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The O Face: The decline in condoms use

The O Face: The decline in condoms use

Rachel Reyes and David Molina

October 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When first-years moved into their new halls, some resident advisors welcomed them with lanyards, water bottles, coupons to restaurants or my personal favorite: free condoms. One of the most freeing things to do while in college is having the ability to explore and live life according to one’s own...

Eating disorders in college are on the rise

Eating disorders in college are on the rise

Lorinda Sasan

October 24, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The years spent in college are pivotal for the future. Eating disorders plague many college-aged men and women. The university should provide more support for these individuals. Currently, the student services center offers group therapy for those struggling with sleep or eating disturbances, as we...

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...

The O Face: Call me daddy

The O Face: Call me daddy

Lorinda Sasan

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pet name noun: a name that is used instead of a someone’s usual first name to express fondness or familiarity. Familiar pet names used include baby, sweetheart, honey, angel, sugar, darling and daddy. If that last one grossed you out, you’re not alone. I believe people misunderstand the da...

Censoring conservative voices

Censoring conservative voices

Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech has been a cornerstone of American life for centuries and is a seminal piece of who we are as people. The idea of conveying an idea despite being controversial or unpopular is what has driven the innovation and growth of the country. Over the summer there was some news concerning ...

Why college students should vote

Why college students should vote

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

September 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This will be the first presidential election that I will be eligible to participate in. I plan on voting, and I believe all college students should do their best to get involved too. The life of a college student isn’t the most difficult role in society. Most of our time is spent worrying about...

Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Carson Predovich and David Molina

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If there is one thing that most college students across the nation can agree upon, it’s that they hate the cost of tuition. Many students graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, and tuition is the main source of that debt.One important thing to note about college tuition is that it v...

Dead week not so dead

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman

May 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The week before finals is informally known as “dead week.” During dead week professors are expected to spend most of lecture time reviewing old material rather than introducing new material, and less work is given out to students all in an attempt to lighten the load right be...

Are unpaid internships unethical?

Are unpaid internships unethical?

Alex Horne

May 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a junior, I hear the word all the time: internship. It seems most students who are graduating the following year are looking for one. Many say that an internship during the summer prior to graduating is crucial to landing a good job after college. And I would agree with that. Internships give experience...

Dear college mom

Dear college mom

Julie Ramos

April 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rewind to the start of my first year in college. My parents have driven me 510 miles from Southern California to Chico, my new home for the next four years. As they help me unpack all my clothes and framed memories from my hometown, we all start to feel emotional about the thought of not seeing each ot...

Online classes equal less learning

Online classes equal less learning

Alex Horne

April 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not leaving home, sitting on the couch and class time whenever: all enticing facets of online classes. But is it all worth it? Online classes are an easy way to avoid the stress of creating a cohesive class schedule and getting to campus. It can seem like a miracle when searching for a class and an ...

Commitment: The college epidemic

Commitment: The college epidemic

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

April 10, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Commitment: Just the word itself sounds big, scary and a little daunting. Maybe it’s because commitment truly is all that, or maybe it’s because I’m a 19-year-old college student and I know we are terrified of the word. Committing to people, places, activities, clubs, organizations, jobs and ...

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