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‘Loners’ aren’t always lonely

Brooke Martin // October 30, 2018

There’s a difference between being a ‘loner’ and being lonely.You’re at a restaurant with your friends. You see a girl sitting in the corner booth, mindlessly eating her sandwich...

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Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Brooke Martin // October 10, 2018

Toxic friends come in many shapes and forms. Most of us, if not all of us, have had a friend that’s turned out to not be an actual friend. Snake venom is toxic, but friends shouldn’t be. Friends...

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The friend zone: myth or fact?

Rayanne Painter // September 10, 2018

We’ve all been there.We think somebody might have a romantic interest until something doesn’t feel right, we get bored or simply find somebody else. It’s awkward, feelings get hurt, but...

Top 5 hits out now

Top 5 hits out now

Jessica Carvajal Castillo // September 28, 2017

Songs to add to your playlist: "Slow Hands" - This song just reached number one in the U.S. Niall really changed up the tone that we are used to from One Direction by going solo. A lot of One Direction's...

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Leave college, not friends

Julie Ramos // March 12, 2016

For the last four years I have called Chico home. It was in Chico that I gained some of my best and most cherished memories. Whether it was choosing to live in the dorms to living downtown, or deciding...

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College camaraderie not always made to last past graduation

Miles Inserra // May 4, 2015

I wonder if it will be out of sight, out of mind with friends I have made at Chico State. College students live life in transition, only settling down for months at a time before packing their bags...

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Sophia Xepoleas // April 6, 2015

I was head over heels in love. It was finally here, the moment I had been waiting for and never believed would arrive. I was completely enamored with this boy I could now call my own, and nothing else...

Addiction bends good friends

Kevin Crittenden // May 11, 2014

There's nothing worse than watching, in slow motion, the wasting away of a close friend.People tend to choose company whose values closely match their own, but when a friend succumbs to the throes of addiction,...

Losing TV show friends

Matt Murphy // April 7, 2014

I lost 5 friends on April 1st. Let me be more forthcoming. CBS' long-running sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" ended after nine seasons. I know it sounds weird but face it, everyone gets attached...

Friends form tighter bonds in college

Julianna Eveland // February 20, 2014

College is a unique time in life when making friends comes naturally. Having the ability pick and choose who to spend time with makes it less challenging to find the right group of people. Whereas in high...

Making new friends in class

Valerie Teegardin // January 29, 2014

Remember how easy it was to make friends in elementary school? If a classmate shared one of their Sour Patch Kids with you at recess, you were instantly best friends and life was good. Fast-forward to...

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