Art by Madeline Duvall Before moving into the dorms, Pepperdine requires all first-year students to purchase a meal plan, which currently ranges from $1,865 to $4,075 per semester. With the three percent increase in housing rates, the meal plan for this academic year adds up to $3,730 to $8,150. Meanwhile, cooking meals could instead cost half those amounts or even less … [Read more...] about Opinion: Pepperdine First-Years Deserve the Right to Cook
Art by Caitlin RoarkThe Freshman 15 is a term referring to the belief among college students that the experiences of a first-year college student lead to a weight gain of about 15 pounds. Much of this sudden weight gain is sometimes attributed to the unfamiliar sources of stress incoming college students are faced with, including course work and moving out from home. Entering … [Read more...] about Dedicate Time for Your Health
Info graph by Kylie Myers A new study has revealed that the college "freshman 15" is more of a myth than proven fact. Charles Baum, economics professor at Middle Tennessee State University, led the study, which analyzed 8,984 individuals from 1997 to 2010. Overall, the study found that during freshman year, most people gain one pound on average, with men gaining 14.1 … [Read more...] about Study Prompts Conversation about Body Image
Art by Peau Porotesano Once again, the new school year is off and running. However, with all the big changes, many new students are left wondering if they should be the ones running. As late-night HAWC snacks, Caf food and Netflix binges become commonplace, the looming Freshman 15 is a serious concern. Even the infamous Web MD confirms that one in four students gains 10 … [Read more...] about Conquer the Fear of the Freshman 15
Let’s talk about the freshman 15. I’m not talking about entering high school as a 15-year-old. Doesn’t that seem like forever ago? I’m talking about that dreaded concept of weight gain during the first year of university. The phenomenon sounds something like this: Freshmen experience a 15-pound weight gain during the first semester of college and then work the next several … [Read more...] about Calling all Freshmen!