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Guide to having a successful semester

Guide to having a successful semester

January 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Welcome back to reality. After one long, relaxing month off from school, it’s back to Chico we go. Back to roommates, back to $1 nights and back to classes. With seven semesters down, I think I have finally found a cheat sheet for both a successful and fun college semester. Keep in mind that my...

Attending class: Students’ first priority

Attending class: Students’ first priority

Kristina Martinez

September 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the first month back in school comes to an end, it often leads me to do some self-reflecting. How many classes have I missed so far?I can't stand missing class. As much as I would prefer to sleep in on Tuesdays and Thursdays I can't because my biology lab is waiting to start at 8 a.m.— with or without ...

Class attendance: better late than never

Enrique Raymundo

November 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I stand outside the door to my classroom. Everyone else is inside. I'm not. I open the door anyway.The professor stops midsentence and turns from the class to gaze at me. My fellow students stare, silently judging me. The professor smiles, venom under their lips."You're 15 minutes late." I take the w...

Skipping class cheats students out of success

Skipping class cheats students out of success

Julianna Eveland

February 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Congratulations! It’s midway through the third week of school and we’ve successfully crossed over to February.To some, this is enough time to decide whether a class seems worth attending or if it can be easily passed with infrequent visits to the classroom. To me, every class is always worth attend...

Making new friends in class

Valerie Teegardin

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Remember how easy it was to make friends in elementary school? If a classmate shared one of their Sour Patch Kids with you at recess, you were instantly best friends and life was good. Fast-forward to college. No matter if you're a freshman, senior or an older returning adult, making new friends in clas...

Considering clickers in classes

Considering clickers in classes

Veronica De La Cruz

January 25, 2014


Filed under Features

Many students wonder if the almost $7,000 they pay to attend class every year is spent wisely by the professors who offer the courses. Several courses do not take students’ attendance into consideration but many Chico State professors have resorted to using clickers, hand-held remotes that allow students to answer multiple-choice q...

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