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Blacking out is no joke

Blacking out is no joke

Danielle Cortes

May 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever heard about or experienced a blackout? According to Duke University in a survey, almost 40 percent of students have blacked out. However, just because you go to Chico State with a reputation that everybody loves to get drunk on the weekends and weekdays, doesn't mean you should be part...

Legal drinking age in U.S. creates more problems than solutions

Legal drinking age in U.S. creates more problems than solutions

Grant Schmieding

February 19, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Today, in addition to what the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism regards as a "pervasive binge drinking culture," the United States is one of the few countries in the world with a drinking age as high as 21. Restricting adolescent’s exposure to alcohol may not be the best way ...

ABC works alongside local law enforcement for Labor Day weekend

ABC works alongside local law enforcement for Labor Day weekend

Nicole Henson

September 2, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued a press release on Aug. 30, stating that they will be working closely with law enforcement throughout Labor Day weekend to boost public safety.“We’ll have agents on duty this weekend who will try to prevent underage drinking and over service t...

Is beer the new coffee?

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Community, Features, News, Showcase

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw; and now, a new spot to get a nice buzz on before the afternoon lecture. In recent years, beer and...

The O Face: Drinking to mingle

The O Face: Drinking to mingle

Rachel Reyes

October 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Some people drink to have fun with friends, some to suppress emotions, some to fit in and some most importantly to have sex. It’s portrayed in films, TV shows, social media and commercials. Sex and alcohol go hand-in-hand in today’s younger generation. When referring to hookup culture, it’s...

Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

Sean Daly

May 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The last month of a semester is a time of potentially harmful stress on students who work through a month of semester-ending tests and projects, only to have to prepare for finals around the corner. Many students freak out when trying to make it through these times as even the most efficient and cool-headed st...

There is only one reason to not try psychedelics

There is only one reason to not try psychedelics

William Rein and Helen Suh

March 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Babysitting people on psychedelics, or trip sitting, is never boring. When it’s kicked in it can be a bit like watching kids play in the toy structure at McDonald's. All you have to do is keep morale up. Despite psychedelics being such a safe and simple pastime, there’s a single reason wh...

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Joann Chevaillier

March 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As students we have many responsibilities that can create stress. Stress can cause some frustrating issues, like affecting a person's sex drive. Lately all my different responsibilities have been making me crazy and making me miss my down time. This rise of different activities can affect how well...

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

December 8, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Dakota Youpeè, a homeless individual, died early in November on the streets of Chico. He struggled with alcohol addiction. What many may not know is that Safe Space has provided a place for homeless individuals in any condition to have warmth during the cold and rainy months, and will continue to operate this winter with ...

Liquor store abundant in Chico

Liquor store abundant in Chico

December 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It seems that no matter what street you live on— near or around campus— there’s a liquor store on the corner. They are like Starbucks in Seattle. From what I could find using Google Maps, there are nearly 20 liquor stores surrounding Chico State, with multiple liquor stores I’m familiar...

Drinking safety checklist

Sabrina Grislis

October 5, 2015


Filed under Features

It's old news that Chico State students know how to have fun on the weekends— work hard, play hard. It's also old news that unsafe drinking habits can have the potential to really mess up someone’s life. Sofia Rodriguez and Evan Thibeau, peer education counselors at the Campus Alcohol and Drug Educ...

Hard alcohol culture rises at Chico State

Hard alcohol culture rises at Chico State

Sarah Strausser

October 4, 2015


Filed under News

  On a typical Friday or Saturday night in Chico, the Enloe Medical Center emergency room treats two to four patients for alcohol overdose. Although the hospital does not release whether the patients are Chico State students, Christina Chavira, Enloe Medical Center marketing and commun...

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