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“Ignorance of ignorance”: On overconfidence and intellectual humility 

Heather Taylor, Reporter // April 11, 2023

I heard a phrase once in an advertisement, and while I have been unable to track down the origin, it returns to the forefront of my mind randomly. “Only ingredients you can pronounce” is the tagline...

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Clothing and interview standards in the workplace

Ariana Powell, Staff Writer // December 6, 2022

I remember my first job interview; it was for an assistant photographer position. I was so nervous, I wanted every aspect of the interview to be perfect. I wanted to be seen as a serious and responsible...

Photo includes six airplanes arriving at Tokyo Haneda airport terminal 3 from the observation deck. Photo taken July 9 by Hiroto Nakajima.

Time to visit Japan: Japanese government drastically eases entry restrictions for tourists

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // October 26, 2022

Japan resumed cross-border travel on Oct. 11, for the first time in over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. The Japanese government strictly limited the regulations for the entrance to Japan....

An audience of around 200 guests joined the Chico Unified School District Board of Education regular meeting at Marigold Elementary School on Feb. 16. Photo taken by Jolie Asuncion

Chico BOE meeting includes mask mandate protest, district mapping debate

Kimberly Morales, Carrington Power, and Jolie Asuncion // February 21, 2022

The Chico Unified School District Board of Education was met by a crowd of parents and children protesting mask mandates on Feb. 16 at Marigold Elementary School.  The meeting occurred the day...

Testing site leads, Kristi Ray (left) and Savannah Kirk (right) waiting for patients to enter the testing room at the Colusa Hall testing site on Feb. 10.

COVID testing, positive cases declining on campus foreshadows spike

Melvin Bui, Editor-in-Chief // February 15, 2022

The number of people being tested and vaccinated in the Universities' community has been declining. Not everyone has been taking advantage of the on-campus testing sites. The busiest day of COVID testing...

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Neil Young, Jeff Bezos does not deserve you

Christopher Hill, Reporter // February 8, 2022

In recent days Neil Young has been hailed as a hero by some, and vilified by others. Opponents of conspiracy theories have praised his decision to break with Spotify over Joe Rogan's COVID disinformation.  What...

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When Neil Young speaks, we listen

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // February 3, 2022

Legendary artist Neil Young, who visited Chico back in 2018, has had his music catalog removed from Spotify at his request. According to Young, "Spotify has become a very damaging force via its public...

View from atop Monkey Face Trail, view of Horseshoe Lake and the city of Chico

Hiking is healing: finding peace during the pandemic

Carrington Power, Reporter // February 3, 2022

The towering red arches of Utah’s Moab desert was the last place I expected to find one of the greatest joys in my life. At first, it was just a quick pit stop on a family vacation. However, it turned...

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To get the vaccine or not?

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // January 25, 2022

We live in a society where COVID has taken over our everyday lives and has impacted the way we are able to live.  In Butte County there has been a spike of COVID cases over the past few weeks....

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The power of a good book

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // January 19, 2022

Growing up, I wasn't the biggest fan of reading. I could never get "lost" in a book like some peers. However, in college, books have become a great escape for me. They have helped me get away from the...

Businesses are desperate for employees. Broadway Heights in Chico is going as far as offering a vaccination  bonus for new hires.

Independence and a better quality of life is fueling the labor shortage

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // November 12, 2021

Businesses throughout Chico are struggling to keep employment. Some are shortening their business hours, others are even offering hiring bonuses. The labor shortage, however, is not unique to the city...

Chancellor Joseph Castro shared a press conference with local media on Nov. 2.

Q&A: Chancellor discusses COVID-19 at Chico State, addresses enrollment decline and turns down tuition reimbursement

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 4, 2021

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro shared a press conference with President Gayle Hutchinson for local media on Tuesday during his visit to the university. Castro is currently serving...

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