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Bay Area project builds face shields to protect health care workers

Griffin Wooldridge and Mike Wooldridge wearing their Open Source Shield face shields. Photo by Linda Wooldridge

Griffin Wooldridge

May 5, 2020

Last week we loaded flowers and presents into the car and went to help my grandma celebrate her 80th birthday. We stood outside in the rain and sang “Happy Birthday” to her and held up flowers while she watched from inside her assisted-living facility wearing a mask.  Her facility was on lockdown ...

College can be a culture shock

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Brittany Mcclintock

April 13, 2016

One would think that coming from the Bay Area, nothing would surprise me at this point. And yet when I came to Chico State three years ago, I was in a total culture shock. I could have sworn I’d seen it all. With San Francisco being my backyard and the country being only a 40-minute drive, I t...

Chill on the slang in the workplace

Chill on the slang in the workplace

Miles Inserra

March 16, 2015

As dope as slang may sound in casual conversation, slang is just that — casual. As students transition from backpack to briefcase, they need to leave slang where they found it — on the playground. Slang is a language of its own. A language of words abbreviated and combined or made up altoge...

Long commutes don’t deter faculty

Geoffrey Baker, English professor

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014

Chico State English professor Geoffrey Baker spends about two hours and 40 minutes driving back home to Oakland every weekend, a commute that doesn’t affect his teaching. "I know it seems if we're commuting that distance, we're not working on the days that we're not here but I guarantee you we a...

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