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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 Headlines, Health, News

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...

Getting on track with Julia Budniak, third place winner of the L.A. Marathon

Getting on track with Julia Budniak, third place winner of the L.A. Marathon

Ani Nalbandian

February 23, 2016


Filed under Health, News

Resident Track and Field Assistant Coach, Julia Budniak, placed third in the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon, coming in a little under five minutes ahead of the next best long distance runner. Placed in an elite group of a half a dozen women, Budniak was on track to finish fourth in the event when at mile...

Women’s Heart Alliance touches beyond the heart

Women’s Heart Alliance touches beyond the heart

Lina Sandoval

February 12, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Health, News

With life being so busy and hectic trying to accomplish daily tasks along with responsibilities that come with being a student, making time to go to the doctor’s office can be an almost impossible task. On Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, the members of Women’s Heart Alliance know this and that is why they...

The Fit Expo in Los Angeles struts its muscle

The Fit Expo in Los Angeles struts its muscle

Marina Andalon

February 5, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Health, News

The 13th Annual Fit Expo came to Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 23th. The two-day event, took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center with two blocks worth of fitness enthusiasts waiting to enter. With over 600 booths offering samples of their best protein powder, pre workout, and apparel, the convention...

Cal State LA STI services

Cal State LA STI services

Ani Nalbodian

February 4, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Health, News

Stanford University’s Sexual Health Peer Resource Center estimates that “one in four college students have a sexually transmitted disease.” Before you run to the nearest hospital, know that as a student of Cal State LA, you have other options. Last year alone the Student Health Center successfully...

Dr. Heidi Riggio stimulates discussion on sex education

Dr. Heidi Riggio stimulates discussion on sex education

Marcela Valdivia

February 4, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Health, News

Cal State LA Psychology professor, Dr. Heidi Riggio spoke about the shame of sexuality in honor of Sex Ed Week on Tuesday, Jan. 26th. She encouraged students to think about sex as something completely natural, where people should feel comfortable in expressing their thoughts and having an open conversation...

Texting and Walking: A Global Phenomenon

Texting and Walking: A Global Phenomenon

Katelin Petersen

January 28, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Health, Lifestyle

You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro. You just can’t do that.  You gotta live in the now.” Lawrence said, as she scolded a reporter at the Golden Globes on Jan. 10th.   Some may say she was a bit rude to the reporter, but she proved a valid point.  Addiction to sma...

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Health

Taryn Bettenhausen

November 13, 2015


Filed under Health

  It’s officially November and that means it’s time to get insured if you aren’t already. If you’re one of the millions of Americans that don’t have health insurance through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), then the Health Insur...

Is Fast Food Still the Way to go?

Is Fast Food Still the Way to go?

Sarkis Adjaian

October 30, 2015


Filed under Health

Throughout college, a student is likely to consume an unheard of amount of fast food. Fast food is easy, cheap and quick. The industry has thrived on those three things. What are the student’s go-to spots and are students more health conscious today? University Times asked a few students at C...

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