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Editorial: Student success shows slump

April 2, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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...

Landlords should not babysit boozers

January 22, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Underage drinking has always been a hotly discussed issue for colleges and their surrounding communities, and Chico is no exception. If anything could be said of Chico’s reputation on this topic, whether earned or not, it...

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