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Staying Healthy in College: Physically and Mentally

February 19, 2020

A college student’s guide to maintaining physical and mental health Most students are living away from their families for the first time. This includes cooking their own meals and making sure they get the right amount of nutrients.  This can be hard for some students. Between going to ...

Disparities in Gender Courses

Erin Holve

February 19, 2020

Last semester, I was enrolled in a class where students sat in a circle facing each other and would have open discussions. I loved this class, but it lacked one dynamic: diversity.  I was sitting in a room with 16 women and four men. The gender disparity was alarming.  Our professor e...

Sex is more than one position

Jacob Collier

February 12, 2020

Sex is something that has endless varieties. Unfortunately, most of us tend to limit ourselves to one flavor of it instead of sampling all that is available.   Many people have preconceived notions of the right or wrong ways to have sex. But as long as what happens behind closed doors i...

It’s Complicated, Go Vote

Erin Holve

February 5, 2020

When I turned 18, my first election was in 2008. I was ecstatic to be voting in an election that would potentially elect the first black president in US history. I felt so hopeful about the future and was clearly naive about the world of politics.  As President Barack Obama’s eight years in office was coming t...

Times Are Changing, So Should Your Educational Institution

Times Are Changing, So Should Your Educational Institution

Erin Holve

February 4, 2020

At the age of 30 I entered my first four-year college course. I lived most of my 20s as the working poor. I went to dig myself out of economic poverty, but there was one little problem. How am I supposed to navigate a college structure that isn’t conducive to my lifestyle as an adult in society? I have ...

Not Anymore, Not Working

Not Anymore, Not Working

Erin Holve

February 4, 2020

We’ve all done it, signed into Blackboard, and seen the “Not Anymore” training required to start classes and you say,  “Oh god, not this again!” Then you think what a horrible way to think about a serious topic, sexual harassment. The big issue comes from how we choose to implement this t...

Adulting on a Budget: College Student Edition

Adulting on a Budget: College Student Edition

Alexis Harvey

February 4, 2020

College is already hard enough. Challenging classes, picking a major, and basically forcing young adults to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives. This is their first time on their own and for many students, their first time paying to attend school. There are a select amount o...

Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

Ricardo Tovar

January 10, 2020

Philosophers, religious folks, scientists and every day Joe’s have tried to come up with the meaning for life. Is there one? Why are we here? Nobody knows. Even if they think they do, there is no substantial proof to the answer of who is right. Despite this, the planet has fostered life for mi...

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret

December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of 2019!  

Student journalists deserve respect from administration

Natalie Hanson

December 10, 2019

In a semester filled with incidents that demonstrate Chico State administration's strange commitment to avoiding transparency, a frustrating trend has been clear. Student reporters are rarely respected on this campus, and time and time again some members of our staff have been chided or treated condescendingly fo...

Protests of Chico State Republicans club lead to frustration with administration

Protests of Chico State Republicans club lead to frustration with administration

Natalie Hanson

December 5, 2019

The week before Thanksgiving here on campus was not a good look for us. To say the least. I can't say I'm surprised by the action taken by the university at this point, but it's nonetheless disappointing.The fact that a student protesting hit another student, the president of Chico State Republicans, when he h...

How to date casual, stay ethical

How to date casual, stay ethical

Christina Cahill

December 2, 2019

We all have our reasons for sometimes wanting to stay single: maybe you just got out of a serious relationship and want to get back into the dating game but aren't ready to open yourself up to being hurt again. Perhaps you love being free and beholden only to yourself and aren't in a rush to intertwine...

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