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Hating on animal testing is hypocritical

Megan Mann

November 6, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Before I continue with this blog, let me be clear that I think animal testing is a horrible and outdated practice that needs to be exterminated.That being said, I will also admit to buying from cosmetic companies that have been accused of testing on animals, like Revlon, L'oreal Paris, and Benefit C...

Digital age reveals horrors of parenthood

Alyssa Dunning

October 30, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Babies are adorable, but only when I can hand them back when they start to cry.I'm a married woman, about to be a college graduate. It is time to start thinking about my next steps in life. For a while I thought that I wanted kids, but lately it seems that no one is holding back any punches when talk...

Choosing quirky classes is rewarding

Veronica De La Cruz

October 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With the fall semester flying by, students have to get ready for the exciting yet overwhelming experience of picking classes. When it comes to general education, I think students should enroll in classes that they don’t necessarily know anything about, but still seem interesting. One of my fav...

Professionalism comes at a steep price

Matt Murphy

October 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I'm a sellout. At least, that's what it feels like. I have a professional Twitter account where I tweet about relevant newsworthy topics and retweet exciting tidbits about journalism and other tedious things.I have a Wordpress blog supposedly devoted to all things "Professional Matt", albeit I don't use i...

Family will always stay number one

Julianna Eveland

October 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

My mom said something to me the other day that made me think about the connections I'll keep with my family as I get older. "Janie, I'm not always going to be here to help you take care of these things," she said. She was speaking in reference to sending off my passport to get a new visa for Saudi A...

Commitment scares me to death

Matt Murphy

October 20, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Nothing makes me feel light-years away from adulthood like hearing about young marriage. My parents met as undergrads, and if memory serves me right, I was born before my mom finished graduate school. I don't think that was so uncommon for my parents' generation. People started their lives...

Criminal Youtubers must be punished

Megan Mann

October 16, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Groping girl's butts, trying to force kisses out of them and even more types of sexual harassment, all filmed without a consent form prior to the events. Sounds like some great entertainment, right? Wrong. These are the types of videos that are featured on Sam Pepper's YouTube channel. He and his fr...

The life, times of a reckless biker

Alyssa Dunning

October 15, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Fast like the wind, cool breeze in my face,Nothing is better than biking place to place.It is the best to feel so coolWhen riding my bike to school.I never cross to the correct side of the street,Not when there's the clock to be beat.It is fun to play chicken, like in "Footloose,"With people going t...

Tattoos can wait

Julianna Eveland

October 10, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There's something about college that makes it feel like the prime time to get a tattoo.When I first came to Chico all my friends had cool tattoos. I was jealous. I felt young without any ink on my body, like an amateur. The only problem for me though, was my parents were absolutely against the idea of me ...

Comic nerd life gets expensive

Megan Mann

October 9, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When it was announced that the "Merc with a Mouth" was going to be getting his own movie, I was so stoked. Deadpool has to be one of my favorite comic book characters of all time, regardless of the fact that I haven't read any of his full comics. That's right folks, this huge Marvel and DC fan has n...

Money management gets easier with age

Matt Murphy

October 8, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Ah, it's that time of the month again. Bills and rent are due and it's time for me to find out just how much I've spent on my weekly Domino's Pizza binges. I dread opening the banking app on my phone. Even when I know how much I've spent, I still don't like to see the number. It's something I'...

For cheap textbooks, make like a pirate

Veronica De La Cruz

October 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Books for free? Sign me up. The price of textbooks is skyrocketing, so it's no surprise that students are seeking different methods of getting the cheapest deal. First semester, I managed to spend over $400 at the Chico State Wildcat store. Now that I look back at this, I realize how easy it...

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