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SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret // December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of...

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O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

Melissa Joseph // September 3, 2019

Going back to school can mean a lot of things to the average college student, like getting new classes, making new friends and having more sex. It’s no secret that college involves parties every...

To be or not to be, financially stable

Janette Estrada // April 16, 2019

Dear financial aid,I am writing a hate letter to you today.I am writing this letter because for the past three years I have been denied my qualifications. Not to say I am desperate, but I have bit my tongue...

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A defense of college parties

Gage Northcutt // April 13, 2019

If you want to stay home on a Friday or Saturday night that's your business, but don't you think for a second that you are better than others because of that.Let's face it. A lot of people in college want...

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College relationships? Don’t do it.

Janette Estrada // April 11, 2019

Do not do it.Do not fall in love in college.Do not let your “friends” convince you to go out on a Tuesday night for cheap alcohol and introduce you to a “cute friend.”Not to say...

School admission scandal

Janette Estrada // April 4, 2019

We get it, you're rich.Don't worry princess, Mommy and Daddy will handle it...as always.It's now been a week since news broke of the college admission scandal that confirmed wealthy families can cheat...

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The pressures of a first generation student

Janette Estrada // February 19, 2019

Imagine blindly walking into the next four years without direction. College is a milestone. We are continuously told education is our dominant weapon. Especially when the man in charge believes Mexico...

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Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Brooke Martin // December 14, 2018

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s; these holidays are here but so are sicknesss.Winter is a great season for romance. It’s filled with matching ugly Christmas sweaters, the sexy New...

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‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Brooke Martin // December 14, 2018

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances...

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Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter // December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence...

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Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Rayanne Painter // December 10, 2018

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably...

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Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Rayanne Painter // December 5, 2018

Here we are, just mere weeks after the Camp Fire started a few Thursday mornings ago. Classes are back in session, campus jobs are up and running and we are now left with the aftermath of dealing with...

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