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History is neglected in American public schools

History is neglected in American public schools

Reed Mccoy

April 13, 2019

History is an exciting thing if you take a college course about it.Understanding and learning history is one of the core tenants of the American public school system. However, it is also one of the most reviled school subjects, along with math.Most people don't like history until college. Understandabl...

A defense of college parties

A defense of college parties

Gage Northcutt

April 13, 2019

If you want to stay home on a Friday or Saturday night that's your business, but don't you think for a second that you are better than others because of that.Let's face it. A lot of people in college want to go to house parties, bars or raves (or sometimes even all of the above). These young people ar...

Undocuweek, we needed you

Undocuweek, we needed you

Janette Estrada

March 12, 2019

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

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...

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s; these holidays are here but so are sicknesss.Winter is a great season for romance. It’s filled with matching ugly Christmas sweaters, the sexy New Year’s Eve kiss and much more. What’s not so hot though, is the flu.The flu is a very co...

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

Rachael Bayuk

December 14, 2018

Sex is as unique as you are, so do you.Sex is as natural as eating or walking. Yet the shame associated with it can be acquainted with committing a crime. We worry our neighbors will hear. We giggle when it is brought up in public. Our sex education system focuses on shame instead of safety and pleasure...

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances and so on. From the minute we are born we are surrounded by others. The social aspect of our li...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter

December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence halls, some people had vodka labels blatantly taped to the back of their doors and the empty half of ...

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Rayanne Painter

December 10, 2018

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably been through a few of these final weeks of the semester. It’s a struggle for most peop...

Off the Record: Camp Fire

Off the Record: Camp Fire

Karen Limones

December 9, 2018

This week, columnists Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk talk about the Camp Fire in regards to homelessness, Donald Tumps visit to Chico and the evacuation. If you have any stories of your own or just want to talk about any topic towards the Camp Fire please join us on our weekly podcast on Wednesday's at...

CA fires: Celeb mansions vs. ‘the average joe’s’ house

CA fires: Celeb mansions vs. ‘the average joe’s’ house

Brooke Martin

December 7, 2018

When celebrities and the ‘average joe’ deal with the same struggles, the spotlight tends to center on the celebrity, but this shouldn’t be the case with the recent fires.Tragedy has struck California. From the Paradise fire to the Southern California fires, many are suffering. This...

Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Rayanne Painter

December 5, 2018

Here we are, just mere weeks after the Camp Fire started a few Thursday mornings ago. Classes are back in session, campus jobs are up and running and we are now left with the aftermath of dealing with both school, and also the most deadly and destructive fire in California history. The campus has been...

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