Health and Wellness Issue

DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA

Health and Wellness Issue

Health and well-being are concepts integral to one’s college and life experiences. Yet on such a bustling campus, students rarely ever pause to examine their state of mind and body. From personal narratives of conquered eating disorders to health advice from Yates, Leo’s and CAPS employees, this issue explores sides[Read More…]

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Past the Brink and Back

Past the Brink and Back

When it comes to body image, I think most people have a distorted perception of their own body. If I were to ask someone right now to go get some fries or a burger with me, most people would think this through; they would want to know whether or not[Read More…]

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DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Located in back of Darnall Hall, the Counseling Center provides psychological and psychiatric services to all Georgetown students.

Student Health Examined

Seeking information pertaining to eating disorders on campus, The Hoya held separate interviews with Carol Day, the director of Health Education Services and member of the adjunct faculty of Health Studies and Human Science, and Mary Quigley, the staff clinical social worker and eating disorder specialist. In this combined version[Read More…]

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The Fluidity of Beauty

The Fluidity of Beauty

On a campus as diverse as Georgetown’s, it is nearly impossible to create one set standard of beauty. Students are drawn here from a multitude of  places defined by their distinct cultures, and each person adds his or her own perspective to the Georgetown community. In a series of videotaped[Read More…]

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COURTESY MEGHAN DIMSA

One Step At a Time

Meghan Dimsa M.ED., M.A., C.S.C.S Georgetown University Assistant Director of Yates Field House Director of Fitness and Wellness If you have watched TV or read books and magazines, you have likely been bombarded with advertisements for trendy exercise programs bottled in a “one-size-fits-all” package. Like most of us, you begin[Read More…]

DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA

Tricks For a College Diet

“How do I stay healthy on a college campus?” This question, along with many others, is common among students transitioning from home to college, especially in their first year. For the first time, students are fully in charge of their diet and can often be overwhelmed with the abundance of[Read More…]

Tipping Over the Scale

Tipping Over the Scale

In all my 19 years of living, not once have I ever reached 100 pounds. In fact, I’ve never even broken 95. At five feet four inches, I stand at an average height for a girl. My body mass index has never come close to normal; I’m always classified as[Read More…]

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