Post Tagged with: "eating disorders"

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…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Health and Wellness Issue
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…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Health and Wellness Issue, The Guide
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…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Health and Wellness Issue, The Guide
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…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Health and Wellness Issue, The Guide
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.

Beneath the Facade

If you asked my best friends and family, they would all agree that I am a very extreme person. I’ve always thought I was born to be great; I have always been a dreamer, and, from a very young age, I have been my own biggest critic. I have struggled[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 2 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
The Ugly Side of Modeling

The Ugly Side of Modeling

I was listening to the radio when the host announced, “Up next, an underwear model with body image issues,” to which her co-worker scoffed, “This is important stuff right here.” I guess I didn’t catch the punch line. The man on the radio brushed the headline off as a joke,[Read More…]

by July 7, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns
COURTESY OF DARIA ETEZADI

Examining Diets and Dangerous Words

I knew there was a problem when I couldn’t remember the last time I had eaten a cookie without feeling guilty. At some point in my life, probably around the beginning of high school, I found that I no longer regarded food as something that was meant to fill me[Read More…]

by May 26, 2014 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
A Measure of Self

A Measure of Self

Roughly 190 million Americans are either overweight or obese, prompting health professionals to declare a crisis that demands a re-examination of the nation’s relationship with food. But that is only one side of the story. According to the Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders, nearly 24 million people in the United States[Read More…]

by February 7, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Body Wars: The Cost of Perfection

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News