Cinnamon Challenge, Pass-Out Game: popular pastimes, grave stakes

What exactly do you think it is about Tosh.0 and the television show Wipeout that makes them so addicting? Let’s point out the obvious: We love making fun of other people for doing stupid things.

Sleep on it: why students need shuteye

Sam Gilbert is a journalism sophomore and Mustang Daily health columnist. Week five really brings a plethora of emotions. Sure, we’re only five weeks away from the most beautiful season of the year, but we’re also dealing with the ugliest…

Positive vibes: the therapeutic effects of music

Ever heard a song on the radio that reminds you of the past, so you melodramatically turned to look out the window with one elegant tear rolling down your cheek like you’re a character in a movie?

“Sorry for partying” — something you might say to your body

Let’s take a minute to remember the middle of senior year in high school: You received your acceptance letter, shed tears of joy at the thought of living in the happiest city in America, and bought your Cal Poly sweatshirt…

Sunshine each day keeps the SADness away

Sam Gilbert is a journalism sophomore and Mustang Daily health columnist. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) makes the sunlight during spring quarter just a bit brighter. We never thought the day would come, but it’s official: Finals are over. Now that…

Eating disorders and Cal Poly

Sam Gilbert is a journalism sophomore and Mustang Daily health columnist.  We all have our days when we don’t feel that great about ourselves. Believe it or not, there has been a time when every single person hasn’t felt completely…

Keeping off the Freshman 15

Sam Gilbert is a journalism sophomore and Mustang Daily health columnist. The transition to a new school and community isn’t always the easiest thing. Although Cal Poly — not that we’re biased or anything — feels like home almost instantly,…

Nutrition and kinesiology: Two majors, many possible futures

Sam Gilbert is a journalism sophomore and a Mustang Daily health columnist.  We all went through the grueling college application process. The hardest part when applying to Cal Poly? Choosing the major that will lead to our future careers. It’s…

Making a change: the psychology behind New Year’s resolutions

Sam Gilbert is a journalism sophomore and Mustang Daily health columnist. Remember at the start of 2012 when you swore you’d stick to your resolution to lose five pounds or to take up a new hobby? Yeah, we remember too.…

Thanksgiving dinner: an exercise in moderation

Sam Gilbert is a journalism sophomore and Mustang Daily health columnist. Distant relatives have purchased their plane tickets, Dad pre-ordered the turkey a week ago and all football games planned for Nov. 27 are TiVo’d. Anyone else ready for Thanksgiving?…

Gregory Heath on exercise: ‘More of the Same is Not Enough’

Sam Gilbert is a journalism sophomore and Mustang Daily health columnist. It’s that time of the year where we go from tanning at the Recreation Center between classes to digging up our rain boots and scarves. That’s right: November is…