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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...

Purge the Binging: It’s not good for you

Purge the Binging: It’s not good for you

Reed Mccoy

April 10, 2019

Alcohol is easily the best and worst invention that humanity has come up with. To some people, it induces great feelings for short periods of time and for others, if too much is consumed, bad feelings.I enjoy alcohol as much as the next person, but I don't think I should drink it, really. I have a we...

The mess that is the new Article 13 world

The mess that is the new Article 13 world

Gage Northcutt

April 7, 2019

Article 13 (reformed into Article 17) is a section of the European Union Council’s new initiative to slow down the creation of new content in the digital age.According to the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (try saying that three times fast), Arti...

Water in the southwest a ticking time bomb

Water in the southwest a ticking time bomb

Reed Mccoy

April 7, 2019

Today's California particularly the Southern half features cities and agriculture where desert should be.More likely than not, the water that keeps these cities running comes from a river or stream in Northern California.The south has been stealing water from the north for much too long. This has been dr...

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

Brandon Downs

April 6, 2019

A week into this MLB season, there is a lot to be excited about; especially old faces in new uniforms and top prospects beginning their career in the pros. It's too early to predict anything, but let's do it anyway by looking at four of the most interesting divisions and speculating who will win MLB's...

Growing up vegetarian

Growing up vegetarian

Reed Mccoy

April 4, 2019

Growing up, this was by far one of the most common questions asked to me whenever someone found out I was vegetarian. It wasn't my choice if we are going to be truthful about it. The story begins when I was born. No, seriously. From the day I was born, I was a vegetarian. My mother had decided when my...

Stop judging other women’s harassment experiences

Stop judging other women’s harassment experiences

Natalie Hanson

March 27, 2019

Women's History Month FeatureWhen his hands touched me, I could have screamed. I could have cursed him. I could have ripped his hand from my body, could have knocked him to the floor. I could have done something, anything, to defend myself -to make him know he was the lowest human being on the pl...

Chico State: enough is enough

Chico State: enough is enough

Janette Estrada

March 27, 2019

Twitter is a social networking site that allows users to interact with others through “tweets”. What it should not be is the primary way students are warned of suspicious on-campus activity. Chico State students were in distress following the alarming warnings of a suspicious male at the Me...

Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019

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...

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