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3 feminist blogs you have to check out

Anisha Brady // November 16, 2016

In light of recent election results, many people have been questioning the fate of the country and what a Donald Trump presidency may mean for disadvantaged peoples. Women are especially in need of empowerment...

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It can wait: Don’t text and walk

Dylan Dewit // February 13, 2015

Earlier this week, I had an experience that left me terrified and extremely annoyed. I was walking to my class in Butte 201 around 12:14 p.m. I made my way up the west-side stairs, and as I was...

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Working Wildcat: Building blogs

Ariel Hernandez // March 28, 2014

If you’ve thought about joining the blogging community, you’re definitely not alone. In 2012 there were 31 million bloggers in America, according to So what does it take to...

Common phrases carry hidden meaning

Kevin Crittenden // February 22, 2014

There are many odd features of the English language and idioms are just one. Idioms are phrases that contain a hidden meaning and many of them have outlived the circumstances within which they were produced....

The dangers of coffee dependency

Kristina Martinez // February 20, 2014

The way people talk about coffee and their dependance on it is similar to how drug addicts refer to drugs. Coffee is not something needed in order for the human body to function. But it seems that...

Redefining importance of appearances

Valerie Teegardin // February 18, 2014

Once dubbed "the ugliest woman in the world," Lizzie Velasquez has been turning heads ever since her TED talk this past December when she addressed her rare disease that makes it impossible to gain any...

How effective are campus emails

Veronica De La Cruz // February 8, 2014

You've got mail.Readers are probably familiar with the student announcement emails that Chico State sends out every Tuesday and Thursday, but how many students actually take the time to open and read them?I...

Reading is a last resort of entertainment for college students

Kristina Martinez // February 7, 2014

With so much going on in a college student's life, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read something other than a textbook. It seems reading for fun might be a thing of the past for students,...

Reasons why lying is great

Prin Mayowa // February 3, 2014

Lying is great. It's one of those things people do just because it's easier to live with. Everyone loves easy living and being dishonest can help. Think about it, lying can improve one’s quality...

How to enjoy the Superbowl without your team

Matt Murphy // February 1, 2014

On the eve of the biggest sporting event in the country, it's likely that you may be waking up knowing your favorite team isn't playing. I am also a passenger on this boat as my beloved 49ers came up short...

Unisex bathrooms provide privacy for all

Julianna Eveland // January 31, 2014

When I first heard about the recent changes Chico State made to accommodate transgender students by adding unisex bathrooms in the Bell Memorial Union I was taken aback. I was unfamiliar with this concept...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz // January 31, 2014

It's about that time again — time to look for a place to live and new roommates to live with. I've had my fair share of bad roommates so I know how difficult it is to live with someone you can't...

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