The Orion

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

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Kendall George

March 14, 2018

We cannot afford to live. Repeat. We, (students), cannot afford to live. We are facing an uphill battle with money. Getting our lives together and supporting ourselves for the future seems impossible, especially after a new proposed fee increase. Everyone has heard about the fee increase. If you haven't...

Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

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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, an online form of homework that is prefabricated by the corporate learning giant McGraw-Hill. Not lifti...

President Paul Zingg’s raise is a nonissue

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Matt Murphy

November 18, 2014

I've learned a number of things in my three and a half years in Chico. Some are basic nuggets of know-how; for example, always, no matter what, check your school email before you go to class. You never know when a golden "class is canceled" ticket will be waiting for you. Others are more serious, like...

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