Day: November 20, 2008

The road to recovery

For the past four years of my life, everything has been weighed down by the fact that I wake up every morning and inevitably step onto the scale. It is always followed by a sick feeling of disappointment. After seeing how much I weigh, I turn to the mirror and get lost in it for half an hour or so, checking my bones from top to bottom, cheeks to ankles, deciding whether or not to skip breakfast.

Eating disorders on campus

Sean Conner, 18, a student at Riverside City College, admits to struggling with anorexia and bulimia for the past three years of his life. “When I was 15 I had started to restrict. I had weighed 235 the year before, and I was determined to lose it all. I ended up losing more than 100 pounds,” Conner recalls.

Tigers earn playoff berth

Riverside City College’s men’s soccer team tied Irvine Valley 0-0 at the Nov. 14 conference game held in Irvine. The previous game with Irvine resulted in a 2-4 loss for RCC. As they did with the recent Santiago Canyon conference game, the Tigers were able to learn from the first game and improve on their mistakes.