by Shaun Hurdelbrink and Natasha Cole, MPH, RD Before college, eating healthy and staying physically active was a straightforward, stable routine for me. Cereal in the morning, PB&J for lunch, cross-country or swimming as exercise, then a well-balanced dinner made by mom or dad. College, however, was a whole new lifestyle and it became challenging […]
About Shaun Hurdelbrink
I am a first year student at the University of Illinois in UC, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. I grew up in Elmhurst, IL (a suburb of Chicago), with one older brother who is now graduated from UIUC and with both of my parents being born profoundly deaf. Currently, I live in the Evans Scholarship House on campus, which houses Evans Scholars who have earned a full tuition and housing scholarship to UIUC based on excellence in academics, leadership, caddying, and character. Moreover, I feel that my unusual upbringing and academic focus on math and science provides me with a unique perspective on social issues. In general, my passions lie in health, philanthropy, fitness, and engineering. I also enjoy perpetually challenging the norm and finding new and improved ways to seeing, understanding, or doing just about anything.
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By Shaun Hurdelbrink and Jill Bowers, PhD Many view a higher education as the ultimate gateway to success, but seemingly few students express the gratitude tertiary education deserves. Unfortunately, the opportunities and privileges of being a college student may easily be overlooked or taken for granted. As a university student, I can’t tell you how […]
By Shaun Hurdelbrink and Natasha Cole, MPH, RD Are you aware of sugar’s omnipresence in your life or how much you truly consume? Added sugar is found in many foods: breakfast cereals, fruit juices, granola bars, ketchup, BBQ sauce, soymilk, energy drinks, protein bars, etc. You get the idea. Unsurprisingly, Americans consume “an average […]