A College Girls Guide: How to Stay Healthy During Christmas Break

By: Sophia Romero with Taylor Tapia I have struggled with my diet and eating healthy since high school. I have done a juice cleanse, low carb diet and Paleo; however, I do eat relatively clean most of the time—I have troubles eating in moderation and exercise. This brings me to exercise- it is the bane of my existence! I feel like it’s a cesspool of germs and a bunch of guys staring at you like you’re in a meat market. Now back to health, with winter break right around the…

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Flu Season in New Mexico

By: Sharna Johnson For college students, the deeper they get into fall semester, the more there is to do. Exams are looming closer, major assignments and projects are coming due, papers are piling up, and there aren’t enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, flu season is here, and it doesn’t care about the responsibilities and expectations weighing on college-goers. The first New Mexico flu-related cases of the season, including one death, have been confirmed, according to an Oct. 24 alert from the state Health Department. The department is investigating what…

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My Ongoing Medical Mystery

By: Jena Slater Can you imagine sitting in a classroom, waiting for attendance to be called, when out of nowhere you start feeling a very rapid thud, thud, thud? Following this, you begin feeling as if the heater suddenly got kicked way up. Now, the room feels nearly twice as hot as it did only minutes before. You start losing the ability to focus and start looking around to see if anyone else noticed too. Instead, you start realizing how dizzy you’ve gotten over the short amount of time. If…

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The Benefits of Meditating

By: Sophia Romero As college students, life can get overwhelming and stressful. With midterms coming up next week it can be difficult to find time to de-stress and take time for yourself. For those who are having a hard time finding peace in your hectic day, meditating may be the solution for you. Between extracurricular activities, school, work, and homework—there seems to be no room in my schedule for time to myself. As an avid blog reader, I looked for inspiration on how to make time for yourself throughout the…

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Ways to Relax

By: Kendall Schneider It seems as if school just started, but we are already more than halfway through September and midterms are just a couple of weeks away. That being said, I have noticed my own stress level rising, and I’m sure other people are starting to get a little overwhelmed too. I want to give you five quick tips about ways to help you relax and relieve stress while still being productive in this busy season of life: 1. Start your morning slow There is nothing that is more…

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Netflix Series: 13 Reasons Why, Brings Awareness to ENMU

  By: Cale Bloskas The new Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” has recently started a national controversy on the responsibility the media should take on what they show, and how their viewers react. Many fear that the Netflix series has overstepped the line of what is appropriate to show on television, but others feel it has started a conversation that was long overdue. “13 Reasons Why” is based off a book with the same name that tells the story of a high school student, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Before…

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Finding Inspiration

By: Marissa Tijerina I’ve been having a hard time finding inspiration for my writing lately. I have not been motivated to sit down and just write. With school, homework, housework, and a five-month old to take care of, I just don’t have the time nor the energy. However, I found inspiration from the least conventional source today. I was reading my psychology book when a paragraph about creativity peaked my interests. I continued to read and found myself inspired to write. Of course, I couldn’t step away from my homework,…

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Natatorium

Do you like swimming? Want to swim, but can’t find a place? Let’s go to the natatorium! There is an oft-ignored building on campus named the Natatorium Aquatic Center. It’s located across from Golden Library and next to the Science Building. The natatorium has been here at ENMU for decades. Renovation of the natatorium began several years ago and finished in May of 2009. Gary Carter, director of Intramurals and Recreation (the division responsible for the natatorium and MaxPAC), says, “After the renovation they put new windows and new heating…

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Campus Blood Drive

The United Blood Services is a non-profit organization providing blood and blood products for local area hospitals throughout the United States. First founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, AZ, the organization has grown to serve more than 500 hospitals in 18 states. More than 25 million community members in these states depend on the United Blood Services to provide life-saving blood and byproducts. Each year the UBS collects a safe supply of more than a million units of red blood cells. Eastern New Mexico…

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Who needs machines?

By Jane Hamann As the days start to get shorter and colder, and the holidays are fast approaching it becomes harder and harder for people to fit exercise into their daily schedule. The main reason people tell me they don’t exercise regularly is they don’t have time. They don’t have time to go to a gym, they don’t want to get up earlier in the morning to go workout, and they are too tired to go when they come home.  What I want to remind people is you do not…

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