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Undocuweek, we needed you

Undocuweek, we needed you

Janette Estrada

March 12, 2019

Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (L.E.A.D) held "Undocuweek" to inform undocumented students with mixed-status families at Chico State of the current federal and state legislation.Chico State hosted many workshops with professionals in the field to create a safe environment where ind...

Apple and the chamber of overpricing

Apple and the chamber of overpricing

Reed Mccoy

March 12, 2019

Apple is one of those companies that seems to be everywhere, but they are especially apparent in the pit of people's wallets. When you pay for an Apple product, you are not paying for a computer, a phone or headphones. You are paying for the privilege of owning a very special (somehow), Apple-certified product.E...

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

Gage Northcutt

March 11, 2019

With so many lives ruined by decades of clerical sexual assault, is reform even possible for the Catholic Church?The Catholic Church’s disturbing history of abuse and scandal is no joke.The duties of a cleric have been continually broken for over half a century. Those entrusted to help the young h...

Conversationals: Clothing & Gender Norms

Janette Estrada

March 11, 2019

Janette Estrada can be reached at [email protected] or @Jane_11e on Twitter.

White Nationalistic Terrorism vs the U.S.

White Nationalistic Terrorism vs the U.S.

Gage Northcutt

March 10, 2019

A lieutenant for the United States Coast Guard was arrested and charged on Feb. 15, for drug possession and possessing a gun while unlawfully using a controlled substance.DISCLAIMER: For personal reasons, I will be omitting the name of the person involved.I do this because I do not want to give this...

A single’s guide to Chico State social life

Kendall George

March 10, 2019

It's cuddle season. That is, it's cuddle season if you have someone to cuddle with. However, for a large portion of us cuddle-less Wildcats, "single" is a word that doesn't seem to be going away in our lives any time soon. But worry not! Being single has its benefits and if you're looking to rock th...

Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Yaritza Ayon

March 10, 2019

Yeah that insanely cheap, cute top you just got is hurting our environment.It’s not just Forever 21, it’s fast fashion that’s polluting our planet and feeding into sweatshops in third world countries.The rise of fast fashion has gone up drastically in the past 10 years or so. We no...

Trump is his own worst enemy

Trump is his own worst enemy

Gage Northcutt

February 27, 2019

I do believe that we need border security, and I do believe a wall may be helpful to prevent illegal activity there. The criminals who endanger the lives of many with drugs and human trafficking should be held accountable for their deeds. A good way to keep security tight is to make sure you have as...

Breaking Latina stereotypes

Breaking Latina stereotypes

Janette Estrada

February 27, 2019

I am that b*tch who lives by the words of Drake: "Hair tied, sweat pants, chillin’ with no makeup on." There is just one problem: I am Latina.By my culture, I was taught looking presentable was an obligation. In a perfect world, I should be the exact image of Barbie leaving the factory; sign, sea...

Bernie Sanders vies for presidency again

Bernie Sanders vies for presidency again

Reed Mccoy

February 26, 2019

I really want to like Bernie Sanders.I enjoy his fiery speeches promoting a better future for us millennials, his reputation for being stubborn and sticking to his guns; his intense dislike for the establishment. These qualities have endeared this once obscure Senator from Vermont to millions of young ...

Cloudy skies make cloudy minds

Cloudy skies make cloudy minds

Gage Northcutt

February 20, 2019

With mental health often being overlooked as something that some consider a choice, it is important to know that there are internal and external factors which can affect our mood whether we like it or not. It may not be fair, but it is important to talk about.Are you also feeling down around this time...

White privilege is real. Stop acting like it’s not

White privilege is real. Stop acting like it’s not

Rachael Bayuk

February 20, 2019

I am white. This is a fact that can't be changed or hidden. But, I have grown up in a world where this identity is never societally judged or questioned. White privilege is not myth. Stop saying it is. Stop bringing up how hard you had it as a kid. Stop saying you were poor. Stop naming every bad thing...

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