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Addiction stories prevalent among young adults

Addiction stories prevalent among young adults

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

When the pain brought on by a minor back surgery became unbearable, doctors put a close friend of mine on opiate painkillers for two months. When the prescription ran out, he started to feel sick in a way he never felt before, but didn't know why. While taking the opiates, my friend — who ...

Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolutions

Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolutions

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features

We’re nearly two months into 2017, and the new year has lost its feeling of newness. The holidays have passed us by, and our lives are back to their regular busy flow. So what about our New Year’s resolutions? “Getting healthy” was hands down the most popular resolution leading up to 2017, according...

Workshop helps CSUEB students manage stress

Workshop helps CSUEB students manage stress

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

As she sat against a folded, hand-woven Mexican blanket, Cal State East Bay Health and Services counselor Sarah Barnard passed around peppermint and lavender essential oils to students and told them to choose one and to smell it or massage it into their hands. “Scent is one of the ways to bring yoursel...

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features

Maria Kang, who was born in San Francisco and lives in Elk Grove, had no idea what she had gotten herself into when she posted a picture in 2013 of her wearing workout clothes, with her three sons and the caption “What’s your excuse?” The photo went viral online and eventually led to a ton of support a...

The ugly side of the beauty industry

The ugly side of the beauty industry

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

At first glance, shellac manicures and jeweled acrylic nails may seem like harmless beauty products. However studies conducted through the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control reveal an ugly side to the beauty industry. On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA awarded a $120,000 ...

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