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Caution on streets can save students

April 1, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Another student has been struck and killed by a car. Nickolas Klein, a mechanical engineering major, was killed at Seventh and Chestnut streets Saturday about 8 p.m. This accident happened just two months after the death of Chico State student Nic...

Chavez revelry illustrates ignorance

March 25, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Ah, Cesar Chavez Day. It’s a day to celebrate the civil rights activist and farmer who co-founded the United Farm Workers Association. Many celebrate by volunteering in their community. Or by getting blackout drunk on tequila and Dos Equis. Whic...

Gun control: Solution to gun crimes

March 11, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“What am I going to wear?” “Who should I go with?” “How much should I drink?” All are reasonable questions students should ask themselves when planning to go to a party. “What if I get shot?” is not one of those questions. But fol...

Volunteer groups help with homeless problem

March 4, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Homelessness has been a prominent issue in Chico for years. There have been several efforts made by the city of Chico and by outside organizations to reduce the number of homeless individuals living on the streets of Chico. The Sit and Lie ordinance,...

Campus must better sexual assault education

February 25, 2015

Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion

When freshmen first arrive at Chico State, they are required to participate in a program called Safe Start. During the program, the women are segregated in one room and given a keychain tag with tips on how to avoid being sexually assaulted: - If a si...

Letter to the editor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

This letter to the editor was written in response to the editorial "Students should be aware of hazing past in Greek community." This article is being written not in a response to the students right to know about hazing allegations, but rather wit...

Social media: Mixed bag of envy, connection

February 18, 2015

Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion

Social media could be the best or worst thing to ever happen to this generation. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all platforms that were made to connect people together. Which is pretty fantastic. Two people living in different countries can kee...

Gonorrhea epidemic should spur STD testing

February 11, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An epidemic has been declared in Butte County. Three hundred cases of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, were reported in 2014. This is more than double the number of cases that were reported in 2013. It is considered an epidemic because of...

Students should be aware of hazing past in Greek community

February 4, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Monday marked the 10-year anniversary of the death of Matthew Carrington. Carrington, a 21-year-old Chico State student, died in 2005 from heart failure following the consumption of massive amounts of water during a hazing ritual. As part of the pl...

Students shouldn’t turn a blind eye to women’s rights

January 28, 2015

Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion

Roe v. Wade just marked its 42nd anniversary. The famous court case was a landmark decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court on abortion. The court found that the right to privacy, which is part the due process clause of the...

Eliminate reckless drinking to prevent avoidable deaths

January 21, 2015

Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion

Nicholas Castellanos, a first-year student at Chico State, was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle Friday night at the intersection of West Fifth and Walnut streets. The driver of the vehicle was sober and traveling at the correct speed limit,...

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