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Dead week survival guide

Dead week survival guide

Valerie Teegardin

December 8, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are several steps to take to keep yourself alive during dead week. I could drown myself in the amount of crappy study tips I’ve read, so I’ve decided to do us all a favor and compile the best tips that I’ve tested out and been successful with. 1) Exam time isn’t charity time A st...

Girls, take dating initiative

Tara Miller

December 4, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s OK for girls to make the first move. As women, taking charge when it comes to asking a guy out is commonly perceived as abnormal. However, the pathetic perception that guys should always be the ones to ask girls out needs to end. When it comes to taking that initial first step, the majority...

WiseCat: Studies before love

Kristina Martinez

December 2, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

How do I tell a boyfriend that he is becoming a distraction from school? -Anonymous Juggling a relationship with the demands of school can be difficult in college. You came here for school, and that should be your first priority here in Chico. Relationships can be great if your significant other is you...

Don’t sweat your mid-college freakout

Don’t sweat your mid-college freakout

Amanda Irons

December 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Contemplated switching majors? Switching schools? Do you lay awake at night wondering if you’re doing college the right way? If you said yes to any of these questions, you may be having a mid-college crisis. At some point it’s going to hit you that there is not much time left between now and en...

Media’s portrayal of women is destructive

Valerie Teegardin

December 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Equal rights? Hardly. Land of the free? Guess again. We say that as Americans we are sexually liberated, yet women are still bound to the belief that they have to embody sexual appeal in order to gain status and success. The media has the nation in a crippling chokehold of conformity with fear...

‘Drunkorexia’ harms health

‘Drunkorexia’ harms health

Tara Miller

November 13, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Drunkorexia is the practice of skipping meals to manage one’s calorie count in order to be able to drink alcohol without gaining weight. A New York Times article identified college-aged binge drinkers, usually women, as likely sufferers of drunkorexics. Adam Barry, a professor of health education and behavior at the ...

Separating yourself from negative friends

Kristina Martinez

November 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

How do you separate yourself from friends that have no future without hurting them? - Kristal Burnett, 24 Dear Kristal, You should always try to better yourself, regardless of the struggles and obstacles life throws at us. It sounds like you want to better yourself, and you should be proud of ...

Record your notes on paper, not Instagram

Record your notes on paper, not Instagram

Nick Sestanovich

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s no secret that lectures can be boring and tedious. Even I’ll admit to occasionally zoning out when professors are talking. However, I realize that I’m in class to learn, so I make a concerted effort to pay attention as much as possible. That is why I shake my head when I see students surfin...

Men, try commitment

Men, try commitment

Tara Miller

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being in a serious committed relationship during college doesn’t seem fun or exciting, I know. Especially when popular wisdom dictates that college is a time to have fun and let loose before you have to start looking for the more major things in life, like a job and a wife. But let’s be realistic. We aren’t ge...

Stop the stigma: Depression in college

Stop the stigma: Depression in college

Amanda Irons

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We all get lonely. There’s no shame in that. Sometimes you get blue and you can’t explain it or figure out why you are feeling like you do. Sometimes you get blue and you are simply lost in that emotion. It comes from left field and sucker punches you right in the gut, leaving you unable to go ...

Bearded athletes claim enhanced performance

Nicholas Woodard

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Sports

Novembeard is coming. Please prepare your faces. Yes, it's almost that time of year again. The month where every able-faced fella feels compelled to carry on the sacred tradition of abandoning razor and shaving cream for an entire month. Things may get hairy, things may get furry, things may start...

Six steps to snagging a perfect roomie

Kristina Martinez

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Deciding where to live can be tricky, but deciding who to live with can be even trickier. Whether you are kicking a roommate out or trying to find new ones, finding a good roommate can very much be like dating someone. Although finding a new roommate is not exactly like how you go about dating people,...

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