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Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Natalie Hanson

March 17, 2018


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It's a competitive land out here in Chico when your caffeine withdrawal sets in. If you have time between classes and need something hot in your hand fast before your face hits the desk, the first thought is likely where to get a nearby jolt of joe, fast. Sure, when I'm super rushed, I go to Creekside...

Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Danielle Cortes

March 15, 2018


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You're checking your phone simply to see your assignment grade that was just posted on Blackboard, next thing you know your scrolling on your Twitter timeline for a good 45 minutes. Sound familiar? You are probably wondering why this always happens. No matter how hard you resist, your phone is just...

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Kendall George

March 14, 2018


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We cannot afford to live. Repeat. We, (students), cannot afford to live. We are facing an uphill battle with money. Getting our lives together and supporting ourselves for the future seems impossible, especially after a new proposed fee increase. Everyone has heard about the fee increase. If you haven't...

Bring back the Wildcats roar!

Bring back the Wildcats roar!

Karen Limones

March 13, 2018


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Picture fans in the bleachers cheering for the Wildcats, tailgating and the thrill of football players beating a rival school. As we all know, Chico State lacks this American pastime, but a football team is exactly what we need for our quiet little town. Having a football team would change our...

Owning a pet in college can create more harm than good

Owning a pet in college can create more harm than good

Nicte Hernandez

March 12, 2018


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According to The American Institute of Stress, eight out of 10 college students experience stress frequently or on a day-to-day basis. College can get lonely and stressful at times, miles away from your family and friends. It is a whole new environment that we must get used to. So at times, it might ...

Mental health and counseling should be priority for students

Mental health and counseling should be priority for students

Grant Schmieding

March 12, 2018


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Elyn Saks, suffering from chronic schizophrenia, had hardly eaten for a week. Her face felt like a mask and she moved as if her legs were wooden. Sitting in total darkness with the curtains drawn and her room in utter disrepair, help was a necessity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Prevent being sidetracked from spring break jitters

Prevent being sidetracked from spring break jitters

Karen Limones

March 11, 2018


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It’s that time in the middle of the semester where we're all at the pinpoint of finishing our midterms and ready for spring break. We begin to think, “I just want it to be here already,” and in some cases, it distracts us from our studies. Let me tell you, spring break will be waiting fo...

New science building brings mixed emotions among students

New science building brings mixed emotions among students

Nicte Hernandez

March 11, 2018


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It seems like every year we see the campus being renovated, something is being added or restored. Students have expressed concern or mixed feelings in the past when other buildings were renovated.Now, with the demolition of the Siskiyou building in order to put in a new physical science building, students continue to e...

How to flirt like a pro, build confidence

How to flirt like a pro, build confidence

Danielle Cortes

March 11, 2018


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Flirting can be a fun little game or, for some, it always just seems to be nothing more than a deathly embarrassing scenario. Unfortunately, you can't just go "accidentally" drop a stack of books in front of your crush and as they are helping you pick them up you brush each other's hands and magically...

Rain or shine, Chico has something for you this spring break

Rain or shine, Chico has something for you this spring break

Karen Limones

March 9, 2018


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Let’s say you were planning to go home for Spring Break and something came up. Change of plans, you’re staying in Chico and so are those other residents who need to stay or live here.One of the best things about Chico is the beauty of the nature that surrounds it. If you haven’t taken advant...

Letters to: My past self

Letters to: My past self

Grant Schmieding

March 8, 2018


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Dear past self, You are not thriving yet. The ride down memory lane feels more spastic in emotion than Billy Pilgrim in time. Better crack a beer for your own sanity because things are about to get a wee bit cynical—Oh wait, forget that last part. Just keep sipping that ginger ale. I always...

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

Kendall George

March 7, 2018


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Since we were kids, there has been little to no education about sexual assault and now that we are in college, a one-hour video is supposed to give us all the answers? Not Anymore is not enough. Not Anymore is an online program aimed at college students to educate them on sexual assault. What is ...

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