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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...

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

Gage Northcutt

March 11, 2019

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...

Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Yaritza Ayon

March 10, 2019

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...

Gender fluidity on the rise

Yaritza Ayon

February 15, 2019

We all know that gender fluidity in pop culture is nothing new per se, especially with icons like Prince and David Bowie pushing their generations’ boundaries.What is new, however, is seeing gender fluidity in a whole different music genre; latin trap music.Music legends continue to inspire self-...

Gucci, catch me outside.

Gucci, catch me outside.

Janette Estrada

February 14, 2019

Not a week into Black History Month and fashion retailer Gucci is already sending out an apology. The controversial item is a women’s black-wool sweater retailing for $890. The sweater was in collaboration with Balaclava Helmet, a headgear brand designed to only show facial features. The black turtle...

The new hype: Eyebrow threading

The new hype: Eyebrow threading

Janette Estrada

February 13, 2019

Name the single most important vanity feature with the potential to change your facial structure. You guessed it: eyebrows.Through thick and thin, the beauty of brows continues to be a popular trend. With the influence of social media, beauty tips overflow feeds with new styles to try, but there is ...

Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

Reed Mccoy

February 5, 2019

These days it is nearly impossible to watch the news without hearing a mention of President Trump or the US Government's single-minded incompetence in solving today's issues. You may be thinking "does this really matter to me-all this awful stuff-as an individual?"Would it be surprisin...

Shave yourself the hassle

Shave yourself the hassle

Rachael Bayuk

January 30, 2019

On a base level, advertisements (ads) are meant to connect potential buyers with products. On a deeper level, ads are meant to cause recognition. This commercial was a hit in that regard. Whether you loved the commercial, hated it, or didn't care you've been reminded about Gillette. Let me be frank, I l...

Sushi burritos: Delicious or disgusting?

Sushi burritos: Delicious or disgusting?

Rachael Bayuk

November 11, 2018

The smell of the ocean tickles your nose, you open your eyes...there is no water, but a burrito sits in front of you. Sushi you whisper. Sushi? I recently discovered sushi burritos. I had never heard of these apparent classics. It is like any other sushi roll but uncut, so you can pick it up and eat it l...

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Brooke Martin

November 6, 2018

When thinking of the word ‘porn,’ you may picture videos depicting extremely graphic sex or old Playboy magazines. While this porn exists, there are other types too.Growing up, parents and society make sure not to take away our innocence, this is especially true for movies and tv shows. Most ...

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Brooke Martin

October 10, 2018

Toxic friends come in many shapes and forms. Most of us, if not all of us, have had a friend that’s turned out to not be an actual friend. Snake venom is toxic, but friends shouldn’t be. Friends are supposed to build you up and make you a better person, but this is not always the case. It can be hard to let go because you two share so many happy memorie...

Sex workers deserve to be treated like human beings

Sex workers deserve to be treated like human beings

Rayanne Painter

October 7, 2018

Most people have jobs in their lifetime. And that’s what sex work is, a job. People are often fast to make assumptions that people who receive money for consensual sexual actions are degrading themselves and therefore don’t respect themselves. For many people, sex work is a form of empowermen...

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