Campout For A Cause
“It devastated our chapter and we started to realize that this was something that was extremely underrepresented in terms of our social consciousness,” said Vandan Jhaveri, head coordinator of the Austen Berlet Campout (ABC) for Mental Health. Austen Berlet, a member of Phi Gamma Delta, committed suicide in 2009. “We felt it was kind of […]
Lifestyle Choices and Health Symposium: A healthier London and a happier softball team
We all know exercise is good for us, but does that mean we do it? Most people don’t, according to Dr. Peter Lemon, Western University professor and Director of the Exercise Nutrition Research Laboratory. That’s why he organizes the Exercise and Nutrition Symposium, an event aimed at informing both students and the wider London community. […]
Media not inoculating anti-vaxers’ fears
Dr. Paul Offit has spent his career researching and advocating for vaccine safety. As director of the Vaccine Education Centre at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he sees at least one child die every year of a vaccine-preventable disease. “At the heart of it is people don’t fear the disease,” Offit said. “As a consequence, […]
Standing up to Depression
Brandon Rudd is a born comedian, but it took him over half of his life to dive into his passion: improv. Brandon suffered from a lifelong struggle with depression and he got into improv because it helps him to stay balanced.