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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 Health, Lifestyle, News, Showcase

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 Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

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...

Revisiting your knowledge on HIV

Lorena Ramirez

April 30, 2016


Filed under Health, News

There are people who have sexual contact with multiple partners without using protection. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted by sexual contact with an infected person, sharing syringe and infected blood. HIV cannot be cured, but it can be treated with the right medication. There are...

De-stress with the Best

De-stress with the Best

Janice Peregrina

April 30, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

When you’re a college student, it becomes easy to forget to take care of yourself. When you think about the stereotypical college student, you might picture a ramen-eating, binge-drinking, all-nighter procrastinator that somehow turns in his or her work in the nick of time. It’s important to put...

Inspirational speaker tackles Eco-injustice

Inspirational speaker tackles Eco-injustice

Marrian Zhou

April 25, 2016


Filed under Health, Showcase

Professor Philip Clayton delivered an unforgettable presentation entitled “Toward a sustainable civilization: New Directions in Environmental Philosophy” at the inaugural lecture event hosted by the Joseph Prabhu Fund for Interfaith Peace and Justice, College of Arts and Letters, and Cal State LA...

Concussions

Concussions

Edward Saldana

April 22, 2016


Filed under Health, Sports

Concussions have become a serious concern in sports. We see it on TV when people choose to end their athletic careers due to their history of concussions and, unfortunately, in criminal courts as an explanation for their violence. Concussions occur most often in direct contact sports like hockey and...

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