Epistemologies of Healthy Eating

This may turn out to be more of a rant than I’m intending, but bear with me. Today, I was in a discussion section for anthropology in which we were discussing sugar. The book we’re reading, Sweetness and Power, focuses on the history of sugar and the way that it has been an indicator of…

HalloGREEN is TONIGHT from 7-9 PM!

Pumpkins. Pumpkin themed desserts. Pumpkin decorating supplies (we’ve got glitter glue with your name on it). This is the magic of HalloGREEN! Join the Eco Reps and the Well-Woman Peer Eds for a super fun, super crafty pumpkin-palooza from 7-9 PM in the Well-Woman office. Check out the facebook event and make sure to stop…

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…

Room Selection 2013

Today was the first day of room selection, for groups of all rising seniors. While Barnard offers some great housing options, the selection process can be incredibly stressful, and doesn’t always turn out the way we hope it will. So on that note, to those who haven’t selected yet, good luck! To those who have,…

Welcome back!

Happy first day of classes! I hope that “shopping period” is as low-stress as possible. Stop by the office this week for some tea, some time on the massage chairs, or a chat with Jessica if you need a break from the early semester rush. The office will be open 1-4 PM Tuesday — Friday….

5 Tips for Incoming College Freshmen

Me, as a terrified freshman. I love freshmen or – as Barnard would have us call them – first years. Having moved in early this year for Well Woman training, I got to see them as they went about their orietnation activities and attended endless programming. And in between the student services fair, the perspectives…

Potential Lesbian Replacement for Souter

On May 4th, Barnard held its “Celebration of Pride”, a ceremony intended to honor the achievements of graduating Barnard seniors who were active in the LGBTQ movement on campus. We were lucky enough to have Rosalyn Richter, a Barnard graduate who was recently appointed to be New York’s first openly gay appellate judge. She gave…

Battle of the Lectures

As many of you may know, next Monday, May 4 at 8:00pm, Columbia will be host to two very different speakers. On the right we have Ann Coulter: social and political commentator, author, and die-hard republican. On the left we have Kate Bornstein: author, performing artist, gender theorist and BDSM expert. Invited on to campus…