Health and well-being are concepts integral to one’s college and life experiences. Yet on such a bustling campus, students rarely ever pause to examine their state of mind and body. From personal narratives of conquered eating disorders to health advice from Yates, Leo’s and CAPS employees, this issue explores sides of beauty and well-being that will make you stop and think.
Yates assistant director Meghan Dimsa discusses exercise goals and how to reach them.
Allison Marco, the registered dietitian at Georgetown, offers insightful tips for ensuring a healthy diet using what Leo’s has on offer.
On a campus as diverse as Georgetown’s, it is nearly impossible to create one set standard of beauty. Students are drawn here from a multitude of places defined by their distinct cultures, and each person adds his or her own perspective to the Georgetown community. In a series of videotaped interviews, several students came forward to offer their own definitions of beauty within the context of their lives.
Robbie Ponce describes his experience of dealing with an eating disorder, and how he managed to overcome it.
“I wish there was a way to tell girls that when Kate Moss said, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” that was probably the biggest lie on the entire planet. Being happy is incomparably better than being unhealthily skinny and miserable any day. ” — Yasmeen Sharara
Seeking information pertaining to eating disorders on campus, The Hoya held separate interviews with Carol Day, the director of Health Education Services and member of the adjunct faculty of Health Studies and Human Science, and Mary Quigley, the staff clinical social worker and eating disorder specialist.
“Anybody — big or small, old or young, male or female — can feel insecure about their size and their appearance.” — Monika Patel