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Webcam surveillance now school-based

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Jack Lewis

October 5, 2019

Some Chico State students may have already noticed a change when taking online tests and quizzes through Blackboard, the school's online student portal. The web service, Proctorio, which is currently being tested but not fully implemented, is an online program that makes sure students are not cheating on...

Cheating in college is OK

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William Rein

May 17, 2016

Even though college is supposed to be for adults and the action of applying to colleges is symbolic for independence, state and federal curriculum still requires General Education courses to create the “balanced citizen.”It’s not altogether unreasonable for the government to try an...

Beyoncé plus ‘Lemonade’: A timeline

Cassandra Porter

May 10, 2016

Celebrity power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, worth a collective $1.1 billion, have spent their 14 years together maintaining a solid image of a happy, blissful couple, but the recent release of her new album suggests otherwise. There has been speculation that the rapper cheated on Beyoncé, an...

Trusting friends with partners

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Joann Chevaillier

May 1, 2016

Many of us have no problem trusting our friends with anything that we see as ours: swimsuits, water bottles, cars and more. A question I often find myself asking is can I trust my friends with my partner?A while back I had a friend that would go after a guy even if I admitted that I liked him. She would...

Online classes equal less learning

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Alex Horne

April 15, 2016

Not leaving home, sitting on the couch and class time whenever: all enticing facets of online classes. But is it all worth it? Online classes are an easy way to avoid the stress of creating a cohesive class schedule and getting to campus. It can seem like a miracle when searching for a class and an ...

Academic integrity; inside cheating in college

Curtis Peldo, philosophy professor, discusses the consequences of cheating and the ethical counterparts. (Photo courtesy of Curtis Peldo).

Taylor Hovey

September 2, 2015

Recent findings have found that two-thirds of college students have reported cheating in some form during their college careers. In the book “Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It,” Donald L. McCabe, a professor of management and global business at Rutge...

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