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Playlist: The perfect study vibes

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // February 24, 2020

With midterms around the corner, this situation happens to me all the time.  After sitting down to read the incredibly dense textbook in front of me, I put on my favorite playlist and start reading....

Friendly pony posing for a picture in front of the WREC. Photo credit: Joel Peterson

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson // December 12, 2019

Chico State once again is hosting its bi-annual de-stress animal event at the WildCat Recreation Center (WREC).Starting this week and ending next week, students can visit the WREC each day to pet a variety...

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Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Rayanne Painter // December 10, 2018

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably...

On Tuesday Morning, Andrew Everett is relaxing outside of Butte Hall before finals. Photo credit: Maria Ramirez

Photo of the day

Maria Ramirez // May 15, 2018

On Tuesday morning, Andrew Everett was relaxing outside of Butte Hall before finals.

Esmeralda Hernandez studies for finals with a group this Sunday in the Chico State library. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Photo of the day

Carly Maxstone // May 14, 2018

Esmeralda Hernandez studies for finals with a group this Sunday in the Chico State library.

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Letters to: People freaking out about finals

Danielle Cortes // May 2, 2018

Dear Wildcats, We are two weeks away from the most dreaded week of the semester: Finals week. Good news, that means the year is almost over and summer is just around the corner. But it also means...

While doing his homework, Fernando Salas started getting distracted and picked up his phone. Photo credit: Karen Limones

Study smart, avoid midterm anxiety

Karen Limones // February 5, 2018

Many students struggle with juggling day to day responsibilities, whether it be school, work or extracurricular activities. With a heavy work load, students often find themselves experiencing anxiety or...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

Sean Daly // May 14, 2016

The last month of a semester is a time of potentially harmful stress on students who work through a month of semester-ending tests and projects, only to have to prepare for finals around the corner. Many...

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Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Julianna Eveland // December 19, 2014

They say there's no place like home for the holidays. Unless you have poor grades and a low GPA that need to be explained to your parents once you get there. If that’s the case, the thought...

Eder Gutierrez, junior business major, loves to study on the third floor of the library with lots of coffee. Photo credit: John Domogma

Humans of Chico State: Finals

John Domogma // December 16, 2014

Where is your favorite place to study? The library third floor. It is silent, and I need it to be silent so I can focus and read and have time to myself. At home I can't because all my friends and neighbors...

Try snacking on a handful of almonds between meals. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Brain food for finals

Christina Saschin // December 15, 2014

After finding a quiet spot at the library, you take a seat and wonder if you should have gotten another coffee before starting your study session. Social norms tell us that coffee consumption and studying...

Library Etiquette 101

Veronica De La Cruz // December 14, 2014

Finals are coming up, so that means huge crowds of people trying to find spots to study at the library. I usually have long breaks during my schedule, so I can easily say that I spend the majority of my...

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