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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 Headlines, Health

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 Headlines, Health

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...

Cal State LA launches Pokémon GO health walk to promote campus well-being

Cal State LA launches Pokémon GO health walk to promote campus well-being

Department of Communications and Public Affairs

August 2, 2016


Filed under Health

Cal State LA has created a Pokémon GO campus health walk, leveraging the wildly popular augmented reality game to promote physical fitness and well-being among students and employees. The health walk is sponsored by the university's Mind Matters initiative, which was launched in 2014 by Cal State...

OP-ED: Extra College Weight

OP-ED: Extra College Weight

Jason Layden

July 27, 2016


Filed under Health

As a fitness professional, I have a great concern about the rise in obesity among college aged students. I know many college-aged students aren’t making time for working out and they simply aren’t eating a proper diet. As a student, I have been on this campus for two years and I look around with...

Vegan Dish takes home the gold in annual food industry contest

Vegan Dish takes home the gold in annual food industry contest

Marina Andalon

June 8, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Health, Lifestyle, News

Cal State LA’s Food Science and Technology program won first place in the 29th Annual Southern California Food Industry and Conference held in Anaheim. The team won for the second year in a row and received a $1,000 cash prize. There were nine college teams that participated and Cal State LA rose to...

CARE puts CAPS on suicide prevention

CARE puts CAPS on suicide prevention

Pablo De La Hoya

May 26, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Health, Lifestyle

The end of the school year is near and that is a huge relief. However, it also brings about a serious problem amongst college students. In an interview with Chief of Police, Rick Wall he explained the increased number of suicide attempts and campus shootings in the spring quarter. “Often students...

Western Psychological Association honors Professor Riggio

Western Psychological Association honors Professor Riggio

Ani Nalbandian

May 20, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

An inspirational professor is a rare phenomenon, only appearing once in a lifetime to change your outlook on an entire subject. Dr. Heidi Riggio of the Psychology Department, to many students, is considered that phenomenon. Riggio will be awarded with the Outstanding Teacher Award at the Western Psychological...

South LA schools afflicted with discolored tap water switch to bottled water

Mimi Li

May 19, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle, News

Five elementary schools in South L.A. have switched to water bottles over rising safety concerns of discolored tap water. The following schools are affected: Grape Street, Compton Avenue, Florence Griffith Joyner, 96th Street, and Lovelia Flournoy. LAUSD officials brought issue up to the Los Angeles De...

Paris Agreement signed in an attempt to save the planet

Paris Agreement signed in an attempt to save the planet

Marina Andalon

May 2, 2016


Filed under Health

This past month in April, there was a big monumental moment for our planet Earth. On April 22, other wise known as Earth Day, over 150 countries attended the United Nations headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement is a 32-page document that unites all the world nations...

Healing for Diabetics

Brisa Dominguez

April 30, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

When Christina Roth was diagnosed with Type One diabetes at 14 she realized it's not as easy as she thought. "I had gotten to the point where I needed to connect with somebody else with diabetes, somebody my age who was in college. I just wanted to hear that diabetes sucks from somebody else." Roth...

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