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Associated Students elections are coming, it’s time to vote

Associated Students elections are coming, it’s time to vote

Danielle Cortes

April 16, 2018


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It's that time of year. Associated Students elections are on Wednesday and it's time to figure out who to vote for.A.S. Government Affairs at Chico State run an annual election that includes student officials who are elected by the students.The main purpose of this association is so students are abl...

Pesto toast makes a great snack

Pesto toast makes a great snack

Grant Schmieding

April 16, 2018


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Everyone loves a person who shows up to social occasions bearing snacks. Quick, easy and cheap to make — pesto toast works great as a quick snack or an appetizer to share. Follow these five simple steps for a finger food that will disappear in a crowd faster than Hannibal Lecter at the end of “The...

College students should embrace hookup culture

College students should embrace hookup culture

Nicte Hernandez

April 15, 2018


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Living in a college town is definitely unique. Students not only see each other every day at school but run into one another while shopping, eating out and during the weekends at bars and house parties.When you have such a prevalent drinking culture at Chico State, or at any college campus, the hooku...

Graffiti counts as a visual art form

Graffiti counts as a visual art form

Karen Limones

April 15, 2018


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I hear people complain that graffiti artists are vandalizing our community with scribbles, but I consider them artists. When people talk about graffiti, it's usually thought of with negative connotations, but "art is in the eye of the beholder."It's unfortunate that people don’t see graffiti as art becaus...

Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Nicte Hernandez

April 13, 2018


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For a lot of us, social media is part of our everyday lives. Whether we are waking up to direct messages, snaps or if we use Twitter or Facebook as a way to get our news. Social media is prevalent in everyday activities, despite studies showing that excessive social media use can lead to social isolation, depression and is addictive.Even though social media does connect us with the global c...

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Kendall George

April 11, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

With the Associated Students' election coming up, it's important to understand the complexity and necessity of voting, whether it be in a Chico State election or national election.As young adults, students and millennials, it might not be our first priority to vote, especially in A.S. elections that don'...

White privilege present even in advocacy movements

White privilege present even in advocacy movements

Nicte Hernandez

April 10, 2018


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Advocates for stricter gun regulations have been around for years. However, it is not until recently when a group of high school students decided to take matters into their own hands, that the “March For Our Lives” was planned in over 800 cities across the nation. Survivors of the Florida...

The truth about Greek Life

The truth about Greek Life

Karen Limones

April 10, 2018


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I can’t say I am too fond of the idea of joining a sorority. It’s because I see how much of the party life they are involved in that has led me to believe all other stereotypes. One of my biggest fears when thinking about joining the Greeks is the pressure of consuming alcohol or drugs. Resear...

Being a first-generation college student

Being a first-generation college student

Danielle Cortes

April 9, 2018


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What does it mean to me to be a First Gen student?In middle school, I thought I had the capability to attend Harvard University, without any idea of how nearly impossible that was.I just did not understand the whole concept of college at this time of my life. I assumed it was a free for all, that ev...

Dating in the dorms

Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding

April 9, 2018


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“This has been fun, can we go back to your place?” she says, as my heart skips a beat. Now comes the hard part. “Sure, let me just get you a wristband,” I say, feeling like we’re off to Great America. “Did you bring a valid form of ID?” Entering the dorms for the first time feels...

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