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Fitness Friday: finding balance in yoga

Sara Neff, center, participates with other attendees at the morning yoga session held at the camp site during Week 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Indio, Calif. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Jamie Perez

May 1, 2015

Working out can sometimes be a total chore and a hassle that a lot of people don't want to deal with. Yoga provides a relaxing way to work on strength and flexibility without the hectic experience of the gym. While many workouts are geared towards people who are already familiar with gym routines a...

Fitness Friday: let them drink wine and eat chocolate

Double dark chocolate bark with nuts and red wine make for great brain food. (Karen Elshout/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KRT)

Jamie Perez

April 24, 2015

It is easy for someone on a strict diet plan to want to stray away from eating healthy greens all the time. As humans, we like to indulge and treat ourselves every now and again. Enjoying a sweet snack won’t be detrimental to your overall health, if done in moderation. However, there are two th...

Oasis Wellness Center coming to CSUN this fall

Jamie Perez

April 24, 2015

A new wellness center is in the process of being constructed near the student recreation center on campus in hopes of improving CSUN student’s overall health and happiness. The construction of this project began Dec. 8, 2014 and will be complete in July 2015, according to Salute. All final preparations...

CSUN professor gets first-hand experience of what she teaches

Photo courtesy of Erica Wohldmann.

Jamie Perez

April 20, 2015

In 2012, after spotting a freshly killed red fox on a country back road, Erica Wohldmann decided to pick it up and take it home. When she got home, she skinned it, cooked the leg quarters and even decided to cook the heart and eat that as well. As a long time-vegetarian, this is something she normally do...

Fitness Friday: sing your way to better mental health

Rick Nease illustration of woman singing at a summer concert. Detroit Free Press 2011.

Jamie Perez

April 17, 2015

Singing is a very intimate activity that people can engage in on their own or in a group. It brings about feelings of happiness and unity in people. You never see people who are in a bad mood while singing. It’s the people that are feeling cheerful that will usually break out into song. When you sing,...

What a world without mirrors would be like

Mirrors on a wall in Jim Rash's back yard are featured March 13, 2012. Recent Oscar-winner and actor Jim Rash recently redesigned his Westside home exterior and garden spaces to create more room for entertaining. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Jamie Perez

April 13, 2015

Every morning, 22-year-old nutrition major, Lindsey Bundrant, stands in front of the mirror for five minutes evaluating her skin. Picking out every blemish she can find, she stares at the person reflected back at her.She continues her morning by washing her face with La Roche-Posay cleanser, applying ...

Fitness Friday: Making life last with the help of wheat grass

Fitness Friday: Making life last with the help of wheat grass

Jamie Perez

April 10, 2015

Contrary to what many people think, cows are not the only species that eat grass. Humans can eat it too, and it is considered a super food considering the amount of benefits it carries. Wheatgrass is used to make medicines. It's used as a good source of nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitami...

Fitness Friday: Cross training your way to better health

Robert Reed, 15, warms up with a jump rope before a CrossFit class for teens in Loyalhanna, Pa. (John Heller/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Jamie Perez

April 3, 2015

Utilizing and exercising every muscle in the body is something CrossFit is known for. With high intensity workouts, this is definitely not an activity to be taken lightly, especially for those who are inactive when starting this type of training. With specialized programs and workouts of the day (also kn...

Holocaust survivor shares life story, increases psychological recovery

Erika Jacoby speaks to Elaine Goodfriend's Jewish Studies class on Wednesday, April 1 about her experience before, during, and after the Holocaust. Photo credit: Jamie Perez

Jamie Perez

April 3, 2015

The Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program welcomed Holocaust survivor Erika Jacoby to speak to students about her experience before, during, and after the Holocaust on Wednesday. Jacoby said she wanted the students take something away from her experience and to realize that her retelling the story ...

Dating requisite: must love raves

Illustration by Thomas Gallegos

Jamie Perez

April 1, 2015

Internet dating has gained acceptance over the past couple decades. With the on-the-go lifestyle that society manifests and the divorce rate at a staggering 50 percent, research shows that 1 in 10 Americans turn to online dating. The most popular dating websites include eHarmony, Match, Our Time, OkCupid and Christian Mingle, amongst many others. Many dating web...

Carnaval celebrates global diversity

Performers demonstrate a Persian dance routine at Carnaval on March 26. Photo credit: Jamie Perez

Jamie Perez

March 26, 2015

CSUN matadors came together to celebrate a day of diversity and culture at Carnaval in the Plaza del Sol on Thursday. Live performances, free food from around the world, arts and crafts, and other cultural activities were among the featured attractions. The diversity presented was also entwined...

Speaking through beatboxing

Photo courtesy of Edward-Vincent Montemayor Bantasan.

Jamie Perez

March 24, 2015

Silence fills the room as the vibrations of vocal chords imitating electronic sounds, drum beats and turntable effects swarm the ears of the intent crowd. No instruments are present, and no one assists to help fill in the noise. There is only a mic, a spotlight and EVMB on stage. Twenty-seven-year-old...

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