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Chico State should diversify decorations

Veronica De La Cruz // December 9, 2014

As I was speed walking past the Bell Memorial Union to get to the Performing Arts Center with my friend Julia for our history class, I couldn't help but notice how her eyes were glued to all the Christmas...

Embracing eustress

Veronica De La Cruz // December 5, 2014

Countless hours in the library, sleepless nights, major bags under our eyes and the lovely realization that with finals just around the corner, the stress is only going to get more real.It's no surprise...

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Tinder doesn’t bring true love

Veronica De La Cruz // November 25, 2014

While some people fall in love at first sight, most young adults are now falling in love at first swipe. But is it really love? I know I'm not the first one to admit I've tried an app like Tinder....

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Anonymous app humors, harms students

Veronica De La Cruz // November 16, 2014

As if Chico State didn’t get enough negative attention from apps like Fade, now Yik Yak wants to join the fun. Similar to Fade, Yik Yak draws in eager young adults with its anonymity. The app...

College students discuss drinking habits

Veronica De La Cruz // November 15, 2014

[View the story "Party culture: how much is too much?" on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Veronica De La Cruz can be reached at [email protected] or @Veronica_dlc...

‘Basic’ shouldn’t exist

Veronica De La Cruz // November 14, 2014

According to Urban Dictionary, the word basic is used to describe any person, place, or activity involving obscenely obvious behavior, dress, and action.The other day, I came across an illustration in...

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Nude photos are best left untaken

Veronica De La Cruz // November 9, 2014

A person takes a picture, it gets sent out, then disappears within a matter of 10 seconds. Throw in a long list of privacy features, and it's no wonder college students rely on apps like Snapchat...

'Yes Means Yes' is full of holes

‘Yes Means Yes’ is full of holes

Veronica De La Cruz // October 3, 2014

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For cheap textbooks, make like a pirate

Veronica De La Cruz // October 3, 2014

Books for free? Sign me up. The price of textbooks is skyrocketing, so it's no surprise that students are seeking different methods of getting the cheapest deal. First semester, I managed to...

Hangover supplements fail to soothe

Veronica De La Cruz // September 25, 2014

The morning after a night out on the streets of Chico, many students may be regretting all the alcohol they've consumed the night before. There are all sorts of remedies out there for a hangover, but do...

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

‘Organic’ labeling isn’t what it seems

Veronica De La Cruz // September 21, 2014

If eating quality food means spending $250 every two weeks on groceries, then I'm all for it. Despite the fact that I may not have a ton of extra spending money, I always make it a priority to buy...

Musical movement promotes education and peace.

Veronica De La Cruz // September 18, 2014

Regardless of the genre that one is into, it's safe to say that some music has the ability to lift the spirits of people all over the world.The founders of the Play for Change movement share a similar...

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