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  • Orange cones block the entrance to the Dutch Bros on Esplanade. Photo taken by Amy Blair on Feb. 28.


    Dutch Bros on Esplanade temporarily closed

  • The student health center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and is closed for an hour each day from noon to 1 p.m. Courtesy: WellCat Health Center, taken by Jason Halley/University Photographer


    Healthcare for students anytime, anywhere: all the WellCat has to offer

  • Second Street from the B Line bus station. Taken by Maki Chapman on Feb. 28.


    Backsliding on alcohol rules, or maybe moving forward

  • Staff Members of the Black Youth Leadership Project 
Left-Right: Pamela Irby, Laniea LaGarde, Quinessa Stibbins, Laila Anderson, Candy Jackson, Keila Lee, Brandon Trowel


    Community leadership project aims to uplift Black youth 

  • Jason Rabinowitz, secretary-treasurer of Local 2010, addresses Unit 6 workers ahead of the ratification vote. Photo taken from Teamsters 2010 Flickr account.


    Teamsters Local 2010 tentative agreement to be voted on by CSU Board of Trustees

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Second Street from the B Line bus station. Taken by Maki Chapman on Feb. 28.

Backsliding on alcohol rules, or maybe moving forward

Maki Chapman, Reporter // February 28, 2024

On Feb. 20, the Chico City Council voted to do a “dry run” on repealing its rule about serving alcohol on specific dates after midnight. The test would take place on graduation weekend, as well as...

MISSHA-All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++. By Natalia Photo on Pexels.

Shielding your skin: Top SPF moisturizers to safeguard your precious complexion

Fabian Marian, Reporter // February 12, 2024

I can describe myself as an SPF enthusiast, I wear it every day regardless of the weather conditions and so should you. Sun rays are not friendly to human skin.  Let me introduce you to my tried and...

Jack Quaid and Zazie Beetz host the announcement of the 96th Oscars® nominations, on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Pros and cons: ‘Barbie’ Oscar nominations

Emma Shipley and Ariana Powell // February 12, 2024

The Oscars — one of the most anticipated media awards events — inches closer, and this year, it brings along some controversy surrounding nominations for the film "Barbie." The film and those involved...

Kulo sticker in the bathroom at Rileys. Photo taken Oct. 3, 2023 by Molly Myers.

From ‘PUKE’ to ‘LIMBO’: Ranking Chico’s graffiti tags

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // February 6, 2024

The best art is illegal art.  To many, graffiti will always be abhorrent, while to others, it’s a unique artistic niche.  While I don’t think it should end up on the Bidwell Mansion or someone's...

The act of speaking out against abuse has further protection now. Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels.

Violence and silence: California bill offers victims protection against defamation charges

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // February 2, 2024

For survivors of sexual abuse, trauma does not end with the physical attack.  Instead, there are questions: Will they be believed? Will they face scorn and further harassment? And, due to a recent,...

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The romanticization of being nonchalant: A modern love story

Brooke Cárcamo, Reporter // February 1, 2024

Situationships. Friends with benefits. Talking stages. Hookups. These are all terms that have become ignorantly interchangeable when describing an intimate connection with someone these days. Nobody...

I’ll always think of my third grade teacher and the magic of writing when I have an apple. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels.

Teaching magic: What our teachers pass on to us

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // January 25, 2024

When I was in third grade, I was fairly certain my teacher introduced me to a powerful form of magic: writing.  My life has not been the same since.  Not only did the concept she passed on impact...

Visualization of an anxiety attack

How to have an anxiety attack

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 7, 2023

It starts with a wave of sickly arousal. My head swims, I look around and I feel dizzy. Dread creeps in like nausea; This is an anxiety attack.  My ears get a little hot, often I feel flushed or sweaty....

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Taking a breather

Ellie Marty, Opinion Editor // December 5, 2023

Amid the hustle and bustle of college life, there lies an oasis of tranquility known as Dead Week. Just hearing the words can make any stressed-out student breathe a sigh of relief.  It’s what feels...

Coffee beans taken by Igor Haritanovich. Image courtesy of Pexels.

Chico’s coffee culture: grounds for celebration or a bean there, done that situation?

Ellie Marty, Opinion Editor // December 4, 2023

Prepare to be buzzed, Chicoans. Our beloved city's caffeinated obsession has reached epic proportions, leaving us to question if coffee runs through our veins instead of blood. Let's spill the beans on...

A sad winter cabin

‘Tis the seasonal depression

December 2, 2023

The end of the year leads to spiked stress levels for many students.  The combination of holiday events, finals week, and the change of weather can cause the winter blues. Symptoms include feeling...

A parody of CupcakKes album Cum Cake


Nadia Hill, Reporter // November 30, 2023

When CupcakKe said, “Imma pick it up with chopsticks” history was changed forever.  Elizabeth Eden Harris also known as CupcakKe is a well-known female rapper who rose to popularity almost a decade...

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