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Scott Thompson, vice mayor of Oroville, speaks on Fox News after the city declares itself a constitutional republic following Californias statewide vaccination requirement for schoolchildren.

On liberty and bloodshed: a letter to Oroville’s mayor and city council

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // December 5, 2021

“Every time you lose freedom, or a nation gives up freedom, it usually takes bloodshed to get it back.”  Scott Thompson, vice mayor of Oroville, uttered this harrowing remark on Tucker Carlson’s...

Closing Door

Close The Door on Your Way In

Devonte Barr, Reporter // November 28, 2021

During the early stages of my childhood, I spent 54 months in foster care in Sacramento, where I was also born. Around the age of 4, I was adopted by a couple whose inability to procreate paved the way...

Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan is wrong about Ivermectin, but we can do a better job criticizing him

Thomas Stremfel, Opinion Editor // November 19, 2021

On Oct. 13, Joe Rogan had The Cable News Network’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the aptly named “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. Most of the three-hour conversation consisted of...

At the starting line for a half marathon in San Francisco

I run because I can

Mason Tovani, Staff Writer // November 18, 2021

Month five into the nationwide lockdown was the tipping point of my life.  From March to July, I would lounge around the house all day in front of the screen. I appreciated the excuse to be lazy,...

Businesses are desperate for employees. Broadway Heights in Chico is going as far as offering a vaccination  bonus for new hires.

Independence and a better quality of life is fueling the labor shortage

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // November 12, 2021

Businesses throughout Chico are struggling to keep employment. Some are shortening their business hours, others are even offering hiring bonuses. The labor shortage, however, is not unique to the city...

A beautiful summer night at Walt Disney Studios Golden Oak Ranch in Newhall, Ca.

Alec Baldwin’s involvement in fatal shooting raises questions of negligence

Sophia Pearson, AE Editor // November 11, 2021

While on the set of his newest film “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin was involved in an accidental shooting that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The film’s director, Joel Souza,...

Market Aisle

Eating Like Adults

Devonte Barr, Photographer // November 11, 2021

Does it ever cross your mind where your food comes from? Or maybe, less about the food and more about why what’s offered is an option? It's overdue that we impose changes in the way the food industry...

A picture of the sun setting

We are going to get through this

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // November 5, 2021

As I sit at my desk demanding my brain to figure out what is going on in one of my classes, my body pleads for a break. When I was younger I wouldn’t have taken one. I thought I was Superman with...

Me (Mario Ortiz) and my brother (Matthew Ortiz)

Brotherly love

Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // October 31, 2021

"You never loved me!" my brother screams. "What are you talking about?" I reply, as my voice cracks.  The car is filled with tangible hate. As tears flood my eyes, and my stomach drops. I'm...

Día de los Muertos Skeleton

Chicoween isn’t a reason to mock our cultures

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 30, 2021

The days getting shorter and colder signifies that the winter holiday season is near.  Before any of the prominent winter holidays comes Halloween, and in Chico, Halloween is known as “Chicoween.”  Chicoween...

bowl of food

Hey, did you know I’m vegan?

Thomas Stremfel, Opinion Editor // October 29, 2021

To this day, few things give me more joy than derailing conversations to remind people of my veganism. It’s easy to poke fun at myself, but there are few subjects that genuinely fascinate me as much...

Student Health Center on Chico States campus.

Who did I kiss?

Mario Ortiz Jr., Staff Writer // October 24, 2021

“I think I'm dying!”  Sweating through the sheets on my mattress, I lay in bed. My body aching, my throat hurting and my head raging, I began to run through all illnesses in my head that could...

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