This week, I was lucky enough to attend the Atlantic regional symposium held by Postsecondary Education Partnership—Alcohol Harms at Dalhousie with Venna Penney, the MASU vice-president of student life. At this conference, student leaders from Mount Allison, Saint Mary’s, Dalhousie, Saint Thomas and Acadia discussed strategies to encourage and utilize various harms-reduction strategies on […]

As you may know, some foods are better for your brain than others. For example, tater tot casserole from Jennings is the epitome of “brain food.” Just kidding. Here are some actual foods that you might want to toss into your diet when possible to help the old noodle ace your midterms. Blueberries: Who doesn’t […]

This week I was lucky enough to sit down with family physician Dr. Jacqueline McDougall to discuss some health trends and concerns in the university student demographic. Here’s what she had to say. Q: What are the most common health concerns you see in young adults and university students? A: The most common thing I […]

    According to Wikipedia, a hangover is “a 2009 American comedy film” – oh wait, wrong page. Sorry, one sec. A hangover is the “experience of various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of alcohol.” If you have had the good fortune to never experience a hangover, typical symptoms include headache, dizziness, fatigue, […]

    Hello, Mounties! My name is Rachel McDougall and I’m the Mount Allison health intern at the Wellness Centre this year. I’m in my fourth year playing volleyball for the Mounties and pursuing a bachelor of science in honours biochemistry with minors in biology and chemistry. As the health intern, I work closely with […]

Developing a meditation practice can have many health benefits Meditation is a practice that has been prevalent in different cultures for thousands of years. As early the 12th century, meditation was used in a religious context. In the modern day, it is commonly used to help with emotional regulation or stress management. Meditation is a […]