The Daily Evergreen

Local therapists often have long waiting periods

Local counselors see an increase of patients during this stressful time in the semester and as the weather changes.

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2017

Local facilities support mental health needs of the WSU community, especially during this stressful time of year. Michelle Miller, the counselor of Mainspring Counseling in Pullman, said she sees an influx of patients when the season changes and there are heavier workloads. “Anxiety comes from...

Learning to assess mental health

Rogers Hall Resident Adviser Madalyn Graf distributes mail to residences. RAs train to prepare for crises but can only report them.

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2017

Resident advisers and residential education directors at WSU undergo training to learn how to appropriately assess mental health situations they may encounter on the job. Brandon Brackett, WSU assistant director of Residence Life, said RAs and REDs are taught to document and confront situations and issu...

Club supports students’ transition into career

Pre-Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Club Vice President Julia McMaster describes the activities and speakers the club hosts.

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2017

The different speakers who come to most Pre-Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Club meetings offer volunteer and work experience to members while they go through their pre-nutrition studies. The main goal of the club is to help nutrition and exercise physiology majors with applications, help them find...

Personal trainer taught mom first

Student personal trainer Katie Iverson demonstrates proper form while leading a full-body workout Tuesday in the Chinook Student Center.

LATISHA JENSEN, Evergreen life editor

November 15, 2017

Kathy Iverson’s pain was excruciating and almost constant. She was overweight, she got around with a walker and her doctor just gave her medication. She had lost hope of ever living a comfortable, enjoyable life. With her two types of arthritis, diabetes and spinal stenosis, she was told exercise...

Full lemon provides essential nutrients

Lemon juice can be used to enhance flavor and 
add nutrients to food and water.

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2017

Health: Lemons contain high levels of vitamin C, which can boost the immune system and help prevent illness. One lemon contains approximately 31 milligrams of vitamin C, which is about 51 percent of daily intake based on a 2,000-calorie diet, according to the Healthline website. The high vitamin C c...

Body mindfulness lowers stress

Kinesiology Club Co-President Jessica Beitner discusses physical and mental branches of kinesiology, the study of 
movement, and the health effects Wednesday. The group approaches these topics from a medical perspective.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017

The way in which people carry their bodies under stress can affect physical and mental wellness. Kinesiology Club Co-President Jessica Beitner said there is a cause-and-effect relationship between stress and bodily reactions to it. “As college students,” she said, “coping with stress is something...

Incorporate sweet potatoes, increase nutrients

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber and contain nearly no fat.

LATISHA JENSEN, Evergreen life editor

November 8, 2017

Health: Sweet potatoes contain high amounts of beta-carotene, which is what gives the potatoes their yellow and orange color, according to the Healthline website. The beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in our bodies, which is crucial for eye health. Deficiency can lead to eye damage that may ...

Americans lack necessary vitamins, minerals

Those who do not ingest enough iron regularly will feel tired but overtime can develop extreme fatigue as a result, Dietitian Alice Ma says.

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017

Consuming supplements is one way to avoid nutrient deficiencies, although a well-balanced diet is more effective, WSU Dietician Alice Ma said. “In most cases though, you don’t absorb as much vitamins and minerals from supplements,” Ma said. “It’s easiest and much cheaper to get them from...

Dining hall celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The celebration has been planned since September 
to make this a campus-wide event.

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017

Southside Cafe will host a Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration with traditional Mexican cuisine, while displaying some of the holiday’s customs and typical decorations. The manager of WSU Dining Services approached Rafael Pruneda, the retention counselor of the Chicano/a Latino/a...

Fibrous seeds aid in weight loss, bowel function

One serving of chia seeds contains 42 percent of the daily fiber value, which can help with weight loss and providing feelings of satiety.

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017

Health: Chia seeds have a high percentage of fiber and contain proteins that cause satiety, the feeling of fullness and satisfaction, registered dietician Jen Hathwell wrote on healthyeating.com. Fiber reduces inflammation, lowers cholesterol and helps regulate bowel functions. The minerals magnesi...

Grad student runs jiu-jitsu studio

Shane McFarland, owner and jiu-jitsu teacher at Mantis Martial Arts, stretches before his class on Tuesday.

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017

Shane McFarland, owner of Mantis Martial Arts LLC and president of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on campus, said he is doing what he loves by being a husband and father, owning a martial arts academy and pursuing a doctorate in prevention science. McFarland started jiu-jitsu in 2005 after quitting...

Learn mindfulness, reduce stress

Yoga is a way to exercise and practice engaging in the present moment rather than having a wondering or worrisome mind, 
as well as lowering stress levels. An optional yoga session will be held right before the symposium.

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017

Registration is now open for the second annual Mindfulness Symposium where mindfulness, a concept and practice of the quality state of being conscious and aware, will be explored. Lydia Gerber, professor and facilitator of the event, said there is a lot of stress in our campus community and the symposium...

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