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Alcohol and risky sex

Alcohol and risky sex

Nicole Ritchie

August 28, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Comic Strip, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion

It is no secret that a significant part of the college experience for many are parties and drinking. Chico is no exception. While responsible drinking is no reason for concern, over-drinking is. It contributes significantly to risky sexual behavior.Campus culture has evolved to promote the idea of d...

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Danielle Cortes

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Comic Strip, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

If you're beginning your second year at Chico State, you're most likely experiencing the big move to your first apartment. Most of the time you're living with your closest friends whom you have met last year.It's a huge relief to finally live without strict rules, annoying RA’s and unnecessary...

What do freshmen think of Chico so far?

What do freshmen think of Chico so far?

Grayson Boyer

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Comic Strip, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion

“Chico’s been pretty fun. I honestly didn’t expect it to be this easy to move in. There’s plenty of really friendly people that I’ve met, and I’ve already made a bunch of friends.”Brandon UenakaFreshmanMajoring in Computer Animation and Game Development R...

Tobacco Ban has health benefits

Tobacco Ban has health benefits

August 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Chico State has become a smoke and tobacco-free campus. The change happened on Aug. 17 so that the campus would comply with a system-wide executive order signed by Chancellor White in April. Some campus community members may be opposed to the change, but the new policy is a good decision. More th...

College campuses must choose between safe spaces or free speech

College campuses must choose between safe spaces or free speech

May 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

College campuses, once the epicenter of the marketplace of ideas, are now the crucible for free speech controversies in the nation. To promote “safe spaces,” speech is being suppressed. In 2015, a college journalist was reporting on a protest at the University of Missouri and a professor tried...

Popularity drives election

Popularity drives election

Editorial Board

April 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With A.S. elections rapidly approaching, the campus is slowly being overrun by signs. The confident images of the candidates alongside clichéd mantras of unity actually do help students get elected. Not because they represent the policies or beliefs of the candidates, but because the elections are...

Resident advisor firing still unanswered

Resident advisor firing still unanswered

Editorial Board

April 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After deciding to fire 23 resident advisers for vague and frankly insufficient reasons less than a month ago, University Housing has gone silent. Rather than explain the choice to cut a third of their RA staff, University Housing administrators Abeer Mustafa and Connie Huyck have chosen to disregard...

Tuition increase screws students’ bank accounts

Tuition increase screws students’ bank accounts

Editorial Board

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Students in the upcoming semesters can expect to pay an additional $270 for tuition, but should brace for more. The CSU Board of Trustees vote to increase tuition by 5 percent for all 23 campuses failed to include the freeze provision that would prevent the CSU from raising tuition again in coming...

Oroville Spillway crisis sheds light on failing infrastructure

Oroville Spillway crisis sheds light on failing infrastructure

Editorial Board

February 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Oroville Dam situation isn’t a sudden problem, it comes from years of neglect by California Governor Jerry Brown. Brown is not the only person who was responsible for the spill. Yes, he could have payed attention to the 2005 reports about the massive spillway adjacent to the dam, which would ...

Trending protests debase freedoms

Kenta Mcafee

February 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Protesting unjust events in society is beyond the aspect of an obligation. For college students, it is a civic duty. If we aren’t using the knowledge we received from sitting through hours of Political Science lectures, then there isn’t a point in attending a university. Standing up for a ...

Minimum wage rising: What next?

Editorial Board

February 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Minimum wage in the United States was an effort to assist people in the Great Depression, but many people today fear that it has risen so high the Depression has a chance to start again. With California leading the way for a $15 minimum wage, it creates a major cause of concern for us as students....

Ongoing rights battle

Editorial Board

January 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As thousands gathered in the Chico City Plaza Jan. 21, the chants and cheers were quickly overshadowed by the underlying message; the United States is deeply divided. It was a peaceful demonstration that supported women’s rights, reproductive rights and race equality. Despite this, the main message...

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