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Finals stress, comfort media and how to access it

Ariana Powell, Reporter // December 16, 2022

After a long day of school, work or any other aspect of “adulting,” I like to go home and turn on something to distract myself. “Gilmore Girls” is a show I like to distract myself with. The relatable...

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Clothing and interview standards in the workplace

Ariana Powell, Staff Writer // December 6, 2022

I remember my first job interview; it was for an assistant photographer position. I was so nervous, I wanted every aspect of the interview to be perfect. I wanted to be seen as a serious and responsible...

Photo includes plates with extra food on the return counter at Sutter Dining Hall. Photo taken Sept. 14 by Hiroto Nakajima.

Sutter Dining Hall’s serious food waste problem

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // November 19, 2022

Students, faculty and dining hall staff all eat at Sutter Dining Hall for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are various foods like pizza, hamburgers and fresh vegetables. Diners can take whatever they...

Graphic by Jolie Asuncion.

Learning how to cope with an eating disorder over the holidays

Jolie Asuncion, Opinion and Multimedia Editor // November 15, 2022

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them come gatherings, feasts and turkey dinners. For many, the thought of these festivities generates feelings of warmth and excitement as the holiday season...

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Performance at any cost

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // November 12, 2022

It hadn’t even been an hour since the game, and I was already in the bathroom, ripping a pair of serrated scissors across my skin. I had just left the field with my teammates, smiling and dancing...

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Cool costume? No, cultural appropriation

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 30, 2022

When I was about 5-years-old I dressed up as Snow White for Halloween. My parents bought me the entire ensemble, the mass-produced dress, black wig and accessories. I remember loving that costume so much...

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Oh, the horror!

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 22, 2022

Anxiety can be a crippling force, especially for college students, and finding ways to combat it is essential. Drinking warm tea and taking a nap are valid ways, but there are other ways too. Horror movies,...

The email received in 2020 inviting me to apply to the Honors Program after choosing Chico State.

Honorstly: behind the scenes

Ariana Powell // October 18, 2022

In February of 2020, before I started my first semester at Chico State, I received an email from the Honors Program.The program is a part of undergraduate education, and they were inviting me to apply....

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The press is not the enemy

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // October 16, 2022

It’s no secret the public has a complicated relationship with the media. Despite spending an average of eight hours a day consuming it, most Americans report having a lack of trust in the media.  According...

Politics, legislation, and bills oh my!

Politics, legislation, and bills oh my!

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 13, 2022

Our country is in a politically polarized situation at the moment. From Trump’s attempts to reinsert himself into the Oval Office, to investigations revealing that he retained classified documents and...

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A dark side of smartphones: interference with face-to-face communication

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // October 11, 2022

How often do you wake up and check your smartphone first? In my case, I usually check it immediately. In modern society, smartphones are so pervasive that we cannot imagine our lives without them....

Nurse Jennifer Hopkins from point of view of patient during pap

A WellCat pap smear: an ‘inside’ look

Molly Myers, News Editor // October 11, 2022

Before my first pap smear I had the irrational fear I would somehow be visibly aroused. I was not. A pap smear is a medical exam used to test for cervical cancer. During the exam, a medical practitioner...

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