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Beware: cultures aren’t a costume

Rachael Bayuk // November 2, 2018

Your culturally insensitive Halloween costume makes you look like a jerk.Dressing up as a minority culture is unacceptable in 2018. People of these cultures were (and often still are) discriminated for...

Off the Record: Chicoween

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the importance of cultural appropriation, consent and out-of-towners during Chicoween. 0:01- Introduction0:07- Topics0:15-...

Marchers marching to honor Cesar Chavez and others begin their march on campus on March 31.

M.E.Ch.A marches through Chico on Cesar Chavez Day

Josh Cozine // April 1, 2018

Students took to Chico streets Saturday, chanting to both celebrate the life of César Chávez and remind their fellow students that cultural appropriation is not okay. “When I say viva, you say Chávez!” Marchers...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Hair styles and cultural appropriation

Mina Marjanovic // September 30, 2016

My parents keep a picture of me on a beautiful beach in Turkey pinned to our refrigerator back home. It used to be one of my favorite pictures because it reminded me of the summer I was able to convince...

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