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 of beauty and well-being that will make you stop and think.

COURTESY MEGHAN DIMSA
COURTESY MEGHAN DIMSA

One Step at a Time

Yates assistant director Meghan Dimsa discusses exercise goals and how to reach them.

 

 

 

DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA

Tricks for a College Diet

Allison Marco, the registered dietitian at Georgetown, offers insightful tips for ensuring a healthy diet using what Leo’s has on offer.

 

 

 

EDUARDO VALENCIA/THE HOYA
EDUARDO VALENCIA/THE HOYA

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 interviews, several students came forward to offer their own definitions of beauty within the context of their lives.

 

NATE MOULTON/THE HOYA Throughout high school, Robbie Ponce (COL ’17) underwent a harrowing period of self-doubt and self-discovery as he battled with anorexia.
NATE MOULTON/THE HOYA

Beneath the Facade

Robbie Ponce describes his experience of dealing with an eating disorder, and how he managed to overcome it.

 

 

 

PROJECTHEAL One summer brought Yasmeen Sharara (MSB ’17) back from the dangerous path she’d been on. She felt uncomfortable having her photo taken.
PROJECTHEAL

Past the Brink and Back

“I wish there was a way to tell girls that when Kate Moss said, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” that was probably the biggest lie on the entire planet. Being happy is incomparably better than being unhealthily skinny and miserable any day. ” — Yasmeen Sharara

 

 

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

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.

 

 

DANIEL SMITH FOR THE HOYA
DANIEL SMITH FOR THE HOYA

Tipping Over the Scale

“Anybody — big or small, old or young, male or female — can feel insecure about their size and their appearance.” — Monika Patel

 

 

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