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Getting dressed to get taken seriously

Getting dressed to get taken seriously

Julianna Eveland

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I walk to classes, maneuvering my way through the flow of people, I glance up and down to take in their appearance. No matter where you go, you are going to be judged by your exterior first. Growing up we learned to not judge a book by its cover, yet we subconsciously make assessments of those w...

Science can still save us

Science can still save us

Kevin Crittenden

January 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although science and technology have shaped our society, there is a dangerous lack of understanding of science’s role as a way of thinking and living. The innate curiosity that makes us human, the desire to know why things are the way they are, is beaten out of us by scared teachers or squelched b...

Students skim to success

Veronica De La Cruz

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A new semester calls for a new, heavy workload.Some students have no issue being assigned 50-plus pages to read a night. However, others definitely feel the stress when they are involved in other activities that require a significant amount of their time.They may partake in many different activities such ...

Capitalising on the invincibility of youth

Prin Mayowa

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Young adulthood sneaks up on the youth of America. They may not know it, but upon entering this new age of independence one steps into a parallel universe bent on living another day to tell a new, more exciting story. That voice in the back of their head goes from sounding like their mother, to...

School spirit cures sports team envy

School spirit cures sports team envy

Matt Murphy

January 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At some point or another, there is a disease that affects all college students during their time at school. It has been unofficially diagnosed by me as "school envy," or in some extreme cases, "school jealousy." It's that time when you look at where your friends attend school, see an ad on TV or ...

Correlating Chico’s cold front to better grades

Correlating Chico’s cold front to better grades

Matt Murphy

January 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, the first week of a new semester. A biannual event that sees friends reconnect and books get purchased as Chico’s population grow by thousands overnight. Previous choices, good and bad, are pondered, learned from and repeated or desisted.Reconnecting is often what gets Chico State students into trouble. The s...

Succeeding in the spring semester

Succeeding in the spring semester

Valerie Teegardin

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dust off your backpack and empty your bank account at the bookstore, because spring semester is here at Chico State. No more sleeping past noon or home cooked meals from mom, that one month of pure, break bliss is as dead as your shriveled up Christmas tree. Completely draining that fresh motivation you ...

Challenging the required in required reading

Kristina Martinez

January 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It can be a tricky situation for college students when trying to decide what is necessary for you to buy for school and what is not. A textbook is always seen in the eye of the professor as "required." But is it really always necessary to buy the textbook for a passing grade?According to the National...

Getting past the back to school blues

Getting past the back to school blues

Julianna Eveland

January 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's January. Returning from the absent minded freedom of being home for the holidays may bring on a case of the back to school blues. A sense of nostalgia has already come on and the thought of all the hard work that lies ahead is starting to make your head spin. Although this year we h...

Learning about personal space and respecting boundaries

Learning about personal space and respecting boundaries

Prin Mayowa

January 20, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Making friends is always tough. It usually takes a lot of going out on a limb to meet new people. In college, some people swear by the idea of "The more, the merrier!" That, and the less money you’ll have to pitch in when the weekends come around. Getting a great group of friends together...

Finding a major that suits your personality

Finding a major that suits your personality

Zachary Phillips

January 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The only thing that feels worse than deciding to change your major after getting halfway through an unwanted degree is deciding not to change your major because you've been around campus for so long that some people are starting to mistake you for a faculty member. In hopes of simplifying the daunting task of selecting a major, I have d...

Holiday shopping guide

Tara Miller

December 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the holidays approaching, most of us are probably struggling with finding the right gifts for our friends, especially since many of us are on a tight budget. Don’t fret, though. There are plenty of gifts out there that will be just the right find for your friend, family member or significant other. I have cr...

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