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Wildcats on caffeine

Wildcats on caffeine

Eric Mcguire

February 22, 2016


Filed under News

College life is full of peaks and valleys. This is especially true if caffeine is what fuels you. Students may become stuck in a cycle, stopping their caffeine intake when their tolerance becomes too high, and starting up again to feel that indispensable burst of energy. While there are a wide range of...

Coffee high

Coffee high

Sam Rios

February 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Just take a look around campus on any given morning. Lattes, cold brews and iced coffees. Students line up like zombies just to get their morning fix. No matter how they are consumed, these drinks are feeding a bigger problem: outrageously high caffeine tolerances among college students. This is not just an ...

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Jovanna Garcia

September 12, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

  The buzz of conversations filter across the room along with the familiar aroma of coffee brewing. The sounds of machines grinding beans and mugs clinking float around giving the small cafe a comfortable and cozy vibe. Recently named the best coffee shop in town by the Best of Chico poll, The Naked Lounge Tea a...

Not all heroes wear capes, baristas wear aprons

Not all heroes wear capes, baristas wear aprons

Kameryn Whipple

August 31, 2015


Filed under Features

Students are fueled by coffee.Walk around the Chico State campus and notice coffee in the hands of several passing students, no matter what time of day. According to 2014 U.S. National Library of Medicine article, 70 percent of college students receive insufficient sleep. The bottom line is, students ...

Coping with coffee

Coping with coffee

Miles Inserra

April 6, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The working man and college student alike need their fix of caffeine to function. Without it comes the headache and the irritation, the drowse that leads to a stupor, because caffeine is a drug and as such causes withdrawal symptoms. But wake up and smell the coffee beans. I cannot advocate ...

The dangers of coffee dependency

Kristina Martinez

February 20, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The way people talk about coffee and their dependance on it is similar to how drug addicts refer to drugs. Coffee is not something needed in order for the human body to function. But it seems that the more people use coffee as a wake up call, the more the brain reacts to coffee as the only thin...

Your morning guilty pleasure is lying to you

Your morning guilty pleasure is lying to you

Paul Smeltzer

September 25, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I would sooner cut off my pinky than compromise the most potent and ritualized way of waking up. Decaffeinated coffee is nothing more than a mistake. What does it really mean when you drink decaffeinated coffee to begin with? The whole appeal of coffee comes from using it to wake up in the morning, so in f...

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