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Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Caitlyn Young

May 9, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Photo of the Day

Santos Arevalo of Epsilon Sigma Rho braces himself for a water balloon attack on Tuesday of dead week. The fraternity set up water balloons ready to be tossed at the fraternity members in Trinity Commons to relieve finals stress.

College stress never ends

College stress never ends

Nicte Hernandez

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Many Wildcats are coming to the end of an incomparable time in their lives. The undergraduate experience is different for everyone but there is no doubt that these are years we will forever cherish and look back to when we move to the start of our careers.The college experience is unique in the fact ...

Living under the weight of senior anxiety

Living under the weight of senior anxiety

Grayson Boyer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

To be near graduation is a lonely thing. The anxieties and fears of a senior student go beyond midterms and papers and inch into the metaphysical. What will I do? Where will I go? Am I ready? The seniors at Chico State are all living under a looming fear. Although graduation represents a great accomplishment,...

Students majoring in stress

Students majoring in stress

Susan Whaley

April 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Crying, eating carbs, going outdoors, time management and simply winging it are a few things students do to deal with their stress while preparing for finals.Eighty-five percent of college students feel overwhelmed by their workload and 30 percent of students say that stress has a negative effect on...

Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

Sean Daly

May 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The last month of a semester is a time of potentially harmful stress on students who work through a month of semester-ending tests and projects, only to have to prepare for finals around the corner. Many students freak out when trying to make it through these times as even the most efficient and cool-headed st...

Dead week not so dead

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman

May 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The week before finals is informally known as “dead week.” During dead week professors are expected to spend most of lecture time reviewing old material rather than introducing new material, and less work is given out to students all in an attempt to lighten the load right be...

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Joann Chevaillier

March 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As students we have many responsibilities that can create stress. Stress can cause some frustrating issues, like affecting a person's sex drive. Lately all my different responsibilities have been making me crazy and making me miss my down time. This rise of different activities can affect how well...

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Brittany Mcclintock

March 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Money can be a stressful thing to talk about. Whether you have a lot of money or not much at all, it can be the main topic of concern. When you’re getting paid, paying bills, buying things for the house, repairing broken things, all center on money. This money stressor is sometimes too much for adu...

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

Eric Mcguire

February 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Student volunteers and mental health professionals alike have taken on the challenge of raising awareness, reducing stigmas surrounding the idea of getting help for anxiety and convincing Chico State students to join the conversation. The first step has been to make students aware that anxiety is all...

Finding time to destress

Finding time to destress

Joseph Rogers

April 11, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Spring Break is over. Midterms are over, at least for me. Now it’s the downhill slide into finals week. It is during this time that I notice that “the change” comes over myself and some of my peers. It's like a twisted version of the zombie apocalypse is occurring. I turn into a littl...

Bringing balance to the war on stress

Bringing balance to the war on stress

Miles Inserra

March 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Stress can be a student’s sword or kryptonite.Any student fighting to succeed at the collegiate level must learn to channel this potentially lethal energy into productivity.The daily stressors the average student copes with can be overcome. With extra time management, most can tame their stress a...

Freshman depression rates on the upswing

Freshman depression rates on the upswing

Michael Mcclurg

February 18, 2015


Filed under News

Depression rates among college freshmen are at a record high and research shows that course loads and social media could be a factor. According to a study titled "The American Freshman," researchers at UCLA found that 14,250 students said they felt depressed — a jump from 9,150 students five years ago. The numb...

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