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Marifer Martinez places the lantern she decorated to the lights string. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Olyvia Simpson // October 23, 2018

Glenn Lawn was lit up with many colorful, glowing lanterns on Monday night as the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at Chico State hosted their first Mid-Autumn Festival. Students had the opportunity to...

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Selfies are self-confidence boosters

Brooke Martin // September 12, 2018

Filters and Snapchat selfies should be celebrated, not looked down on.How many times have you asked someone to take a photo of you and it doesn’t look the way you want it? This is a problem I am...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

The importance of traveling

Nicte Hernandez // May 11, 2018

Traveling is seen as a leisure and can seem a bit unattainable though that does not always have to be the case. With thorough planning, traveling in your twenties is not impossible and we should all take...

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Californian submerged in Southern culture

Grant Schmieding // April 1, 2018

“Thanks, y'all, I appreciate yah,” a phrase my waitress uttered at least five times during my first experience at a southern diner. Famished after almost a full day of travel, I didn’t mind the excessive...

Women of Wisdom event to celebrate Native American culture

“Women of Wisdom” event to celebrate Native American culture

Tisha Cheney // March 4, 2018

Three Native American speakers will come to Chico State for an event focusing on local tribes and women's stories Tuesday.According to a release, this event spotlights Betty Jo Smith of the Wintu Klamath...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

College can be a culture shock

Brittany Mcclintock // April 13, 2016

One would think that coming from the Bay Area, nothing would surprise me at this point. And yet when I came to Chico State three years ago, I was in a total culture shock. I could have sworn I’d...

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Would Chico be the same if we had a football team?

February 4, 2016

The fans cheering, tailgating and the thrill of beating a rival school are all elements that make up a great football game. Many Americans cherish the moments spent watching their favorite team. As we...

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Cultural appropriation perpetuates racism

Megan Mann // October 28, 2015

Cultural appropriation is a hot topic right now. But what exactly is it? Well, the general consensus definition is that cultural appropriation is the act of a dominant culture adopting aspects of another...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

The depressing trend toward desensitization

William Rein // April 17, 2015

Maybe this is the only serious thing I’ll ever write. I’m taking a child development class this semester, and last week we watched a videotaped live birth, with the stretching and blood and...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Pedicabs: A safe ride home

Miles Inserra // March 2, 2015

The familiar sound of bikes bumping bass through the blocks of Chico is a friendly reminder that students always have a safe ride home at night. As students prepare to party each weekend, Mike Griffith,...

Aroosa Khan, junior criminal justice major, likes to mix contemporary fashion with her headscarf. Photo credit: Michaela Sundholm

Muslim students don hijab fashionably

Michaela Sundholm // September 23, 2014

Hijab is the clothing worn by girls and women of the Muslim faith. It is characterized by long loose clothing showing only the hands and face with a scarf covering their hair. There are many women on campus...

Eye on tech: the evolution of watches

Kevin Crittenden // March 25, 2014

Nobody who owns a cell phone needs a watch.So why are they still around? What is the story of watches?Dangling from the pocket by a gold chain, early watches were unreliable devices for time telling but...

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