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Classroom romances lead to awkward yet rewarding circumstances

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-02-26T18:31:00Z"/> opinion Lucas MeekBlond hair and a cute smile are things I look for every time I walk into a classroom. That isn’t meant to be creepy. It’s just true. I’m a guy and it’s in my DNA. Finding a cute girl in a Chico State classroom isn’t the hard part—...

LEDs trade comfort for brightness

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-04-05T17:48:00Z"/> opinion Serena Cervantes Whenever I try to study in Meriam Library I feel like I'm on an examination table in a surgery room. Either that or in a jail cell or a mental institution. The lights are overly bright and they make a buzzing noise that interferes wit...

Blog inspires real-life application

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-02-01T22:36:00Z"/> opinion Joanna Hass Sometimes common courtesy keeps us from what we want the most - like giving someone a good punch to the face. You can call it swift justice, corporal punishment or simply warranted, but throughout the day you're likely to find someone sn...

Internet censorship ineffective, impractical

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-12-06T18:42:00Z"/> opinion Jake Buffenbarger The very integrity of the Internet is being threatened, but not by a terrorist cell hiding in a cave or a group of hackers in a man-cave. Congress introduced two bills that endanger the Internet we know and love. The first, the Stop Onl...

Gun-nut image inaccurate

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-11-09T15:11:00Z"/> opinion Alexander SeymourGun nuts are crazy. Luckily, there are much fewer gun nuts in Chico than people have been led to believe. Whether the reason is for recreation or personal defense, gun ownership is about responsibility and safety. However, these are...

You say tomato

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-04-10T17:20:00Z"/> opinion <p class="p1"><strong>The Orion:</strong> Did you know Ron Paul visited Chico State? <p class="p2"><span class="s2"><strong>Kendra McCoy:</strong> Yes. I was let out of class early in order to attend his spee...

Foreign Exchange: A whimsical tale of Sutter Dining

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-01-24T18:54:00Z"/> opinion Ben Hames<em>Editor's note: Ben Hames is an international exchange student from London, England. Every week, he will voice his opinions about the differences he sees at Chico State.</em> As an international student, I was looking forward to my fir...

‘South Park’ parodies show sticky situations

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-03-22T17:53:00Z"/> opinion Andrea Robertson Some believe that TV has hurt our youth, and by extention, our society. But just like everything, there are the good, the bad and the ugly that come along with it. And no, I'm not talking about the reruns of that movie every other wee...

Attention tactics ruin campus feel, noisy

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-11-30T16:04:00Z"/> opinion Alexander SeymourIt is important to keep the worlds of work and play from colliding. That's why we don't add our teachers as friends on Facebook or get drunk while doing homework - or at least why we know we shouldn't. Common sense and lessons learned prove t...

Weekly Top Five: Reasons not to get body piercings

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-09-21T09:55:00Z"/> opinion Tara MillerEar piercings, nose rings, lip rings, dermals, you name it. You can pierce just about any part of your body, but there are side effects to getting some of these. Here is a list of reasons why you shouldn’t get certain piercings. Dermals can g...

Absolute truth drowned in noise of political clamoring

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-12-15T08:00:00Z"/> opinion Dani AnguianoIn our country, it’s hard to know much about anything. Major issues are politicized beyond the point of recognition. They are morphed into campaigning weapons in the eternal struggle between the left and right. Discussing an issue no l...

Darkened streets create atmosphere of fear

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-03-06T06:00:00Z"/> opinion opinion/columnists Nicole SantosOur city lacks streetlights, a vital component of the safety of students and the community. I’ve noticed Chico streets seem uncannily gloomy when I ride my bike home after late-night meetings or head downtown to West ...

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