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Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin // November 14, 2018

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students...

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Packing up premature is immature

Brooke Martin // October 6, 2018

We have all been there, myself included. When we have to sit through a lecture that is not to our liking, we feel like we're going to die before the class is over. You slowly start to zip up your backpack...

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Guide to having a successful semester

January 29, 2016

Welcome back to reality. After one long, relaxing month off from school, it’s back to Chico we go. Back to roommates, back to $1 nights and back to classes. With seven semesters down, I think I have...

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Attending class: Students’ first priority

Kristina Martinez // September 30, 2015

As the first month back in school comes to an end, it often leads me to do some self-reflecting. How many classes have I missed so far?I can't stand missing class. As much as I would prefer to sleep in...

Class attendance: better late than never

Enrique Raymundo // November 20, 2014

I stand outside the door to my classroom. Everyone else is inside. I'm not. I open the door anyway.The professor stops midsentence and turns from the class to gaze at me. My fellow students stare, silently...

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Skipping class cheats students out of success

Julianna Eveland // February 3, 2014

Congratulations! It’s midway through the third week of school and we’ve successfully crossed over to February.To some, this is enough time to decide whether a class seems worth attending or...

Making new friends in class

Valerie Teegardin // January 29, 2014

Remember how easy it was to make friends in elementary school? If a classmate shared one of their Sour Patch Kids with you at recess, you were instantly best friends and life was good. Fast-forward to...

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Considering clickers in classes

Veronica De La Cruz // January 25, 2014

Many students wonder if the almost $7,000 they pay to attend class every year is spent wisely by the professors who offer the courses. Several courses do not take students’ attendance into consideration...

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