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Graduates, don’t be satisfied with flipping burgers

Graduates, don’t be satisfied with flipping burgers

Paul Smeltzer

September 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If nothing else, get a job that makes you happy with the degree you’ve earned. Too often students graduate only to realize they might not get their sought-after job and forget one important idea: with a diploma, they’re open to a wide range of opportunities. So instead of immediately filling out ...

The O-Face: Dysfunctions don’t have to ruin your sex life

The O-Face: Dysfunctions don’t have to ruin your sex life

Chantal Richards

September 9, 2013


Filed under Columns, Features

Have you ever experienced an OD? And no, I’m not talking about a drug overdose. Orgasm dysfunction, or anorgasmia, is a condition in which a person cannot reach sexual climax for various psychological, physical or medical reasons. Anorgasmia is more common in women than in men, but there are case...

Cardio ‘Cat: Upbeat playlists improve workout

Risa Johnson

September 9, 2013


Filed under Columns, Features

Music is an essential part of many people’s workouts. After doing some research, it turns out that a lot of experiments have shown that music increases performance while exercising. The right music can improve your mood and make you forget about your heavy breathing and dripping sweat while increasing...

Traveling tips for the carless

Traveling tips for the carless

Tara Miller

September 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not having my own car sucks. I have to rely on buses, bikes, friends who have cars and my own two legs to get me where I need to go. However, all of those ways of getting around can easily fail anyone who relies on them, especially when they least expect it. A few weeks ago I was riding my bike to run ...

Red Watch Band helps intoxicated students

Paul Smeltzer

September 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A new craze is sweeping Chico State. It’s edgy, shocking and revolutionary. The Red Watch Band has hit the streets of downtown Chico thanks to the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center, which has inspired and trained students to take a stand against alcohol abuse in bars full of intoxicated drinkers...

Street graffiti disrespectful, triggers memories of assault

Amanda Irons

September 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On the morning of Aug. 25, I participated in Be Chico, a downtown cleanup that was intended to bring together the campus and the community to promote a culture of respect and unity. A team of eight and I suited up in tattered fluorescent vests and began picking up trash along Chestnut and Hazel streets. A...

Conserve your cash one dollar at a time

Nick Sestanovich

September 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s amazing how much can change over the course of two years. I went from living in Craig Hall, where almost all my basic needs were provided for me, to living in a group home where I have to provide for myself. For the next nine months, I have to use my debit card to buy food and supplies while conservi...

Four must-visit campus locations for new students

Four must-visit campus locations for new students

Lindsay Pincus

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

About a year ago, I was a freshman. I had just moved into Lassen Hall and had a teary goodbye with my parents. Then that was it. I was alone. My roommate wasn’t there and all the girls on my floor were buddied up with their roommates. I thought I would be productive and go get my books from the...

Squish, smash, spray, swat skeeters

Nicole Santos

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Mosquitoes suck. It’s my third year at Chico State, and let me tell you, the worst part about going back to school is the amount of mosquito bites I accumulate during the first few months. Freshman, expect to be bit at the beginning of the semester. You can’t escape it. It will happen randomly....

Oft-broke student cashes in on budget tips

Quinn Western

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I have less than $100 in my account and rent is due next week.” That was probably the last thing my dad wanted to hear during a phone call last March. He trusted me to budget my expenses last year and — like many college students — I was short. My father is a banker, and I am a college...

Student shut-in prioritizes having fun over work

Benjamin Mullin

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I pass the same sidewalk graffiti on my walk home every day. It’s a stenciled send-up of Darwin’s evolution of man, the oft-caricatured visual representation of humans evolving gradually from chimpanzees. This version has a chilling twist, however. Right after the human stage of evolution, after...

Loud roommate? Study quietly in these spots

Allison Weeks

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Life can be a lot harder when you have a roommate who wants to party all the time. Those of you going through this, have no fear. There are places outside your bedroom that will allow you to articulate your thoughts out loud and on paper. Here are a few serene places on and around campus that will...

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