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Letters to: People freaking out about finals

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 you have to finally start getting ready for finals. Be proactive about preparing for your exams,...

Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

Grant Schmieding

May 1, 2018

After a full day of school, it’s time to sleep. Lying in bed, my eyes locked on the dim laptop screen in front of me. My nightly melatonin creeps up as my attention flat lines and I drift off into a peaceful, numb sleep. The next morning, my eyes lazily open. I grab my laptop, still open from last...

What to do when required classes are full

What to do when required classes are full

Karen Limones

April 24, 2018

Every Chico State student must fulfill graduation requirements by earning enough units. Taking specific classes and making sure our homework gets done but as you close in on graduation, time is of the essence. Imagine, you’re at the pinpoint of graduating and you’re enrolling in classes and you find...

Opposition to politically correct language makes no sense

Opposition to politically correct language makes no sense

Nicte Hernandez

April 23, 2018

Times are always evolving as the next generation starts to enter the workforce. Norms have changed as well as language. Politically correct language is one of those new changes we are now seeing. The term “politically correct” has been around since 1793 when the U.S Supreme Court made a decision regarding the bound...

Letters to: Someone who ghosted me

Letters to: Someone who ghosted me

Danielle Cortes

April 23, 2018

Dear Someone who has ghosted me,Hey, there stranger, it’s me. I want to start my letter by telling you that, surprisingly, I do not hate you.But that doesn't mean I am going to talk to you, like ever.To be honest, what you did was pretty savage. It hurts to know that in your mind, you did not thin...

Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Nicte Hernandez

April 22, 2018

It's Friday night, you're ready to get drunk off of the $10 in your bag. Riley’s is the place you know you will at least be able to mingle since you will somehow be connected or know a majority of the other students there. You have been getting ready for the past two hours and are finally at your destination,...

Marches effective to initiate change, other steps must follow

Marches effective to initiate change, other steps must follow

Nicte Hernandez

April 20, 2018

With what seems like endless incidents of gun violence, we have seen numerous marches in the form of protests against gun violence. Students, leaders and community members have recently taken to the streets to express their anger and overall hurt with legislators and their lack of action to reduce gu...

Letters to: Past high school teachers

Letters to: Past high school teachers

Danielle Cortes

April 20, 2018

Dear High School Teacher of my past, Hello, it's me! I just wanted to let you know that you are absolutely right when you said, “high school is nothing like college, kids.” Late work is never accepted past the due date, except under very few circumstances. Also, attendance in most classes...

Smoking before class on 4/20: To toke or not to toke

Smoking before class on 4/20: To toke or not to toke

Kendall George

April 20, 2018

April 20 is an infamous day for college students, "sparking" the annual great debate: Whether or not to go to class high. Although it might seem fun at the moment, getting lit before geometry is probably not the best idea. Here's why.1. MoneyEvery class you attend costs money and wasting that money in a ...

How to make chicken tacos

How to make chicken tacos

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

April 19, 2018

It's grilling season and there is nothing better than easy, healthy grilled chicken tacos. These tacos are simple, delicious and inexpensive to make. Below are the items you will need and how to make.How to make:First, preheat grill to 300° to 350° (medium) heat.Cut oranges and use them to ...

How to graduate from Chico State without a hitch

How to graduate from Chico State without a hitch

Karen Limones

April 19, 2018

Graduating is a very exciting time for seniors but can be nerve-wracking. As students are preparing for this, they must manage to complete their last semester and apply for graduation. This can result in students being overwhelmed with so many responsibilities to take care of.Seniors are not only stre...

We are part of the problem

We are part of the problem

Kendall George

April 18, 2018

The start of a solution is understanding that the U.S. is part of the problem. Chico State students are part of the problem. Anyone who has a social media account has that one friend who won't stop posting pictures of the melting ice caps, sad Koala Bears with their habitats cut down and beach pictu...

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