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Nontraditional classes offered at Chico State

Nontraditional classes offered at Chico State

Kendall George

November 5, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

There's more to life than business and math classes.Maybe you’re a freshman not sure what major is right for the future, or you’re a senior finishing up the last class you need to take to graduate. There are a lot of classes that might be on your mind for the next semester or beyond.There are so many that...

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Susan Whaley

February 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It felt like the first day of kindergarten. I was nervous and shaking but so excited to finally enter a different world. A world that I considered to be that of grown-ups.This spring is my first semester as a transfer student at Chico State. I went to community college for eight years. Eight whole yea...

Graduating on time is hard

Graduating on time is hard

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel

November 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2013, only 59 percent of Chico State students graduated within six years. The four-year graduation rate was likely even lower.Schools don't do enough to help students graduate in four years. In fact, the university directly inhibits students from graduating on time in some cases.Chico State curre...

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Michelle Zhu

February 25, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

The California State University faculty plan to strike on April 13, but students still have unanswered questions. Faculty are not satisfied with stagnant wages and are striking if CSU management does not make changes. The California Faculty Association Chico chapter held an open meeting on Feb. 10...

New faculty members hired to meet student needs

New faculty members hired to meet student needs

Lauren Anderson

October 15, 2015


Filed under News

Many departments on campus have hired more full-time faculty to ensure there are enough professors to teach the required classes students need for their majors. There have been 47 faculty members hired this year, and Chico State is expecting to hire 125 more in the next three years, said Joe Willis, dir...

Leaving class early, losing respect

Leaving class early, losing respect

Nick Bragg

September 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You know what really grinds my gears? When students stand up and walk out in the middle of class.I can understand leaving five to ten minutes early to print something for another class, but there is no point in even going to class if only to leave in the middle of it. Last week in one of my classes, o...

Major in passion

Major in passion

Miles Inserra

April 20, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Back in the days of school bells and passing periods, brown paper bags and recess, college was a growing concern. If it was not a concern for high school upperclassmen then it was for their parents.I want students to ignore the realistic dreams of theirs or their parents to pursue far-fetched aspirati...

Men could learn a lot by taking women’s studies classes

Men could learn a lot by taking women’s studies classes

Joseph Rogers

January 31, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I walked into the first session of my "Women’s Health" class this semester and again experienced disappointment. Besides me, there was one other guy in the room. I’ve taken four classes in women’s studies. The only class that had some balance between the number of men and women was a h...

Take time to talk with teachers

Take time to talk with teachers

Julianna Eveland

September 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most teachers note at the beginning of the semester that students are welcome to visit with them whenever they want. At the beginning of the semester, this isn't usually on a high-priority list for most students. "Nothing's due so far," and, "it's the first few weeks of school," are the typic...

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