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Downtown needs new film theater

Downtown needs new film theater

Nick Sestanovich

September 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Why should students have to drive to see movies when they should be able to walk? Chico is a town that knows how to accommodate the interests of college students. Many nightclubs, bars, live music venues and parks are within walking distance of campus. It’s not a town where you can complain about a lack of things to do, but i...

The O-Face: Keys to understanding men

The O-Face: Keys to understanding men

Chantal Richards

September 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Features

I've lost count on how many times I've heard "men are so confusing." Both sexes are confusing but to try to ease the tension that crops up in everyone's life when it comes to the opposite sex, I asked a few men on campus to see what they think is the golden rule women should know when it comes to sex an...

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 ...

Overworked, exhausted, just starting the day

Overworked, exhausted, just starting the day

Tara Miller

September 9, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Working while attending school full time can be quite stressful, so I give kudos to all of the students who are a part of this group. It definitely takes time to adjust to balancing everything, as well as maintaining the energy to get through work and classes, but it can be done with the right amo...

RIP Labor Day float

RIP Labor Day float

Amanda Irons

September 9, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Labor Day float is dead. With fewer than 100 people in attendance on Saturday, and approximately 3,000 on Sunday, it is safe to say the float did not live up to its reputation. The alcohol ban undoubtedly is the culprit for vanquishing the long-standing Chico tradition. From stories I have...

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...

Formula for a safe float: fewer people, less booze

September 7, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

About 7,000 fewer people showed up to the Labor Day float this year compared to the year before, probably because of the alcohol ban imposed by both Butte and Glenn counties. This year, only 3,000 people attended the float. Compare that to last year’s festivities on the Sacramento River, which had...

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