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Pharmaceutical advertisements are wack

Pharmaceutical advertisements are wack

December 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If you are suffering from Crohn's disease, insomnia, depression or any other serious illness, be assured we have a solution for you— take a pill. Or at least that’s what the money-hungry pharmaceutical companies want you to think. Ever since I got my cable up and running this semester, I have noticed...

California Health Collaborative’s program launch to help struggling smokers

California Health Collaborative’s program launch to help struggling smokers

December 15, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Adult smokers in Butte County make up 22.8 percent of the population, one of the highest percentages out of all counties in California. Bruce Baldwin, California Health Collaborative cessation coordinator, hopes to lower that number with the launch of a new program, The Equity Project, designed to he...

Earthen Iron decorates Chico

Earthen Iron decorates Chico

December 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

In honor of the holiday season, a metal wire Christmas tree rests above the door at 231 W. 8th St. Inside, one can find open fires, but instead of roasting chestnuts, they are forging metal. The business is Earthen Iron, a local blacksmith and metalsmith. Since 2000, the shop has been doing custom me...

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

December 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

There’s a piece of advice that goes something along the lines of, “Make sure that whatever you leave behind is better than how you found it.” While it's always hard to leave something behind, such as a collegiate volleyball career, not often are graduating players able to confidently proclaim that they are departing a situation better than they...

The Graduate closes for good

The Graduate closes for good

December 14, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Showcase

The Graduate closed its doors for good on Dec. 13.Operating at West Eighth Street, The Graduate was a fun place for sports fans or anybody looking for a good time to share their opinions about and fandom of professional athletics.For many customers, it is not only a bar, but a place of memory. ̶...

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

December 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In a thrilling neck-and-neck game that was decided by a half-court buzzer beater, the Chico State men’s basketball team defeated the Cal State San Marcos Cougars 83-82 at home after trailing the entire game on Dec. 12. It seemed like the game was over when the Cougars’ Darnell Taylor made...

Student entrepreneur inspires others with early success

Student entrepreneur inspires others with early success

December 13, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many college students, making it to every class in one week is a major accomplishment. But for one Chico State student in particular, the bar has been set a bit higher. Ben Sampson, senior project management major, has already amounted to a remarkable level of success at just 22. Where did this ...

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

December 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The Senator Theatre was packed shoulder to shoulder on Dec. 5 thanks to IAMSU!. It didn't matter if a huge fight broke out, if people jumped up and moved their arms to the beat or if the performers were crowd-surfing— the audience was consistently energetic.Casey Veggies came out first and the crowd moved...

Living with a virus comes with a negative stigma

December 10, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

  Kate Cahill spoke at a panel Dec. 1, World AIDS Day. The event focused on raising awareness and educating people about the HIV virus. Cahill spoke about the importance of not judging a person with the virus and wanting the stigma to end, she said. She explained her strengths and...

CFA settlement negotiations continue

CFA settlement negotiations continue

December 8, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, Showcase

The California Faculty Association is in its final stage in the fight for a five percent salary increase. The fact-finding stage of the collective bargaining process is the last chance for CFA and CSU management to come to an agreement. “We remain hopeful that CSU Chancellor Timothy White will see ...

Students won’t budge(t) when it comes to spending money

Students won’t budge(t) when it comes to spending money

December 6, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

  With the new year approaching, some students reflect on their spending habits and want to enter 2016 with better budgeting habits. Plenty of students face similar problems when trying to differentiate between necessary purchases versus impulsive spending on things they might not need. ...

Soup in 3 easy steps

Soup in 3 easy steps

December 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

It's soup season, and if you're not already craving a warm bowl of the stuff, it's only a matter of time before you do. But before you open up a can of sad, thin soup, consider making soup from scratch. It takes only three steps, a couple of cheap ingredients and will yield a bounty of leftovers. Follow th...

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