If you find yourself sitting in front of a blank project. Stop what you’re doing, walk away and clear your mind.
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By: Maria Ramirez
Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of a blank doc, canvas, editing timeline or any other piece of work that forces your brain to think creatively? Whether you’re a writer, artist, video creator or any other professional this has happened to you. You sit down and try to start but nothing comes to mind. I’ve been in that position too many times. It’s not a good feeling, especially if it’s something you’ve put off and a deadline is approaching. Okay, so you look at the clock and do the math. “This project is due at midnight, it’s 1:45 p.m. right now. If I start at 2 p.m. then I can be done by 4 p.m., but if I take a 30-minute break I’ll be done by 4:30 p.m.” I do this every time which causes me more stress, my mind begins to spiral and I can’t focus. The term for this feeling is creative/writer’s block. If you catch yourself in a knot like me, stop what you’re doing and take a step back.
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By: Jessie Chen
As an aspiring graphic designer, I often hit many creative mental blocks when designing. It is something that irritates me a lot whenever I need something done quickly.
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By: Brooke Martin
Many tend to overlook their daily privileges and fortunes until they are taken away. Going to the grocery store, getting coffee with friends, boarding an airplane and so many other things we took for granted just a few months ago. With the Coronavirus quarantine, people are interacting with others less, staying in the same, confined spaces and are combating loneliness. Routines have changed as have the mindset of a lot of people. However, there are ways to cope with loneliness and even put it to good use.
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By: Christina Arias
The Class of 2020 will forever be remembered as the Class of Quarantine. As Chico State seniors return from spring break to online classes, it can seem like school is optional right now, but that isn’t the case at all. The pandemic has brought the world to a standstill where a lot of us don’t know what our future holds. As we watch the brave frontline of responders try to get a hold of this virus, a lot of us are forced to stay home and can start feeling lost. Our timelines have shifted, our classes look different and those job applications may not seem so promising anymore, but it doesn’t mean we should stop working toward our goals.
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By: Sam Rios
I woke up in the middle of the night, straight out of a dream. My first thought was, “I need to assign Jessie a to-do.” Still in the shallow-end of R.E.M., with the subconscious bubbling, I thought about project details for my internship. In this half-awake state, I was able to have clear insight into something that had been bouncing around my mind for days.
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By: Mariela Marquez
For a lot of people, the Covid-19 pandemic is a first time crisis experience of this magnitude. The level of disruption to daily life is expansive and we find it hard to get back to our routines we are accustomed to following.
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By: Hannah Manoucheri
Most people claim to love the outdoors, but do they really? It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s full of animals and bugs and it’s certainly not most people’s cup of tea. However, for the people that do enjoy it, there’s a lot of PR work that goes into the promotion of recreation opportunities and preservation of natural lands and National Parks.
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It can be hard to stay calm in times of such uncertainty, but it’s not impossible
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By: Christina Cahill
“Normal” is a word that no longer holds much meaning to those of us around the world who functioned on a schedule. Here at Chico State, as with everywhere else, we have a lot to come to terms with. Graduating seniors may never set foot on campus again. Our commencement has been indefinitely postponed. Plans for summer travel, studies or internships have been all but abandoned. Some of us that have received job offers have seen those offers revoked and some of us who have yet to start our job hunts find ourselves looking at a bleak market. Covid-19 hit hard and fast and, apparently, the worst is yet to come. It’s difficult to swallow the consensus of specialists that the fall out from this virus will last months at a minimum, not weeks, but the notion that our lives are to remain abnormal for the foreseeable future is finally settling into our accepted realities.
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It’s 2020… if your LinkedIn is not up to par you’ve got a big problem
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By: Marisol Rocha
There comes a point in your life when it’s time to open up a LinkedIn account, and the reality is, you cannot get away without having one this day and age. Think about it as Instagram for the professional world, you want people to be impressed when they come across your profile. The same way we customize our personal social media channels to fit our personality, LinkedIn gives us the opportunity to highlight certain qualities about ourselves to impress our connections.
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Leadership does not come naturally for everyone, but anyone can learn how to become a leader.
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By: Casey Bell
There is a first for everything. The first time you manage other people tends to happen much later than your other firsts though, especially when you professionally manage people.
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