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Wellness Services surveys student health and habits

Neha Kumar February 13, 2020

Photo by Kate NuelleOver the course of a month, Wellness Services has administered two separate mental health surveys to randomly selected classes. The surveys either pertain to student stressors or general...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

Coalition discusses hopes for new semester

Logan Crews September 19, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutLast spring, about 300 shirts hung on clotheslines across the Coates Esplanade. Each had a story of sexual assault written on it. This Clothesline Project was the work of...

Myeshia Smith discusses the new support group. Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

SAS creates support group for students with chronic health conditions

Noelle Barrera March 21, 2019

Photo by Genevieve HumphreysAccording to a National Health Review report, around seven percent of young adults in America live with a chronic condition, such as fibromyalgia, diabetes or Crohn’s...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Counseling Services continues to see more clients

Kaylie King March 21, 2019

Photo by Genevieve HumphreysOver the last several years, the number of students who visit Counseling Services has steadily increased. In the fall of 2018, Counseling Services saw 293 students, which was...

Let's talk about love (and sex)

Let’s talk about love (and sex)

Editorial Board February 7, 2019

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, which means it's our Love and Sex issue. Last year, our writers wrote all about sex and not much about love at all. They delved into the culture around casual...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Take (birth) control

Katherine Hewitt February 6, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys Did you know there are close to 20 methods of birth control? How do you choose the best method? With all of the options out there, it is up to you and your partner to...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Tobacco 21 Ordinance takes effect in San Antonio

Kaylie King October 4, 2018

The Tobacco 21 ordinance took effect in San Antonio on Oct. 1, 2018. The ordinance increased the age for sale of tobacco and vape products from 18 to 21 within San Antonio city limits. The ordinance does...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

From healthy habits to helping the world: GHI hosts first annual Health Fair

Jolie Francis September 6, 2018

Global Health Initiative (GHI) held their first annual Health Fair last week on the Coates Esplanade. Booths provided food and information to help students understand what health is and how to take care...

Photo credit: Alexandra Parris

New first-year hall promotes health and wellbeing

Jolie Francis August 22, 2018

Wellness services and residential life banded together to introduce a new first-year living learning community — the 360 Well-Being Hall — located on the second floor of Calvert Hall.The...

Sex Marks the Spot: HPV, fetal development

Sex Marks the Spot: HPV, fetal development

Katherine Hewitt April 6, 2018

Q: When do I need an HPV vaccine? A: Human papillomavirus is a common viral infection that most often occurs via skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity. Many infected people never have any symptoms,...

Sex Marks the Spot: hookups

Sex Marks the Spot: hookups

Katherine Hewitt March 2, 2018

Q: How can I stay safe in college hookup culture? A: According to sociologist Lisa Wade, “In colleges, ‘hookup culture’ refers to the idea that casual sexual encounters are the best or only way...

Sex Marks the Spot: oral sex, condoms

Sex Marks the Spot: oral sex, condoms

Katherine Hewitt February 9, 2018

Q: Can oral sex transmit STIs? Should I use condoms for oral sex? A: When the mouth and tongue are healthy and without cuts or sores, the chance of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) through...

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