Tag Archives: college

And Then One Day, I Was The Weirdo

Connecting isn’t impossible, but it is damnably awkward.

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The World’s First Honest Cover Letter

Sorry, were you expecting a cover letter burbling about how orgasmically thrilling it would be to work for your exalted place of business?

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Is There Life After High School?

Everyone grew old and died, most of them still wishing prom night had worked out better than they remembered it.

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Letter from the Editor

Greetings, Synthesis readers! In an effort to spare you any fear or confusion, let me begin by handing you a cup of warm toddy, and telling you in a soft voice that Sara is taking a little time off. Shhh, shhh, take a sip of your toddy, it’s OK. It’s not because of anything you […]

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Back to School Safety Guide

Congratulations! You’re about to embark on the exciting adventure that is college life. But wait! Before you dive headfirst into that pool of questionable depth, consider this sage advice form the experienced pioneers who came before you.   Scenarios for the girls: {bad} Heather & her friends let Molly leave the bars downtown by herself […]

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The Second Chance

I messed up in high school. Many kids do, for a variety of reasons. My reasons were among the most common. Things weren’t good at home. Though my parents worked very hard, neither of them had completed high school, their educations truncated by war in my dad’s case, and by pregnancy in my mom’s case. […]

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Rachel Goes To College

I’m a Southern California girl and a recent high school graduate, thoroughly enjoying my last few days of summer here in Chico while visiting my cousin, the Managing Editor of the Synthesis. She was kind enough to let me write a little something to express my thoughts before I whisk off to college and leave […]

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Major in English

Let’s say you’re an incoming freshman who just happened to walk into Aca Taco and you saw the Synthesis sitting there—all neat and proper if it’s Monday, disheveled and askew if it’s Thursday—and you thought to yourself, “Neato! A hip local ‘zine. I must read this instantly so as to establish my street cred in […]

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Although Ya Don’t Know Who I Am… Won’t Ya Listen To Me

In 1973, it was $73.00 per semester to attend a California state college, and $225.00 per quarter at U.C. Berkeley (where they smoked pipes in tweed and played chess). I went to three schools, contingent on a proffered couch or artistic collaboration. I was escaping my insane father, and staving off the workforce. Like today’s […]

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Kazmataz!

Hi, I’m Kaz! You might remember me from a few weeks ago, but I don’t remember you because we never met. This is just a column where I write and you read it, not an actual conversation. I didn’t go to college, because I’m a cat, but I still have advice to give you.   […]

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A Tower, Burning

I can discuss the personal experience I was able to have as a result of it, but beyond that, I could only answer this question of purpose with speculative prose.

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Gratitude

I find myself brimming with pride and gratitude these days. So many of you contribute to making this place what it is, I don’t even know where to start.

Giving Thanks to, Like, the Universe

Like many philosophically minded people before me, I’ve long been an ingrate.

Millennial Idiot Brain

My main takeaway has been that they’d really like to believe that Twitter is a viable job hunting tool

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Describing The Binding of Isaac is more than slightly difficult, yet I will attempt to do so.

Novembeard Bash 2014

In some ways, the Novembeard Bash is more about partying and winning cool prizes and making out with bearded strangers than it is about contemplating the solemn social obligation of charitable giving, and for that I blame the bands

Animals In The Train Station

The conductor gave a start, looked around, then looked down, eyes widening at the extremely short person addressing him. In fact, Sheela wasn’t a person at all—she was a fox.

The State of the Commons, Part Two

Net audio is stunningly diverse. One must travel beyond Facebook and Netflix to be reminded, but the web is an extremely deep and broad body of data created by innumerable individuals.

This Week Only – 11/24/17

24 Monday Round Table Pizza Clubhouse: Novembeard: Pizza Fun Night fundraiser and final checkpoint. Mention Novembeard when ordering and a […]

Best Bets – November 24th

Friday, November 28th Pat Hull, Greyloom (Erin Lizardo), Casing The Promisedland The Maltese Wind down from Thanksgiving with Chico’s sweetest […]

Definition: Confuse—To assemble without order or sense

We’re lucky to be here—alive and kicking in the year 2014

Extreme Cheapskates

If you’re unaware, there is a show called Extreme Cheapskates on TLC, and it is currently terrible

Life is Better With Franti

Franti is still all at once optimistic, sensitive, and politically assertive, while delivering a unique mix of reggae, folk, pop, and light hip hop

Horoscopes for November 24th, 2014

Horoscopes for November 24th, 2014

Deep democracy

I want to try deep democracy, where we vote with our tax dollars the way corporations vote for legislators with their dollars

Tweed, Logs, and Typey-Typey

The Tweed Ride is one of the loveliest events of the year and I want you all to go. Unless you don’t like fun, in which case you should take the time to reevaluate your priorities.