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Playlist: The perfect study vibes

Illustration of a girl listening to music while studying

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

With midterms around the corner, this situation happens to me all the time.  After sitting down to read the incredibly dense textbook in front of me, I put on my favorite playlist and start reading. A couple pages in, I realize I'm thinking about the lyrics of the song, more than the words on ...

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Friendly pony posing for a picture in front of the WREC. Photo credit: Joel Peterson

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 12, 2019

Chico State once again is hosting its bi-annual de-stress animal event at the WildCat Recreation Center (WREC).Starting this week and ending next week, students can visit the WREC each day to pet a variety of different animals in order to relieve anxiety during the stressful two weeks of finals preparati...

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

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Rayanne Painter

December 10, 2018

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably been through a few of these final weeks of the semester. It’s a struggle for most peop...

Photo of the day

On Tuesday Morning, Andrew Everett is relaxing outside of Butte Hall before finals. Photo credit: Maria Ramirez

Maria Ramirez

May 15, 2018

On Tuesday morning, Andrew Everett was relaxing outside of Butte Hall before finals.

Photo of the day

Esmeralda Hernandez studies for finals with a group this Sunday in the Chico State library. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Carly Maxstone

May 14, 2018

Esmeralda Hernandez studies for finals with a group this Sunday in the Chico State library.

Letters to: People freaking out about finals

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Danielle Cortes

May 2, 2018

Dear Wildcats, We are two weeks away from the most dreaded week of the semester: Finals week. Good news, that means the year is almost over and summer is just around the corner. But it also means you have to finally start getting ready for finals. Be proactive about preparing for your exams,...

Study smart, avoid midterm anxiety

While doing his homework, Fernando Salas started getting distracted and picked up his phone. Photo credit: Karen Limones

Karen Limones

February 5, 2018

Many students struggle with juggling day to day responsibilities, whether it be school, work or extracurricular activities. With a heavy work load, students often find themselves experiencing anxiety or stress which affects their grades. When students' lives are being negatively impacted, they turn to dis...

Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

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Sean Daly

May 14, 2016

The last month of a semester is a time of potentially harmful stress on students who work through a month of semester-ending tests and projects, only to have to prepare for finals around the corner. Many students freak out when trying to make it through these times as even the most efficient and cool-headed st...

Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Julianna Eveland

Julianna Eveland

December 19, 2014

They say there's no place like home for the holidays. Unless you have poor grades and a low GPA that need to be explained to your parents once you get there. If that’s the case, the thought of returning home can cause a dreaded, sinking feeling — almost nauseating. I know because I h...

Humans of Chico State: Finals

Eder Gutierrez, junior business major, loves to study on the third floor of the library with lots of coffee. Photo credit: John Domogma

John Domogma

December 16, 2014

Where is your favorite place to study? The library third floor. It is silent, and I need it to be silent so I can focus and read and have time to myself. At home I can't because all my friends and neighbors come home and create a lot of fuss and noise. I can’t focus.What's one thing that you can't liv...

Readers, Digest: Brain food for finals

Try snacking on a handful of almonds between meals. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Christina Saschin

December 15, 2014

After finding a quiet spot at the library, you take a seat and wonder if you should have gotten another coffee before starting your study session. Social norms tell us that coffee consumption and studying go hand in hand. When passing Peet's coffee, you see the painted window enticing you to study th...

Library Etiquette 101

Veronica De La Cruz

December 14, 2014

Finals are coming up, so that means huge crowds of people trying to find spots to study at the library. I usually have long breaks during my schedule, so I can easily say that I spend the majority of my time there already. With that being said, there's nothing more annoying than being in the library dur...

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