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Few, futile rules in love, flirting: She says…

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-03-22T18:00:00Z"/> opinion Serena Cervantes Heavy sigh, shoulder lean, exhausted looks in all directions for the next failed romance. Flirting tactics, though strategic in the game of love, aren't supposed to make you look like a pickup artist. Women are analytical by nature. T...

Friday truancy calms, improves campus

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-10-26T16:57:00Z"/> opinion Alexander SeymourMany students choose to abstain from making the trip to class on Fridays. The reasons for this are numerous, such as hangovers, overdrinking on Thirsty Thursdays, benders, lack of sleep, hangovers, laziness, Power Hour, hangovers - I coul...

Pre-packaged food hinders health, culture

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-11-16T16:26:00Z"/> opinion Nick PikeFeeding yourself in the poverty-ridden days of college usually comes down to two things - simplicity and cost. From the standard punchlines that parents make about Top Ramen being the meal of choice to movies depicting university students gru...

Social media users play hot or not game

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-05-08T14:27:00Z"/> opinion opinion/columnists Nicole SantosTwo minutes of your time. That’s all it takes to download an iPhone app <a href="http://www.gotinder.com/">Tinder</a> which may or may not help you meet your future husband or wife. However, I think th...

Power Balance: an unbiased study

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-10-25T19:38:00Z"/> opinion Quinn Western As I slip the white rubber band onto my wrist and watch the hologram glisten in the sunlight, I can feel the power radiating through my body. Power Balance bracelets contain a hologram that designers claim optimizes the energy flow of the ...

Spinal health taps into student stress concerns

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-02-22T19:35:00Z"/> opinion Kelly Hering A couple weeks ago, I was feeling literally bent out of whatever shape I was in. My neck was aching from leaning over one-too-many textbooks, my lower back stung from toting my bursting backpack and the space between my shoulders was throbbin...

Weekly Top Five: Places to go for a weekend trip

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-10-08T11:29:00Z"/> opinion Tara MillerWith so much on our minds as college students, we often get so carried away with our busy lives that we don’t take time to explore outside of town.But a weekend escape from Chico may ease the stress from a college student’s routine. Bei...

Street graffiti disrespectful, triggers memories of assault

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-09-03T23:20:00Z"/> opinion Amanda IronsOn the morning of Aug. 25, I participated in Be Chico, a downtown cleanup that was intended to bring together the campus and the community to promote a culture of respect and unity. A team of eight and I suited up in tattered fluorescent vests ...

Top 5: Ways to survive a zombie apocalypse in Chico

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-02-18T13:07:00Z"/> opinion opinion/columnists Thomas MartinezAs “The Walking Dead” returns with a bang this spring, you might be asking yourself what you would do if a zombie plague hit Chico. Where would you go? Where would you get food? Should you gather weapons and how ca...

Thumbs up, thumbs down

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-02-15T19:12:00Z"/> opinion <strong>Thumbs</strong> <strong>Up</strong> to feeling like winter again, anything to delay the triple-digit temperatures from melting us in place. <strong>Thumbs</strong> <strong>Down</strong> to the week-long forecast of rain for Ch...

Child, drug abuse ends with you

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-11-08T18:52:00Z"/> opinion Quinn Western In a nice cookie cutter neighborhood in Chico, there sat a house covered in a camouflage mesh, rich in Halloween spirit right down to the zombies trying to escape the front lawn. A few days before Halloween, my teammates and I did some early...

Foreign Exchange: The female in her natural habitat

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-02-28T15:00:00Z"/> opinion Ben HamesIn a follow-up to my column last week, I have decided to talk about the different types of American women I see here at Chico State. <strong>Hipster</strong> – <em>nonconformus fornoreasoninparticularis</em> The hipster can usually be spotted by the unne...

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