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Final 3 candidates for Chief of University Police announced

Final 3 candidates for Chief of University Police announced

Dylan Dewit

March 2, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Crime, News

Chico State announced in a restricted release today that it has selected its final three candidates for Chief of University Police.A search committee is currently in the process of replacing former University Police Chief Robyn Hearne, who announced her retirement last November. The finalists include Ca...

Chico State’s inferior faculty

Chico State’s inferior faculty

Dylan Dewit

February 25, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the office of a Chico State contingency instructor, who prefers to remain anonymous, I crane my neck to avoid a jacket hanging from a coat hanger to my left. This office is so compact that the back of my head rests against the wall behind me, while my knees are pressed against the desk in fro...

Contingent faculty to demonstrate for National Adjunct Walkout Day

Contingent faculty to demonstrate for National Adjunct Walkout Day

Dylan Dewit

February 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State adjunct faculty members will be tabling to express grievances concerning low salary, poor working conditions, job insecurity and large workloads relative to tenure-track faculty outside of Glenn Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The demonstration is in response to an open letter releas...

Put the phone away, be awesome

Put the phone away, be awesome

Dylan Dewit

February 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I once had a professor tell me that every single one of her students is a drug addict. She wasn’t talking about alcohol, marijuana or anything like that. She was referring to dopamine. Every time you check your Twitter, Snapchat or start browsing on Tinder, you’re raising those dopamine levels to almo...

Thinking about graduate school? Don’t spend too much time volunteering

Thinking about graduate school? Don’t spend too much time volunteering

Dylan Dewit

February 20, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I was talking to a student on campus recently who told me something interesting. Their professor had told them that they shouldn’t worry too much about padding their resume with volunteer work, because the officials doing the review “don’t really care if you’re a good person or not....

It’s time to recognize the 3rd gender

It’s time to recognize the 3rd gender

Dylan Dewit

February 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite consistent social activism and progress, the binary of gender identity proves to be one of America’s most inappropriately ingrained conventions. We simply cannot break away from the limitations of male and female. Let’s say students are registering for classes at Chico State.They are asked ...

It can wait: Don’t text and walk

It can wait: Don’t text and walk

Dylan Dewit

February 13, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Earlier this week, I had an experience that left me terrified and extremely annoyed. I was walking to my class in Butte 201 around 12:14 p.m. I made my way up the west-side stairs, and as I was about to turn the corner, I heard the building’s doors swing open. Out came a mob of students fresh ...

An English student’s open letter to Dad

An English student’s open letter to Dad

Dylan Dewit

February 6, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Hi, dad. It’s me, your democrat-voting, organic food-eating, cat-adopting, English student child. I just wrote a 10 page paper on the imagery of Langston Hughes’ poetry. Later, I’ll be reading Virginia Woolf and discussing feminist themes in “A Room of One’s Own.” How are you? Calm d...

Life on the wagon: How to party sober

Life on the wagon: How to party sober

Dylan Dewit

January 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I don't drink. It was a lifestyle choice. I am not religious or a health nut, and I don’t hold any moral dissent to drinking or smoking. I just decided to stop awhile back. I still go out. You might see me running around downtown every now and then. I’ll be the ginger sipping on an iced tea....

Vibrators: boyfriend’s friend or foe?

Vibrators: boyfriend’s friend or foe?

Dylan Dewit

January 25, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I got off the bus, tired. I had just finished up a full day of work and essays for my courses. That morning I woke up at 6 a.m. to take a run and finish up some last-minute assignments. I hadn’t eaten anything but a granola bar and some Rolos the old lady in the office had set out to share. I w...

In relationships, there is nothing more important than support

In relationships, there is nothing more important than support

Dylan Dewit

January 23, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

My girlfriend and I made the drive up to Portland for her grandfather’s funeral. The trip was last-minute, and was undeniably difficult for her. For a long time now, we have planned to travel to Portland some day. But when the time finally came, I understood right away that this trip wasn’t ...

Student athletes should be allowed to be activists

Dylan Dewit

January 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

No college football team has excited me more this year than the Oregon Ducks. But it was not because of anything related to their New Year's Day win, but what happened after the last few seconds ticked off the clock. During the celebration, after throttling Florida State, Oregon Duck players began a chant tha...

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