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Classical music aids studying

April 6, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With the end of the semester just around the corner, it's safe to say the homework load's only continuing to pile up.I've found it useful to try different methods of studying to ease some stress off my busy schedule. To my surprise, listening to classical music while studying has not only helped me co...

Life is rough for lefties

April 6, 2014


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I broke my hand once. I had been riding a mountain bike and I squeezed hard on the front brake. After I went head over heals I found myself flat on my ass looking at three fingers bent askew.I got a soft cast and learned to use my left hand to do most things.The experience lent me the perspective o...

Changing weather means changing clothes

Matt Murphy

April 4, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Despite this week-long aberration from normal springtime weather, sunny days are just around the corner. That means shedding everyone's winter layers of clothing to deal with the dry Chico heat. For the benefit of all though, please follow a few rules. Most importantly, think about what you are reve...

Binge-watching TV is for smart people

Zachary Phillips

April 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Anyone who has ever gotten lost in a great novel knows how consuming it can be. As a beloved character mourns, real life tears are shed. As an unforeseen plot twist unfolds, coffee tables are flipped. Friends and family admire the bookworm for his or her devotion and intellectual stamina, am...

The advantages of giving up meat

Veronica De La Cruz

April 2, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Students who choose to eliminate meat products could experience more than just health benefits. I recently underwent a surgery to remove my gallbladder. Since then I’ve been forced to completely change my diet since I no longer have the help of that intestine to break down fatty foods. I’ve always enjoyed eating every...

Facebook bids on virtual reality

Kevin Crittenden

April 1, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Facebook has arranged to purchase the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality apparatus that is not yet available to consumers. The three billion dollar deal is a bold bid on a technology that could give people even less reason to socialize in person. While most people associate virtual reality with gaming, Faceb...

Lazy weather makes for lazy student.

Kristina Martinez

April 1, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The way the sky looks may have more of an effect on students than they think. I've noticed less students in my classes and at the gym when it is raining outside.It seems that when the weather is lazy, especially when it is raining, that students seem to attend class less as well as other extra-curricula...

Non-traditional ways to handle neighborly nuisances.

Valerie Teegardin

April 1, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I consider myself to be fairly flexible when it comes to neighborly nuisances; this is a college town and I am surrounded by college kids after-all, but my patience has a limit.In my living situation, this limit is tested when the guy in the apartment above me stomps so heavily that pens rattle on my de...

When good nicknames go bad

Zachary Phillips

March 28, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Flash. Spark. Ace. Tank. Nicknames are an inevitable part of developing one's identity. While most nicknames are relatively playful jabs at some memory or achievement, others can fall far short of flattery. Chunk. Squirt. Fruit-Dump. Doody-Butt. For those whose existences are marred by an embarrassing nick...

Sororities, exploring the unfamiliar.

Prin Mayowa

March 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I look nothing like a sorority girl. I may have the height, but that’s it. I’m not exactly poised or coordinated or anything that makes you think “pageant.”I love Pokemon and hate the color pink. Group photos make me nauseated, and fundraising sounds like too much work. "The H...

Why men hate ‘The Bachelor’

Matt Murphy

March 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Ah, hear that? It's the sound me yelling in celebration that yet another season of "The Bachelor" is over and I won't have to hear or see a commercial about it for months. Men almost universally cannot stand America's premier reality dating show. I think part of it has to do with the fact that, over t...

End of video stores puts end to options

Julianna Eveland

March 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

America is a country that is accustomed to having a plethora of options to choose from. After getting rid of most major video stores, however, options for movie watching are lacking. Hollywood Video and Blockbuster used to be the go-to places to rent movies. When I was younger, I looked forward to we...

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