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Life as an Oriental Jew

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // May 13, 2024

I am not white. I can pass as white, but I still get searched at the airport. Whenever I am around Middle Eastern people, they ask about my ethnicity. I usually tell them I am Yemienite, Afghan, Egyptian...

I fixed the monument to the Martyred Children of Gaza.

Children are not martyrs

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // May 12, 2024

A few weeks ago, I saw a Palestinian monument to the martyred children of Gaza. So I decided to flip it and replace the sign with the words “Down with Hamas,” “Hamas are Child Abusers,” “End...

Modified Hamas Flag draped with red instead of green.

Palestinian ‘resistance’ uses sexual assault

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // May 11, 2024

This year is the 23rd anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. While Take Back the Night impressed me, I was disappointed by Chico State’s and our Jewish community's silence about the sexual violence...

Awareness, prevention and recovery efforts should not stop after Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo by Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.

Continue messaging past Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Ariana Powell, Editor-In-Chief // May 10, 2024

Now that Sexual Assault Awareness Month has passed, it does not mean the awareness, prevention and recovery efforts should cease; if anything they should continue as is,  if not more intensely. Here...

Dr. Lee Altier,far left, helping a Tibetan refugee community establish an apple orchard in Nepal during his time in the Peace Corps. Courtesy: Dr. Lee Altier, 1980s.

Peace Corps: career gateway for post-grad students

Alina Babajko, Reporter // May 7, 2024

The mission of the Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship. It was founded by John F. Kennedy in 1961.  The Peace Corps program amplifies the power of human connection in more than 60...

Most Americans know how to go into a mosh pit or grind, but that isn’t dancing. From: Pexels

Americans should dance more

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // May 5, 2024

I recently attended the International prom and noticed while many people wanted to dance, they couldn’t. And these weren’t just uptight Americans who think dancing is not for men, but people who are...

Me meditating on a Barudaber temple in a 2016 Indonesia. Photo taken by my Mom, Iris Giladi.

The depth of my apreciation for India

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // May 4, 2024

For years, I have been utterly obsessed with Indian culture, ever since I learned about Hinduism in my middle school history class. This curiosity solidified when I went to Indonesia, a country culturally...

Hitchhiking in Chico: a woman’s perspective on trust and adventure

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // April 30, 2024

This article will dive into my own experience and fascination with hitchhiking. To see what our hitchhiking experience looked like, click the video above or use this link. Within seconds of sticking...

Molly Myers reaches for tampons. Photo taken by Milca Elvira Chacon outside the Wildcat Food Pantry on April 24, 2024.

The forbidden tampon: making the case for cardboard

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // April 28, 2024

I’m asking all the ladies to step their pussies up, and switch to cardboard tampon applicators. The applicator, which is inside the vagina for MAYBE one second, creates an incredible amount of waste....

A graphic with a hand holding a phone displays texts from a human and an AI-generated chatbot. The graphic was created by Nadia Hill on April 22, 2024.

Pros and cons of artificial intelligence and online dating

Nadia Hill and Shane Aweeka // April 27, 2024

Pro By: Shane Aweeka You continue to try and reword the sentence. After nearly five minutes of making little headway, you capitulate and turn to ChatGPT. It's not cheating. The idea remains unaltered,...

Theres nothing wrong with Taylor Swift ... shes just not my favorite artist! AI image generated by Ariana Powell using Adobe Firefly on April 19.

An alt-girl in a Swiftie world

Ariana Powell, Editor-in-Chief // April 24, 2024

Let’s get one thing straight, I have nothing against Taylor Swift. In fact, I grew up listening to her in her country era. I bopped along to “Mean” and “You Belong With Me” just like so many...

A pair of hands writing down which songs to add to your playlist next to some headphones and a cup of coffee. Image generated by Adobe Firefly by Itzel Saucedo

Are Metro Boomin and Future’s collab albums worth listening to?

Itzel Saucedo Dominguez, Reporter // April 23, 2024

There’s been a buzz about Metro Boomin’s and Future’s collab albums that have recently come out.  I listened to both, and I’m here to tell you if they are worth listening to and what songs are...

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