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Sexual violence no joking matter

April 28, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Rape culture is alive and thriving. Last week was Take Back the Night week, which is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault.  Despite an unexpected lightning storm, the annual candlelit march still took place on Thursday nigh...

Cannabis culture: The new normal

April 20, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Marijuana. Depending on who a person is, it’s either the best or worst thing to have ever happened. Pot has been around for a very, very long time. Apparently a Chinese emperor even used it all the way back in 2727 B.C. And of course,...

Students diminish Zingg’s value

April 15, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“Paul Zingg doesn’t do anything.” This quote was made by a student when she was asked how she felt about President Zingg taking a leave of absence following an emergency triple bypass surgery on March 15. Students have some pretty st...

Chico State no longer a safe place

April 8, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Lately, there seems to be more hate and violence in Chico than love and peace. Raelynn Vincent, a Chico State student, was walking home from her boyfriend’s house early on the morning of March 7. A man in a car first verbally harassed V...

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...

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