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Chico dehumanizes homeless population

Zachary Phillips

February 4, 2014


Filed under Columns

In “Purgatorio,” part one of Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” the fourth level of purgatory is reserved for those afflicted by sloth — a lack of action in response to others’ needs. The men and women occupying this terrace are eternally tasked with constant movement, damned to never a...

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Ashiah Scharaga

February 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Reviews

There's only one place where you'll find a freak-folk artist, female illusionist and hula-hoop dancer on the same stage in one night: The Keep Chico Weird Talent Show, held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the El Rey Theatre in Chico. Though the show ran for about three hours and had technical issues and delays, the host, contestants and judges remained engaging and entertaining. The show, presented by Chico News & Review and Feather Fal...

Reasons why lying is great

Prin Mayowa

February 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 of life and here's how: 1. Lying to people is a great way to gain their trust and friendship. Peo...

Skipping class cheats students out of success

Skipping class cheats students out of success

Julianna Eveland

February 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Congratulations! It’s midway through the third week of school and we’ve successfully crossed over to February.To some, this is enough time to decide whether a class seems worth attending or if it can be easily passed with infrequent visits to the classroom. To me, every class is always worth attend...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 get along with. Despite any negative experiences I may have encountered, at least now I know what to loo...

Unisex bathrooms provide privacy for all

Julianna Eveland

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 and although I have no ill feelings towards people who identify with being transgender, I found ...

Why fitting in can sometimes be okay

Prin Mayowa

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The weird thing about fitting in is that it there are three kinds of people. There’s always that one person who sets the tone for what’s cool or interesting — the trendsetter. These people’s views on the world are of the most importance. Why wouldn’t they? They seem to have been given that power by the...

Slower speech for the sake of smart.

Zachary Phillips

January 30, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When I think of my generation, I think of fear. The fear of awkward silences is what comes to mind, specifically. It paralyzes today’s youth from making phone calls, forcing them to resort to text messaging. It makes them feel the constant need to "do something" whilst hanging out with a fri...

Making new friends in class

Valerie Teegardin

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Remember how easy it was to make friends in elementary school? If a classmate shared one of their Sour Patch Kids with you at recess, you were instantly best friends and life was good. Fast-forward to college. No matter if you're a freshman, senior or an older returning adult, making new friends in clas...

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Kevin Crittenden

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I use to wonder what it would be like to live the night owl lifestyle, until I got a taste for it during my stint as a night driver. When working as a cab driver I found that after constant sleep deprivation, nothing surprised me anymore. Weird activities would unfold in front of me and in my cab. But I d...

A user-friendly guide to the WREC

A user-friendly guide to the WREC

Zachary Phillips

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recent graduates are always full of regrets.Whether college seemed to disappear in a flash, or drag on well past its welcome, human nature tends to prompt graduates to look back on their time at Chico State and wish they had experienced more. One of the most common “carpe diem” fails that I tend to h...

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

Mozes Zarate

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

An online fundraiser in support of Bryant Mata-Adams' mother has raised more than $10,000 in less than two days. Mata-Adams, a 19-year-old Chico State student, died Monday after a suspected DUI crash Sunday killed one other passenger, Austin Silver, 20, and left driver Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, in critical condition. The fundraiser's goal is to support Lisa Mata, Mata-A...

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