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Presidential election vital to women’s rights

Presidential election vital to women’s rights

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

April 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With all the news surrounding this year’s election, it seems as if everyone is honed in on the candidates' stances on our nation’s most controversial issues. One of the most talked and argued about topics throughout this campaign has been that of abortion rights - a topic I find to be ex...

Trump is here to help

Trump is here to help

Jeff Guzman

March 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every time I check in on social media I come across a new meme or video trying to ruin Donald Trump's image. The amazing thing though is that as the media tries more and more to ruin his image, Trump still wins and becomes more and more popular. Even after he insults people and condescendingly calls Mar...

Politicians should revisit children’s stories

Politicians should revisit children’s stories

Jeff Guzman

March 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The presidential election is approaching this year. This will be the first election that I will be old enough to participate in and I’m debating whether any candidate is worthy of my vote. I don’t seem to prefer any candidate, not necessarily because of a stance the...

Students and professors question the popularity of Donald Trump

Students and professors question the popularity of Donald Trump

Jeremy Steele

February 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Donald Trump is frank, blunt and honest, and because people are more interested and more captivated by controversial news, a segment of the population is drawn towards his rhetoric. "I think people are voting for Trump because they love the idea of someone who is not a politician, someone who they see is a self-made man...

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Gabriel Sandoval

February 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, News

Correction: Rocky Chavez dropped out of the Senate race on Feb. 9. Read more about it here.  Decades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees i...

Feelin’ the Bern

Feelin’ the Bern

Katelyn Martin

November 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the 2016 presidential debate begins to heat up and the first round of political debates have concluded, key players for each party are standing out. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the current front-runners whose campaigns are funded by billionaire, super PACs.An unlikely candidate has begun to emer...

Political efficacy from a Canadian’s perspective

Political efficacy from a Canadian’s perspective

Nick Bragg

November 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not being a citizen of the United States has burdened me with the inability to vote. I used to not care about politics, I used to have a very low level of political efficacy, I used to think that even if I could vote, my vote wouldn’t matter. Now being older and more educated, I have realized ...

Donald Chump on the rise

Donald Chump on the rise

Ryan Tubbs

September 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For months now, Trump has been entertaining America. Scratch that, he’s been entertaining the world. And I use the word “entertaining” very specifically. While this article is indeed about the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, it is not an article about his po...

Pageants reign supreme despite Miss USA flop

Pageants reign supreme despite Miss USA flop

Megan Mann

August 31, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  I have to admit, I was kind of sad when Univision decided not to air the Miss USA pageant this summer. Sure they only pulled the pageant because Donald Trump, the pageant's part-owner, said horrible and malicious things about Mexican immigrants during one of his political speeches, bu...

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