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Iranian blackouts: losing internet or morality?

Ariana Powell, Reporter // September 29, 2022

Growing up, my parents emphasized the phrase, “Be aware of your surroundings, and always act like there is a potential for danger,” because they knew the kind of world I would have to traverse as...

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Fighting to feel better: the first step

Ariana Powell, Reporter // September 27, 2022

Since I was 12-years-old I’ve struggled with deep depressive episodes that leave me feeling like ending my life or hurting myself is the only option. I have to actively fight against the voice in the...

A cheeseburger and french fries from IN-N-OUT BURGER. Photo by Hiroto Nakajima, taken Sept. 3

My struggle with American food culture

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // September 23, 2022

One month has passed since I first arrived at Chico State from my home in Japan. At first, I was worried whether I would have a good relationship with the environment at Chico. Fortunately, I began to...

Graphic courtesy of Jolie Asuncion.

Sex, incest and menstruation: cultural censorship

Ariana Powell, Reporter // September 20, 2022

Language is our greatest tool. It’s how we communicate and express ourselves, but yet, we falter when we have to listen to or say sex, menstruation, incest, masturbation, vagina, penis and other similar...

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Girls get smegma too: Things I wish I learned in sex ed

Molly Myers, News Editor // September 17, 2022

At age 20, I found out pee does not come out of the clitoris. I am a woman with a vagina. Needless to say, the sex education I received in high school was comically brief. Outside of school, my parents...

A firefighter suppresses fire near a road sign, 9/7/2022. Photo by Michael Steinberg.

Mosquito fire scorches over 63,000 acres, destroys at least 64 structures

Michael Steinberg, Contributer // September 14, 2022

The Mosquito fire, burning in Placer and El Dorado Counties, has charred over 63,000 acres while exhibiting extreme wildfire behavior. It has forced the entire town of Foresthill, approximately 78 miles...

Fast fashion graphic by Jolie Asuncion.

Breaking the cycle: How we can slow down fast fashion

Jolie Asuncion, Opinion and Multimedia Editor // September 6, 2022

In a culture so easily influenced by screens, fashion is destined to cause more damage than you think. We get out of bed every morning, decide which tops and pants go together and close the closet...

Photo of the Route fire north of L.A. photo courtesy Alert Wildfire, Aug. 31, 2022

Brush fires destroy homes in Southern Califronia

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // September 2, 2022

Multiple brush fires burned out of control in Southern California Wednesday afternoon and evening. The Route fire spurred a no-diversion status of air tankers due to life safety threats, while the Border...

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‘Clean’ beauty: the ugly truth

Carrington Power, Copy Editor // September 2, 2022

Improving health through alternative methods has become a trend in recent years. The idea of alternating to “clean” products has taken the cosmetic and skin care industry by storm. However, consumers...

Artistic graphic of factories polluting the air, with flames in the back

‘Don’t Look Up’: We have 11 years to fight climate change

Carrington Power, Reporter // May 16, 2022

Humanity has 11 years to cut carbon emissions and adopt sustainable practices before we see irreversible damage from climate change. Activists and scientists are so desperate for people to understand...

Ke$ha at the Today Show in New York, NY on November 20, 2012.
KE$HA by Becky-Sullivan is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Getting Kesha’s stolen voice back

Josue Romo, Reporter // May 13, 2022

Artist Kesha is left voiceless amid her continued legal battle against corporate music producer Dr. Luke. Remember chanting “Wake up in the mornin' feelin' like P Diddy. Grab my glasses, I’m out...

I hope to live fear free in my womanhood

I hope to live fear free in my womanhood

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // May 7, 2022

As a woman, watching our government debate whether or not women should have bodily autonomy scares me. The Supreme Court's impending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is horrific and feels too much for...

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