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Student How 2!

FALL 2019

A newsletter for you, the college students who wants to learn how to do evergthing better, easier and

How to be a Scuba Diver!

Pictured here are a group of East Carolina University Basic Scuba divers on their 2nd checkout dive in Morehead, North Carolina

To be a Scuba diver does not simply mean to breathe underwater.... extremely important to keep your self from getting hurt underwater, or worse. Second step: After learning the material after a few weeks, you will start your confined water trained, which involves you getting into gear and getting a pool or dive well to begin learning the skills involved with diving. These skills are what you are going to have to use underwater to keep yourself happy and swimming freely. Skills include a mask clear, which involves getting water in your mask and then being able to First Step: First find a place blow a little air your nose In order that is adequate to learn how to to push the water out of your scuba dive. A local dive center mask. Also, another important would be perfect. Once finding skill that you will have to learn is the dive center, you will be reyour regulator recovery skills. If quired to go through a health for whatever reason when diving screening to make sure your your regulator gets knocked out body can handle the pressures of your mouth, or it falls out of of diving and the physics that are your mouth you have to be able involved when diving. Once your to put it in and clear it so that screening is a pass, you can you can continue to breathe and then begin to learn the knowlfinish your dive. This is a tricking edge and the physics that are in skill because it involves remaindiving, note that this portion is ing calm and not to panic. Panic By: Andrew Harmon One does not simply become a scuba diver overnight. It takes weeks of training in order to perfect the underwater hobby to its best. Scuba diving, or “Self-contained Underwater Breathing apparatus,� is a sport for some and job for others in this field that require you to drop below the oceans surface to the dark depths of our oceans to explore the many underwater phenomena’s that our world has to offer.


to breathe and finish your dive. This is a tricking skill because it involves remaining calm and not to panic. Panic is what kills divers unfortunately and that is also why it is important to mentally prepare yourself each dive. After all your skills are mastered you are then ready to get in the open water to complete your check out dives, which requires you to dive to a depth of 30 or more feet in which you can sustain your buoyancy while thinking about archameadas principle the law of buoyancy. Once you have completed all of your open water dives you are now a diver and can advanced to the more skillful diving such as, in this order, advanced scuba diver, master diver/ rescue diver, dive master and instructor. If diving is for you like it is me, then advancing through the certifications will be a breeze and will make for a fun and adventurous time!

How to Prevent gettting Sick while in College by Maintaining a good diet! by: Kim Loften Congratulations, you’re off to college! A new place away from home. You have the chance to become a new person, make new friends and create some of the best memories of your life, but here’s the thing; you can only do that when you don’t feel like complete garbage. Adjusting to a new environment is more than just you consciously getting used to being in a new space, your body has to adapt too. You might be going to a new place that has a different climate than where you lived before. Things like climate, water sup2

Step 1: Monitor Your Diet Appropriately manage your diet. Food plays a huge role in how we feel whether it be mentally or physically. The “college diet” is not a very nutritious one. A study conducted by the Journal of Nutrition and Human Health concluded that college students know what they eat isn’t the healthiest, but that taste and convenience takes precedence over eating healthy. “Inadequate nutrition affects students’ health and academic success. Students may have proficient knowledge regarding nutritional requirements; however, the transition to college life gives them

more freedom to choose the type and the amount of food they eat. Most college ECU Student Health campuses have dining facilities that provide a variety of food options, which can lead to establishing either good or bad eating behaviors.” Step 2: Make good choices From the moment you step on campus you’re overwhelmed with all the different dining options. Do you get breakfast at Chick-Fil-A? Do you get Panda Express during your class break? Even the dining hall is overwhelming. While it has many options vary-

ing from healthy to not so

healthy, the tastier (not so healthy) options usually outweigh the healthy. You’ll probably walk right past the salad bar and get a few slices of pizza, maybe some French fries, and grab a cone of soft serve to go for dessert. None of this is beneficial to your immune system and health in general. So what should you be eating to help you stay out of the waiting area in student health? You should be incorporating fresh fruit with vitamin C and dark, leafy greens. “Honestly for college students it’s about getting fresh fruits and veggies in them and staying away from processed foods!” said Lydia Wiggs, nutritionist at Fresh Vibes in Greenville, NC. She also added in that “eating the rainbow” provides for more nutrients. What this means is basically to eat a variety of foods that are dense in nutrients.

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It’s common for people to associate eating healthy with being expensive when in reality it is cost efficient. Just think about it for a minute; you get more bang for your buck. By eating healthy, you’ll feel good and boost your immune system, which would prevent you from spending time and money in a clinic. People also don’t think they have very many options when it comes to healthy food and I don’t blame them when you can find a McDonald’s on every corner, but there are and I’ll gladly list the local Greenville ones. First up is Fresh Vibes, a completely vegan establishment that offers everything from delicious smoothies to tasty sandwiches. It has two locations – Charles Boulevard & Arlington

Boulevard. It offers College Day every Monday through which students receive a discount, and also has other various promotional specials. Next up is Clean Eatz, a restaurant located on Red Banks Road that pushes the importance of an active lifestyle and serves wholesome foods and offers meal prep options. Lastly, we have ALDI, for your grocery needs at extremely low prices. They have some of the most affordable produce and groceries in general in Greenville. I definitely find myself in there more so than I do Food Lion or Harris Teeter.


There are so many other options that are just a browser search away. I’m not saying dedicate your entire college career and potentially life to being a health junkie (even though that really wouldn’t be a bad thing). I am saying that if you take anything from this article it should be to dedicate yourself to making changes in your diet. Changes that will ensure a strong immune system to prevent sickness to have an amazing time in college!

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Three Steps to Dressing For College By: Rockford Reck Intro: When dressing for college, we primarily think

of throwing something on in the spur of the moment for a last-minute class. We tend to picture the classic Hollywood stereotype of stressed out, bed-head, rushed college kids running to class with a coffee faithfully in their hand. While this may be true for many students across America, I’ve decided to help those seeking any information on how to possibly step-up their style for their college experience. Whether it be last minute dress-ups or daily preparations, I’ve got you covered. Three East Carolina University students, Chrissy Mclarty, Matthew Belcher, and Ben Pilkington, have decided to help me with advice on style guidelines.

Step 1 – Hair:

When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you see when looking in the mirror is your hair. If you’re a guy like myself, then you most likely have short hair. For that, I personally recommend a quick wash with water, then dry with a towel and finish with pomade styling gel. For in-style haircuts for men that are quick and easy, check this out: For our female readers, I recommend something quick to combat the longer hair. Dry shampoo works best if you’re running late, and of course a hat. When asking 21-year-old Chrissy Mclarty, her opinion, she said, “I just like having my hair down but not really done, or pulled together in a ponytail.” This seems to be the most fashionable and quick way to get going in the morning, as you don’t necessarily need to dress to the nines for class. However, we have to at least look presentable! Step 2 - Outfit: Next comes the clothes. If you’re anything like Chrissy Mclarty


me, you run everything last minute; even your outfit. Matthew Belcher, 21, a sales assistant at From Marfa, spoke to me about his opinions for college apparel. “I feel like college is mostly about being comfortable while you’re going to and from your classes on campus, or wearing whatever makes you feel good.” Simply put, wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. After all, you’ll most likely be sitting in lecture classes for a majority of your day. But what about your style? Many people have their very own go-to outfit for college. According to Matthew, “depending on the weather, a button-down shirt and some shorts.” When asking Chrissy, she said, “I go to the gym a lot after class, so I wear a lot of gym clothes around school so I don’t have to change. I also recommend wearing sneakers for all the walking!” In college, you walk more than you’d think. It’s probably best to invest in a nice pair of sneakers to keep your feet supported, but something classy to spice up your daily outfits.

Step 3 – Owning it:

The final step is owning your outfit, and feeling confident in your image. No matter what you wear or how you look, you’re never fully dressed without a smile and a positive mindset. Whether it be something simple or something complex, your outfit defines you. When speaking with a speaking with a sales assistant at University Book Exchange, Ben Pilkington, 21, informed me, “You can’t go wrong with shorts and a T-shirt, or jeans and a T-shirt. Comfort is first priority, but also keep in mind that first impressions are important when you think about what you’re wearing.” This

holds true, as many of us might run into a future employer on campus, or perhaps a future love interest. With this being said, our outfits are our ways of expression. Our mindset will show off our style more than anything we wear. So there you have it. Three simple steps to help change up your style, and possibly improve your outlook on clothing in college. What you wear is a freedom of expression unique to yourself. No one can take away your personality, and it will show off in your clothing more when you wear what you want to wear. Just remember, keep comfortable!

Mathew Beltcher

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Letter From the editor:

Hello, My name is Andrew

Harmon and I am the editer of this newsletter. I wanted to take a second to introduce myself I am a Communication Students at East Carolina University and my goal is bring you the best way to navigate college with a couple different options! I have high hopes that this newsletter brings you joy and the tools you need to succed in college! Any more information regarding student How 2, please visit


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A newsletter for you, the college student who wants to learn how to do everything better, easier.  

Fall 2019 the issue contains, how to be a scuba diver, How to prevent getting sick while in college by maintaining a good diet, and lastly t...

A newsletter for you, the college student who wants to learn how to do everything better, easier.  

Fall 2019 the issue contains, how to be a scuba diver, How to prevent getting sick while in college by maintaining a good diet, and lastly t...