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Facilities Management and Services department lights up the streets of Chico

Facilities Management and Services department lights up the streets of Chico

January 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Facilities Management and Services department started to rewire the underground power lines connecting the streets light on First Street to the Student Service Center on Jan. 27."The new power lines will carry more electricity demand and will be connected to the student service center and all o...

The importance of being introverted

The importance of being introverted

January 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

There is real value in spending time with others. There is a certain joy and feeling of fulfillment when with friends. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all the partying. Or all the lounging around with friends on the weekends. In college especially you can get lured into putting off homework for the...

Rainy weather may make students sad

Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern regions have less sunlight during winter months. This increases the likelihood of depressio...

What your GPA actually represents

What your GPA actually represents

December 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most college students attend classes in hopes of passing with a decent grade. In fact, a student's entire college career is judged almost solely on their cumulative grade point average. Students are taught to get the best grade possible in a course in order to be considered successful in their academic...

Clothing doesn’t define a woman

Clothing doesn’t define a woman

Kristina Martinez

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The clothing a woman wears has always been judged, pulled apart and discussed by other women and men. No matter where a woman is, whether it be in class, at work or even at the club, there is someone who has something to say about it. Shows like "Fashion Police" on E! Network primarily discuss what ce...

Senioritis plagues students approaching graduation

Senioritis plagues students approaching graduation

Megan Mann

September 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was a senior in high school, my life was like the song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3. I got accepted into my dream school, I knew exactly what I wanted to major in and I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted to do with my life.I had dreams and goals and I knew how to...

Major in passion

Major in passion

Miles Inserra

April 20, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Back in the days of school bells and passing periods, brown paper bags and recess, college was a growing concern. If it was not a concern for high school upperclassmen then it was for their parents.I want students to ignore the realistic dreams of theirs or their parents to pursue far-fetched aspirati...

Bringing balance to the war on stress

Bringing balance to the war on stress

Miles Inserra

March 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Stress can be a student’s sword or kryptonite.Any student fighting to succeed at the collegiate level must learn to channel this potentially lethal energy into productivity.The daily stressors the average student copes with can be overcome. With extra time management, most can tame their stress a...

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

I grew up watching soccer throughout my life. I always thought the rules were simple. I knew that NCAA rules were usually different from the professional league — like in basketball and football — but when I came to Chico, I realized how weird the rules for soccer were. The main NCAA soccer rule that tic...

Tinder ignites casual sex, burns down thrill of chase

Tinder ignites casual sex, burns down thrill of chase

Miles Inserra

February 23, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our world today is gravitating more and more toward a technology-driven society.With recent technological advances resulting in devices like the iPad Air 2, the iMac and the iPhone 6, children now toy with gadgets that past generations would have received as graduation gifts. Thus, it should come as no su...

Staying single in college: Benefits of flying solo

Staying single in college: Benefits of flying solo

Sophia Xepoleas

February 2, 2015


Filed under Features

You sense an alarming stare burning into the core of your soul from across the bar. Glancing over at your significant other, you realize that this accusatory stare is due to the rather extended and intimate conversation that you’ve been having with another member of the opposite sex. You gl...

Working Wildcat: Transitioning from college to career

Working Wildcat: Transitioning from college to career

Ariel Hernandez

May 8, 2014


Filed under Features

With the looming uncertainty of what to expect after graduation, life post-college can be overwhelming. As you transition from textbooks and buck nights into long workdays and financial obligations, keep these tips in mind to help ease you into the next phase of your life. 1. Don’t feel entitled ...

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