PULSE seeks to ‘Buck the Stigma’ around mental health

Buck the Stigma will be held Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Unity (UU). The only exception will be on Tuesday, which will be held on the Mott Lawn.

Easing hunger pains: The Cal Poly Hunger Program

Vouchers are given out on campus and can be redeemed at 19 Metro Station.

Cal Poly’s food pantry is fully stocked

Any hungry Cal Poly student can go to the PULSE office and ask for food from the food pantry.

Getting the grade: Cal Poly’s sexual health

Trojan has released an annual Sexual Health Report Card for the last eight years. Schools are graded across 11 categories, including health center hours of operation, contraceptive and condom availability, website usability and sexual health education programs and organizations.

Keep your New Year’s resolution? There’s an app for that!

Aryn Sanderson arynsanderson.md@gmail.com The easiest part of New Year’s resolutions? Making them. The hardest? Keeping them. Today is National Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day. But if you haven’t broken your 2013 resolution yet, these smart phone apps — and…

Unpacking the pounds: the freshman 15 demystified

While the Freshman 15 is a myth, adjusting to a new lifestyle can effect the health of first-time college students.

Drinking safely to stop sexual assault

Within the last year, the Cal Poly community has experienced a vocal uproar to raise awareness about sexual assault. Due to three reported sexual assault incidents involving Cal Poly students last spring, and another one this year, the subject has…

When eating healthy becomes disorderly

Graduating college made Devon Nespica decide to get help for her bulimia nervosa. It wasn’t when she blacked out from taking too many diet pills or from exhaustion after going to the gym several times a day or when she…

National university counseling services lack staff, study reports

The national average ratio of college counselors to students is 1-to-1,600, showing a possible shortage in staff for an increasing amount of students who require professional counseling, according to a study published by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.…