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One last straw to sip

One last straw to sip

Karen Limones

September 5, 2018


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Last semester, Chico State took a big oath when we decided to go strawless and ban all plastic straws from campus. In replacement, paper straws were given out upon request and steel metal straws were available for purchase. While hundreds of students have already bought metal reusable straws, it seems that less students know about th...

Fee increase decision goes against students’ votes

Fee increase decision goes against students’ votes

Kendall George

May 9, 2018


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President Gayle Hutchinson just taught all Chico State students that their voices don’t matter. Going against student’s advisory vote, Hutchinson decided to approve three proposed student fees on campus. This goes to show one thing: Administration on campus is not interested in students' vo...

Billed to the very end

Billed to the very end

Kendall George

May 2, 2018


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This time of year brings a lot of celebration. whether it be graduation, a superior grade in a hard class or just relief over the end of semester classes, most people have something to be excited for. However, at the end of spring semester, especially for graduating seniors, this season of celebratio...

Wildcat statue doesn’t reflect student needs

Wildcat statue doesn’t reflect student needs

Alex Grant

April 25, 2018


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Last Thursday, a new $145,000 Wildcat statue was unveiled on campus. The bronze statue was entirely supported by outside donations mainly from a campus funding pool of money called “Campus Beautification.” The statue adds another photo opportunity for cute graduation pictures but how will this h...

Smoking before class on 4/20: To toke or not to toke

Smoking before class on 4/20: To toke or not to toke

Kendall George

April 20, 2018


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April 20 is an infamous day for college students, "sparking" the annual great debate: Whether or not to go to class high. Although it might seem fun at the moment, getting lit before geometry is probably not the best idea. Here's why.1. MoneyEvery class you attend costs money and wasting that money in a ...

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Kendall George

April 11, 2018


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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 and millennials, it might not be our first priority to vote, especially in A.S. elections that don'...

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Kendall George

April 4, 2018


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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...

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Kendall George

March 28, 2018


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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...

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Kendall George

March 14, 2018


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We cannot afford to live. Repeat. We, (students), cannot afford to live. We are facing an uphill battle with money. Getting our lives together and supporting ourselves for the future seems impossible, especially after a new proposed fee increase. Everyone has heard about the fee increase. If you haven't...

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

Kendall George

March 7, 2018


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Since we were kids, there has been little to no education about sexual assault and now that we are in college, a one-hour video is supposed to give us all the answers? Not Anymore is not enough. Not Anymore is an online program aimed at college students to educate them on sexual assault. What is ...

School walk-out is a protest opportunity students should participate in

School walk-out is a protest opportunity students should participate in

Kendall George

February 28, 2018


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On March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a nation-wide school walk-out will take place at elementary to college campuses and it is our duty to walk out as well. In the light of all the school shootings that have been happening over the past three years and especially in 2018, young students and feminists...

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Kendall George

February 20, 2018


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

According to Business Insider, 30 mass shootings have occurred in 2018. CNN reports that eight of these have been school shootings. Washington Post states that, on average, two dozen children are shot every day. Statistics published on Vox show that states with more guns have more gun deaths overall,...

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