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Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Julianna Eveland

December 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 of returning home can cause a dreaded, sinking feeling — almost nauseating. I know because I h...

Voicing opinions is hard, crucial

Julianna Eveland

December 8, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have been writing for the opinion section for two semesters and now realize this is one of the few places I feel comfortable expressing my opinions. In class or in some social situations, I find myself trying to censor my opinions in hopes of not stepping on any toes. Sometimes it's scary to put my tho...

Netflix addiction stole years of my life

Netflix addiction stole years of my life

Julianna Eveland

November 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I contemplated writing this column, I also thought about procrastinating a while longer to watch Netflix instead. I think I have a problem. I’m addicted to Netflix. I've heard the first step to recovery is recognizing the problem. So I'm going to lay it out now: on an average day, I'd say I...

Speech stresses long-term wellness

Julianna Eveland

November 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Commencement speeches can be some of the most inspirational speeches out there. It makes me yearn for the day I'll sit in those fold up chairs, listening diligently to the words of the chosen speaker to leave my graduating class with words of motivation and hope. But there's one commencement speech ...

Faking sports fandom fails to impress

Faking sports fandom fails to impress

Julianna Eveland

November 2, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's almost a sacrilege in America not to be a lover of sports. I've never really been a fan of sports, and I tried for a long time to hide that shame. I'd sit around with my friends pretending to be interested in the game. "Go Giants!" or, "Whoa, did you see that tackle? That was insane!" Sure,...

Costumes don’t equate to character

Julianna Eveland

October 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

[View the story "Are skimpy costumes shameful?" on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Julianna Eveland can be reached at [email protected] or @janeca12 on Twitter....

Family will always stay number one

Julianna Eveland

October 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

My mom said something to me the other day that made me think about the connections I'll keep with my family as I get older. "Janie, I'm not always going to be here to help you take care of these things," she said. She was speaking in reference to sending off my passport to get a new visa for Saudi A...

Chico bars are overrated, underwhelming

Chico bars are overrated, underwhelming

Julianna Eveland

October 20, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Before I turned 21 years old, I couldn't wait to dive into the Chico bar life. What I discovered, however, was quite disappointing. Apparently, I'm not the bar scene kind of gal. My first bar experience was at Riley's. Of course I showed up on the dot at midnight. You only turn 21 years old once, ri...

Tattoos can wait

Julianna Eveland

October 10, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There's something about college that makes it feel like the prime time to get a tattoo.When I first came to Chico all my friends had cool tattoos. I was jealous. I felt young without any ink on my body, like an amateur. The only problem for me though, was my parents were absolutely against the idea of me ...

Body image: Big is still not beautiful

Body image: Big is still not beautiful

Julianna Eveland

October 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  There is a ton of weight put on the subject of having the right body type. And by weight, I mean literal weight. Chubby, fat, heavy, obese – whatever you want to call it – being overweight has become increasingly stigmatized. At least that is how I felt when I had a bit of weigh...

Students aren’t aware of personal bubbles

Julianna Eveland

September 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most of the time I don't think people are intentionally trying to step into other people's private space, but I've been seeing it a lot lately. I’ve noticed I get somewhat agitated at the people who walk way too close to my personal bubble. I can’t say I’m not guilty of a few c...

Fads don’t hold secret to good health

Julianna Eveland

September 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Coconut oil pulling, apple cider vinegar, garlic supplements and lemon water. I tried all of these sorts of health fads over the summer in hopes of having a healthy and clean system. But did they really work? Was sliced garlic in tea with lemon, honey and apple cider vinegar really worth the effort?...

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