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Cool costume? No, cultural appropriation

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 30, 2022

When I was about 5-years-old I dressed up as Snow White for Halloween. My parents bought me the entire ensemble, the mass-produced dress, black wig and accessories. I remember loving that costume so much...

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Chicoween isn’t a reason to mock our cultures

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 30, 2021

The days getting shorter and colder signifies that the winter holiday season is near.  Before any of the prominent winter holidays comes Halloween, and in Chico, Halloween is known as “Chicoween.”  Chicoween...

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...

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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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