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Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin // November 14, 2018

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...

Student packing up while another student behind is still working. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Packing up premature is immature

Brooke Martin // October 7, 2018

We have all been there, myself included. When we have to sit through a lecture that is not to our liking, we feel like we're going to die before the class is over. You slowly start to zip up your backpack...

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

Guide to having a successful semester

January 29, 2016
Finding the balance between schoolwork and having fun in college.
Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore

Attending class: Students’ first priority

Kristina Martinez // September 30, 2015
September is Attendance Awareness Month.

Class attendance: better late than never

Enrique Raymundo // November 21, 2014
It's embarrassing to walk in midlecture, but it's better than ditching altogether.

Fire arts class constructs metal artwork

September 30, 2014
A fire arts class at Chico State has a "pour" to fill their molds every week. Students explain the process of "pouring" and how to make their metal pieces.
Julianna Eveland

Skipping class cheats students out of success

Julianna Eveland // February 3, 2014
Attending classes is an easy way to impress professors, please parents and improve transcripts.

Making new friends in class

Valerie Teegardin // January 29, 2014
How to expand your circle of friends this semester
Math professor Mark Wilpolt thinks clickers are the most effective way to gauge his many students understanding.Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

Considering clickers in classes

Veronica De La Cruz // January 25, 2014
Students and professors debate the effectiveness of clicker technology on campus
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