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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...

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

Alex Grant

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

*Note the following claims are personally-based from my own views and not from interviews or research.* It’s Saturday afternoon. My roommate and I walk out of Great Northern Coffee, otherwise known as “train-car-cafe,” and take a sip of iced coffee. We unlock our bikes and pedal past the frat...

Chico’s City Council candidates fail to represent minority populations

Chico’s City Council candidates fail to represent minority populations

Karen Limones

October 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The United States government is slowly progressing at including men and women from minority backgrounds in elected positions. However, Chico has failed to fulfill this gap as there still continues to be an absence of racial and ethnic minority representatives running for City Council. A City Councilor...

CSU administrator pay raises ignore student needs

CSU administrator pay raises ignore student needs

Karen Limones

October 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The California State University Board of Trustees keeps teaching students that their voices nor their health matter. While the board voted in favor of an executive compensation policy that gave CSU presidents a 3 percent salary raise, students continue to dig for loose change in their jean pockets to afford their education and to simply pay for food.Being a student c...

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

Karen Limones

September 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Editorials

It’s clear that there is a need for more safety guidelines around campus. With homework, classes and extracurricular activities keeping students preoccupied, safety is not their number one priority. Therefore, as students we depend on the University Police Department to follow their mission statement in providing a safe environment for Ch...

Recklessly avoiding road safety

Recklessly avoiding road safety

Karen Limones

September 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Chico community is slowly showing how much safety laws are unimportant. Whether on foot, bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle, road safety is becoming more of a problem. Accidents are bound to happen especially now with the construction going on at Chico State. The root of the issue is that people lack ba...

One last straw to sip

One last straw to sip

Karen Limones

September 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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


Filed under Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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...

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