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Too much tech complicates classrooms

Too much tech complicates classrooms

Matt Murphy

September 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I tend to have a love-hate relationship with technology. 60-40 in favor of technology is the best I can do on any given day. Don't get me wrong, it has its upsides. "Clash of Clans," for example, is making it very difficult for me to focus on writing at the moment. I don't appreciate techno...

The American dream is still worth the work

Julianna Eveland

September 8, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The American dream is a beautiful concept, but I'm not sure this generation still believes in it. Defined by the Library of Congress, the American dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achiev...

Doctors should consider drug alternatives

Veronica De La Cruz

September 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Four days before my 20th birthday, and I got to spend it in the emergency room. About 700,000 people have their gallbladders removed each year, according to Everyday Health. However, many don't get to hear the stories of the people that deal with post-surgery complications.After surgeons introduced laparo...

Taking antidepressants is not taboo

Taking antidepressants is not taboo

Alyssa Dunning

September 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The taboo surrounding antidepressants stole years from my life. I have struggled with depression since the age of 13. As a child I was pretty outgoing, but when I turned 13 years old, I became introverted. School became excruciating because I didn't want to be around people and my grades got worse with my m...

’50 Shades’ trilogy based on lies, abuse

’50 Shades’ trilogy based on lies, abuse

Megan Mann

September 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sex, abuse and plagiarism. That's pretty much all the "Fifty Shades" trilogy by E.L. James is. Or that's the basics of it since I haven't and won't read something as trashy and blatantly disrespectful as those books. Now, before everyone goes to sharpen their pitchforks and light their torches, I should probab...

Fear of missing out plagues students

Fear of missing out plagues students

Matt Murphy

September 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media has done a lot of good in its short time as a nearly living and breathing entity. It has changed the face of journalism as well as contributed to enacting social change. I'll be the first to admit it. Ferguson, the Boston Marathon bombing and the revolution in Egypt were incre...

Negative news can be overbearing

Negative news can be overbearing

Julianna Eveland

September 2, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is one thing that can always be expected in the news, and that’s bad news. On one hand, half the time I hesitate to look at major news sites from fear of what I’ll find. On the other hand, when there are no catastrophes, disasters or major crimes to report on, the news seems a bit du...

Men aren’t entitled to women’s bodies

Men aren’t entitled to women’s bodies

Veronica De La Cruz

September 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  If there's one thing in the world I can't stand, it has to be a catcall. As a young female college student living in Chico, it's become apparent that the only time it's safe to walk through town is with a large group or accompanied by a male. It's outrageous to think women can't even walk down the st...

‘Big is beautiful’ objectifies women

‘Big is beautiful’ objectifies women

Alyssa Dunning

August 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Society's obsession with beauty is getting old. I love seeing women of all sizes and shapes feel confident enough to strut their stuff, but I feel that isn't addressing the beauty problem as a whole. Changing beauty standards to include different body types is the equivalent of slapping new...

Partygoers should respect local families

Partygoers should respect local families

Megan Mann

August 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's Thursday night and my neighbors across the street are at it again. Old Man Jenkins next door is shaking his cane and yelling out the window at a noisy hoard of students. Their music is not only keeping me and my building up, but also a family three blocks away. Mom and Dad had finally got...

Unpaid internships still have value

Julianna Eveland

August 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I think of the word internship, two words come to mind: paid or unpaid. Most companies looking for interns understand college students’ desperate need to gain some work experience before graduation. By that, companies are confident that future interns will be ready and will...

First week of school can’t be beat

Alyssa Dunning

August 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I start my morning hitting the snooze button. I'm so excited to wake up early for the first time in three months that I want to do it as many times as possible. I like to refer to all the new students as future friends because it's harder to be upset at friends for doing annoying things. There are ...

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