It’s almost Halloween!

As you can tell from the decorations in Morton Williams or the hilarious costume ideas on buzzfeed, Halloween is almost upon us.  Like many critical thinking feminists, I often get fed up with all the sexist halloween costumes.  Which is why I was so excited to hear about http://takebackhalloween.org.  This site offers tons of examples of…

FOOD!

So, this is yet another blog post about food, but lets be honest, we can never get enough good food! I went home (Mineola, Long Island) for the weekend and was lucky enough to enjoy my mother’s delicious home-cooked meals. One recipe she used is one of my favorites, so of course I wanted to…

The Wonderful World of Tempeh

In an attempt to expand my vegan protein repertoire (I am a tofu lover but wanted to switch things up), I recently bought some tempeh for the first time.  Tempeh, which is made of fermented soy beans, has a lot of health benefits.  I realize that it’s super weird for someone who has been vegan for…

Out2Enroll

Even though the government is shutdown, the Affordable Care Act is still in effect.  This means that thousands of people who were previously denied access can now get the health care they need.  Tons of sites are now popping up to help people navigate how the new healthcare system can best help them.   A…

seeing green

this has been an extremely eventful, momentous week. first, i learned what my cervix looks like.  then, today, i did something i didn’t think i could do: i entered the barnard greenhouse. you can see barnard’s greenhouse from the main walkway between barnard hall and milbank — it’s on the very top of milbank, right…

Daily Journaling Update

In my last post, I wrote about keeping a record of little things I enjoyed about my day, every day. So far, I have been keeping true, as in everyday has a record of something although I often write these days later. As far as I have found, my days have been feeling longer (in…

Know Your IX

I got a tip from Peer Ed alum Amee about Know Your IX (which Amee helped with, hooray!), “a campaign that aims to educate all college students in the U.S. about their rights under Title IX.” Here’s more info from the website: Armed with information, sexual violence survivors will be able to advocate for themselves during their schools’…

Second Monday Message Challenge: Get a flu shot!

This week, our Monday Message was all about getting a flu shot. Getting a flu shot is an important thing to do for your health and the health of others around this time of year, and it’s especially important in college communities, where people typically live close together. I got my shot at Primary Care’s…