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Is life putting too much weight on your shoulders?

Saika Pitre, Contributor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Health

Roaming around the campus, you’ll see the faces of other students as they pass but you won’t see what goes on in their mind. Many students may be struggling to balance things in their life while others may be dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts. Whichever side you fall into, there are people...

Help for Grief and Loss

Jenifer Murua, Contributor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Health

Do you know anyone who has lost loved one, a dear friend, or a close relative? Grieving over the loss of someone dear to them can be a challenge to deal with, especially while in school. Students who seek help to cope with their loss may attend group grieving workshops or individual sessions right on...

Nutrition News by the Student Dietetic Association

Kristina Garcia and Becca Wright, Contributor

February 28, 2017


Filed under Health

Cal State LA’s Student Dietetic Association (SDA) is a student organization comprised of students in the Nutritional Science Department. Our school has three nutrition programs: an undergraduate Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, and a coordinated program which includes both a master’s degree...

Farming for Change

Farming for Change

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Health, Showcase

Environmentalism and sustainability are often associated with either being a product of hippie culture, or something that is unattainable in the modern age. It is hard to reflect on the choices we make, and make changes when the culture around you ignores sustainable options. Even in these shaky times, the ...

Cal State LA honored as a Healthy Campus

Cal State LA honored as a Healthy Campus

Carlos Gomez, Web Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Health

Student health is an important aspect that affects the overall achievement in education. With the reformed health care by President Obama, now is the perfect time for people to get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. However, many people who qualify for coverage have not yet enrolled in a heal...

A real fluff piece

A real fluff piece

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Health

Finals week in the new semester system is sure to feel like dangerous and uncharted waters to many students. With tension and procrastination running high, it’s always a blessing when the campus provides outlets to calm the nerves and frustration of students. The reintroduction of the wildly popular...

Outbreak of equine herpes reported

Outbreak of equine herpes reported

Leyah Galindo, Contributor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Health, Showcase

While horseback riding is more common in the mid-west, this playful activity is also available to Southern Californians at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC). However, the horses that live at the LAEC have been temporarily placed out of commission. According to the California Department of Fo...

Ain’t no mountain high enough for these two

Ain’t no mountain high enough for these two

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

What if one hike a week could change your life forever? Keen Thoughtz, a show on Golden Eagle Radio hosted by Daisy Villalobos and Jessica Mehdikhani revolving around the environment, exposes listeners to the 52 Hike challenge that inspires people to explore the great outdoors and change people’s ...

Laughter might be best medicine for a stressful election season

Laughter might be best medicine for a stressful election season

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2016


Filed under Health, Showcase

Are you caught up in the stressful atmosphere of election season? Maybe you’ve gotten caught up in a Facebook argument with a family member about politics. Maybe you’re tired of hearing about the next ridiculous thing coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth, or the never-ending drama surrounding Hillary Clint...

The Rise of the Smart Drug

The Rise of the Smart Drug

Kyle Frizol

September 9, 2016


Filed under Health

In a world where each second matters, and time is truly money, getting the most out of the day can feel taxing and exhausting. Imagine what can be achieved when fatigue and drowsiness are no longer factors. There is a solution; in the form of a single white tablet, one that is FDA approved, and suppo...

One game to rule ‘em all

One game to rule ‘em all

Anthony Karambelas

August 29, 2016


Filed under Health, Showcase

Over the summer, you might have heard of Pokemon Go and how it has taken over the phone batteries of players internationally. But, what if the game were sponsored by a school? Make that school Cal State LA. At the beginning of this semester, the MindMatters Initiative, founded by President William Covino...

Back to School; Avoid a Dormant Butt

Back to School; Avoid a Dormant Butt

Kathleen Hale

August 24, 2016


Filed under Health

  The school months mean sitting hour upon hour each day in classrooms and then at desks while studying.  All of this sitting can be dangerous to their health, says Kathleen Hale, founder of Chair Free Project, a health movement to get people standing, walking and moving instead of sitting in chairs.  Hale offers these 10 tips for students to avoid hours of sitting that can lead to a various...

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