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The CSU versus the American Dream

Kylie Taylor is graduating this week with a degree in economics and a minor in math and statistics. She will be attending the University of Texas in Austin next year to pursue a masters degree in economics. Photo credit: Image courtesy of Kylie Taylor

Lizzie Helmer

May 16, 2018

Chico State student finds “rags to riches” isn’t as realistic for low-income California State University students.Senior Kylie Taylor is one of the four students receiving honors in the economics major this year. Her 20-page thesis titled, “California Dreaming or California De...

The uneducated shouldn’t rush into adulthood

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Nicte Hernandez and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016

We all know someone who decided not to go to college. Whatever the circumstances that led them to make that decision, it likely had major effects on how they spent the rest of their lives and what they chose to value.According to the Knot Yet campaign, which tries to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancies, most Americans wi...

The American dream is still worth the work

Julianna Eveland

September 8, 2014

The American dream is a beautiful concept, but I'm not sure this generation still believes in it. Defined by the Library of Congress, the American dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achiev...

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