Supporting Foster Youth at CSULB

Guardian Scholars (GS) is a program on campus that supports current and former foster youth at CSULB. If you have been in the foster care system, find out how you can become a Guardian Scholars member!

What I Wish I Did Before Graduating

After being in college for over 5 years, I can’t help but regret the things I didn’t get to explore and experience. Here are my biggest regrets.

How to conquer your fears

How to conquer your fears in the most logical way possible without the hassle of a thousand dollar registration fee

Better Than A Band-Aid

I have been hurt, and I fear I will get hurt again. So why haven’t I found help? This is a story about therapy, and why I haven’t gotten any yet.

Illustration by Joey Quian


By Avery Keller

A conceptualization of incomprehensibility
With endless postulations of consternation
Do these words grant any invincibility
Or fall short with the sense of floccinaucinihilipilification
Like the repetitive learning in the 6th grade on Mesopotamia
How long can we go before the effects of trichotillomania
Set in

All of the thoughts cloud in motion contemporaneous
Constantly camouflaged in the crimes of academia
Is it enough to be honorificabilitudinitatibus
Never ending that feeling of claustrophobia
We can only turn our heads in these straightjackets
Should we throw it all out and move to Massachusetts
For what

Is it any different or all just interchangeable
Breathe in breathe out let it go to nothingness
As we keep going and going does it become unintelligible
When will we begin the brennschluss
The wheels stop turning the plane plummeting
Will someone catch it or are they too headstrong
Do they even know

Is it all too much