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Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin

November 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students accept the fact that we are known for drinking and some even take pride in it. However, the beer and vodka trail ends when students step onto campus.Alcoho...

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Brian Luong

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Assist other agency Friday 12:54 a.m., Lassen Hall Dormitory A subject was transported to a medical facility due to intoxication.   Call Type: Suspicious subject Friday 1:42 p.m., Kendall Hall A male subject was aggressively asking for candy. The s...

Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You’ve woken up with a headache, nausea and are somehow more tired than before you went to sleep. This isn’t a case of the flu or common cold, but rather a side effect of a few too many margaritas from the festivities of the night before.I can admit that I’ve been in this position ...

Freshman fifteen isn’t the problem, judgment of it is

Freshman fifteen isn’t the problem, judgment of it is

Brooke Martin

September 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Tight jeans and extra weight around your waist means you’re a normal college student.Dining hall food, bottomless vodka and lack of exercise are all culprits of weight gain in college. For the first time in their lives, college students are living unsupervised. They have no authority figure te...

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...

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