Where My Ladies At? Lack of Female Representation in the Weight Room

Whether it was pre-corona when I was lifting six times a week, or now, in the midst of COVID-19, when I go to the gym whenever I can, every time I step foot into the gym, it looks the same: predominantly women on the ab mats and treadmills and men in the weight room.  This was the case last year when I went to Lehigh’s … Continue reading Where My Ladies At? Lack of Female Representation in the Weight Room

What I Learned from a Solo Month in Hawaii

I’ve loved to travel for as long as I can remember. After spending much of my first year of college unhappy, I opted to take my classes remotely in the Fall 2020 semester. When I couldn’t convince any of my friends to do the same, I chose to move to Hawaii by myself for a month.  When I told people about my plans, I usually … Continue reading What I Learned from a Solo Month in Hawaii

Five Ways to Have a More Productive Day

This semester has undoubtedly been a difficult one for us college students. It’s hard to keep your spirits up and be productive when you’re inside all day and learning in a virtual environment. While it’s important to not push yourself too hard during these circumstances, there are ways to help you get your day started. Here are some tips I recommend for having a more … Continue reading Five Ways to Have a More Productive Day

How to Beat Zoom Exhaustion

“If I have to respond to one more discussion post I’m gonna -” is a thought that myself and many other students I know have at least once a day.  As a freshman in college, adjusting to a new lifestyle in a pandemic has proven to make even the most mundane of activities more difficult than anticipated.  Personally, one of the most uncomfortable of those … Continue reading How to Beat Zoom Exhaustion

Recipes for Beginner Bobby Flays

When someone asks you what you’ve been cooking while away at college, they aren’t talking about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or microwave mac and cheese.  I love a good PB&J just as much as the next person, but I can’t live off of them (well, I mean I could). As my Intro to Nutrition professor tells us, it’s ALL about variety.  Cooking is fun; … Continue reading Recipes for Beginner Bobby Flays

Mental Health Tips for Fully Remote Students

College is hard. College miles away from campus is even harder. The Covid-19 pandemic is isolating for everyone, but being a fully remote student—far from friends and the buzz of campus life— can leave you feeling particularly overwhelmed. I’ve picked up a few things over the first half of this semester that have helped my mental health during these challenging times. Tip #1: Do not … Continue reading Mental Health Tips for Fully Remote Students

Friends with Benefits: Proceed with Caution and Communication

During my freshman year of college, I made guy friends about one month into the school year.  I loved hanging out with them, but there was one guy I particularly vibed with. We’ll call him Brandon.  Brandon and I would constantly flirt with each other, and ultimately we hooked up after one month of being friends. And then again.  But since I appreciated our friendship … Continue reading Friends with Benefits: Proceed with Caution and Communication

Stand Up, Speak Out, Vote

This year’s election is continuing to surpass difficulties that no other election year has ever had to experience. In the midst of a global pandemic, voting undeniably becomes more complicated. For many, it may deter them from voting or cause them to be wary about the legitimacy of their ballots.  In 2016, voter turnout for eligible citizens was about 55 percent. This was an all-time … Continue reading Stand Up, Speak Out, Vote