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Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s; these holidays are here but so are sicknesss.Winter is a great season for romance. It’s filled with matching ugly Christmas sweaters, the sexy New Year’s Eve kiss and much more. What’s not so hot though, is the flu.The flu is a very co...

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

Rachael Bayuk

December 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Sex is as unique as you are, so do you.Sex is as natural as eating or walking. Yet the shame associated with it can be acquainted with committing a crime. We worry our neighbors will hear. We giggle when it is brought up in public. Our sex education system focuses on shame instead of safety and pleasure...

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances and so on. From the minute we are born we are surrounded by others. The social aspect of our li...

Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

Karen Limones

December 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After returning from the Camp Fire, the first few days seemed intense. All you could hear was the constant chatter between individuals talking about the mass destruction of flames that terrorized Paradise and surrounding communities. While Chico State encouraged faculty members to finish their semester of...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence halls, some people had vodka labels blatantly taped to the back of their doors and the empty half of ...

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Rayanne Painter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably been through a few of these final weeks of the semester. It’s a struggle for most peop...

Off the Record: Camp Fire

Off the Record: Camp Fire

Karen Limones

December 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week, columnists Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk talk about the Camp Fire in regards to homelessness, Donald Tumps visit to Chico and the evacuation. If you have any stories of your own or just want to talk about any topic towards the Camp Fire please join us on our weekly podcast on Wednesday's at...

CA fires: Celeb mansions vs. ‘the average joe’s’ house

CA fires: Celeb mansions vs. ‘the average joe’s’ house

Brooke Martin

December 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When celebrities and the ‘average joe’ deal with the same struggles, the spotlight tends to center on the celebrity, but this shouldn’t be the case with the recent fires.Tragedy has struck California. From the Paradise fire to the Southern California fires, many are suffering. This...

We took our vacation, now it’s time to honor the Camp Fire victims

We took our vacation, now it’s time to honor the Camp Fire victims

Karen Limones

December 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sitting in the northwest foothills of California’s Central Valley is Paradise, a Butte County town now widely known for perishing during the Camp Fire in a matter of 24 hours. According to Data USA, Paradise had a population of 26,396 residents. Most of these residents lost their homes during the C...

Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Rayanne Painter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Here we are, just mere weeks after the Camp Fire started a few Thursday mornings ago. Classes are back in session, campus jobs are up and running and we are now left with the aftermath of dealing with both school, and also the most deadly and destructive fire in California history. The campus has been...

A dog, a horse and two lucky survivors

A dog, a horse and two lucky survivors

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The breeze cast a chill over the American Red Cross evacuation center. The registration tent offered much appreciated heat. Despite the cheery first glance at volunteers, real heartbreak and despair filled the air. Every evacuee I talked to described the same situation, not nearly enough time, a black...

Students need more than just money

Students need more than just money

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Now that all this money has been raised for Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund, where will it all go?According to the campus website for assistance one, who qualifies, may simply apply for assistance from the fund. There is up to 1,500 one may receive through the grant based on need.Applying for the gran...

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