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Death of the American protest

Death of the American protest

Grayson Boyer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Opinion

2017 is one of the most politicized years in recent history, yet protest, one of the quintessential forms of American political participation, has shown to be utterly ineffective. Obviously, this wasn’t always the case. Children are raised in the United States with stories of the Boston Tea Party...

What is American Culture?

What is American Culture?

Susan Whaley

March 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being American is often associated with having no culture, or is grouped into one large categorized group.There is no easy way to define a specific culture, but Chico State professor and Chair of Department of Sociology Nandi Crosby said it is an important part of a person's identity."It's a shared sense o...

American’s need to fight for the press

American’s need to fight for the press

Roberto Fonseca

March 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Donald Trump held a White House press briefing Feb. 16 but chose to excluded The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, Buzzfeed, the BBC and the Guardian. All of these news corporations have viciously attacked Trump throughout his presidential campaign and his presidency. Trump called these relentless attacks unfai...

#DayWithoutImmigrants made no impact

#DayWithoutImmigrants made no impact

Roberto Fonseca

March 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 16, immigrants in the United States participated in a #DayWithoutImmigrants to demonstrate the importance of immigration and to protest the border wall that President Donald Trump plans to build.The strike called for immigrants to not go to work, to avoid spending money and to keep children ho...

Obama trumped the media

Obama trumped the media

Susan Whaley

February 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

History seems to be forgotten rather quickly when it comes to American politics. When it comes to Barack Obama, America may have the fastest onset of short term memory loss. Obama may not have publicly waged a war on the media, such as our new president, but he avoided, criticized and tried to persecute ...

Race relations are moving backward

Race relations are moving backward

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

October 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Race relations in the U.S. are starting to move backward. Sixty-three percent of Americans believe that race relations in the United States are generally bad and that a majority of Americans think that race relations are getting worse, according to several polls by the Washington Post. Anywhere in the country, whether it’s Ferguson, Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago or Milwaukee, the dissatisfaction is clear. As the first African-Am...

The resurgence of rednecks

The resurgence of rednecks

Whitney Urmann and David Molina

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There was a photo on my Instagram feed the other day of one of my high school classmates holding a can of chew with a Confederate-themed manicure. Roughly four photos after that, other former peers of mine posted their engagement photos, one of which was of them wrapped in a Confederate flag. I di...

Donald Chump on the rise

Donald Chump on the rise

Ryan Tubbs

September 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For months now, Trump has been entertaining America. Scratch that, he’s been entertaining the world. And I use the word “entertaining” very specifically. While this article is indeed about the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, it is not an article about his po...

Americans divided over use of labels

Alyssa Dunning

October 11, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

[View the story "Are labels harmful or helpful?" on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Alyssa Dunning can be reached at [email protected] or @Alyssadunning3 on Twitter...

Trading in kids for canines

Zachary Phillips

May 4, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've always disliked babies.They whine too much. They poop too much. They eat things they aren't supposed to. Don't even try carrying an intelligent conversation with them. Although my anti-baby stance has always raised a stink amongst friends, it appears that America's young women are starting to agree w...

Everyday choices enable excess

Everyday choices enable excess

Matt Murphy

April 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I would imagine if someone came to America for the first time, they'd find no better cross-section of this country than at a Denny's. They'd learn a couple of things at America's Diner. One, Americans apparently can't read, because there are more pictures than words on Denny's menus. The second is that Ame...

Shedding light on death in America

Shedding light on death in America

Kevin Crittenden

March 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Death in America has become nearly invisible. There was a time when it happened at home, in front of everyone. Now dead and dying bodies are stuffed away in retirement homes, mortuaries and hospitals.Accident victims are cloaked under tarps. Animals that die so we can eat them are slaughtered by professional...

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