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Opportunities about for freshmen to maintain healthy lifestyle

Opportunities about for freshmen to maintain healthy lifestyle

Randi Heaton, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Freshman are notorious for gaining the 'Freshman 15' but there are resources here to help avoid that. On campus there is the Bruce and Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center, commonly referred to as the wellness center. At times, the gym is filled with the hustle and bustle of students, faculty, a...

Intramural basketball tournament kicks off finals week

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

EDITOR'S NOTE: According to Michael Richardson, assistant director of recreational sports, the intramural basketball tournament, mentioned in this article has been canceled. "We have canceled the 3-on-3 tournament today due to our obligation to help with Finals Frenzy," Richardson said. Finals week beg...

Freshman intramural soccer experiences make an impact

Nathan Martinez, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

The fall indoors soccer season ended for many freshman teams and players Oct. 31 with 137 participants. Mike Richardson, assistant director of the wellness center, said, "Intramural sports... it's great and it's a passion of mine. I want them [students] to get what they want out of it; if they have...

Students and community members participate in 5k and fun run

Amber Hernandez and Kristin Silva

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

In celebration of homecoming week, the athletics program and Wellness Center hosted a 5k and fun run Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. 28 participants, a mix of students and community members, stood at the starting line and waited for their signal to go. Some students like Kiley Bagley, sophomore dental hygiene, prep...

Students’ health remains top priority for Wellness Center

Students’ health remains top priority for Wellness Center

Cortney Wood, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To promote a healthy well-balanced life for students the Wellness Center administration members offer various events, services and classes to help students increase fitness while enjoying the facility they pay for. About 850 people visit the Wellness Center facility each day throughout the fall and...

Wellness center offers personal training for everyone

Wellness center offers personal training for everyone

Taylor Robinson, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local

Recreational Sports and Wellness Center is now providing one-on-one sessions to work with a personal trainer including a paid service. The personal training has different packages offered, varying in prices. Package one starts off with $20 flat fee and one assessment. Package two is $25 per session...

Second Polar Plunge Jan. 28

Kara McIntyre

January 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

For the second year in a row, Special Olympics Texas will host its Polar Plunge at the Wellness Center on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. Whoever is ready to freeze for a reason can register online — $60 for adults and $30 for youth (under 19 years old), either registered individually or in teams. All proceeds ...

Organizations reserving Wellness Center ‘annoys’ students

Ryan Stoeltje

November 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students and staff  describe the Wellness Center with one word—convenient. The Wellness Center is a facility equipped with an out door pool, a gymnasium, and a second floor filled with free weights and other workout machines. Classes such as, Zumba, spinning class, circuit training, and yoga are taugh...

Celebrating the 41 years of Fantasy of Lights

Celebrating the 41 years of Fantasy of Lights

Patrick German

December 2, 2015


Filed under Feature

The song, "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" fits for the Fantasy of Lights. Christmas is just 23 days away, and with the cold brisk air, twinkling lights, the warmth of hot cocoa and kids giving Santa Claus their Christmas lists, does feel a lot like Christmas. Katelyn Vietti, ed...

About 100 participate in Turkey Trot

About 100 participate in Turkey Trot

Patrick German

November 18, 2015


Filed under Sports

The runners, most of them at least, didn't seem to be serious. Maybe they were at Sikes Lake for the T-shirt. Maybe they were there to win a turkey. Or maybe they were just there to get some exercise walking or jogging the 1.1-mile trail — twice. But most of the 100 or so people who participat...

Balanced life key to fighting Freshman 15

Emma Labedis

October 28, 2015


Filed under Feature, Reporting class

Taco Bell. Chic-fil-A. McDonald's. Whataburger. Jack in the Box. Dairy Queen. Sonic Drive-in. Canes. Chipotle. The list is almost endless. The food is convenient. And relatively inexpensive. It's also full of calories. And, for freshman, the convenience and calories lead to the infamous Fr...

About 60 people attend wellness 5k run/walk

About 60 people attend wellness 5k run/walk

Samuel Sutton

September 29, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Fitness, positivity, free T-shirts, and a quirky suit were the highlights of the 5k run/walk for wellness week Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. "I thought it was a great run. I loved being able to come out here and work out with some of the other students," Jennifer Patton, a freshman in education, said. Sar...

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