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Eat Good, Look Good, Feel Good

Posted on 02 May 2016 by

Looking your best doesn’t necessarily mean having a glamorous wardrobe or even the best hairstyle in class. It is more about how you treat your body to feel that exhilarating burst of energy, giving you the confidence to slay the day. I’d say that’s a good look. Many of us run on a daily routine […] Continue Reading…

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Getting Mental Health Help at HCC

Posted on 21 April 2016 by

A 2014 survey by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors found that 47.4 percent of college students have some type of anxiety. At Housatonic, many students suffer from stress and anxiety difficulties and do not know how to cope with it. I am one of those students. It took a lot of […] Continue Reading…

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Zika Virus Could be Storm Cloud on the Horizon

Posted on 10 April 2016 by

If you’re a pregnant woman and you plan on traveling to a country in South America anytime soon, chances are you’ll be unpacking that suitcase and canceling those plans. And if you’re not a pregnant woman, well, chances are you could still be in danger. That’s because a potentially life threatening virus linked to birth […] Continue Reading…

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Pour It Up, Pour It Up: Wine Consumption Does Your Health Wonders

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

Seen as the drink as old as time, wine has been both used as an offering to the gods and consumed for less than religious purposes for centuries. But  the naysayers that believe this drink of choice brings no real benefits to the table may want to rethink this perspective. Studies show that wine consumption […] Continue Reading…

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Drinking Wonderland: The Spike in Drunk Driving during the Holiday Season

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Winter is coming,  which means Christmas parties among friends, and that late night New Year’s Eve countdown. It’s a safe bet for wine bottles to be uncorked, mixed drinks to be had, and champagne to be popped open. Whatever the reason – ringing in the new year with shots of Jameson or downing a glass […] Continue Reading…

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When STEM Met Art

Posted on 01 December 2015 by

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M) conference filled Housatonic’s atrium in Lafayette Hall on Saturday November 7. More than 60 high school students from the surrounding communities were in attendance, including Bridgeport’s own Central, Bassick and Harding High Schools. “Be inspired, learn, create and explore,” said HCC’s president, Dr. Paul Broadie II, to […] Continue Reading…

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Practice Sun Safety

Posted on 18 May 2015 by

At least 10 times a year I get a blistering, painful sunburn.   Sun protection is very important year round, but especially during the seasons of spring and summer because during these seasons the sun’s rays are more harmful, due to the rays hitting Earth at a steeper angle, making them more intense. I have […] Continue Reading…

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De-Stress with Yoga During Finals

Posted on 13 May 2015 by

Are you stressed out during finals? Doing some simple yoga poses during finals is a healthy and useful way to de-stress. These yoga poses only take about 3 minutes and 30 seconds to do, so you can fit them into your busy,busy day. One yoga pose you can do is a variation on Tadasana (Mountain […] Continue Reading…

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Don’t Stress, Game On

Posted on 27 April 2015 by

We all get stressed in our lives, and some people play video games to help with the stress. Can this have a negative impact on students or can it truly help them? Many people think games are just for kids, but what if they could do more? When some students are stressed with school, work, […] Continue Reading…

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Not Your Average Health Article

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

There is something lacking in America, healthy every day routines to create a healthy lifestyle. No, this is not your average “get skinny” article. This is about loving yourself and creating a healthy body; whether you have a skinny body or a curvy body is not the focus here. It is on being healthy when […] Continue Reading…