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Popularity drives election

Popularity drives election

Editorial Board

April 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With A.S. elections rapidly approaching, the campus is slowly being overrun by signs. The confident images of the candidates alongside clichéd mantras of unity actually do help students get elected. Not because they represent the policies or beliefs of the candidates, but because the elections are...

Resident advisor firing still unanswered

Resident advisor firing still unanswered

Editorial Board

April 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After deciding to fire 23 resident advisers for vague and frankly insufficient reasons less than a month ago, University Housing has gone silent. Rather than explain the choice to cut a third of their RA staff, University Housing administrators Abeer Mustafa and Connie Huyck have chosen to disregard...

Poverty affects college students too

Alex Horne

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Work, school and paying bills. It's a common scenario. Many students at Chico State support themselves completely. Being a student and working is quite common on our campus, but unfortunately, for some students, it isn't enough. A recent study by the California State University system showed that appr...

Students suffer from library hour cuts

Alex Horne

September 8, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At the beginning of the semester Chico State's Meriam Library announced that the administration had cut the operating hours. The latest the library will be open is 11:45 p.m. Those hours will be valid Monday through Thursday. Saturday's saw the most dramatic change with the new hours ranging from no...

Paris attacks should open students’ minds

November 17, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The attacks on Paris were horrendous, terrible acts of violence that are disturbing and chilling. The attacks were orchestrated by ISIS and completed by radicals. These horrors are happening every day all over the world. Only a month ago, Kenya was attacked and 147 people died. On Nov. 12— j...

Bike lights are a misstep in the right direction

Bike lights are a misstep in the right direction

December 18, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Come Jan. 1 some cyclists who break the law by not having a bike light will be given a free pass. A partnership between Chico Velo Foundation, a nonprofit organization, and the Chico Police Department may be giving violators a free bike light in addition to the $100 to $150 fix-it ticket. While...

Boosted Wi-Fi availability bolsters state, university

Boosted Wi-Fi availability bolsters state, university

September 18, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Two crucial bills sitting on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown will affect the everyday lives of about one-third of Californians. Both SB740 and AB1299 will provide Californians with the tools and knowledge they need to become active users of the Internet. SB740 will allow the state government to spe...

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