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Trump isn’t the worst Dog from the White House

Trump isn’t the worst Dog from the White House

Reed Mccoy

March 21, 2019


Filed under Editorials

What do you mean Trump isn't the worst President ever? Have you gone insane?Truthfully, no; while Trump may have a terrible presidential reputation in many social and political circles, it takes more than just a few years to adequately judge the legacy that a person has left behind. History passes judgment...

Reporting on the stories of dreamers with respect

Reporting on the stories of dreamers with respect

Natalie Hanson

March 12, 2019


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

Editorial: Women's History MonthThe idea of UndocuWeek, as a campus event, may mean very little to the average American passing through the average American campus. It may also mean everything to any student who has ever considered themselves a “dreamer” at an American college.This can als...

Breaking Latina stereotypes

Breaking Latina stereotypes

Janette Estrada

February 27, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I am that b*tch who lives by the words of Drake: "Hair tied, sweat pants, chillin’ with no makeup on." There is just one problem: I am Latina.By my culture, I was taught looking presentable was an obligation. In a perfect world, I should be the exact image of Barbie leaving the factory; sign, sea...

White privilege is real. Stop acting like it’s not

White privilege is real. Stop acting like it’s not

Rachael Bayuk

February 20, 2019


Filed under Editorials

I am white. This is a fact that can't be changed or hidden. But, I have grown up in a world where this identity is never societally judged or questioned. White privilege is not myth. Stop saying it is. Stop bringing up how hard you had it as a kid. Stop saying you were poor. Stop naming every bad thing...

Women in white win the night at State of the Union

Women in white win the night at State of the Union

Natalie Hanson

February 17, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Am I still thinking about the State of the Union nearly a week later? You bet. This time, although there was so, so much to be unpacked from this year's delayed address, what's sticking in my mind is what happened afterward; to a now-viral moment.I'm talking, of course, about the slow clap given to ...

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


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

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...

Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

Karen Limones

December 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After returning from the Camp Fire, the first few days seemed intense. All you could hear was the constant chatter between individuals talking about the mass destruction of flames that terrorized Paradise and surrounding communities. While Chico State encouraged faculty members to finish their semester of...

We took our vacation, now it’s time to honor the Camp Fire victims

We took our vacation, now it’s time to honor the Camp Fire victims

Karen Limones

December 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sitting in the northwest foothills of California’s Central Valley is Paradise, a Butte County town now widely known for perishing during the Camp Fire in a matter of 24 hours. According to Data USA, Paradise had a population of 26,396 residents. Most of these residents lost their homes during the C...

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Editorials, Opinion

A flame-shredded American flag hangs in the still, grey air. It's flagpole barely holds on to a vertical gutter that's attached to a burnt piece of wood. A charred chimney stands intact behind the flag. Blackened, brown and green tree trucks, limbs and leaves stand behind a chimney in a thick, ash-filled...

Ethnic backgrounds are not a joke

Ethnic backgrounds are not a joke

Karen Limones

November 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As you enter Chico State, you may be intrigued by the beauty of the school's nature and by the diversity of students you meet. However, it is becoming an issue for minorities to feel safe and welcomed on a diversified campus from the lack of support from the Chico community.My intentions are not to be...

Chico State students can feel intimidated by faculty

Chico State students can feel intimidated by faculty

Karen Limones

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Have you ever heard of the phrase you must respect your elders? Growing up, this is the common ideology most young adults learn. Young students often have to give their elders respect even when this respect isn't reciprocated. Sometimes students feel embarrassed about their work in front of their pr...

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