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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...

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...

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