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Walking improves lives

Students already have the tools to increase energy, boost brainpower and feel better going through college. These tools are legs and feet. Walking more will improve your health and make you feel better. “At the end of the semester they say, they took it mostly to lose weight. Full story

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No trucks, no cars, no problem

Esferas Perdidas’ marble scavenger hunt is gaining attention for art and outdoor activity.

South St. Mary’s Street had plenty of traffic on Sunday, but the traffic consisted of bicycles, strollers, skateboards, roller skates, and even a few unicycles during Síclovía. Síclovía is a semiannual health and wellness event focused on getting people outside and active. Full story

Kinesiology adds ‘backyard’ outdoor exercise area

The equipment provides overall conditioning verses the traditional workout.

  The kinesiology department will have a grand opening of an outdoor exercise area 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday on the tennis courts south of Candler Physical Education Center. The new equipment is not for recreational use but for kinesiology classes such as KINE 1177, Core Training 1; KINE 1179, Physical Conditioning 1; or KINE 1185, Extreme Fitness 1, so students can learn how to use them properly. Full story

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Lady Rangers roll by Lady Tigers, 61-39

This college’s Lady Rangers took advantage of St. Philip’s Lady Tigers’ four-player team to win 61-39 Wednesday in the health and fitness center at St. Philip’s College. After the Tigers could muster only four players for the game, The Rangers agreed to play with only four players so the game could go on. Full story

Community gets together for 5k run/walk

More than 200 people participated in the first 5K run/walk sponsored by the Alamo Colleges’ Wellness Committee Saturday at Northwest Vista College. The crowd ranged from children to students of all ages. Because this event is a running and walking event, the event starts with the runners. Full story

Long hours can irritate eyes

Students can avoid eye stress with simple relief and prevention techniques.

Anthropology sophomore Spencer Price wears glasses and gets eye stress whenever he’s in low-light situations. The easiest way to relieve this stress is to find a source to get more light, he said. Stella Cirlos, director of nursing education at this college, said, “It is very hard to imagine not having your eyesight. Full story

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Park offers space for athletics, sports

The kinesiology department at this college uses the San Pedro Springs Park for classes. Kinesiology Chair Bill Richardson said the department has used the park for as long as he has been at this college. “I have been on staff at this college for 39 years now so that is along time,” Richardson said. Full story

Scientific literacy a necessity

Basic science courses important for everyone, adjunct says.

Science is everywhere from drinking water, phones, to weather reports. A big issue in San Antonio is having a safe and sufficient water supply because the area with 1.3 million people relies mainly on one water source, the Edwards Aquifer. What is really important is “ground water and how fresh it is,” Dwight Jurena, physical geography and geology adjunct, said Tuesday. Full story

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St. Philip’s defeats UIW 105-98 in playoffs

Tiger’s Threat scores 28 points against Cardinals.

The St. Philip’s College Tigers offense struck a match for their fiery first win of the playoffs against the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals 105-98 Wednesday in St. Philip’s health and wellness center. The Tigers’ accounting sophomore, Daryl Threat, came out scoring four 3-pointers within the first seven minutes, beginning where he left off March 26 when St. Full story

Students glow-in-the-dark for 3-on-3 basketball tournament

When the lights went out, the only things visible were two LED basketballs and the glow stick necklaces and bracelets the players wore for a 3-on-3 glow-in-the-dark basketball tournament Thursday in Gym 2 of Candler Physical Education Center. The Kinesiology Club sponsored the event, which added glow-in-the-dark to a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to create more interest. Full story

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Health and Wellness Expo gets the community moving

The event provided advice, demonstrations and door prizes.

This college partnered with the American Heart Association of San Antonio to celebrate National Walking Day today by holding the Health and Wellness Expo in Gyms 1 and 2 in Candler Physical Education Center. This event was open to the public and sponsored by the department of kinesiology. Full story

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Tigers’ Threat tears through Ranger defense with 30 points

Dislocated shoulder triggers a turn of events in Tigers’ victory.

A lopsided second half gave the St. Philip’s College Tigers a victory over this college’s Rangers 91-76 Wednesday in St. Philip’s health and wellness center. In the first half, neither team wanted to give the other any advantage. With both squads matching each other offensively, the half ended with the Tigers holding a 5-point lead 67-62. Full story

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Lady Rangers roll by Lady Tigers, 61-39

This college’s Lady Rangers took advantage of St. Philip’s Lady Tigers’ four-player team to win 61-39 Wednesday in the health and fitness center at St. Philip’s College. After the Tigers could muster only four players for the game, The Rangers agreed to play with only four players so the game could go on. Full story

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NVC defeats UIW 78-72

The University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals were able to keep pace Wednesday night, but they couldn’t combat the ability of the Northwest Vista College Wildcats to dominate inside the paint. The Wildcats secured a 78-72 victory in Huisache Hall. The Wildcats tried to take control of the game early with 3-point shooting but didn’t find much success from beyond the arc. Full story

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