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Sexy and I Know It! Workshop Comes to EWU

Sexy and I Know It! Workshop Comes to EWU

March 9

EWU Health, Wellness and Prevention Services (HWPS) created the Sexy and I Know It! Healthy Body workshop to emphasis the importance of health and health...

EWU health hut takes action against sexual assault

By Kalli Wolf, News Writer

April 20

Filed under News, Showcase

It is Sexual Assault Action Week and events will be taking place throughout the week. Events will primarily take place on Cheney’s campus, but a few events will also be on the Spokane campus. Health Education Coordinator Laura Mathieson was in charge of Sexual Assault Action Week this year and pulled together a sub-committee to help put the week’s events into action. Tricia...

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

November 4

According to EWU’s Timely Warning Log, a total of seven sexual assault have been reported between Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. In comparison to previous years,...

Health hut keeps students smart

Health hut keeps students smart

October 11

For the remainder of fall quarter, there will be a little red kiosk stationed around Eastern’s campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays called the Health Hut....

Health vital for finals week

By Bekah Frank, Administrative Assistant

May 28

Filed under Eagle Life

As finals week approaches, many students are battling senioritis and procrastination, just to name a couple issues. EWU Health, Wellness and Prevention Services director Tricia Hughes said in an email interview she understands how difficult it can be to continue to study and stay on task when the sun is shining and students are feeling burnt out. “It is just keeping...

Water needs to be this summer’s beverage of choice

Water needs to be this summer’s beverage of choice

May 8

Killing over 2 million people worldwide every year, according to the Encyclopedia of Children’s Health website, dehydration is a dangerous condition...

Benefits of hemp outweigh marijuana

By Ivy Nall, Contributing Writer

March 16

Filed under Opinion

I recently got into a debate with someone about the positive use of hemp. I was dumbfounded when he thought hemp was the same thing as marijuana. Although they both come from a cannabis plant, they are very different. It has been an entire year since President Obama signed Section 7606 of the Farm Bill into law, which legalized the production of hemp. The U.S. House passed...

EWU Condomania presents safe sexual health activities

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

February 21

Filed under Eagle Life

As Eastern wrapped up its annual sexual health awareness week, Condomania proved to be a hit once again. The yearly, three-hour event focused on activities that promote and educate safe, sober and consensual sex. The event was held in The Roost lobby where tables with activities were spread out in a wide circle. There were additional tables downstairs where attendees could...

Health codes understood by professional piercers, not teens

By Jasmine Ari Kemp, News Editor

February 1

Filed under Opinion

It’s incredibly baffling that a person would go to a mall, sit down on a chair and let a 16 year old ram a dull gold-plated stud into their ears like they were cattle. Of course, I’m sure not many people understand that those piercing guns used at Icing, or many other mall jewelry shops, are the same kinds of guns used to tag cows on ranches. So why treat yourself like...

College-aged Americans take advantage of Affordable Care Act

By Aaron Bocook, Staff Writer

December 5

Filed under News

Open enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 15. By the time it ends on Feb. 15, the Health and Human Services department of the federal government expects at least 9 million Americans to sign up. During the first enrollment period, from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, over 7 million Americans signed up for insurance through the ACA. This included...

Health apps contain pros and cons for student use

By Rebekah Frank, Staff Writer

November 14

Filed under Eagle Life

While health apps can offer a lot of helpful information, it is important to know what you’re goals are before you download an app otherwise the information could overwhelm its users, said Tricia Hughes, director of health, wellness and prevention services. Health apps can be downloaded through an app store on a smart phone. These apps help users track many things including...

Washington prepares for the spread of Ebola

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

November 4

Filed under News

Washington state is far away from the Ebola outbreak in Africa, but the threat of infection is still being taken seriously. KREM2 news reported on Oct. 20 that misconceptions about Ebola were spreading around Spokane thanks to a lack of knowledge, which is why the the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is sending out weekly situation reports. The SRHD released their...

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