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Boosted Wi-Fi availability bolsters state, university

Boosted Wi-Fi availability bolsters state, university

September 18, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Two crucial bills sitting on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown will affect the everyday lives of about one-third of Californians. Both SB740 and AB1299 will provide Californians with the tools and knowledge they need to become active users of the Internet. SB740 will allow the state government to spe...

Chico needs its horse cops back

Chico needs its horse cops back

Amanda Irons

September 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I miss the horse cops. I know the funding for one horse cop is equivalent to three patrol officers, and I acknowledge that the city’s in financial trouble, but that’s beside the point. Bumbling around downtown, gracelessly approaching a mounted officer and inquiring if you can pet their gall...

Workplaces take a stand on sitting down

Workplaces take a stand on sitting down

Nick Sestanovich

September 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When R.E.M. sang “stand in the place where you work” back in 1988, they probably didn’t think their idea would be taken literally in Chico 25 years later. A number of local businesses including Auctiva and Build.com have begun to use standing workstations, according to the Chico Enterprise-Record. ...

Assessment tests fail critical evaluations

Assessment tests fail critical evaluations

Paul Smeltzer

September 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Graduation now comes with an extra obstacle for some students. Colleges nationwide are signed up to give the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus, a test aimed to measure a graduate’s ability for prospective employers. According to the Chicago Tribune, “about 200 colleges and universities, includin...

Gov. Brown, raise pay for everyone

Gov. Brown, raise pay for everyone

Tara Miller

September 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being a college student and living off an $8 an hour job is nearly impossible, especially when most of us are expected to pay for rent, food, textbooks and other bills on our own. Thankfully the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 has been approved by both the Senate and the Assembly. If passed, The bill will raise the minim...

The O-Face: Surviving virginity

Chantal Richards

September 16, 2013


Filed under Columns

Sex is everywhere. From the books we read to the shows we watch, to stumbling blindly into a room where a roommate is intertwined with another person. In college, being a virgin becomes a game of cat and mouse of not giving into the pressure that is all around you. Being a virgin should not...

We need more horse cops…or just any cops

We need more horse cops…or just any cops

Amanda Irons

September 13, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I miss the horse cops. Sure, the funding for one horse cop is equivalent to three standing officers, but that’s not the point. Bumbling around downtown, gracelessly approaching a mounted officer inquiring as to if you can pet their gallant stead is textbook Chico. Freshmen and future students are being ...

Off The Record | Episode 3

September 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Video

Yes, we know it's long, but listen to it in the background while you go about your day! This week we talk about: http://66.147.244.135/~theorio3/2013/09/11/rafters-gather-river-booty-in-wake-of-labor-day039s-float/ http://66.147.244.135/~theorio3/2013/09/10/namesake-county-of-campus-building-holds-vote-to-secede-from-california/ http://66.147.244.135/~theorio3/2013/09/10/the-thinning-blue-line/ Wooden...

Decreased float turnout is a step in the right direction

Decreased float turnout is a step in the right direction

Nick Sestanovich

September 11, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This year's annual Labor Day float drew a smaller number of participants compared to previous years, possibly as a result of alcohol restrictions put in place after the death of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Brett Olson at last year's float. The reactions I've heard to this turnout have been generally mixed. I've heard some,...

Lack of funding for police puts students in jeopardy

Lack of funding for police puts students in jeopardy

September 11, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As today’s front-page package suggests, a lack of investment in our city’s police force is putting students — and every other Chico resident — in danger. There are 64 officers from the Chico Police Department currently patrolling the streets. The last time we had that many officers, the city was home ...

To stay plugged in, remove your headphones

To stay plugged in, remove your headphones

Tara Miller

September 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The lack of awareness that comes with wearing headphones can be dangerous. So dangerous that it can lead to serious injury or death. The fact that listening to music on headphones makes us less attentive to our surroundings makes me think of Pa Houa Lor, who died recently after she was struck by a fall...

Punishing drunk students only puts them in danger

Punishing drunk students only puts them in danger

Amanda Irons

September 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s Friday night and nothing is going right. Your sandal broke, you’ve thrown back a few more shots than you usually do and you’re tired. And on top of all that, you also live in the dorms. The current protocol at Chico State’s residence halls dictates that if you come home drunk, you’ll get...

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