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Night shift workers see rare worlds

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Kevin Crittenden

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I use to wonder what it would be like to live the night owl lifestyle, until I got a taste for it during my stint as a night driver. When working as a cab driver I found that after constant sleep deprivation, nothing surprised me anymore. Weird activities would unfold in front of me and in my cab. But I d...

Here’s to 70 degrees in January

Matt Murphy

January 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It's the end of January and I wore shorts yesterday. It's warm outside.I can't tell you why and I certainly can't tell you how, but now we all have to deal with it. Like any difficult situation though, there are upsides and downsides. Let's go through a couple shall we?Upsides:1. It feels like spring...

Give back and gain more

Give back and gain more

Kristina Martinez

January 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Nowadays it is especially hard for college graduates to make their resume stand out from the rest. Volunteer work is one way to always help make a resume stand out from the rest. Volunteering shows a future employer that the applicant is a hard worker and cares enough to give back. Having been abroad he...

Exploring music in Chico

Julianna Eveland

January 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We have all experienced the frustration that comes from overplayed pop songs on the radio, the annoying advertisements on Pandora and the lack of money to purchase music on iTunes. But right here in Chico there is an underground music world that is just waiting to be explored. Live music...

A conversation about conservation

Zachary Phillips

January 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you've most likely heard that California is in a bit of a water crisis. According to the US Drought Monitor, about 99 percent of California is "abnormally dry" or worse. However, that statistic really doesn't do the drought justice as abou...

Eye of the driver

Eye of the driver

Kevin Crittenden

January 22, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Driving a cab in Chico was the best crappy job I’ve ever had.I gave rides to hookers, lawyers, lowlifes and lonely drunks. I was always surprised at the quality of conversation, the openness of communication my passengers felt riding with me. If it wasn’t for the dangerous people and crazy hours I mig...

Extra pocket change

Extra pocket change

Kristina Martinez

December 14, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

On campus jobs not only provide students with convenience, but some change in their pocket as well. Scoring a job on campus has its perks. One being how flexible the different student positions are about students taking time off for work to focus on school. However, most times the maximum 20 hours that s...

Tricks for test-taking champions

Tricks for test-taking champions

Valerie Teegardin

December 12, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Freezing up come exam time happens to the best of us. Whether you made Meriam Library your new home this week or if you may have slacked off a bit too much this semester, I’ve got some tips that will ensure a successful test taking experience with no studying required. Don’t let your studying go to...

Time management during the last weeks of school

Time management during the last weeks of school

Tara Miller

December 11, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

During these last two weeks of school, most of us may feel crunched for time as we finish up those last big papers and projects all the while trying to make the time to study for finals. That is why managing time during these next couple of weeks is so important, especially when there seems to be so much that needs to get ...

Find out if group home living is right for you

Find out if group home living is right for you

Nick Sestanovich

December 10, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Even though most students won't be moving out for another five months, it never hurts to get an early jump on student housing for next year. The options of where to live outside of the dorms is wide open. There are studio apartments where students can live with one or two others or go solo. Students can ...

Why you should not put off working out during the holidays

Why you should not put off working out during the holidays

Kristina Martinez

December 7, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Whether you plan on attending a gym or working out outside, holding it off, will only make it harder it start. Bad habits are hard to break. The holidays are filled with many opportunities to stuff your face, but that should not be the reason you start working on a new and improved you before the new year...

Limiting liquor licenses downtown

Limiting liquor licenses downtown

Amanda Irons

December 6, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The battle between businesses, beer, and city officials has long been a heated one. With the forces of the university combating a drinking problem, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control denying liquor-licenses to downtown businesses, it seems like there is no hope for business owners to cash in on this 2...

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