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Small town vibes for a big city woman
March 9, 2017

Molly Spink Bachelor of CommunicationGrad year: 2017"On a 13-hour flight across the ocean, I wondered what to expect in Chico," senior communication studies major Molly Spink said. "Coming from New Zealand...

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March 1, 2017

"When I graduated high school I was lost. I didn't know what was expected of me. I didn't really know where to go. I didn't really feel that my high school had prepared me well for the transition to higher...

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February 14, 2017

"No one chooses to be a refugee. (But) I am a refugee from Iran. My family migrated to the U.S. as a direct result of U.S. imperialism. What’s on my mind and in my heart right now is that…for...

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Graduating biology major, Matt Clark talks about his travels to Tioman island off the coast of Malaysia. Photo credit: Franky Renteria
February 12, 2017

"Me and Doug Cue (current Chico State senior) went to a remote island called Tioman island off the coast of Malaysia, trying to get the second ever American ascent of this 1,500-foot rock tower. When we...

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January 23, 2017

"When it came time to choose my path after high school, a huge decision was whether to attend college or to bypass those and pursue knowledge on my own with the possibility of being jobless even with a...

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December 15, 2016

"I grew up in a small farming town in Sonoma County where wine and vineyards are a huge part of the community. My father started a vineyard management company a few years before I was born and has ended...

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Maddy Butler shares the most unexpected moment in her life. Photo credit: Sean Martens
October 31, 2016

This is Maddy Butler, a 21 year old junior at Chico State. She is getting her degree in international relations with a minor in women's studies. When asked what the craziest, most unexpected moment of...

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Kelly Candelaria, English Professor at Chico State. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell
October 26, 2016

Kelly Candelaria has been an English professor at Chico State since 2010. One of the classes she teaches here is ENGL 350, which deals with ethical dilemmas in science fiction. She has always been a fan...

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Doug Cue, senior construction management major shares his passion for rock climbing and the importance of traveling. Photo credit: Franky Renteria
October 22, 2016

"As I got closer to graduation, the reality of 50 to 60 hour work weeks is sinking in. I'm excited for the opportunities I have ahead of me; but i know that I need to take advantage of the rest of the...

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Senior sociology major, Joon Hyung Park, shares his views on the
October 12, 2016

"I'm a first generation immigrant and had to acclimate to America quicker than anybody else. Either sink or swim into the American dream. And sometimes it's hard to maintain these to dichotomies of my...

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Senior media arts major, Brandon Realmonte, shares his experiences with school and the importance of creativity. Photo credit: Franky Renteria
September 29, 2016

"I've never been interested in school. Mostly because I've always felt like I wasn't meant for the classes that I was forced to take. I used to sit in the back of my classrooms in high school making beats...

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Vincent Urbina, junior Media Arts major Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros
September 19, 2016

Vincent Urbina, junior media arts major, is also a tutor for the Student Learning Center.“All I do at the center is talk to people. It’s a customer service job," Urbina said. "It has definitely...

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