This week’s topic sounds impressive: Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-Opthalmic Outburst Syndrome. Also known as ACHOO syndrome, this disease affects 18-35% of the population. What are the symptoms of this epidemic? Photic sneezing, or sneezing in response to a bright light. “Helio” refers to the sun and “ophthalmic” refers to the eyes.
Frustration grows every day with how people in this world can be hateful. I have friends who attend Rutgers University in New Jersey, and their lives have been turned upside down by the suicide of fellow student Tyler Clementi.
Money. What an annoyance. As far as I can tell, money is the opposite of a Sour Patch Kids commercial. First it is sweet then turns sour. Having a work-study position on campus, I circle the ides of the month on my calendar, desperately awaiting the envelope in my SPO that contains my payment statement. It becomes a day of most celebration! I feel jaunty, practically giddy as I splurge on the large coffee at Java Johns. I generously pick up the tab of my friend, casually handing my cash to the waitress while loudly proclaiming, “It’s on me, I got deposited directly today.”
Eat local! Next time you’re in the caf, make an effort to pick foods that come from farmers around our area. This keeps local businesses going and helps reduce the amount of energy it takes to transport food.
ECO Meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8 to 9 p.m. Melanchthon Interfaith room, second floor CFL.
Diabetic, college student, partier: three things that do not mix well. We have all been well informed about the dangers of binge drinking. But have you been taught about what to do if you are out with a classmate/friend/relative that is diabetic and drinking?
Many of you have been talking about PRIDE’s last meeting, titled “Safe Sex Night,” and wondered why it was not advertized being hosted by PRIDE. Here’s a little secret: the risks that are involved in heterosexual sex are similar to those of homosexual sex. That is why every year, JoEllen Anderson, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and director of Health Services, comes to help answer question about safe sex.
Welcome back! It’s now four weeks into the school year, which means we’re over a quarter done with the semester. By now, things are settling down, schedules are getting worked out, and homework is being piled on. Luckily, going green doesn’t have to take much time or energy, so consider some of the following during your next study break!