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Whataboutism and wrongness, problematic politicians

Whataboutism and wrongness, problematic politicians

Gage Northcutt

May 1, 2019

The past week's events sparked the interest of many and deepened the rift between major political leaders of opposing political parties. Twitter WarDonald Trump tweeted a speech Rep. Ilhan Omar made at the fourth annual Valley Banquet for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an organization dedicat...

Death penalty: Inhumane but necessary

Death penalty: Inhumane but necessary

Reed Mccoy

April 29, 2019

Capital punishment is a contentious topic that permeates our justice system and society. For thousands of years, criminals have been executed in various ways, many by completely barbaric methods. That is no longer the case in the U.S. Today, capital punishment (in more left-leaning states, at least) ...

Conversational: On Roommates

Reed McCoy, Opinion Columnist

April 28, 2019

Columnist Reed McCoy talks roommates; the good, the bad and the ugly. Reed McCoy can be reached [email protected] or @ReedMcCoy6 on Twitter.

Judging people from the past: a brief discussion

Judging people from the past: a brief discussion

Reed Mccoy

April 26, 2019

Judging the people of past times is a difficult task. The societies of their times almost always have drastically different standards than the ones that we have. Some people we judge are from eras in which murder and slavery were not only commonplace, but also considered necessary. When reading about the...

Sit down with a Camp Fire survivor

Sit down with a Camp Fire survivor

Gage Northcutt

April 24, 2019

The Morning Of... No one would have imagined an inferno could swallow an entire community in a matter of hours. Yet, on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, that very thing happened to Paradise. Chico State's employee Victoria Militar-Tweedie Camp Fire story is unique. For that morning she ha...

University urging ‘relocation’ of low-barrier shelter a disappointment

Natalie Hanson

April 22, 2019

If students weren't already concerned about the housing crisis in Chico before the Camp Fire, they should be now. The city of Chico certainly has to be as well. Based on letters shared with students on April 12, so is our university-until it hits too close to home. The letters to Chico’s city...

Wildcats need more inclusion

Rachael Bayuk

April 20, 2019

Gender and Sexuality Week is a yearly Chico experience. From education to dancing it’s got it all.While this is positive, we still need to incorporate more diversity into our campus. Chico State's Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) does a lot of great work in our community and on campus. Now, it is time for ou...

Wildcat Will: need or want

Wildcat Will: need or want

Janette Estrada

April 19, 2019

This April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State.Initiated in 2008 when a group of university students pitched the idea to the Associated Students representatives, it was to become a symbol of pride and unity.Under the belief that this seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue wo...

Streaking will expose you more than what you think

Streaking will expose you more than what you think

Gage Northcutt

April 18, 2019

If you want to be funny, tell a joke. Don't take your clothes off and sprint down the sidewalk and streets.On a personal level, most sensible people wouldn’t want to expose their naked bodies to others in a public setting. If those dreams where you’re in school and somehow lose your pant...

Anti-Vaxxers are accomplices to murder

Anti-Vaxxers are accomplices to murder

Gage Northcutt

April 17, 2019

Due to the surge in parents refusing to vaccinate their children, a measles outbreak has spread across the Pacific Northwest. Not only has this reached Butte County, but specifically the measles outbreak has reached a student at Chico State.The anti-vaccination movement believes getting exposed to a dangerous and possibly fatal illness is a good thing. This ideology is a treasure tro...

To be or not to be, financially stable

Janette Estrada

April 16, 2019

Dear financial aid,I am writing a hate letter to you today.I am writing this letter because for the past three years I have been denied my qualifications. Not to say I am desperate, but I have bit my tongue for too long. It is time I confess my sincere acrimony towards you, financial aid.For some, a ...

First Impressions Podcast: The Elder Scrolls, Planned Parenthood and more

Rachael Bayuk and Alex Coba

April 15, 2019

What's your first thought? A new podcast from the minds of the Arts and Opinion section editors, Alex Coba and Rachael Bayuk. Discussing the Elder Scrolls Franchise and Planned Parenthood, on a first impression basis. ...

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