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Slang gives hella spice to Northern California flavor

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-12-09T08:00:00Z"/> opinion Kevin CrittendenSlang breathes a sense of identity into the fabric of conformity-prone culture. Once a particularly expressive word has taken root, it’s nearly impossible to disrupt its growth. One particular slang term is the subject of much scorn....

Cute trumps comfort through the years for Halloween

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-11-04T12:45:00Z"/> opinion Carly CaumiantWhen I was 7, my mom forced me into an oversized mouse costume. It was a round caboose with puffy arms and a hooded jacket with ears that enveloped my tiny frame. I cursed my mother as I shuffled from door to door in my ill-fitting costume....

4 rules to actively promote events, groups on campus

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-04-17T06:00:00Z"/> opinion opinion/columnists Nicole SantosDid you know last week was UThrive? The weeklong event promoted health and wellness with various activities on campus, including smoothies generated by bicycle power, a rugby ball toss and two free hours with a perso...

Daily college stress makes excercising near impossibility

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-11-08T18:54:00Z"/> opinion Marty Salgado At 3 a.m., I close my laptop after typing the last sentence for an online rhetoric project. I haven't eaten since breakfast when I had the last of my food, a packet of oatmeal. As I lay awake in bed waiting for sleep to find me, I come t...

Forced fibbing, white lies lead to serious consequences

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-05-01T06:00:00Z"/> opinion opinion/columnists Kevin CrittendenLies are like internal, invisible parasites. But they don’t just suck the honesty from everyday interactions. They also add to anxiety, stress and restaurant tabs. We’ve all heard the myth of the harmless white lie. Bu...

3 ways to have a fun, productive summer

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-05-22T06:00:00Z"/> opinion Marty SalgadoWhen summer comes around, it can be tough to stick to all things you said you were going to do while agonizing over a grueling finals paper. Then, when fall rolls around again, you see the unread books you bought to enjoy under the sun ...

Admin defuses bomb threat

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-12-13T17:34:00Z"/> opinion Ben Mullin<p class="p1">Last month, I looked up at the Student Services Center, notepad and pen in hand, waiting for an explosion that would never come.</p> <p class="p1">As is often the case with breaking stories, the motives and imp...

No help from university for endangered mascot

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-02-15T19:08:00Z"/> opinion Andrea Robertson Willie the Wildcat is now celebrating his 87th anniversary as our principle image and the university just isn't doing enough to show gratitude. Until 1924, our students were known as "The Educators," since Chico State was initially started ...

Chico State world champion contender rekindles interest in running

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-08-30T21:24:00Z"/> opinion Ben Mullin Half of Chico State's cross country team, a full 25 runners, are crammed into the biggest room of a small house on Warner Street, affectionately dubbed "The Track Shack." They've all gathered together for one reason - to watch Scott Bauhs run...

Thumbs Up, thumbs down

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-02-01T22:42:00Z"/> opinion <strong>Thumbs Up</strong> to “Bit. Trip Beat” on Wii. You can sit and just watch that game for hours. <strong>Thumbs Down</strong> to eating in class and filling up the classroom with aromas and sounds that don’t belong th...

California culture clash causes conflict

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-09-28T16:34:00Z"/> opinion Nick PikeIt wasn't until I heard around eight "hellas" in a two-minute period while talking with my roommates for the first time that I realized I was farther from home than I thought. To my surprise, my roommates looked at me as if Spicoli had just wash...

Internet exploitation under speculation

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-01-24T19:02:00Z"/> opinion Sam KellyFree on Facebook means that you are free to poke, like and post as you please, but only under the condition that Facebook is free to track, record, analyze and profit from the troves of details and data willfully surrendered by users. The model used b...

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