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The four C’s of using profanity in writing

Valerie Teegardin

February 12, 2014

CommunicateWhen mere words simply are not enough, profanity, if applied properly, can deliver a powerful reaction. It can be so powerful, that even the driest of sentences will have emphasis and emotion. Take, for example, "I don't care" versus " I don't give a fuck". Although both contain the same message, it'...

Social media has changed the way we meet people

Matt Murphy

February 10, 2014

I see someone in public and recognize them, yet have we've never met. After remembering that we're Facebook friends, I realize that I already know their birthday, interests and have seen pictures of various significant events in their lives.This is what social media has done to social interaction. It ...

How effective are campus emails

Veronica De La Cruz

February 8, 2014

You've got mail.Readers are probably familiar with the student announcement emails that Chico State sends out every Tuesday and Thursday, but how many students actually take the time to open and read them?I will admit, there has been plenty of times, I didn't bother reading through them, and just sent the...

Reading is a last resort of entertainment for college students

Kristina Martinez

February 7, 2014

With so much going on in a college student's life, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read something other than a textbook. It seems reading for fun might be a thing of the past for students, even after they're not too busy reading textbooks. According to research done in 2013 by StatisticB...

Completing an academic bucket list

Completing an academic bucket list

Valerie Teegardin

February 5, 2014

You'll only be a student at Chico State once in your lifetime, so don't wait till it's too late to make the most out of your college experience. Here's a guide to prevent post-graduation regret and help you achieve academic fulfillment. Work like a dog, intern like a boss Interning in your planned career field is arguably the best thi...

Reasons why lying is great

Prin Mayowa

February 3, 2014

Lying is great. It's one of those things people do just because it's easier to live with. Everyone loves easy living and being dishonest can help. Think about it, lying can improve one’s quality of life and here's how: 1. Lying to people is a great way to gain their trust and friendship. Peo...

Skipping class cheats students out of success

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 if it can be easily passed with infrequent visits to the classroom. To me, every class is always worth attend...

Autocorrect saves time, causes problems

Autocorrect saves time, causes problems

Matt Murphy

February 2, 2014

1993 was a momentous year, for more than just the fact that it’s the year that I was born. It was also the first year Microsoft Word included the autocorrect feature. Once the first iPhone was released in 2007, autocorrect became a key selling point for the device and others like it. I’m ...

How to enjoy the Superbowl without your team

Matt Murphy

February 1, 2014

On the eve of the biggest sporting event in the country, it's likely that you may be waking up knowing your favorite team isn't playing. I am also a passenger on this boat as my beloved 49ers came up short two weeks ago. Here's how you can still enjoy Superbowl Sunday. 1. Pick a side: Yes, I'm a lit...

An ode to women’s studies

Valerie Teegardin

January 31, 2014

If one wants to seize life by the horns and actually do something worthwhile, then one should take women’s studies . To debunk some ridiculous presumptions right off the bat, no, not all women who take women’s studies are lesbian and not all men in the program are gay, not that sexuality s...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz

January 31, 2014

It's about that time again — time to look for a place to live and new roommates to live with. I've had my fair share of bad roommates so I know how difficult it is to live with someone you can't get along with. Despite any negative experiences I may have encountered, at least now I know what to loo...

Unisex bathrooms provide privacy for all

Julianna Eveland

January 31, 2014

When I first heard about the recent changes Chico State made to accommodate transgender students by adding unisex bathrooms in the Bell Memorial Union I was taken aback. I was unfamiliar with this concept and although I have no ill feelings towards people who identify with being transgender, I found ...

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