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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...

Why you should not put off working out during the holidays

Why you should not put off working out during the holidays

Kristina Martinez

December 7, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Whether you plan on attending a gym or working out outside, holding it off, will only make it harder it start. Bad habits are hard to break. The holidays are filled with many opportunities to stuff your face, but that should not be the reason you start working on a new and improved you before the new year...

Limiting liquor licenses downtown

Limiting liquor licenses downtown

Amanda Irons

December 6, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The battle between businesses, beer, and city officials has long been a heated one. With the forces of the university combating a drinking problem, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control denying liquor-licenses to downtown businesses, it seems like there is no hope for business owners to cash in on this 2...

Off The Record | Episode 14 | South African Apparition

Off The Record | Episode 14 | South African Apparition

December 6, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

This week we talk about Mandela, loud sex, media portrayal of women and much more! Panelists: Jeff Barron Video Editor @JeffreyABarron Cammi Carter Former Orion Features Writer @GoldenNotes   Chantal Richards Sex Columnist @ChantieRichards   Allison Weeks Opinion Editor @msAlliso...

Majoring in money

Majoring in money

Valerie Teegardin

December 5, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Chico’s recent freezing temperatures is not the only reason why students have gone into hibernation. As finals week looms overhead, we isolate ourselves from civilization as we burrow in our dusty textbooks and crumpled lecture notes in hopes of surviving final exams. As college students, it’s o...

Meeting that Soulmate During College

Meeting that Soulmate During College

Tara Miller

December 4, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In this day and age, men and women generally don’t attend college to find their one special person. It’s usually about getting those degrees so that they can gain successful careers after graduation before even considering marriage. However, that doesn’t mean that students should not think too much their dating l...

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...

Chico State must remain transparent in state audit

Chico State must remain transparent in state audit

December 3, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State is one of two schools in the California State University system that will be audited on its handling of sexual harassment and sexual violence incidents on and around campus. The audit was prompted by a federal complaint that UC Berkeley was handling sexual and violent crime investigations...

Texting causes sleeping problems

Texting causes sleeping problems

Nick Sestanovich

December 3, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It's hardly a surprise that college students are addicted to texting. Like all addictions, though, it can have negative consequences. A recent study by Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va surveyed 83 first-year undergraduate students. The researchers found that the more time spent with texting...

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...

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