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Assault awareness programs need stronger student voice

August 27, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The state’s sexual assault audit is complete, and Chico State has been found lacking. The university is now faced with the task of renovating limp assault prevention programs. The list of mandatory changes is extensive, but s...

A private Wildcat Store must put students first

May 14, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The mere sound of the phrase “privatizing the Chico State Wildcat Store” sounds like something out of a dystopian nightmare, but Follett Corporation’s plans for taking over the Wildcat Store sound like something straight...

Breaking gender barriers

May 7, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Almost everyone has been asked by a teacher or parent what they want to be when they grow up. Answers vary from humorous, a dog, to all too often a gendered or stereotypical answer. Of course, by the time these young wannab...

Educate to eradicate hate

April 30, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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...

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