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Always is the right time to see your adviser

Always is the right time to see your adviser

Kristina Martinez

November 16, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Staying on track when it comes to the classes you take each semester in college is critical. College students are very aware of the fact that graduating in four years is no longer the norm. Seeing your adviser is mandatory for some majors before you enroll in classes, but few people think about checking i...

What happens to the percent?

Amanda Irons

November 15, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Orion released an article on Wednesday titled, “Waiting for Room,” about the scope of impact surrounding the nursing program at Chico State. The article details how only 40 students are admitted to the program every semester. This results in the rejection of 86 percent of qualified applican...

Stop saying yes

Stop saying yes

Valerie Teegardin

November 14, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It is time to take back your life once and for all. As college students, we constantly face challenging demands. Whether it’s an upcoming exam that demands hours of studying, a boyfriend who expects minute of your spare time, or a bossy group member who acts as the unofficial dictator. The worl...

OPINION: Tuesday Blog- Is dieting healthy?

Tara Miller

November 13, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We’ve all heard of the freshman 15. For some of us, that is just a myth. For others, it goes beyond those 15 pounds especially during college. Looking and being healthy are very important and looking to dieting in order to shed off those pounds seems like a great option. Even if it means going...

‘Drunkorexia’ harms health

‘Drunkorexia’ harms health

Tara Miller

November 13, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Drunkorexia is the practice of skipping meals to manage one’s calorie count in order to be able to drink alcohol without gaining weight. A New York Times article identified college-aged binge drinkers, usually women, as likely sufferers of drunkorexics. Adam Barry, a professor of health education and behavior at the ...

University should examine disparity in lecturer salary

November 12, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A report by Chico State’s faculty union chapter is calling on the university to think twice about how it pays its lecturers. The report, which was presented at an Academic Senate meeting Oct. 31, points out that Chico State has more lecturers than other California State University campuses in the...

Scantrons hurt education

Scantrons hurt education

Valerie Teegardin

November 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion

There is more to life than choosing A, B, C or D. Before you take another multiple-choice test, stop. Put down the No. 2 pencil. The world does not come with pre-made questions and one correct answer. Our tests shouldn’t either. I was sitting in Langdon Hall during a lecture when I heard my professor say al...

RateMyProfessors does not give clear description of teachers

RateMyProfessors does not give clear description of teachers

Nick Sestanovich

November 12, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Somewhere, a student is thinking "Ha, foolish teacher! You think you can give me a D on my essay? I'll show you by giving you a low rating on RateMyProfessors!" By now, I'm sure most students are familiar with RateMyProfessors.com. It is a site where students can post reviews of their own teachers and gi...

Give Greek life a second glance

Amanda Irons

November 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

My freshman year I lived in Whitney Hall on the sixth floor, the all-girls floor. When rush week rolled around in the spring, it seemed like everyone was brimming with excitement. That is, everyone except my roommate, me, and maybe three other girls who decided not to partake in the rush process. T...

Separating yourself from negative friends

Kristina Martinez

November 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

How do you separate yourself from friends that have no future without hurting them? - Kristal Burnett, 24 Dear Kristal, You should always try to better yourself, regardless of the struggles and obstacles life throws at us. It sounds like you want to better yourself, and you should be proud of ...

Don’t cut ethnic studies

Don’t cut ethnic studies

Nick Sestanovich

November 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Budget cuts to higher education are unavoidable, and vital programs inevitably receive a large share of these cuts. At past colleges I’ve attended, I have witnessed drastic cuts to music and arts programs, something I am opposed to because much of what we have and admire is a product of art. Now it see...

Just say thank you

Just say thank you

Kristina Martinez

November 9, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When someone tells you your outfit or whatever looks nice just say thank you and smile. Just because someone gave you a compliment does not mean you have to give one back. Whether you think the compliment was sincere or not or whether you even agree with what the person has said to you, still just say tha...

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