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Overcoming racism made me stronger

Daisy Dardon // April 11, 2015

I've experienced racism many times throughout my life but not here in Chico — not until Cesar Chavez weekend. I thought I would be used to it by now, hearing the offensive things people had to...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Take my advice, learn to budget

Daisy Dardon // March 18, 2015

As I sit here, writing about how to keep a budget in college, I realize that I'm like Rebecca Bloomington from Confessions of A Shopaholic. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I used to be...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Daisy Dardon // February 6, 2015

I will admit that I, like 100 million other people according to the New York Times, have picked up and read "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James — well, half of it anyway. I didn’t want to be...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

The struggle of being forgetful

Daisy Dardon // February 5, 2015

I have a tendency of being very forgetful. An 80 year old man probably has better memory than I do. Just last week I thought I had lost my debit card so I called to freeze my account for the...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

All types of breasts need support

Daisy Dardon // January 29, 2015

I have small breasts — and I love it. A year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to say that, but I have finally come to terms with my breasts and their size. I had hoped that I would be blessed...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Part time worker, full time student

Daisy Dardon // January 29, 2015

My first year in college I struggled financially and it was very stressful. My parents would try to help as much as they could but sometimes it just wasn’t possible. My father even got a second...

Students discuss being mistaken for other ethnic groups

Daisy Dardon // January 25, 2015

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Illustration by Miles Huffman

Goodbye teenage years

Daisy Dardon // January 22, 2015

On November third I turned 19. I cried myself to sleep thinking about how almost a quarter of my life had just passed by. I cried knowing that this would be my last teenage year.What have I done with my...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Ask before assuming about someone’s ethnicity

Daisy Dardon // January 20, 2015

I can't count the number of times that people have assumed that I’m Mexican. Whether it’s because of the color of my skin or my accent, it’s always been assumed that I'm Mexican, as if Mexico...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Read the book first

Daisy Dardon // January 17, 2015

I’m watching T.V. and suddenly there’s a movie trailer for a book that I just read. The trailer looks decent and I get excited and think that maybe this time they will actually get it right.I...

Jonathan Gurrola, a sophomore pre-nursing major, is planning to apply to different schools in case he's not accepted into the nursing program. Photo credit: Daisy Dardon

Nursing, recording arts students consider backup major

Daisy Dardon // September 2, 2014

Chico State nursing students are considering alternative majors as a backup plan in case they don't get into the program.There are more than 900 students declared as nursing majors at the undergraduate,...

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