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Chico’s couch ordinance is for the best

Alex Horne // May 19, 2016

Walking down the street on the way to class or a friend’s house is usually met by constant porch-to-sidewalk greetings. These days, it feels like this happens less and less. This could be due to...

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Chico streets are whack

Alex Horne // May 12, 2016

Have you ever felt like you were risking your life simply crossing the street in Chico? I know I have. The streets of downtown, the CHICO streets (Chestnut, Hazel, Ivy, Cherry, Orange) and any street...

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Are unpaid internships unethical?

Alex Horne // May 5, 2016

As a junior, I hear the word all the time: internship. It seems most students who are graduating the following year are looking for one. Many say that an internship during the summer prior to graduating...

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Chico is getting expensive

Alex Horne // April 28, 2016

Rent: $600; authentic Mexican food: $9; cover charge at a bar: $3. How is a college student supposed to afford it all? It feels like Chico is getting more and more expensive every day. The numbers are...

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Chico’s isolation has benefits

Alex Horne and Helen Suh // April 20, 2016

Have you ever felt when you're in Chico like you're stuck out in the middle of nowhere? Sometimes I feel this way, but I have come to realize it isn't necessarily a downside as I once thought it was.Most...

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Online classes equal less learning

Alex Horne // April 15, 2016

Not leaving home, sitting on the couch and class time whenever: all enticing facets of online classes. But is it all worth it? Online classes are an easy way to avoid the stress of creating a cohesive...

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Terrorism: My opinion from being in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015

Alex Horne // March 31, 2016

Terrorism: It’s a word that has been on the forefront of American conversation and political debate for the past 15 years. In the past year terrorism has rocked some of the world's major cities including...

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Put down Snapchat, live your life

Alex Horne // March 24, 2016

There seems to be a trend in deleting social media accounts, at least temporarily. Despite this, the one that doesn’t seem to be ousted is Snapchat. Even those who claim to wipe their phones and minds...

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I won’t be voting for Trump

Alex Horne // March 17, 2016

At Chico State, the notion of supporting Donald Trump is practically unheard of. Praises of Bernie Sanders echo throughout the halls. Our little liberal campus is a haven for Trump haters, and I too am...

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Life is scripted

Alex Horne // February 25, 2016

You may not know it, but you have been playing the game your whole life. This, of course, is the game of getting ahead. As American society is becoming more and more competitive, we find ourselves pushed...

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Too much true crime

Alex Horne // February 19, 2016

Finally comfortable, you close your eyes in your soft warm bed and begin to drift asleep. Then your eyes open. You remember you just finished watching "Dateline."Quickly arising, you check every window...

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Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

Alex Horne // February 10, 2016

You log in, read the e-book, do the Learnsmart and take the online quiz. At the same time your professor is simply watching the grades from all their classes roll in. Professors do this via Learnsmart,...

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