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Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

December 15, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

As Chico State amplifies its commitment to diversity and inclusion like universities nationwide, some members of the campus community are pushing back by exercising their right to free speech. In a Nov. 16 email to students, staff and faculty, President Paul Zingg addressed the issue explaining how “...

New horizons for campus diversity

New horizons for campus diversity

Cheyanne Burens

September 9, 2015


Filed under Community, News

  This September, many may be celebrating Hispanic Heritage month in light of the 2015 fall enrollment, making Chico State history once again by reaching an all-time high for Hispanic and Latino/a enrollees at 42.1 percent. DREAM students are a contributing factor, doubling each year since 2...

Fostering diversity requires more than empty gestures

Fostering diversity requires more than empty gestures

Joseph Rogers

March 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hung on lamp posts throughout the Chico State campus are a series of banners bearing statements on what qualities “Chico State values…” One of these values is excellence. That’s true — it looks good for the administration. Another is diversity, because it also … wait. Seriously? I ...

Diversity at Chico State

Diversity at Chico State

Dj Morris

February 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=41019] Chico is known as the "city of trees," with many different types throughout the city, each with their own unique features. However, Jasmine Reynolds, senior business administration major, thinks that the trees may be the only diverse aspect about the campus. In one of her...

Mixed heritage diversifies student body

Mixed heritage diversifies student body

Miles Inserra

January 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The percentage of the world population that comes from mixed heritage is increasing with the birth of each new generation. Unless native to America, the founders immigrated from one of six other continents. America's forefathers identified with single ethnic groups based on their ancestry. With ...

Chico State should diversify decorations

Veronica De La Cruz

December 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I was speed walking past the Bell Memorial Union to get to the Performing Arts Center with my friend Julia for our history class, I couldn't help but notice how her eyes were glued to all the Christmas decorations. I didn't blame her. What better way to show that Chico State is in the holiday spiri...

Environmental groups lack diversity

Environmental groups lack diversity

Yessenia Funes

May 13, 2014


Filed under News

Natalie Calcutta, a graduating Chico State sociology major, was the only non-white voting board member of the Associated Students Environmental Affairs Council this year. "I don't think it ever really clicked with me being the only non-white person there," she said. The A.S. Environmental Affai...

Committing to contribute to diversity on campus

Committing to contribute to diversity on campus

Julianna Eveland

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Cultural diversity is a beautiful thing. It’s something I see on campus every day at Chico State. It’s also something that can be easily overlooked. I know a few people who think that Chico is filled with a bunch of white people. From a bird's-eye view, it very well might look like that. ...

Navigating the circus of cross-cultural conversation

Zachary Phillips

February 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A friend once asked me, "So, are you... like... actively gay?" I'm still not quite sure who was more ignorant in that exchange: them, for asking such a strange question, or me, for sarcastically pulling out a pen and paper and writing down my weekly workout routine. When it comes to cross-cultural exper...

Awkward moments arise from cultural misunderstandings

Awkward moments arise from cultural misunderstandings

Prin Mayowa

February 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I'm sure when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of little black boys and girls holding hands with little white boys and girls, he didn't expect it to be this awkward. It feels as though the white masses that make up most of Chico State suffer from something unique to Caucasians — white guilt. ...

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