Sustaiinability ^ on Campus: Be Ecofriendly courtesy of Laura Ficsclman Meredith students are committed to being more sustainable. In part, this means disposing of our waste correct ly. Meredith reuses and recycles. The Daisy Trade is the student reuse store on campus, and has cloth ing, books, shoes, room accessories and more! Take what you like, donate items you’re not using. You don’t have to bring something to take something. Daisy Trade hours during orientation will be (as long as items arc available): Sunday, 8/15 6:00-9:00pm Monday, 8/16 ii:30-4:oopm Become a Daisy Trade fan on Face- book for up to date information! Recycling at Meredith is easy. You should have a blue recycling basket in your room (if not, talk to your RA). Tear out the flyer on the bottom half of this page and tape it up by your bin for reminders of what is and is not recyclable! Psych 101: The Counseling Center at Meredith Caitlin Griffin, Staff Writer Arguably one of Meredith College’s most valuable free, on- campus resources for all students is the Counseling Center. As a freshman, you’re likely to hear an earful about the Counseling Center at orientation and various academic fairs, but what many students report absorbing from these events is that the Counseling Center is for students who are de pressed, homesick, or otherwise strug gling with some debilitating life issue. A large number of incoming (and even upperclassmen!) students don’t know that they can make confidential 50- min appointments at the Counseling Center just to talk to a licensed profes sional counselor about ANYTHING weighing on their minds, even if it’s only academic stress. You know that awesome feeling of release you get after ranting to your best friend? Now, think about how amplified that feeling would be if you could walk away from a reunion with some new perspectives on life, thanks to the sound advice of a professional who was specifically trained in the field of making you feel better! The Counseling Center offers many different opportunities for stu dents to get the stress off their chests. Junior Julia Houtchings likes the daily 1 pm “crisis hour” on Monday thru Friday. “When I’ve used it in the past. I’d just walk in and say, T need to talk to somebody. I’m freaking out! I have too much going on!’ It’s an available re source when you hit your breaking point and need somebody to help you orga nize the jumbled thoughts inside your head.” Her best advice for freshman interested in beginning regular coun seling or scheduling sporadic visits is, “Counseling is all about the ‘fit’ between the counselor and the student, so don’t let one bad experience with a counselor keep you from returning. Maybe that counselor wasn’t the right fit for you. You can always request a different one for a following visit.” The Counseling Center also of fers free workshop series once or twice each semester, such as the popular Re laxation Response and the Relationship and Intimacy Workshop. Any Meredith student can register to attend these special seminars; just be sure to sign up quickly, as space is limited, and the few seats fill up fast. Organized like group counseling, the purposes of the seminars are to allow students to share their personal stories and learn from each others’ experiences in a safe, confidential environment over the course of a few weeks, as well as to provide the students with profes sional, targeted tips on how to reduce tension and improve specific areas of their lives. Depending on the t)q)e of seminar, the workshop may be primarily student or counselor-led. It’s hard to beat all of the unique free and confidential services provided by the Meredith College Counseling Center—services that would likely cost you an arm and a leg to receive anywhere else. So what are you waiting for? Drop by the Counseling Center on the 2nd floor of Carroll Hall and introduce yourself to a counselor on campus today. The friendly staff canjt wait to meet you! For more information on the Coun seling Center, visit www.meredith. edu/students/counsel. L> C7 U o> QJ "rS CTJ QJ & s. O. E ^ Q ^ ^ 0 f~> O O CQ Li_ w) s s S ^ s. s * H SS 5. Q. QJ ^ o « -2 -2 ^ ^ M 2 !§ o o l£ t/5 OS UJ o_ 5*f 0 "o S- *’3 3. cx g c p XJ 1 s § :§ SP >5 I— >“ I 5 00 ■a: >a .§ & 1 •la 1 M zz 3 i£ 1 5 o u — z % » ■o o S S' f I t/5 0> UJ o CD ^ 1 3 M I 3 ■S s 'o t ® ./> 8 S 0= § I S & ts 2 s 2 -5 S y* £ CD I cu§ Q, u>' CO « O •s .S- To lea ;= CO 03 .S « S 8 ^ .E Ci. is a e ■S §

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