Mental health has become less of a taboo topic, allowing people to reach out and get the help they need. Among the many resources for mental health are emotional support animals, which have become more popular, but laws pertaining to their protection are unclear.
A few weeks ago, Geneseo’s bi-annual Student Organization Expo took over central campus. For almost three hours, tables covered in flyers, homemade poster boards and merchandise ranging from stickers to pins to pencils, littered the campus.
In a Sept. 8 article from The New York Times, opinion writer Tiffany Hsu discusses the changing nature of advertising for popular men’s products. As the title “Underwear Ads Lose the Macho: How Marketing Has Embraced Real Men” suggests, this article is a celebration of new advertising that defies masculine stereotypes to be more realistic and inclusive.
On Earth Day 2019, Governor Cuomo banned the use of plastic bags, signing it into law that will take effect in March 2020. It’s estimated that New Yorkers use 23 billion plastic bags each year. Obviously, that’s a lot of bags. It’s worse when you learn that about 50 percent of single-use plastic bags end up as litter. The banning of single-use plastic bags was seen as a good first step in the fight against pollution, but is it really a step in the right direction?
The dining halls at Geneseo consist of unhealthy food stations with a scarcity of healthy meal choices. Dining hall stations such as Smoke House, Asada’s and Goodfellas mainly offer food that is fried and abundant in carbs. Although there technically is a healthy food station in each dining hall, they are outnumbered by the unhealthy options.
Grace Piscani is an English major freshman with double minors in journalism and musical theatre because she loves creating more work for herself than necessary.
As earlier articles in The Lamron have covered, we have established that Geneseo is doing, at best, a mediocre job of being a sustainable campus. The effort is still there, however, and that’s what’s important. It’s a start, and that’s the hardest part.
The college experience contains a variety of different ways to have fun including clubs, organizations, intramural sports, Greek life and much more. Many of these organizations integrate drinking and partying into their activities. It’s fun to get tipsy with friends, but when your drinking is to a point of being heavily intoxicated to the point of no control it’s time to consider the dangers that can come from your actions.
In August of 1969, Bethel, N.Y. erupted with the spirit of Woodstock Music Festival. Despite a grocery list of logistic, fiscal and legal challenges, Max Yasgur’s unassuming dairy farm became the chosen site for “Three Days of Peace & Music” that would rock American culture.