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SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

SMH LOGO Photo credit: Alex Coba
December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of...

History is neglected in American public schools

Credit: The Atlantic
April 13, 2019

History is an exciting thing if you take a college course about it.Understanding and learning history is one of the core tenants of the American public school system. However, it is also one of the most...

A defense of college parties

At many musical events, artists, DJs and guests sneak in alcohol. Photo credit: Gage Northcutt
April 13, 2019

If you want to stay home on a Friday or Saturday night that's your business, but don't you think for a second that you are better than others because of that.Let's face it. A lot of people in college want...

Undocuweek, we needed you

Students learn during an event for Undocuweek. Photo credit: Janette Estrada
March 12, 2019

Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (L.E.A.D) held "Undocuweek" to inform undocumented students with mixed-status families at Chico State of the current federal and state legislation.Chico...

Apple and the chamber of overpricing

The desire for Apple laptops overcomes their actual offering to the public.  3D illustration fromiStock.com.
March 12, 2019

Apple is one of those companies that seems to be everywhere, but they are especially apparent in the pit of people's wallets. When you pay for an Apple product, you are not paying for a computer, a phone...

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

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December 14, 2018

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s; these holidays are here but so are sicknesss.Winter is a great season for romance. It’s filled with matching ugly Christmas sweaters, the sexy New...

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
December 14, 2018

Sex is as unique as you are, so do you.Sex is as natural as eating or walking. Yet the shame associated with it can be acquainted with committing a crime. We worry our neighbors will hear. We giggle when...

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Getty Images by Caiaimage/ Rana Dias
December 14, 2018

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

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December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence...

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

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December 10, 2018

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably...

Off the Record: Camp Fire

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
December 9, 2018

This week, columnists Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk talk about the Camp Fire in regards to homelessness, Donald Tumps visit to Chico and the evacuation. If you have any stories of your own or just...

CA fires: Celeb mansions vs. ‘the average joe’s’ house

Getty Images by Robyn Beck
December 7, 2018

When celebrities and the ‘average joe’ deal with the same struggles, the spotlight tends to center on the celebrity, but this shouldn’t be the case with the recent fires.Tragedy has struck...

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