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College taught me to live for myself

“What’s your major?” used to one of my least favorite small talk questions. When I answer with “journalism,” it elicits mixed reviews. Some people are quick to respond, while others pause before offering a reply. Those who pause are typically ...

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Designer clothing isn’t worth the hype

I recently bought a new floral handbag that I love. It’s big enough to hold everything I need – from band aids to tissues to snacks (I’m so ready to be a mom.) The bag is both cute and functional ...

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I hope I make 15-year-old me proud

I think there’s a lot of anxiety that comes with being so young, having big dreams and fearing disappointment and failure if they don’t come to the expected fruition. I often think back to 15-year-old Chrissy — a younger version ...

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My mom(’s) jeans

Last summer, my mom was going through boxes of old clothes to get rid of or donate – we found lots of flannels, bermuda shorts and even maternity clothes. But the greatest find was a pair of high-waisted jeans that ...

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A day at Vavie and Vovo’s house

The first time I was dropped off at Vavie and Vovo’s house, I cried for an hour. I sat on the kitchen floor and refused to leave no matter how much Vavie tried to coax me to come play. I ...

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Finally! We get new music from Alice in Chains

Band announces near completion of new record this month It’s been long enough. Me, and tons of those like me, have been waiting anxiously for any news. I am talking of course about Alice in Chains making a new album. ...

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Don’t take it personally when people don’t text you back

When someone doesn’t text back, it can be hard to determine whether or not it’s intentional. But either way, a lack of a response shouldn’t drain you of your self esteem. I tend to feel hurt when people forget to ...

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Sometimes, I miss the year 2008

I created a spotify playlist titled “emo isn’t a phase, it’s a lifestyle” that features artists like Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard and Something Corporate. It’s essentially a collection of music that was much more popular about a decade ago. There ...

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What I have learned over the first two weeks of the 2018 MLB season

We’re two weeks into the 2018 season, and already there have been some quite surprising developments. Firstly, the Dodgers are struggling. A team that came within one game of winning its first World Series championship since 1988 was the overwhelming ...

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Being a twenty something is a lot of pressure

I’ve been told time and time again that I need to take advantage of my current life – one in which I am a 21 year-old who is unmarried, does not have kids and is close to graduating college. People ...

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3 things I learned while job-hopping

My first job at the age of 17, was filling popcorn buckets and pouring sodas at a theater in downtown Salinas, California. As first jobs go, I was extremely lucky. My coworkers were friendly and the work was easy. Not ...

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Say yes to everything

There are a lot of reasons to say “no.” Among them are: I could lay in bed instead. I’m terrified. I might not enjoy it or something awful might happen. But I’m here to tell you that you should say ...

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2018 FIFA World Cup Collegian rankings 32-21

By Nugesse Ghebrendrias and Jorge Rodriguez Collegian sports reporters, Nugesse Ghebrendrias and Jorge Rodriguez list their 2018 FIFA World Cup rankings 32-21. 32. Saudi Arabia World Rank: 69 Group: A Key  Players: Mohammad Al-Sahlawi The bottom team in the tournament ...

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Countdown to Russia 2018: team and player breakdown

By Nugesse Ghebrendrias and Jorge Rodriguez Countdown to Russia 2018: Team and Player breakdown The 2018 World Cup is less than 100 days away and with it comes a multitude of storylines. Will Lionel Messi finally win his first World ...

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10 fun Date Night ideas in Fresno

Upon entering my relationship, I quickly realized that dating can be expensive. I’m fairly easy to please — give me some cereal and play with my hair, and it’s basically a date. But for those nights when I want to ...

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Where is Fresno State’s school pride?

A few weeks ago I was eager to see the Fresno State Men’s Basketball team play in the Mountain West Tournament against San Diego State, however it was a school day and I had class later that day. My plan ...

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The 8 most over-the-top things about me

  I am an over the top person – or as the teens say, I’m “extra.” Some might feel that the things I do are unreasonable, but I’d argue that I’m just being lavish. I’m living my best life – ...

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RIP to my favorite pair of shoes

There are a few staple items in my closet I refuse to ever get rid of, no matter how old or worn out they get. To name a few of these items: my Jack Wills handbag, my (faux) suede button-up ...

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