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Letters to: Parents Back Home

Danielle Cortes // May 10, 2018

Dear Mom and Dad,Hey folks, guess what? The semester is coming to an end and you know what that means… I am moving back for the summer!I wish I could stay here, to be honest. Don't take it personally,...

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Letter To: My Parents

Rachel Reyes // October 30, 2017

Dear Parents, There’s a vivid memory I have from high school that replays in my head every time I get homesick. I got in a fight with mom about who knows what, but all I could clearly remember was...

Police officers patrolling the streets of Chico during Cesar Chavez weekend last year. Photo credit: Michael Catelli

Parents billed for children’s jail time

Rachel Reyes // March 18, 2017

Although going to jail as a child seems like a harsh punishment, the actual burden is being placed on the parents who are forced to pay a bill for the incarceration. Parents must pay a nightly rate...

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Parents are people too

Whitney Urmann // August 24, 2016

Moms and daughters fight. As young women try to find themselves a lot of resentment comes to surface as they grow into the women that raised them. My mother and I were no different. We argued, we slammed...

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Don’t shy away from asking parents for help

Daisy Dardon // March 24, 2015

In the two years that I've been at Chico State, I've noticed that not many people are close to their parents. I'm fortunate to say that I am. I can tell my parents anything — even about the times...

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Keeping in touch with family during college

Veronica De La Cruz // February 6, 2014

Moving away from home doesn't mean the relationships we have with our parents should vanish.Communication between parents and students should be open when expressing viewpoints, but should demonstrate...

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