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History is neglected in American public schools

History is neglected in American public schools

Reed Mccoy

April 13, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

History is an exciting thing if you take a college course about it.Understanding and learning history is one of the core tenants of the American public school system. However, it is also one of the most reviled school subjects, along with math.Most people don't like history until college. Understandabl...

A defense of college parties

A defense of college parties

Gage Northcutt

April 13, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

If you want to stay home on a Friday or Saturday night that's your business, but don't you think for a second that you are better than others because of that.Let's face it. A lot of people in college want to go to house parties, bars or raves (or sometimes even all of the above). These young people ar...

College relationships? Don’t do it.

College relationships? Don’t do it.

Janette Estrada

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Do not do it.Do not fall in love in college.Do not let your “friends” convince you to go out on a Tuesday night for cheap alcohol and introduce you to a “cute friend.”Not to say love is non-existent, but in college? Please.At the peak of alcohol-induced bravery, it's likely they will...

Purge the Binging: It’s not good for you

Purge the Binging: It’s not good for you

Reed Mccoy

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alcohol is easily the best and worst invention that humanity has come up with. To some people, it induces great feelings for short periods of time and for others, if too much is consumed, bad feelings.I enjoy alcohol as much as the next person, but I don't think I should drink it, really. I have a we...

The everyday struggles of a casual gamer

The everyday struggles of a casual gamer

Christina Cahill

April 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I know I'm awful, but at least I have fun.I see the guard at Suramar City and he sees me. I know if I make too big of a scene, if I’m not quick on my feet, I’ll be caught and swarmed by him and his buddies. I go to steal the item I’m questing for, and my disguise is dropped. A guar...

The mess that is the new Article 13 world

The mess that is the new Article 13 world

Gage Northcutt

April 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Article 13 (reformed into Article 17) is a section of the European Union Council’s new initiative to slow down the creation of new content in the digital age.According to the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (try saying that three times fast), Arti...

STIs: It could be you.

STIs: It could be you.

Janette Estrada

April 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Let’s talk about sex. The good, the bad and the gossip.Over the past year, California and Butte County have experienced an alarming increase in STI rates. Chlamydia is the most reported in Butte County.According to a report by the California Department of Public Health, “In 2017, the rate of...

GMOs are not as scary as they seem

GMOs are not as scary as they seem

Reed Mccoy

April 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The population of earth will balloon to about 20 billion people by at least 2050, if not sooner. This realization has people concerned about our ability to produce enough food. Well, there is an answer to the possibility of food storage; GMOs.What is an easier way to make more crops, without having to...

Water in the southwest a ticking time bomb

Water in the southwest a ticking time bomb

Reed Mccoy

April 7, 2019


Filed under Columns

Today's California particularly the Southern half features cities and agriculture where desert should be.More likely than not, the water that keeps these cities running comes from a river or stream in Northern California.The south has been stealing water from the north for much too long. This has been dr...

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

Brandon Downs

April 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

A week into this MLB season, there is a lot to be excited about; especially old faces in new uniforms and top prospects beginning their career in the pros. It's too early to predict anything, but let's do it anyway by looking at four of the most interesting divisions and speculating who will win MLB's...

Growing up vegetarian

Growing up vegetarian

Reed Mccoy

April 4, 2019


Filed under Columns

Growing up, this was by far one of the most common questions asked to me whenever someone found out I was vegetarian. It wasn't my choice if we are going to be truthful about it. The story begins when I was born. No, seriously. From the day I was born, I was a vegetarian. My mother had decided when my...

School admission scandal

Janette Estrada

April 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

We get it, you're rich.Don't worry princess, Mommy and Daddy will handle it...as always.It's now been a week since news broke of the college admission scandal that confirmed wealthy families can cheat their way through life.The scandal, nicknamed “Operation varsity blues,” is now the bigges...

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