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Earning her spurs

You've seen us before. We're the ones who wear jeans in 105-degree weather. The ones who sneak into the back of class because we smell less than pleasant after a hard days' stall-mucking. The ones whose spurs you can hear jingling a mile away.

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A nerd’s escape

Imagine that's the weekend. I'm writing this post during the weekend, so it's probably a lot easier for me to imagine this than for you. This particular Saturday evening comes after three enjoyable, one passable and what might as well have been nine horrid weekdays worth of unshaven, unwashed and sometimes disinterested high school sophomores.

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City Girls

I read dystopias and apocalyptic fiction. Those are by far my favorite genres. The other day, I found a real gem in some fictional footnotes in one of them.

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Grooving to an unpopular beat

The first time I heard Chingy was a few years ago at my friend’s house. The song was called “Juice,” and despite its filthy lyrics, the beat stuck with me and I had it memorized before the night was over.

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My carbon footprint

This week is National Public Health Week. Did you know that? I didn’t. Not until I was sent to cover a presentation discussing the Valley’s climate change and what I could do about it. The turnout was embarrassing. I showed up late, because I had class, but other than that, there were six other people there. Does no one care about their health, or their future? Well, I came to find out that the Masters of Public Health Program was putting on the event, for the first time, and they only had a few weeks to prepare for the conference. But, e-mails were sent out to faculty and staff, none of which were there, and booths were set up on campus earlier in the day and received a much better turn out. Maybe people don’t want to sit through a lecture when it is not required, but seeing how the topic is so prominent in our everyday lives, I expected more from students.

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Blood Center on campus this week and during Vintage Days

Someone wants your blood. No, it’s not a vampire. The Central California Blood Center on-campus blood drive was launched on April 8. It’s sponsored by the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, began at the University Courtyard Dining Hall.

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The joys of free ice cream

As a poor college student, I hunt for bargains and freebies whenever I can. On March 11, I made another discovery. Each second Tuesday of each month, the Farm Market offers free samples of ice cream, featuring different flavors each ...

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“Sicly Writing”

Don’t speak Internet-ese. It’s just easier that way. I write this as a high school teacher, albeit a student teacher, who teaches writing to seniors in a government class. You’d be surprised how illiterate the vast bulk of them are ...

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This adolescence

I just grew up a little. I blame student teaching. It seems so very silly – this adolescence. As I finished my fifth straight week of student teaching, I realized that my initial observation of college remains remarkably apparent.

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What can be learned from Rock Band

I found a great way to waste my time. I bought Rock Band for my Xbox 360. It’s glorious.

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Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD

Blu-Ray is not going to win the war. Neither is HD DVD. Wait, what? You heard right. Neither format is going to win.

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Six crazy ways to waste time

Fish are no different than NFL players scoring a touchdown. They showboat for television. Well, NFL players showboat for television. The fish just showboat for other fish. But probably not for sharks. That’s just crazy. And weird. And awesome. This ...

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Scrabbled

Nobody here plays Scrabble, it seems, aside from me. Last week, marked the achievement of a personal goal I set for myself some months ago — I broke a score of 400 in a two-player game. Enthusiastic, I told some ...

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Don’t be like Chatty Cathy

Why do women insist on talking to each other across bathroom stalls? It’s rude, and people tend to bare their stupidity for the whole commode to hear. The other day I was in a powder room on campus when a ...

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Pop Culture

Pop culture is everywhere. Whether it’s the latest Apple product, the most recent celebrity gossip, or reviews of new music, you can find it here.

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Back to school, and with some changes

For me, the biggest hassle of a new semester is dealing with schedule changes – specifically, forgetting what my new schedule is. I thought this problem would diminish over time, but instead, it has gotten worse as my mind clings ...

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Worst. Christmas presents. Ever.

We asked students about their “worst Christmas present ever” today for Campus Speak, and staff here at The Collegian wanted to get in on the action. I don’t think anyone could top a Christmas where your wife leaves you for ...

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Booger dip and toilet drink

We had to compose a spooky advertising slogan based on a magazine ad in 10 seconds. It was at a Halloween party last weekend hosted by my girlfriend’s mom. It was the kind of party with “booger dip” — green ...

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