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Students discuss being mistaken for other ethnic groups

Daisy Dardon

January 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

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Andrew Garfield: the true Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield: the true Spider-Man

Megan Mann

January 24, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Andrew Garfield is my bae, and if he and Emma Stone weren't absolutely perfect together I'd be on him faster than a 13-year-old girl on Justin Bieber. So when I heard that Spider-Man might be released from the clutches of Sony Pictures long enough for him to make an appearance in Marvel's upcoming...

Middle Class Scholarship needs to stay

Middle Class Scholarship needs to stay

Megan Mann

January 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This country's idea of a middle-class family is really skewed. Take my family for example. For my first two Free Applications for Federal Student Aid, I was denied scholarships and most grants due to my family's "middle-class" status. Truthfully, my parent's have always had problems making ends meet....

Perfume wearers are assets to society

Perfume wearers are assets to society

Megan Mann

January 16, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You know what I love? People who wear so much perfume and cologne that I can actually taste it. Normally, people with perfume allergies like mine would hate these overly-scented men and women. However, I think they're doing a service to society. First, women who wear so much perfume that I ca...

Stop whining about spoilers

Stop whining about spoilers

Megan Mann

December 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sunday, Nov. 30: A day that will live in infamy for many fans of "The Walking Dead."It was a night like any other. People on the West Coast were getting ready for the newest episode of "The Walking Dead," a TV show about a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world. Many logged onto their Facebook news feeds out of ...

Suicidal students sent packing

Suicidal students sent packing

Megan Mann

December 11, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Last semester, I was shocked to learn through Facebook that a girl I knew was forced to leave her college because she had admitted that her symptoms of depression and suicidal tendencies were returning. I couldn't believe it.Until reading her Facebook post that addressed the issue, I had never heard of a ...

Lay off of Barbie, blame the parents

Lay off of Barbie, blame the parents

Megan Mann

December 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up, my favorite toys were my Barbie dolls.I'd play with them all the time, dressing them up in outfits and sending them off on the most outrageous adventures my young mind could imagine.And although I practically lived and breathed Barbie, I never once looked at one of my dolls and thought, ...

Emergency blue lights need replacement

Emergency blue lights need replacement

Megan Mann

November 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was a dark and stormy night. I'd just arrived at the north-campus parking lot after going to the immediate care clinic here in town. I had bronchitis and didn't feel safe walking back to Whitney Hall alone on the poorly lit path. So, I decided to do what everyone moving into the dorms was ...

Students need to respect their professors

Students need to respect their professors

Megan Mann

November 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A lack of respect and sense of entitlement have become problems for students at Chico State. Take the recent story of Professor Janja Lalich leaving her "Women In Contemporary Societies" course. Originally, it was thought that she left her class because some of her students filed a complaint a...

Chico cops shouldn’t come with cameras

Megan Mann

November 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is it just me, or is the whole idea of the Chico Police Department making its officers wear body cameras in an effort to decrease police brutality a really bad one?For starters, officers will be wearing these cameras at all times, and all the information recorded will be accessible online by the genera...

Hating on animal testing is hypocritical

Megan Mann

November 6, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Before I continue with this blog, let me be clear that I think animal testing is a horrible and outdated practice that needs to be exterminated.That being said, I will also admit to buying from cosmetic companies that have been accused of testing on animals, like Revlon, L'oreal Paris, and Benefit C...

Men, imagine the burden of birth control

Megan Mann

October 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Johnathan Monroe? Dr. Gordon will see you now," a nurse announced. He stood up, palms sweating as he followed the nurse into one of the offices. This was his first visit to the gynecologist. His girlfriend was tired of using condoms all the time and wanted him to start taking birth control. He was a li...

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