AIDS Awareness Ribbon

World AIDS Day 2009

Today, (December 1st, 2009) we are celebrating World AIDS Day. The goals are: To increase awareness and remind people that even though HIV/AIDS can be treated, it is still a very serious threat to men, women, and children around the world. To fight prejudice against people who…

To Write Love On Her Arms Day 2009

To Write Love On Her Arms Day

November 13, 2009 was “To Write Love on Her Arms” day. To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is “a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and…

Notebook

Papers and Grades and Office Hours, Oh My!

Okay. So college is tough. People that are used to getting A’s and B’s in high school need to go to college with the mindset that it might not be so easy to get good grades in college. You need to make sure that you…

Car Safety

Passenger Responsibility

While waiting for my car to be fixed the other day, I picked up a travel magazine and read an article about passenger responsibility. It struck me that the only public campaigns to reduce car accidents that I was aware of have been focused on…

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

As some of you may know, September was Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Just one month later, a student at my high school lost her yearlong battle to ovarian cancer at the young age of nineteen. She was an avid volleyball player and the captain of…

PCOS Blog

Oligomenorrhea

Oligomenorrhea (pronounced: o-li-go-men-or-rea) is just a fancy name for “few” periods. I don’t think there is any other word in the English language that has more synonyms and slang words to describe a woman’s menstrual cycle, than the word, “period”. Aside from familiar words such…

Digitally Enhanced Model

Digital Enhancement = Not Cool

Just about every piece of advertising that we come in contact with has pictures that have been photoshopped. It is very hard nowadays for girls to be able to tell whether or not a computer program has been used to shave off some pounds to make…

Freshman 15

Beware of the Freshman 15!

The thought of gaining 15 pounds the first year of college is scary! I’m not sure who came up with this warning, but I decided to check it out. Interestingly, there hasn’t been much scientific research done to prove this theory. However, I did learn that a recent…