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Make a memorable impression or be forgotten

Make a memorable impression or be forgotten

Prin Mayowa

February 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

People don’t realize that we all have this weird, innate feeling that makes us believe that we should be important to a lot of people, if not everyone. It's unhealthy, I know. People and memories are very similar. In some cases they're almost the same thing. Sometimes I suppress mem...

The four C’s of using profanity in writing

Valerie Teegardin

February 12, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

CommunicateWhen mere words simply are not enough, profanity, if applied properly, can deliver a powerful reaction. It can be so powerful, that even the driest of sentences will have emphasis and emotion. Take, for example, "I don't care" versus " I don't give a fuck". Although both contain the same message, it'...

Combatting rape culture on campus

Combatting rape culture on campus

Zachary Phillips

February 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Colleges never mention sexual assault in their recruiting pamphlets. Graduation rates, sustainability and diversity: these shiny statistics and more can be found front and center on Chico State's home page. By the time they have graduated from a five-year college career, one in five women will h...

Social media has changed the way we meet people

Matt Murphy

February 10, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I see someone in public and recognize them, yet have we've never met. After remembering that we're Facebook friends, I realize that I already know their birthday, interests and have seen pictures of various significant events in their lives.This is what social media has done to social interaction. It ...

Constant comparison corrodes self-confidence

Constant comparison corrodes self-confidence

Julianna Eveland

February 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As young adults we try our best to become the smartest, strongest, healthiest or most accomplished versions of ourselves. Naturally, we look to other people as examples. Following that, we tend to compare ourselves to them. The compulsion to self-critique is said to come from one's compariso...

Climbing costs keep students from exploring courses

Climbing costs keep students from exploring courses

Matt Murphy

February 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever had to pass up a class outside of your major that seemed interesting because of high tuition costs? I have faced this dilemma many times before. I came to college with a plan. I fell in love with writing my junior year of high school and knew I wanted to study journalism in coll...

How effective are campus emails

Veronica De La Cruz

February 8, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You've got mail.Readers are probably familiar with the student announcement emails that Chico State sends out every Tuesday and Thursday, but how many students actually take the time to open and read them?I will admit, there has been plenty of times, I didn't bother reading through them, and just sent the...

Reading is a last resort of entertainment for college students

Kristina Martinez

February 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With so much going on in a college student's life, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read something other than a textbook. It seems reading for fun might be a thing of the past for students, even after they're not too busy reading textbooks. According to research done in 2013 by StatisticB...

Manage time better to sleep more

Kristina Martinez

February 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Those last few minutes of sleep after hitting the snooze button is some of the most precious time in a college student’s day. As important as sleep is, it is often one of the last things on our minds. Getting a full night’s sleep has become hard for most students to achieve. It seems imposs...

Keeping in touch with family during college

Keeping in touch with family during college

Veronica De La Cruz

February 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Moving away from home doesn't mean the relationships we have with our parents should vanish.Communication between parents and students should be open when expressing viewpoints, but should demonstrate a mutual respect for privacy at the same time.I am originally from Torrance, Calif., and being more th...

Completing an academic bucket list

Completing an academic bucket list

Valerie Teegardin

February 5, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You'll only be a student at Chico State once in your lifetime, so don't wait till it's too late to make the most out of your college experience. Here's a guide to prevent post-graduation regret and help you achieve academic fulfillment. Work like a dog, intern like a boss Interning in your planned career field is arguably the best thi...

Sexual assaults still scar campus

February 4, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ppallingly, a student was sexually assaulted Thursday. The attack occurred at 10 p.m. near Holt Station, a time or place almost any student could be on campus.It is unbelievable that this event happened in a well-lit area with an Emergency Blue Light within sight. University Police...

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