The Orion

Mental health services suffer from budget cuts

Veronica De La Cruz

February 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One in every four people ages 18-24 suffer from a mental health illness, according to The National Alliance on Mental Illness.They have also reported that college counseling centers have observed an increase in the prevalence and severity of mental health issues experienced by students. This number w...

Flooded Health Center repairs near completion

Flooded Health Center repairs near completion

Megan Bowser

December 18, 2013


Filed under News

As of Tuesday, the Student Health Center staff has had access to the space that was damaged earlier in November. Since most of their records are digital now, the Health Center will be readdressing the use of empty spaces were files used to be stored. The Student Health Center had been under construction since Nov. 11, after a b...

Health center gets repair estimate

Mozes Zarate

November 21, 2013


Filed under News

Contractors have estimated that repairs to the Student Health Center will cost at least $63,000 following a flood last week.On Nov. 11, a broken toilet valve in a first floor unisex bathroom flooded surrounding areas overnight, including the center’s X-ray room and records office, as previously repor...

Cases of chickenpox reported at Whitney Hall

Mozes Zarate

November 20, 2013


Filed under News

Two Whitney Hall residents have been diagnosed with chickenpox, according to an email sent to university housing residents.One of the students was relocated to “off-campus accommodations,” while the other will be heading home for recovery, according to the announcement.“Chickenpox is highly contagious and the best preventative m...

Spill displaces student X-ray services

Spill displaces student X-ray services

Mozes Zarate

November 15, 2013


Filed under News

The Student Health Center is outsourcing X-ray scans to a local imaging company after water from a broken toilet valve flooded many rooms in the building. Facilities Management and Services custodians noticed damp carpets surrounding the unisex bathroom near the X-ray room around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11,...

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