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Dating in the dorms

Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding

April 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

“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...

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Kendall George

April 4, 2018


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

Freedom of speech, although it might not seem like it, is a touchy subject. Especially in college, when a lot of contrasting viewpoints come up, freedom of speech can be jeopardized. When conversations arise that are uncomfortable, debate-orientated or controversial, emotion-based arguments on silenc...

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Karen Limones

April 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

It seems that every time we are given a specific opportunity, a new policy is created for a different opportunity to get taken away. Among those, President Donald Trump announced a new memo that reaffirms a policy against transgender troops services. According to Newsweek, Trump decided transgender people were a disruption and left the military “burdened with the tremendous m...

Feeling welcomed at Chico State

Feeling welcomed at Chico State

Karen Limones

April 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

We have all been there at some point, trying to socialize within a certain group leaves us feeling uneasy or being unable to find something on campus to our liking. Sometimes this leads up to students getting homesick, depressed or even stressed. According to College Parent Central, several studies have shown that students who are active in campus activities are more engaged in the ca...

Taquitos make great quick, delicious meal

Taquitos make great quick, delicious meal

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

April 2, 2018


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Chicken taquitos is a great dish to make when you don't have a lot of time to prep, but need something tasty and easy to make. Here is what you need and instructions on how to make these taquitos. Instructions: 1. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Then in a bowl, debone the chicken and...

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Danielle Cortes

April 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

What does dating mean for our generation? I rarely even hear that word in a culture where hooking up is the norm. Dating is very complicated. These days, everybody seems to skip the whole cute dating part, which is upsetting. This is when real efforts are made through special moments like an evening...

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Grant Schmieding

April 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

“Thanks, y'all, I appreciate yah,” a phrase my waitress uttered at least five times during my first experience at a southern diner. Famished after almost a full day of travel, I didn’t mind the excessive butter on almost all of my food and grits coming whether I liked it or not. I spent my spring...

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Danielle Cortes

April 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Sexual assault is an ongoing issue prevalent on college campuses. The risks that increase these intolerable behaviors include drugs, alcohol and overall poor decisions. However, it should never be the victim's fault. No one asks to be taken advantage of, no matter what she is wearing. What bothers...

Chico State students, faculty speak out on gun control issue

Nicte Hernandez

March 28, 2018


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

Kayla Tarrant Q: What is your opinion on stricter gun regulations? A: I believe we definitely need stricter gun regulations like extensive background checks, domestic violence history, drug or alcohol abuse or checks to see if people are just more prone to being aggressive when they’re not i...

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Kendall George

March 28, 2018


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

There is (probably) not one person on the Chico State campus who is upset about school being out of session on Friday. This three day weekend will be filled with sunshine, late nights and good friends. Cesar Chavez Day is a very popular day among university students to go out, wear sombreros and drink...

Gender wage gap still exists, slowly diminishing

Gender wage gap still exists, slowly diminishing

Karen Limones

March 28, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Money runs our society. We pay so much attention to money but rarely notice the flaws in our economic system. What really needs attention is who is affected in the end when the minimum wage gap falls short: Women. Women represent nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers across the country, three-quarters...

How to cope with long distance relationships

How to cope with long distance relationships

Grant Schmieding

March 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Long distance relationships are about as much fun as just about every Ramsay Bolton scene in Game of Thrones. After my own long distance relationship, I would rather go shopping for my own coffin than start another one. Unfortunately, after a year, I consider myself to be a bit of an expert. Just...

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