Saturday, April 20, 2024

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How to approach spring cleaning in an eco-friendly way

Household cleaning chemicals are known to leech into our soil, water and air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. These chemicals find their way into the environment through aerosolized sprays, surface runoff into waterways, and from pouring used products down the drain. This spring, some students that wish to clean their house and reduce stress on the environment are using home-made alternative cleaners. 

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MSU to host its first sexual health conference

Michigan State University will host its first sexual health conference on March 30, 2024 at the MSU Union. The conference was created and organized by two MSU students aiming to create a comfortable space for education and discussion surrounding the topic of sexual health. 

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Not 'just woman issues': Living with PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS, is estimated to affect five to six million women in the United States. When acne popped up, and facial hair started randomly appearing on her chin, 23-year-old Dearborn resident Zeinab Khattab had no idea what was going on but knew something was off. "I think one of the main issues is that a lot of these symptoms are often chalked up to just being regular 'woman issues,'" Khattab said. 'Rather than it being a serious medical concern."

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MSU experts say self-care can help survivors during recovery, healing process

Self-care is often considered an underrated tool when it comes to mental wellbeing. It has been clinically proven to reduce anxiety, stress and depression while also strenghtening relationships. According to MSU Center for Survivors associate director Erin Roberts, self-care can be a helpful strategy for sexual assault and relationship violence survivors during their recovery process.