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Trending protests debase freedoms

Kenta Mcafee

February 7, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Protesting unjust events in society is beyond the aspect of an obligation. For college students, it is a civic duty. If we aren’t using the knowledge we received from sitting through hours of Political Science lectures,...

Minimum wage rising: What next?

Editorial Board

February 3, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Minimum wage in the United States was an effort to assist people in the Great Depression, but many people today fear that it has risen so high the Depression has a chance to start again. With California leading the way for...

Ongoing rights battle

Editorial Board

January 24, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As thousands gathered in the Chico City Plaza Jan. 21, the chants and cheers were quickly overshadowed by the underlying message; the United States is deeply divided. It was a peaceful demonstration that supported women’s...

Fall 2016: What to make of it

Editorial Board

December 15, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Most people will tell you that 2016 was the worst year ever. Fall 2016 at Chico State also had its ups and downs. We could drone on about all the things that happened in the world during this semester, but we wanted to focus on...

Swipe right for syphilis

Editorial Board

December 7, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Butte County's Department of Public Health recently reported that cases of syphilis have doubled in the surrounding area since 2015. This is not the first time a sexually transmitted disease has spread around the county but...

California’s dreaming

Alex Horne

November 30, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Almost immediately after Donald Trump was elected president there were groups advocating for California to secede from the union, dubbed "Calexit." Although we are majority not in favor of Trump, we simply cannot get on board...

Editorial: Journalism trumps election

November 16, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The field of journalism is facing a lot of uncertainty now that Donald Trump has been voted President-elect. Trump has not taken kindly to many media outlets and has even gone as far as kicking a journalist out of one of...

Tuition might rise again

Alex Horne

November 9, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The CSU Chancellor has proposed an increase in tuition prices that range from $270 for undergraduates to $438 for graduate students per year. This is after tuition has already been raised more than $1,000 in the past eight ye...

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