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Hometown roommates make campus comfortable

Hometown roommates make campus comfortable

February 24, 2015

Coming out of high school, my biggest fear was that I would be unable to make new friends in college. I knew that a roommate would be a key way to make a new friend – or a disastrous way to help ruin my freshman year. I had heard the roommate horror stories – bullies, people who don’t shower, part...

New study re-examines the ‘just say no’ tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

New study re-examines the ‘just say no’ tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

By Brittney Nadler

September 15, 2014

It was a girl that changed *Derrick’s life the night she introduced him to alcohol. In high school, he was the kid that got mad at friends who used substances and often wondered why anyone would hang out with “that” crowd. He was “in the shell,” and a “loser,” as he described himself. Until he...

Be careful who you eat with: study says peers influence eating habits

November 7, 2013

Bussing tables might not be the most glamorous job for someone who holds a doctorate degree. Brenna Ellison, assistant professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics who received her doctorate at the University of Oklahoma State, navigated from one white-clothed table to the next as she rounded up di...