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Self-care is important; stress free phone apps

Self-care is important; stress free phone apps

Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

Think about what makes you most happy after a long and stressful week. It could be a hot cup of tea paired with your favorite TV show, a day hike with friends or something as simple as reading a book. The possibilities are endless.These aspects of relaxation and “me-time” are often referred ...

Smoking should be banned on campus

Smoking should be banned on campus

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won

September 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When walking through the gorgeous Chico State campus, there are a few things to expect. You should be prepared to see a seemingly endless variety of trees, hear the birds chirping and the creek babbling. What you shouldn’t have to be prepared for is inhaling a cloud of someone else's secondhand sm...

Change our partners, change ourselves

Change our partners, change ourselves

William Rein

April 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s a recent trend in absolutism with two main ideas: It’s detestable to critique others, and it’s respectable to never let others change you. This second “stick to your guns” idea has some painful consequences for romantic love, not to mention its embedded conceitedness. It...

Alex Project: Suicide help is just one text message away

Sarah Strausser

October 22, 2015


Filed under News

It was just over five years ago when Alex Strauss, former Pleasant Valley High student, tried to reach out for help over text and did not receive a reply. Later that night, the then 17-year-old took his own life. There are countless call-in hotlines all over the country and here in Butte County. Text ...

Hard alcohol culture rises at Chico State

Hard alcohol culture rises at Chico State

Sarah Strausser

October 4, 2015


Filed under News

  On a typical Friday or Saturday night in Chico, the Enloe Medical Center emergency room treats two to four patients for alcohol overdose. Although the hospital does not release whether the patients are Chico State students, Christina Chavira, Enloe Medical Center marketing and commun...

Staying healthy in the smoke

Staying healthy in the smoke

Sarah Strausser

September 26, 2015


Filed under News

75,781 acres burned to the ground in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties due to the third worst wildfire in California history. Although the fire is hundreds of miles away, Chico can still be affected health-wise by the smoke and ash in the air. The Butte fire hits a little closer to the Chico area. As...

The truth about Planned Parenthood

Sarah Strausser

September 21, 2015


Filed under News

Planned Parenthood has been in the hot seat recently as an audit was called to try to stop state funding for the corporation following accusations of staff illegally selling fetuses without the consent of patients. In light of these allegations, Planned Parenthood claims to offer patients the opportunity to donate aborted fetuses to medical research, according to Beth H. Parker, chief legal council of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. Aborted fetuses have been used since the 1930s for research of vaccines and stem cells, which can lead...

STDs on the rise in Butte county

STDs on the rise in Butte county

Sarah Strausser

September 11, 2015


Filed under News

According to the Butte County Health Department, the number of confirmed cases of gonorrhea in Butte County in 2014 alone was 300. The numbers from 2015 are not in yet, but according to experts, they are going to be even higher. Lisa Almaguer, Communications Manager at Butte County Health Department, said the average age of repor...

The perks of dessert

The perks of dessert

Miles Inserra

March 9, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Stop feeling guilty for eating that girl-scout cookie!Whether a home-cooked meal, fine dining or Sutter dining, everyone should eat a little unhealthy each day because it’s good for you.I’ve always been a motivated athlete and dedicated student, so my life habits have always been physicall...

Flu risk minimal for healthy, young adults

Flu risk minimal for healthy, young adults

Michael Mcclurg

February 23, 2015


Filed under News

February is the heart of flu season, but Chico State students tend not to place much emphasis on getting the annual shot promoted by health care agencies and providers. Although getting the shot is an important precaution, and the vaccination can lower chances of contracting influenza, the risk is ...

Freshman depression rates on the upswing

Freshman depression rates on the upswing

Michael Mcclurg

February 18, 2015


Filed under News

Depression rates among college freshmen are at a record high and research shows that course loads and social media could be a factor. According to a study titled "The American Freshman," researchers at UCLA found that 14,250 students said they felt depressed — a jump from 9,150 students five years ago. The numb...

Breaking the pattern of diabetes in families

Daisy Dardon

February 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Diabetes has affected my family for years. My grandmother and great-grandmother both had it. And just two years ago, we found out my mother did as well. When my mom was first diagnosed, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. I thought it was something that could be easily handled.But I remember the ...

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