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Graduating on time is hard

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel // November 23, 2016

In 2013, only 59 percent of Chico State students graduated within six years. The four-year graduation rate was likely even lower.Schools don't do enough to help students graduate in four years. In fact,...

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Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Carson Predovich // November 2, 2016

How one wrong move might bring the world's top technology manufacturer straight to the bottom. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was set to be the year's greatest smartphone. It received some of the...

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How to weather the wrath of winter

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel // October 15, 2016

It is finally the time of the year in Chico where shorts and flip-flops no longer cut it. Everything is perfect in terms of weather but it will not last. Autumn in Chico is gorgeous, the leaves change...

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5 Wildcat email discounts

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel // October 10, 2016

Everyone knows about student discounts, but did you know about these 5 things that can save Chico State students almost $700 in one year?Saving money wherever possible is very important, especially as...

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Chico State serves rotten dining options

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won // October 10, 2016

In recent years, colleges have spent millions of dollars to improve campus life. These expenditures include new recreation centers, state of the art learning facilities and high-quality dining experiences.Chico...

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Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Carson Predovich and David Molina // September 26, 2016

If there is one thing that most college students across the nation can agree upon, it’s that they hate the cost of tuition. Many students graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, and tuition...

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Smoking should be banned on campus

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won // September 18, 2016

When walking through the gorgeous Chico State campus, there are a few things to expect. You should be prepared to see a seemingly endless variety of trees, hear the birds chirping and the creek babbling....

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Life in ‘the aves’

Carson Predovich // September 12, 2016

Commonly known as “the aves,” the north campus neighborhood is primarily populated by students, but it is unique from other student communities. At first glance, the aves don't look very different...

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Eduroam: A minor inconvenience for a safer network

Carson Predovich // August 28, 2016

If you ask any Chico State student about the school Wi-Fi, chances are their response will be somewhere along the lines of “I hate it.” Most people complain that it is too hard to connect to and...

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Mt. Lassen: A volcanic wonderland in our own backyard

Carson Predovich // August 21, 2016

When I tell people I go to Chico State, they usually respond with “Where’s that?” or “Isn’t that in the middle of nowhere?” The reality is, Chico is a large, thriving community with an endless...

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