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Philip Frields and Phillip Frields

May 2, 2012

Nothing matches the feeling you have when you lose someone important to you. What can we do when what we’ve known our whole lives simply isn’t there anymore? This week, I delve into the topic of death and how some people overcome the grief. Who am I to govern your feelings about the ones you love...

St-st-stage fright; How I overcame the anxieties of speaking in public

St-st-stage fright; How I overcame the anxieties of speaking in public

Phillip Frields and Phillip Frields

March 21, 2012

Eminem, arguably one of the greatest hip hop performers (of all time!), exhibited traits of stage fright in his movie “8 Mile” and song “Lose Yourself,” which was written for the film. The opening lyrics say it all: “Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy... he's nervous.” Even a man...

Stop putting ‘It’ off

Stop putting 'It' off

Phillip Frields and Phillip Frields

March 7, 2012

It’s the middle of the semester and everyone is going out to the party tonight. I’ve put off my project for human sexuality as long as I could. Eh, it’ll get done in the morning. As a champion at dilly-dallying, I know that it’s a possibility to put it off until the night before. Or in...

‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’

‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’

Philip Frields and Phillip Frields

February 22, 2012

Plenty of typical small talk can be had, but some students on campus have decided that listening to their favorite Barry Manilow album or that new Busta Rhymes jam on full blast is the distraction of choice between classes or even on the way to the parking lot. Mingling has more germs involved, sure....

Tainted Valentine

Phillip Frields and Phillip Frields

February 14, 2012

This is a story all about how my life got... no, that's not happening. There isn't an unPhiltered remix of the opening theme to “Fresh Prince” but Will Smith is a shining example for today's topic: Valentine's Day. I don't know the Smith family personally; however, they looked pretty happy whipping...

True intentions of compliments

True intentions of compliments

Philip Frields and Phillip Frields

November 30, 2011

The week’s column is dedicated to the ladies. Your crowned Prince of Pessimism returns this week to inform one and all about the true nature and intent behind people’s seemingly random compliments. They can come your way while you’re getting to work or in the middle of class – basically any time...

Stress management for dummies

Stress management for dummies

Phillip Frields and Phillip Frields

November 9, 2011

We’ve all felt stressed at one point or another, maybe now more than ever with our fumbling economy and the end of the semester around the corner. So it’s about time Sir Phillip Frields, Esq. gave you some tips and tricks on how not to get yourself worked up when a final is giving you grey hair....

Medical marijuana is still illegal to smoke on campus

Medical marijuana is still illegal to smoke on campus

Philip Frields and Phillip Frields

September 28, 2011

I'll admit that I've partaken in smoking marijuana from time to time before my conscious calls me a complete hypocrite for writing this editorial. This isn't about what goes on after hours at Casa de Felipe, though; this is about stoners firing their chronic up on American River College's prestigious...

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