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Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Danielle Cortes

March 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

You're checking your phone simply to see your assignment grade that was just posted on Blackboard, next thing you know your scrolling on your Twitter timeline for a good 45 minutes. Sound familiar? You are probably wondering why this always happens. No matter how hard you resist, your phone is just...

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Karen Limones

January 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Deep cuts to education funding may affect schools throughout the country. The Trump administration will allocate $1.4 billion to expand vouchers in public and private schools. According to The Atlantic, about $250 million will be allocated to a private school-choice program while $168 million is set aside fo...

Community college cuts down price of education

Community college cuts down price of education

Kyra Stemplinger

May 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Summer is really just a chance to catch up on lost time; whether it's by sleeping, relaxing, or retaking classes that didn't go very well during the spring semester. Panic rises in students when they realize their low grades might cause them to disrupt their four-year plans. Filling their summers...

Chico State fights against party school label

Chico State fights against party school label

Kyra Stemplinger

May 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The curse looming over Chico State is finally celebrating its 30th anniversary but is still making students suffer. Being labeled as a "party school" in 1987 by Playboy Magazine gave Chico State a reputation that people have been fighting to get away from. It might be exciting to attend a school with...

Students succeed without a plan

Students succeed without a plan

Marrion Charissa Cruz

March 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The probing question asked of every graduating student about what they will do after college is more anxiety-inducing than the previous years spent at a university. Regardless of how many times a student might dodge the question, the most truthful answer is that they really don’t know. Somehow, i...

Schools skip valuable lessons

Schools skip valuable lessons

Julie Ramos

March 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We spend almost a quarter of our lives in school. As early as 3, some people enter preschool, by 4 we all start kindergarten. Then we go from elementary school, to middle school, to high school, to college. A minimum of 17 years of our lives are spent in the school system practicing academics to prepare us...

Obama chooses education over prison

Obama chooses education over prison

Kristina Martinez

August 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

$80 billion is the amount of money that could “eliminate tuition at every public college and university in America.” As Obama pushes to find a way to end mass incarceration, local and state prison programs continue to become overcrowded. I agree with President Obama, I think that our prison systems...

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