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University celebrates National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Janice Peregrina

April 20, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

To promote HIV/AIDS Awareness, the University hosted an informational and fun assembly in the University Student Union (U-SU) plaza on April 14. The event hosted games, free HIV testing, and free sexual education. The assembly was held just a few days after National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on...

La Finesse goes for the Green Experience

Marina Andalon

April 13, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

The College of Arts and Letters collaborated with Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) to host “The Green Experience and La Finesse de la Nuit” on Tuesday, April 5. The intention of the event was to bring students together to celebrate and learn more about our environment while showcasing student talent. The...

Fuel Your Body For Success

Fuel Your Body For Success

Nancy Martinez

March 31, 2016


Filed under Health, Showcase

The student life is quite stressful and because our minds are always preoccupied, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet. Some researchers suggest that bad food consumption affects brain function, and that definitely should concern a college student. Being capable of using one’s brain to...

Smoking policy unlikely to be modified

Leyah Galindo

March 31, 2016


Filed under Health, News

Students, faculty, and staff may find others smoking a bit of an annoyance as they are trying to avoid the smoke for a number of health reasons. Unlike other CSU and UC campuses, Cal State LA has yet to ban smoking on campus. Under the current smoking policy, smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of...

Got beef with the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle?

Got beef with the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle?

Daniel Vidal

March 31, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

As the number of vegetarians and vegans grow, students inform and learn more about the different lifestyles. A vegetarian diet only excludes meat, as where a vegan diet prohibits people from eating any animal products like milk, cheese, and eggs. Many people find it difficult to cut meat or other animal products...

Something for everyone at Cal State LA’s farmers market

Lorena Ramirez

March 25, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

Vendors provided fresh fruits, vegetables, Kettle corn, tacos, baked potatoes and much more at the monthly Farmers’ Market meet on campus Monday, March 1, along the Main Walkway. The Market provides students with fresh strawberries, grapes, oranges, apples and avocados, in addition to many other...

Cal State LA Microbiology Student awarded high honor for women’s health research

Cal State LA Microbiology Student awarded high honor for women’s health research

Marrian Zhou

March 11, 2016


Filed under Health

Karl Liboro is a microbiology major at Cal State LA and his recent project has been honored with the Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholar Award at the 28th CSU Biotechnology symposium, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County this past January. The award was offered by the CSU Program for Educatio...

HIV High Among African American Gay and Bisexual Men

HIV High Among African American Gay and Bisexual Men

Taylor Preza

March 11, 2016


Filed under Health

A recent study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released that among gay and bisexual men, African American gay and bisexual men are most affected by HIV by a staggering 50% risk rate. Diagnoses, including that group, have increased by 22 percent in the last decade. According...

Cal State LA students prepare for finals by turning to Adderall

Marina Andalon

March 4, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

It’s 10 P.M. on a Sunday night and you have a final at 9:50 A.M. tomorrow, and you have not started studying for that Physics exam. Well you are in luck, Adderall is a drug that can help you, and is sold on Cal State LA. James*, senior majoring in Civil Engineering says, “Adderall can take me...

Fuel Your Body For Success

Nancy Martinez

March 4, 2016


Filed under Health

The student life is quite stressful and because our minds are always preoccupied, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet. Some researchers suggest that bad food consumption affects brain function, and that definitely should concern a college student. Being capable of using one’s brain to its...

The Real Struggles of Mental Illness

Cynthia Alvarez

March 4, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

For the second week in a row Steve Lopez author of The Soloist and long time columnist for Los Angeles Times presented at Cal State LA regarding issues people with mental illness struggle in our community. This time he brought a special guest Gary Foster producer of the movie “The Soloist,” which st...

Zika virus poses a new threat, causing birth defects

Zika virus poses a new threat, causing birth defects

Thalia Ramirez

February 23, 2016


Filed under Health, News, Showcase

The H1N1 outbreak, or so-called swine flu that happened in 2009 was one of the scariest to hit the nation. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Ebola a public health emergency. Now the agency has claimed the unexpected Zika virus to be a global health emergency. The virus broke o...

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