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Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

Grant Schmieding // May 1, 2018

After a full day of school, it’s time to sleep. Lying in bed, my eyes locked on the dim laptop screen in front of me. My nightly melatonin creeps up as my attention flat lines and I drift off into a...

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What to do when required classes are full

Karen Limones // April 24, 2018

Every Chico State student must fulfill graduation requirements by earning enough units. Taking specific classes and making sure our homework gets done but as you close in on graduation, time is of the...

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Opposition to politically correct language makes no sense

Nicte Hernandez // April 23, 2018

Times are always evolving as the next generation starts to enter the workforce. Norms have changed as well as language. Politically correct language is one of those new changes we are now seeing. The...

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Letters to: Someone who ghosted me

Danielle Cortes // April 23, 2018

Dear Someone who has ghosted me,Hey, there stranger, it’s me. I want to start my letter by telling you that, surprisingly, I do not hate you.But that doesn't mean I am going to talk to you, like...

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Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Nicte Hernandez // April 22, 2018

It's Friday night, you're ready to get drunk off of the $10 in your bag. Riley’s is the place you know you will at least be able to mingle since you will somehow be connected or know a majority of the...

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Marches effective to initiate change, other steps must follow

Nicte Hernandez // April 20, 2018

With what seems like endless incidents of gun violence, we have seen numerous marches in the form of protests against gun violence. Students, leaders and community members have recently taken to the streets...

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We are part of the problem

Kendall George // April 18, 2018

The start of a solution is understanding that the U.S. is part of the problem. Chico State students are part of the problem. Anyone who has a social media account has that one friend who won't stop posting...

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College stress never ends

Nicte Hernandez // April 17, 2018

Many Wildcats are coming to the end of an incomparable time in their lives. The undergraduate experience is different for everyone but there is no doubt that these are years we will forever cherish and...

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Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Courtney Chapman // April 17, 2018

You hear rushing water but all you see are fields around you. There are some strange jagged rock formations and as you approach them, you see a large drop leading down to the rushing river below.This is...

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Graffiti counts as a visual art form

Karen Limones // April 15, 2018

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,...

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Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Nicte Hernandez // April 13, 2018

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...

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Right to vote comes with an obligation

Kendall George // April 11, 2018

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...

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