Campus efforts bring student health to the forefront of discussion

Last week, various campus organizations hosted events that promoted awareness in the name of student health and safety. Student Health Services brought Health and Wellness Week to the quad with booths and vendors ready to educate students. It drew representation from various programs on campus including personal counseling that offered meditation, as well as athletic trainers and nursing students with physical health tips. Beyond conventional notions of health, the fair also featured booths for the Lancer Pantry and Veterans Resource Center. “It’s a way to …

Women’s History Month highlights female empowerment at PCC

Women’s History Month in March recognizes the many and often overlooked steps women have taken to change the world around them. At PCC, programs and clubs on campus tailored to uplifting and motivating women are visible all year long. PCC’s Student Health Services not only provide bandages and pamphlets, but the school’s female population can also benefit from a variety of services. “There’s just general things that we offer, such as oral contraceptives, blood work and, as part of the health fee, it includes personal …

PCC organizations fight to de-stigmatize mental health

In light of the student suicide last semester, and amidst stigmatized conversations about mental health following the recent school shootings, Associated Students and Student Health services collaborated last week on the second Mental Health Awareness week of the school year. The events included showings of Pixar’s “Inside Out” and the documentary film “A New State of Mind,” as well as a mindfulness workshop that was held in the Circadian. “It’s very important that we let those students know what can be done to help them …