November 22, 2013

Benefits of Volunteering

Every small act counts. I live by this motto day in and day out. I am so involved in community activities that the standing joke from the Enterprise-Record is trying not to photograph me. Whether it be covering my “sex and relationships” beat for The Orion to attending volunteer opportunities […]
November 20, 2013

Can’t We All Just Get Along? – Respectful Competition

As an Oakland Raiders (and Athletics) fan, I know what it’s like to be disappointed. I love my team, but let’s admit it, we’ve had some rough seasons. What makes it even worse is friends getting in your face about it. I’ve found myself rooting against teams just because my […]
November 18, 2013

Holiday Bark Recipe

The winter holiday baking season is among us! I have an ideal Holiday Bark recipe for those who are not particularly inclined in the culinary department, but want to share an easy and yummy dessert. Bark recipes can differ depending on the chocolate and toppings chosen. For December, I traditionally […]
November 15, 2013

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

There seems to be a holiday that year after year goes uncelebrated, even unnoticed. Every 5th of November comes, and here in America, Guy Fawkes Day goes unknown. I recall in high school when some students would spray-paint a giant number five in our school’s parking lot. Despite some people […]
November 8, 2013

Making the Most of Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is right around the corner and while most of us use this opportunity to catch up on sleep and eat to our heart’s desire, why not add a few other items to your to-do list? Here are a few suggestions to help you have the best Thanksgiving break […]
November 6, 2013

Safely Finding a Carpool Buddy for Road Trips

Finding a carpool buddy for an 8 to 12 hour drive to my hometown, sunny San Diego, was a challenge when I first moved to Chico a few years ago. I was still so new to the town and a majority of my classmates and friends were either originally from […]