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Chico residents need compassion for the homeless

Chico residents need compassion for the homeless

Kyra Stemplinger

March 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When walking around Chico, it's not unusual to see a person pushing a shopping cart or asking for spare change. However, it is rare to see someone actually give money to the homeless. There are conflicting views about the homeless population in Chico. While some people want to help the 1,127 afflicted people, most just avoid making eye contact with the...

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Rachel Reyes

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Social media seems to have become the preeminent medium shaping political agendas across the nation today. These messages are being rapidly exchanged 140 characters at a time. The ability for one single tweet to influence open-ended political discussions and drive media coverage has become substantial. Times...

Alumna working for diversity

Alumna working for diversity

Karen Limones

February 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Egypt Howard is using her past experiences to help better the lives of her local African-American community. Former Chico State student, Egypt Howard remembers a lack of empathy in the Chico community and a lack of people putting time and effort into empowering black students on campus. While attending...

Chico United protesters march against Trump policies

Chico United protesters march against Trump policies

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 14, 2017


Filed under Community, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Video

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New director in civic engagement

New director in civic engagement

Daniel Wright

February 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Susan Roll, Ph.D. took over as director of Civic Engagement at Chico State in the beginning of this semester."As Director of Civic Engagement, Susan will work with faculty to enhance the civic component of their classes and form a bridge between campus and community for the creation of meaningful partnersh...

Election Expression promotes activism

Election Expression promotes activism

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

January 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

Many people attending Chico State still felt powerful shockwaves from the recent presidential election. With an uncertain future for many of us, it was comforting to come together as a community at the Election Expressions event. During this time of political disbelief for minorities across the nation,...

Student athletes should be allowed to be activists

Dylan Dewit

January 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

No college football team has excited me more this year than the Oregon Ducks. But it was not because of anything related to their New Year's Day win, but what happened after the last few seconds ticked off the clock. During the celebration, after throttling Florida State, Oregon Duck players began a chant tha...

Serving up social change via social networking sites

Valerie Teegardin

May 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you've taken the concept of dead week quite literally, than you've probably noticed your Twitter stream clogging up with pleas to #BringBackOurGirls.Despite the good intentions of this campaign, Twitter hashtags won't bring back the 230 Nigerian girls who were abducted. What hashtags can do, h...

Digital activism lacks real results

Veronica De La Cruz

April 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” read a tweet from @ColbertReport posted March 28. While “The Colbert Report” is widely known for its humor and jokes, this tweet still caused outrage ...

Students stand at California’s anti-fracking rally

Students stand at California’s anti-fracking rally

Gary Nelson

March 26, 2014


Filed under Features

One issue brought together students, Buddhist monks, grandmothers, authors, farmers and brewers from all over California. Fracking is happening in California, and they want it to stop. Nearly 60 Chico activists boarded a bus bound for the state Capitol early on March 15 to demand a ban on fracking, or hydraulic fracturing for fossil fuels, in California. The grou...

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