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Staying on track after graduation

Staying on track after graduation

Tara Miller

December 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Before graduating from college, the majority of us have followed a prescribed path where we go from one temporary situation to the next. However, once graduation passes, everything changes. Those temporary paths that we jump from will eventually come to an end after college, as we will ultimat...

Set meaningful goals for the New Year

Set meaningful goals for the New Year

Valerie Teegardin

December 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It’s fair to say that you have the best intentions when making a New Year’s resolution; you resolve to eat better, workout at the gym more. It’s a nice idea to think about and you can fantasize about becoming a “whole new you” all you want, but you’re in denial if you honestly think that ...

Senate bill could save students money on textbooks

Nick Sestanovich

December 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Education is priceless, but the cost of textbooks to receive that education is through the roof. Textbook prices are insanely high. Since 2002, prices have increased 82 percent, according to a Government Accountability Office report. No matter how few classes I take in a semester, I always seem to be s...

Extra pocket change

Extra pocket change

Kristina Martinez

December 14, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

On campus jobs not only provide students with convenience, but some change in their pocket as well. Scoring a job on campus has its perks. One being how flexible the different student positions are about students taking time off for work to focus on school. However, most times the maximum 20 hours that s...

Tricks for test-taking champions

Tricks for test-taking champions

Valerie Teegardin

December 12, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Freezing up come exam time happens to the best of us. Whether you made Meriam Library your new home this week or if you may have slacked off a bit too much this semester, I’ve got some tips that will ensure a successful test taking experience with no studying required. Don’t let your studying go to...

Time management during the last weeks of school

Time management during the last weeks of school

Tara Miller

December 11, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

During these last two weeks of school, most of us may feel crunched for time as we finish up those last big papers and projects all the while trying to make the time to study for finals. That is why managing time during these next couple of weeks is so important, especially when there seems to be so much that needs to get ...

Cost of parking forgiveness is unforgivably misguided

Cost of parking forgiveness is unforgivably misguided

December 10, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Chico City Council’s recent decision to forego thousands of dollars in parking meter fees is outrageous given the amount of debt the city currently faces. As seen in our news section, the city has been struck with the Christmas spirit once again this year. They’ve decided to risk collecting about...

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...

Find out if group home living is right for you

Find out if group home living is right for you

Nick Sestanovich

December 10, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Even though most students won't be moving out for another five months, it never hurts to get an early jump on student housing for next year. The options of where to live outside of the dorms is wide open. There are studio apartments where students can live with one or two others or go solo. Students can ...

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...

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