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Best shows to watch on Netflix

Best shows to watch on Netflix

Allison Galbreath

May 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The time has come. It’s finals week, full of exams and stress. But that also means that this semester is coming to a close and it's almost summer. With that in mind, here are some shows on Netflix I personally enjoy and think are worth watching for a good distraction and to kick off the summer:...

Mixed messages from Meghan Trainor

Mixed messages from Meghan Trainor

Allison Galbreath

May 10, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I love body-positive messages, those messages that promote loving one’s body at any size. But there’s honestly a lack of them. At least, a lack of true “body-positive" messages. Especially in music. What concerns me is that some messages appear to be “body positive” but actually are not a...

Hogwarts house havoc

Hogwarts house havoc

Allison Galbreath

May 3, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Ah, Hogwarts. What kid didn’t wait for their letter? Didn’t imagined picking out a wand? Didn’t wonder what house the Sorting Hat would place them in? Well ... at least I know I did. It is an essential part of attending Hogwarts, being placed into one of the four major groups: G...

Finding the right mindset to stay motivated

Finding the right mindset to stay motivated

Allison Galbreath

May 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone has their own specialties and skills: those certain areas of life that come easier to them. It's when something doesn't come as naturally that people struggle to find motivation to do it. The task seems too daunting to achieve. The goal seems just always out of reach. What separates those that ach...

How to get through college successfully

How to get through college successfully

Allison Galbreath

April 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As my time in college comes to a close, I've been thinking about my years at Chico State. And the time has come for me to pass on what I've learned to other students about the rest of their college careers. Obviously my experience and thoughts dictate my views and opinions, so take everything with a ...

Danger in apathy toward politics

Danger in apathy toward politics

Allison Galbreath

April 26, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

One of my biggest concerns for this country is in regards to politics and voting. Most people, typically young adults, honestly don’t know what they are truly voting for. I know I’m guilty of sometimes being ignorant and confused about what a particular law might be proposing. Apathy is one ...

Understanding which love language enhances relationships

Understanding which love language enhances relationships

Allison Galbreath

April 19, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Miscommunication is one of the most common reasons for arguments in relationships. Whether with a best friend, partner or parent, misinterpretations of people's intentions in words or actions is often the root cause. Many arguments in a relationship revolve around demonstrations of love and romance. For instance: a wom...

Measuring the US against the world

Measuring the US against the world

Allison Galbreath

April 19, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There are numerous things that confuse me about America: the obsession with reality TV, addiction to pumpkin spice lattes and the system of measurement we use. The fact that America is basically the only country that doesn’t use the metric system should be argument enough to convert. And yet, we're st...

Men feel pressure to have perfect bodies too

Men feel pressure to have perfect bodies too

Allison Galbreath

April 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When people use the phrase “standards of beauty,” it is more than likely that they think of women and the various ways media and society create these standards.And it's true. There are a lot of standards of beauty for women.I know I’ve talked about it plenty. Some areas I've touched...

Blasted Bieber

Blasted Bieber

Allison Galbreath

April 12, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It’s the moment everyone has been waiting for: Justin Bieber has finally been taken down a peg via the Justin Bieber Roast on Comedy Central. The roasting took place March 30th, an event I had been anticipating for several weeks. It was hosted by Kevin Hart, the short, fiery comedian that know...

Video games oversexualize powerful women

Video games oversexualize powerful women

Allison Galbreath

April 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Video games are amazing. They are little virtual realities and forms of escape, allowing players to create and live as alternate selves.What's disturbing is that not only do gamers in general have to confront prejudice and stereotypes about playing video games, but female gamers also have the added bonus of be...

Survival guide for season, series finales

Survival guide for season, series finales

Allison Galbreath

April 5, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It is the worst time of the year: finale season. It is difficult living through the break between seasons, especially when they end with cliffhangers, as they so often do. Even harder is dealing with series finales, the oh-so anticipated yet dreaded end of a show. Here are some recommende...

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