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Educate to eradicate hate

April 30

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Discrimination is an ugly word. College campuses’ pamphlets and websites don’t promote or advertise it, just the opposite in fact. Chico State’s own homepage is filled with images of women and men who look very much var...

Rape victims deserve discretion

April 23

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sexual assualts are unfortunately an issue on university campuses across America. Because of the severity of the topic, different schools have various methods of and resources for dealing with this issue on a case-by-case basi...

Evade apathy for AS elections

April 16

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sadly, voter apathy in student elections is a problem that universities across America struggle with. Average voter turnout to student government elections across the country is in the range of 4 percent, with state universit...

Editorial: Student success shows slump

April 2

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he end goal for many college students is to learn, grow and ultimately graduate with a degree, a testament to what they have learned throughout their years of study. Unfortunately not every student who enr...

Editorial: Drop in holiday drunks

March 26

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State has had a reputation as a party school for decades now. After this past school year the number of participants and arrests during drinking-related holidays appears to be decreasing. While partying may seem like ...

Blame falls on party hosts

March 13

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last week this city adopted a new social host ordinance. On paper, this new law is supposed to curb underage drinking by fining hosts of parties that serve minors alcohol. In actuality, it seems unlikely that this new ord...

Sell to preserve nature reserve

February 18

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An unfortunate accident occurred last October at The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, a wildlife preserve spanning nearly 4,000 acres. Nearly a dozen people were injured when the deck they were standing on collapsed. All...

University ignores students’ voices

February 12

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is said that change starts with one person, but that rarely seems to be the case. This semester, students in a geography class are working toward change on campus. Students in the Environmental Thought in Action course...

Sexual assaults still scar campus

February 4

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ppallingly, a student was sexually assaulted Thursday. The attack occurred at 10 p.m. near Holt Station, a time or place almost any student could be on campus.It is unbelievable that this event happened in...

Graduate gridlock unfair to families

January 29

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Graduation — some students dread it and others can’t wait. However, there are some who are even more excited about it than the soon-to-be graduates: their friends and family. Unfortunately, fewer friends and family members...

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