Author Archives: Staff Reports

Doctors and Details

I’m terrified of hospitals. I know I shouldn’t be and that I should trust the professionals. But I get so scared whenever I’m involved in any kind of medical thing–even doctor’s visits, actually. It’s becoming a real problem in my ...

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Standing Up for Safety

The news recently has been really upsetting and surprising. As a guy, I really didn’t understand until recently just how widespread the problems of sexual harassment and sexual assault are. Maybe I should have known, but I didn’t. I’m frustrated ...

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The new rules of golf

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Hotel Hype

I’ve spent most of my college career trying to figure out what I really wanted to do with my life. I’ve had three different majors, a couple of minors, and maybe a half-dozen mental freakouts as I’ve worked through all ...

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Reaching Relatives

I’m very lucky to still have all four of my grandparents alive. But I feel terrible sometimes because I don’t see them nearly as often as I’d like. They live in Arizona, so I’d take a plane to get there. ...

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Christmas and Copyrights

My brother is pretty good with technology, and my parents are not. But while my parents have no love for computers and code, they do have a love that my brother and I share: movies. So my brother had the ...

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Colder Climates

I’m graduating this year and have a job lined up. I’m excited to move and get to work, but I’m a little apprehensive about where I’m moving: New Jersey. I have nothing against New Jersey at all (hey, I’m moving ...

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Adulting and Appointments: Healthcare for Grownups

I’ve learned a ton in high school and college, and I’m not one of those people who says that everything you learn in school is useless. With that said, though, I do feel like I never learned some of the ...

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Website Worries

I know this is weird for a college kid to say, but I don’t like buying things online. I know we’ve all agreed that Amazon and the rest of the big online retailers are secure, but it really weirds me ...

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Cruising for Canada

My friends and I are planning a road trip this summer. We’re hoping to drive up the Pacific Coast Highway and take in the coast for a while, then explore Washington State and move on into Canada after that. Cool, ...

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Skipping the Shower

My sister is pregnant, and her baby shower is coming up. But it’s not coming up quite soon enough for me: my cousin is planning it, and she managed to set the date for after I begin a study abroad ...

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Excess Inheritance

My mother passed away when I was young. Since I’ve been in college, my dad has passed away, too. It was a tough time in my life, but my dad left me with everything I need to have a great ...

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Going Further with Finance

I’m about to graduate and head into the working world, and that means that I need to start thinking about saving for retirement. I know the basics: spend less than you make, invest money, use tax-sheltered stuff like 401(k)s and ...

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Svelte Through Sleep

I need help. Every day I feel sicker and sicker, and I know that it’s my own lifestyle that’s doing this to me. Every night I go to bed after binge-eating a bunch of junk food, and when the light ...

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Letter to the Editor: What happened to Fresno? The solution to poverty starts locally

By John A. Jensen, founder FixTheNation.com @fixthenation I was born in Fresno, went to California State University, Fresno and moved to New York. And 25 years later, I am writing a book about poverty in America. And stunningly, Fresno is ...

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What If

What happens to my student debt if something bad happens to me? As if being in a lot of debt were not bad enough, this is probably the last thing you want to think about. However, taking this unfortunate hypothetical ...

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Reading Contest

Many students now have e-readers. Are they really that much better than books? The technology powering e-readers certainly has a lot of advantages over traditional books, but whether it is better comes down to personal preferences. E-books are inexpensive and ...

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Funny how the differences work, right?

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