Volunteers host workshops to connect the wellness office with the student body.
Many of us know the feeling all too well: It shows up unexpectedly in the form of sweaty palms and rapid heart rate, and it lasts anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Anxiety is anything but foreign to college students. Most likely, as you prepared for college, your friends and family said […]
Male condoms, like penises, come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are longer, shorter, wider or thinner. So why do condoms have a bad “wrap?” We’ve all heard the excuses: They’re annoying, uncomfortable, expensive and even unnecessary when coupled with oral contraceptives. In a study of college women from a Southern Californian university, “Negative […]
The process of getting tested for a sexually transmitted infection isn’t sexy. Though getting blood drawn and peeing into a cup in a doctor’s office is sterile, it doesn’t generate warm, fuzzy feelings. And sexually transmitted infections bring to mind painful sores and embarrassment. But someone who regularly gets tested is responsible. That’s attractive. Each […]
Who isn’t afraid of the freshman 15? Of all the myths of college life, this supposed weight gain haunts university freshmen most when they step onto campus. It drives students to go to the Lyon Center every day or buy salads at Seeds Marketplace instead of orange chicken at Panda Express. Generally, maintaining a normal […]
Diane Medsker, a health educator at the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion, asks Karim Sacre, a graduate student studying computer science, to walk his bike on Trousdale Parkway. Student Affairs kicked off its ‘We are Considerate. We are USC.’ campaign last Tuesday with an email to all students.