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Step up your bike game, Chico

Amanda Irons

December 9, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have seen the face of a bicyclist moments before an inevitable collision. This is not a story about bicyclists fighting for their rightful place on the road as they save the planet one alternative transportation vehicle at a time. This is about a bicyclist who was involved in a head-on collision ...

Friends before enemies

Kristina Martinez

December 9, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My friend is having a birthday dinner but she invited a girl I don’t get along with. How do I handle the situation? -Anonymous   Dear Anonymous, There are always going to be situations in life that make you uncomfortable. This will probably be one of them. But your friend is asking her frie...

Please stop tweaking and tweeting

Please stop tweaking and tweeting

Nick Sestanovich

December 8, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I heard about “tweaking and tweeting,” I  wondered what it could possibly mean. I would have guessed it meant making Twitter posts and then making changes to them later on, but it turns out I’m only right about the Twitter part. No, this phrase actually refers to the ignominious practice of m...

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...

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