them to learn how...

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...

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...

Yoga: The Way, The Truth, The Life

Written by Isaac Davis Dating back over four thousand years, yoga practise seeks for alignment of the physical and mental being. Nestled deep in the...