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Burn out

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter November 18, 2021

At this point in the year, students might notice themselves or their peers them experiencing a bit of that familiar burnt-out feeling that comes around every so often. Burnout happens when someone neglects...

Fruits of love...

It’s all about sex

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter November 18, 2021

“Let’s Talk Sex” is a seven-week series of open conversations about sex, being facilitated by the NVU- Johnson Wellness Center. This series started on Oct. 11, and is running until the end of the...

The Wellness Center entrance behind Senators Hall

Don’t get SAD: winter wellness

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter October 14, 2021

Living in Vermont, one must be aware of the long, dark winters suffered by everyone who lives here. There are some benefits to living in this wonderland during the colder months, such as snowy recreation...

Sites for sore eyes

Sites for sore eyes

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief October 26, 2020

If the average student takes five classes a semester, all with 1-hour Zoom classes or asynchronous equivalents and does all their homework online, how much time is that student spending looking at a screen?...

Elaine Collins and the Executive Team giving students the two day break.

NVU announces two-day break for students, faculty

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief October 26, 2020

At the NVU-Johnson Faculty Assembly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the faculty unanimously passed a motion to give students a five-day break from Wednesday, Oct. 28 through the following Sunday. Three days...

Wellness Center: we’re here to support

Wellness Centre Staff, Contributor September 22, 2020

The Wellness Center remains more committed than ever to supporting our new and returning students during these challenging times. We recognize that students may be struggling right now with anxiety, grief,...

Rising stress levels from students, faculty and staff have prompted conversations about mitigation and prevention.

Stress levels skyrocket for students, staff, and faculty

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief September 22, 2020

This is the first installment of our series on campus-wide stress, focusing primarily on workload.   In an anonymous survey given to students by Basement Medicine, one question asked them to compare...

Words of Wellness: Eat well, be well

Words of Wellness: Eat well, be well

Jeanie Cass, JSC Nurse Practioner May 3, 2012

Have you started exercising yet? Did you measure your abdomen as I mentioned last week? Well, the other part of the obesity equation is our diet. Diet is WHAT we eat, not a restrictive way of eating. Why...

Words of Wellness: Listen to the tape

Words of Wellness: Listen to the tape

Jeanie Cass, JSC Nurse Practioner April 12, 2012

Get a tape measure. What you don’t have one? Get creative with a piece of yarn (from a knitter on campus) and a ruler… and measure the largest portion of your waist between your belly button and the...

Words of Wellness: The mechanics of panic

Words of Wellness: The mechanics of panic

By Brian Wilcox, M.A. L.C.M.H.C., Contributor March 8, 2012

Stepping from the brink of the cave, the woman moves rapidly to the brambles near the cave entrance where she remembers the blackberries. She feels a twinge of fear at having forgotten her spear but the...

Words of Wellness: Enjoy Vermont’s Winter Wonderland

Words of Wellness: Enjoy Vermont’s Winter Wonderland

Jeanie Cass, JSC Nurse Practioner February 16, 2012

In preparation for this article, I interviewed Brad Moskowitz, Professor of Outdoor Education, avid backcountry enthusiast, and member of the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol. Brad provided me with helpful information...

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