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Police fail to provide timely information in second Meriam Library shooter threat

Police fail to provide timely information in second Meriam Library shooter threat

Natalie Hanson

November 13, 2019

Once again this semester, it's time to address the ongoing failure of our University Police Department to provide information to the student body, as well as to faculty and staff, in a timely manner.Last week we had a second (known) threat of a shooting in Meriam Library. Graffiti found on a bathroom w...

Study tips for the distracted student

Emily Neria

November 12, 2019

When it comes to studying, technology can be our own worst enemy. It’s common knowledge that our generation is glued to our devices. So what are we supposed to do when it’s time to buckle down and knock out a study session? Here are a few tricks that may help you.If possible, turn your phone...

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

Natalie Hanson

November 6, 2019

In the year following the most catastrophic event to ever occur in Butte County, it is disappointing to see Chico State struggle to acknowledge how the fire impacted the town it sits in.First, how the fire was handled by the university in the first place left many students confused and fearful. No notifi...

How the media takes advantage of a gay audience

How the media takes advantage of a gay audience

Jessie Imhoff

November 1, 2019

As our society becomes more progressive and accepting of the LGBT community, audiences have grown more accepting as well. Many viewers want diverse characters with experiences that reflect the world around them.However, many are still close-minded and against LGBT characters in the media. This has left ...

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2019

Chico State's University Police Department insist they want students to trust them. However, they consistently fail to provide accurate, timely information to students on campus.Last Sunday, a rumor spread that the Meriam Library had been suddenly evacuated without explanation. As it turned out, the ...

Talking dirty: the fundamentals of a good time

Talking dirty: the fundamentals of a good time

Melissa Joseph

October 22, 2019

Let’s get real here, silent sex is boring sex. Whether moaning or dirty talk, there has to be some sort of noise to keep the atmosphere alive. Not once have I ever had silence sex -- the thought alone makes me cringe. When it’s quiet, our minds tend to drift off. Some people daydream about...

Increasing expectations on students are destroying self-care habits

Increasing expectations on students are destroying self-care habits

Natalie Hanson

October 15, 2019

With the weight of everything expected of a college student in 2019, it's no wonder we're losing basic self-care habits like eating proper food.Tuition costs are higher than ever. The costs of PG&E, cell phone bills, car insurance and internet are still rising. Here in Chico, rent is skyrocketing and avail...

Chico State needs better counseling opportunities post-Camp Fire

Chico State needs better counseling opportunities post-Camp Fire

Natalie Hanson

October 8, 2019

For the past year or more, getting counseling when you need it has become more and more of a struggle at Chico State. If you need to go through the Student Health Center, getting a same-day appointment requires being ready before 8 a.m. to call ahead and try to get in on cancellations. Otherwise, you're left wait...

Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Natalie Hanson

September 16, 2019

Here we go again - it's fall, another round of parking permits have been sold, and students are once again battling for parking spots every morning. It seems redundant at this point to say it, but it's still true - parking at Chico State is a nightmare with no solution in sight. Except this time,...

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...

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...

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