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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 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,...

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...

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...

Drunkorexia: Alcohol and Eating disorders combined

Drunkorexia: Alcohol and Eating disorders combined

October 10

Body image ideals are on a majority of college students' minds, and these ideal images can affect students in negative ways. EWU director for health...

Dining Services hosts diet forum

Dining Services hosts diet forum

January 22

  Dining services at EWU hosted a Special Diets Forum on Oct. 1 that was open for students to express their special dietary needs, including allergi...

With the suicide rate averaging two deaths per week among Washington state youth, what can we do to prevent suicides?

With the suicide rate averaging two deaths per week among Washington state youth, what can we do to prevent suicides?

January 22

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, approximate...

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