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The U.S. military should not pull out of Syria

The U.S. military should not pull out of Syria

Gage Northcutt

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

"The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated,” Mike Pence said. This poorly-timed statement from the United States Vice President was made just hours after 19 people died in Syria due to a suicide bombing. This horrendous act included the deaths of four Americans. Pence’s statement ...

My life as a 21-year-old virgin

My life as a 21-year-old virgin

Gage Northcutt

January 31, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Virginity has always been a talking point. Since the first day of high school, it seems sex and losing your "v-card" were the only things on anyone's mind. But having made it through high school and part-way through college as a proud retainer of my virginity it feels fair to ask: who even cares?With this in m...

Shave yourself the hassle

Shave yourself the hassle

Rachael Bayuk

January 30, 2019


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

On a base level, advertisements (ads) are meant to connect potential buyers with products. On a deeper level, ads are meant to cause recognition. This commercial was a hit in that regard. Whether you loved the commercial, hated it, or didn't care you've been reminded about Gillette. Let me be frank, I l...

Letter to: discouraged students

Letter to: discouraged students

Janette Estrada

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Dear discouraged student,Fine, I admit it. As a college student, I frequently ask, “Why am I in school?” Although this question may be the result of stress from writing a last-minute essay due at midnight, it is nearly impossible to believe I am the only one. If you have reached this poin...

Online gambling is now child’s play

Online gambling is now child’s play

Reed Mccoy

January 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Imagine a huge casino for children, a place with no supervision, specifically designed for them to gamble away their parent's money. They go in and soon get addicted to the thrill. The desire to "win big" leads them to spend more and more, without understanding what they are doing to themselves. This...

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s; these holidays are here but so are sicknesss.Winter is a great season for romance. It’s filled with matching ugly Christmas sweaters, the sexy New Year’s Eve kiss and much more. What’s not so hot though, is the flu.The flu is a very co...

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

Rachael Bayuk

December 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Sex is as unique as you are, so do you.Sex is as natural as eating or walking. Yet the shame associated with it can be acquainted with committing a crime. We worry our neighbors will hear. We giggle when it is brought up in public. Our sex education system focuses on shame instead of safety and pleasure...

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances and so on. From the minute we are born we are surrounded by others. The social aspect of our li...

Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

Karen Limones

December 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After returning from the Camp Fire, the first few days seemed intense. All you could hear was the constant chatter between individuals talking about the mass destruction of flames that terrorized Paradise and surrounding communities. While Chico State encouraged faculty members to finish their semester of...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence halls, some people had vodka labels blatantly taped to the back of their doors and the empty half of ...

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Rayanne Painter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably been through a few of these final weeks of the semester. It’s a struggle for most peop...

Off the Record: Camp Fire

Off the Record: Camp Fire

Karen Limones

December 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week, columnists Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk talk about the Camp Fire in regards to homelessness, Donald Tumps visit to Chico and the evacuation. If you have any stories of your own or just want to talk about any topic towards the Camp Fire please join us on our weekly podcast on Wednesday's at...

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