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The beginning of the end: key takeaways from the final presidential debate
The beginning of the end: key takeaways from the final presidential debate
Joel Moret, Reporter // October 27, 2020

The final debate between President Donald Trump and presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden was held on Oct. 22. The debate covered topic areas such as COVID-19, healthcare and systemic racism. COVID-19 President Trump opened the debate by citing lowered...

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Meriam Library on Sept 2 2020.
Chico State sees drop in new students and transfers despite growing total enrollment across CSU
Kimberly Morales, News Editor // October 27, 2020

Chico State has seen a small decrease in total enrollment for the fall semester — but a nearly 10% drop in first-time freshmen and a 5% decline in transfers — despite an overall increase in enrollment throughout the 23-campus California State University system.  Chico...

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The Living Room Gallery may have started from a school project, but with help from colleagues, Holland has started a full-fledged brand that will only grow from here.
Living Room Gallery provides a new platform for local artists
Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 30, 2020

Eric Holland is enrolled at Chico State as a Music Industry and Recording Arts major, and what started as one of his school assignments has evolved into a project on Instagram called Living Room Gallery. It’s a platform intended for boosting local artists and musicians'...

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Simien’s sophomore project “Bad Hair” leaves us in tangles
Sophia Pearson, Reporter // October 30, 2020

In Hulu’s new horror-comedy, a black woman’s weave is more than just hair. It’s the key to a new promotion. It’s a status symbol. It also happens to be possessed by an evil spirit. At its core “Bad Hair” is a social satire but it also is a loving parody of...

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Graphic made by Jack Lewis
Exploring the Lincoln Project
Jack Lewis, Reporter // October 28, 2020

In today’s age, it seems that people are divided over everything. You are categorized as either for something or against, there is no in between. In the world of American politics, it constantly seems that you only have two options for your beliefs, you can be conservative...

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Voter Registration, A Form of Suppression?
Voter Registration, A Form of Suppression?
Erin Holve, Reporter // October 27, 2020

In the last month and a half I have been through a voting registration process that has made me question whether the requirement for American citizens to register to vote is outdated, complicated and essentially, a form of voter suppression.  Over the summer I moved...

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Reilani Peleti takes a swing in a softball game for Chico State.
Reilani Peleti: a softball star for the Wildcats
Alex Martin, Reporter // October 28, 2020

Reilani Peleti, born in Petaluma, California is in her senior year at Chico State. She is a member of the softball team and one of the best hitters that’s currently on the roster. A 2017 graduate of Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, California who plays in the...

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Stella Rollo moves up the court with the ball in a game for Denver East High School in Denver, Colo.
Women’s basketball adds four new athletes
Alex Martin, Reporter // October 26, 2020

Recently, the Wildcats acquired four new women to play on the basketball team at Chico State. They are India Starr, Morgan Mathis, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. All four of these athletes come to Chico State as freshmen. Starr, Lillie and Mathis all play the position...

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Chico State's independent student newspaper
Chico State's independent student newspaper