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Loud roommate? Study quietly in these spots

Allison Weeks

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Life can be a lot harder when you have a roommate who wants to party all the time. Those of you going through this, have no fear. There are places outside your bedroom that will allow you to articulate your thoughts out loud and on paper. Here are a few serene places on and around campus that will...

Columnists assess Labor Day booze ban: Students should be able to drink

Tara Miller

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout the years, Labor Day weekend has always been considered a pretty big alcohol-related event, primarily because of the Labor Day float. However, after the death of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Brett Olson last year, any sort of alcoholic beverage has been banned from the Sacramento River. But...

Columnists assess Labor Day booze ban on river: Sober Labor Day float is remedy Chico needs

Paul Smeltzer

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you decide to participate in holiday floats, keep in mind a little alcohol-free fun won’t kill anyone. Counties around the Sacramento River have finally wised up and banned alcohol during holiday floats, a deadly tradition that has plagued Chico State for years. In other words, the beer won’t...

Hometown friendships dwindle as time passes

Amanda Irons

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Each summer it seems as if I go through a friendship gauntlet. Perhaps this accompanies the lifestyle of those who come out of high school with an amoeba friendship group — a lot of little groups of friends joining forces and constantly shifting shape to hang out. It appears with the progression of...

Pathway courses cause confusion for students from other universities

Nick Sestanovich

August 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you haven’t already guessed by my presence on The Orion, I’m studying to become a journalist. So far, I’ve been very impressed with Chico State’s journalism program and the variety of courses offered. But while planning my schedule, I noticed that in addition to 40 major units and 20 minor...

Online dating expands to pockets

Amanda Irons

August 31, 2013


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all heard the scuffs revolving around online dating since the early 2000s. The chance to meet potential mates through a means of non-face-to-face interactions leaves some turned off. This stigma doesn’t seem to hinder business. Between 2005 and 2012, as many as 35 percent of married couples...

Cardio ‘Cat: 5 ways to be healthy this fall

Risa Johnson

August 28, 2013


Filed under Features, Opinion

This summer I ran a 5,000 and a 10,000-meter race and went to the gym after work four to five days a week. I lost 10 pounds and gained speed and endurance every week. So I got to thinking: how the heck am I going to keep working out this much once school starts? I started jotting down some tips...

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