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Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Mudslinging campaigns found their way into the 2018 AS elections. The Associated Students elections often bring out the best that Chico State has to offer. But in one particular instance, the election brought out some of the worst in Chico that I have ever seen. This was a campaign to not only undermine a candidate, but to publicly demoralize her.This was the smear c...

R. Kelly’s interview and the danger of entertainment news

R. Kelly’s interview and the danger of entertainment news

Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Keep your eyes sharp, ears keen, and your skepticism at healthy levels while partaking in entertainment “news.”Let me make things clear: this is not a defense for R. Kelly, it is a defense for journalism and truth. That is why the performance of CBS and other media outlets alike is shameless ...

Reporting on the stories of dreamers with respect

Reporting on the stories of dreamers with respect

Natalie Hanson

March 12, 2019


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

Editorial: Women's History MonthThe idea of UndocuWeek, as a campus event, may mean very little to the average American passing through the average American campus. It may also mean everything to any student who has ever considered themselves a “dreamer” at an American college.This can als...

Undocuweek, we needed you

Undocuweek, we needed you

Janette Estrada

March 12, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (L.E.A.D) held "Undocuweek" to inform undocumented students with mixed-status families at Chico State of the current federal and state legislation.Chico State hosted many workshops with professionals in the field to create a safe environment where ind...

Apple and the chamber of overpricing

Apple and the chamber of overpricing

Reed Mccoy

March 12, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Apple is one of those companies that seems to be everywhere, but they are especially apparent in the pit of people's wallets. When you pay for an Apple product, you are not paying for a computer, a phone or headphones. You are paying for the privilege of owning a very special (somehow), Apple-certified product.E...

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

Gage Northcutt

March 11, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With so many lives ruined by decades of clerical sexual assault, is reform even possible for the Catholic Church?The Catholic Church’s disturbing history of abuse and scandal is no joke.The duties of a cleric have been continually broken for over half a century. Those entrusted to help the young h...

Conversationals: Clothing & Gender Norms

Janette Estrada

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Video

Janette Estrada can be reached at [email protected] or @Jane_11e on Twitter.

White Nationalistic Terrorism vs the U.S.

White Nationalistic Terrorism vs the U.S.

Gage Northcutt

March 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A lieutenant for the United States Coast Guard was arrested and charged on Feb. 15, for drug possession and possessing a gun while unlawfully using a controlled substance.DISCLAIMER: For personal reasons, I will be omitting the name of the person involved.I do this because I do not want to give this...

A single’s guide to Chico State social life

Kendall George

March 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It's cuddle season. That is, it's cuddle season if you have someone to cuddle with. However, for a large portion of us cuddle-less Wildcats, "single" is a word that doesn't seem to be going away in our lives any time soon. But worry not! Being single has its benefits and if you're looking to rock th...

Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Yaritza Ayon

March 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Yeah that insanely cheap, cute top you just got is hurting our environment.It’s not just Forever 21, it’s fast fashion that’s polluting our planet and feeding into sweatshops in third world countries.The rise of fast fashion has gone up drastically in the past 10 years or so. We no...

Trump is his own worst enemy

Trump is his own worst enemy

Gage Northcutt

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I do believe that we need border security, and I do believe a wall may be helpful to prevent illegal activity there. The criminals who endanger the lives of many with drugs and human trafficking should be held accountable for their deeds. A good way to keep security tight is to make sure you have as...

Breaking Latina stereotypes

Breaking Latina stereotypes

Janette Estrada

February 27, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I am that b*tch who lives by the words of Drake: "Hair tied, sweat pants, chillin’ with no makeup on." There is just one problem: I am Latina.By my culture, I was taught looking presentable was an obligation. In a perfect world, I should be the exact image of Barbie leaving the factory; sign, sea...

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