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A dog, a horse and two lucky survivors

A dog, a horse and two lucky survivors

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The breeze cast a chill over the American Red Cross evacuation center. The registration tent offered much appreciated heat. Despite the cheery first glance at volunteers, real heartbreak and despair filled the air. Every evacuee I talked to described the same situation, not nearly enough time, a black...

Students need more than just money

Students need more than just money

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Now that all this money has been raised for Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund, where will it all go?According to the campus website for assistance one, who qualifies, may simply apply for assistance from the fund. There is up to 1,500 one may receive through the grant based on need.Applying for the gran...

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...

Naked bodies and no sex

Naked bodies and no sex

Rachael Bayuk

November 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We all start our journey into this world absent of clothing, wailing and writhing. The nakedness we experienced then is not unlike the nakedness we experience after a shower.The naked form has been socially sexualized beyond repair. Young girl's shoulders are sexual objects on school grounds. Bare skin...

Ways to help out Camp Fire evacuees

Ways to help out Camp Fire evacuees

Rachael Bayuk

November 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Camp Fire has taken lives and homes, but it will not take our hope. Our community needs to stand together, stronger than ever before. Part of standing together will be rebuilding lives. While sentimental things can never be replaced, there are so many things that can help.Donation locations are all around Chi...

Gender reveals: harmful or celebratory?

Gender reveals: harmful or celebratory?

Rayanne Painter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A concept: popping confetti to celebrate the genitalia of an undeveloped tiny human. Sounds weird to me, yet this is the new fad of our culture.We’ve all seen the Facebook videos. Family and friends gather around a suburban backyard while an expecting couple throws darts at water balloons, or cuts i...

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin

November 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students accept the fact that we are known for drinking and some even take pride in it. However, the beer and vodka trail ends when students step onto campus.Alcoho...

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Rayanne Painter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you have a female or feminine body, you already know. It’s terrifying no matter where you are or who you’re with.It can happen anywhere. Walking home from class, walking into the grocery store or just in public: “Hey baby, why don’t you give me a smile and come on over here...

Sushi burritos: Delicious or disgusting?

Sushi burritos: Delicious or disgusting?

Rachael Bayuk

November 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The smell of the ocean tickles your nose, you open your eyes...there is no water, but a burrito sits in front of you. Sushi you whisper. Sushi? I recently discovered sushi burritos. I had never heard of these apparent classics. It is like any other sushi roll but uncut, so you can pick it up and eat it l...

The Democratic Party has not helped black people

The Democratic Party has not helped black people

Justin Jackson

November 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Democratic Party has failed the black community.As early as the 1930s, Democrats have had a solid hold on the black vote, but what has it done? Violent crime is still rampant in major black cities, black people have the highest out-of-wedlock birth rate compared to other ethnic groups. Black people di...

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...

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Brooke Martin

November 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

When thinking of the word ‘porn,’ you may picture videos depicting extremely graphic sex or old Playboy magazines. While this porn exists, there are other types too.Growing up, parents and society make sure not to take away our innocence, this is especially true for movies and tv shows. Most ...

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