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Theater fights an early wrap

Theater fights an early wrap

Nick Sestanovich

November 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Chico’s only independent movie theater needs donations to keep it from going dark. In September, I wrote about how there weren’t enough movie theaters in Chico within walking distance of campus. That number may dip to zero if a certain theater doesn’t get the funds it needs by the end of the year. ...

Ways to get home safe at night

Ways to get home safe at night

Kristina Martinez

November 23, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When walking home at night it can be tempting to take the shortcut home. Safety should be a concern for students and community members when walking back home at night. 1. ) Walk in well lit places where people or cars will pass by like a sidewalk near a busy street. 2.) Avoid taking back alleys or ...

New ordinance is a quick fix

New ordinance is a quick fix

Amanda Irons

November 22, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The City of Chico has introduced a new ordinance that will fine individuals who sit or lie on the sidewalks in front of commercial businesses between the hours of 7 a.m. -11 p.m. The fines are progressive starting at $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second, and $300 each time following. The or...

Stop rushing; start living.

Stop rushing; start living.

Valerie Teegardin

November 21, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Have you noticed that as you rush through campus to get to class, you're generally looking down? I’m serious! I cannot tell you how many times I have almost collided with people who have their eyes glued to their phones or pavement. As college kids, rushing through things is a part of our daily li...

Be prepared for rainy days

Be prepared for rainy days

Tara Miller

November 20, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As the rainy season starts to roll into Chico, it’s time to start pulling out those dusty rainboots, rain jacket, and that umbrella. Being prepared for this weather is a definite must, especially on those busy school days. Checking the weather for any potential rainy days will always help, especially when it comes to...

Common-sense fixes could prevent more bike deaths

Common-sense fixes could prevent more bike deaths

November 19, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Two college students, Kristina Chesterman and Janee Nickerson died after being struck by drivers at night. Chesterman, a Chico State nursing student, was hit while riding her bicycle by a drunk driver on Sept. 22. She died after two days in urgent care. Nickerson, a Butte College student who was ac...

Stressed? Why not try a few random acts of kindness

Amanda Irons

November 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As the semester comes to a close, stress levels are rising, and kindness is being appreciated more than ever. I write an obsessive amount of my articles at the Naked Lounge Tea and Coffeehouse. It’s nearing the point where I can mentally map out where all the outlets are. I know exactly the order...

Long classes deserve breaks

Nick Sestanovich

November 19, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Classes that run for more than 90 minutes should allow students to have breaks. That seems logical, right? To be fair, most of the classes I've taken in college have allowed that, but there's been a few that haven't. I once had a class that was listed on the schedule as running two hours and 50 minutes....

‘You’re welcome’ is futile

Tara Miller

November 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

We have been trained since we were little to say, “you’re welcome” whenever we hear the words “thank you." However, these two words may not be the best response. Because the words “you’re welcome” have been so engraved in our minds, it becomes emotionless and almost robotic. It’s as...

Websites can’t determine plagiarism

Websites can’t determine plagiarism

Nick Sestanovich

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Oh, the wonders of the Internet. I can barely remember a time when students used to rent lots of books from the library to do research for an assignment. Now, all that information can be obtained through a few simple web searches. Of course, this simplicity comes with a price. Students have easier...

Couples, you’re doing college entirely wrong

Couples, you’re doing college entirely wrong

Valerie Teegardin

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When I hear people whine about not having a boyfriend or girlfriend, I want to smack them upside the head. Riding solo is one of the best decisions you can make during your time in college. I have nothing against relationships, but I believe they should be saved for after graduation. You have 35-...

It is OK to friend zone

Kristina Martinez

November 17, 2013


Filed under Opinion

How do I tell a friend who is interested in being more than friends that I’m not interested? - Anonymous   Dear Anonymous, Sometimes you simply aren’t interested, and you have to firmly tell the person in question that you don’t see them as a potential girlfriend or boyfriend. When a pe...

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