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SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

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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 2019!  

O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

At the end of the day, you are your own person and don’t let anyone stop you from being the safe and sexy hoe that you truly are. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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 weekend and that the student body isn't afraid to have fun. Finding an easy hookup can be pretty si...

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 for too long. It is time I confess my sincere acrimony towards you, financial aid.For some, a ...

A defense of college parties

At many musical events, artists, DJs and guests sneak in alcohol. Photo credit: Gage Northcutt

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 to go to house parties, bars or raves (or sometimes even all of the above). These young people ar...

College relationships? Don’t do it.

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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 love is non-existent, but in college? Please.At the peak of alcohol-induced bravery, it's likely they will...

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 their way through life.The scandal, nicknamed “Operation varsity blues,” is now the bigges...

The pressures of a first generation student

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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 is not sending the U.S. their best. Most people, myself included feel grateful to have the opportunity ...

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

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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 Year’s Eve kiss and much more. What’s not so hot though, is the flu.The flu is a very co...

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

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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 and so on. From the minute we are born we are surrounded by others. The social aspect of our li...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

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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 halls, some people had vodka labels blatantly taped to the back of their doors and the empty half of ...

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

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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 been through a few of these final weeks of the semester. It’s a struggle for most peop...

Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

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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 both school, and also the most deadly and destructive fire in California history. The campus has been...

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