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Being a first-generation college student

Being a first-generation college student

Danielle Cortes

April 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

What does it mean to me to be a First Gen student?In middle school, I thought I had the capability to attend Harvard University, without any idea of how nearly impossible that was.I just did not understand the whole concept of college at this time of my life. I assumed it was a free for all, that ev...

“Women of Wisdom” event to celebrate Native American culture

“Women of Wisdom” event to celebrate Native American culture

Tisha Cheney

March 4, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Three Native American speakers will come to Chico State for an event focusing on local tribes and women's stories Tuesday.According to a release, this event spotlights Betty Jo Smith of the Wintu Klamath tribe, Elizabeth Lara-O'Rouke of the Chilula, Hupa and Yurok tribes and Joyce L. Gonzalez of the ...

Butte County program aims to give students educational opportunities

Butte County program aims to give students educational opportunities

Josiah Nicholl

February 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Education leaders in Chico came together to sign the Butte County Promise Thursday.The Butte County Promise is a program to give all students the opportunity to further their education after graduating high school, by increasing the collaboration of Chico's education leaders to align educational pro...

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Chico's chapter of Students for Quality Education (SQE) met to discuss upcoming increased tuition costs Friday.As music from second-week student parties could be heard from SSC 206, concerned students met to discuss what these cost hikes mean to them, and how they can have their voices heard.A range of challen...

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Tisha Cheney

February 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Alumni Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, and his wife Katie Gonser donated $1 million to Butte College this week.The purpose of the donation is to sponsor the implementation of the new Promise Scholarship Program. The program will provide two semesters of free tuition and fees to first-...

Education in a modern world of technology

Education in a modern world of technology

Sam Rios

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As technology improves, systems and institutions that are deeply rooted in our society are challenged by the rapidity of the modern world.Some institutions, such as the medical field, have advanced greatly. The Robot-assisted surgeons, wearable health monitors, and gene editors are just a few examples that show the willingness of the medical fiel...

It all comes back to education

It all comes back to education

Kendall George

December 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

If you are reading this article, congratulations. You are educated. If you're not in higher education your ability to read the words on this page right now means you are more educated than many around the world.With finals this week it might seem like education is not worth it; it's important to keep i...

Tuition increase raises $2.9 million

Tuition increase raises $2.9 million

Christian Solis

October 8, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The recent tuition bump of five percent has raised $2.9 million to spend on increasing four-year graduation rates at Chico State.The Graduation Initiative 2025 comes from the CSU Chancellors Office and aims to increase four-year graduation rates across all CSU campuses. Efforts to implement the GI 2025 ...

Trump’s budget strikes concern

Trump’s budget strikes concern

Roberto Fonseca

April 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Putting Americans first" doesn't seem to apply to our schools, environment and the those living in poverty according to President Donald Trump's preliminary budget proposal for 2018.Trump wants to cut spending for the Environmental Protection Agency by 39 percent. He said climate change is a "hoax" and a c...

Meet the University Cabinet

Meet the University Cabinet

Victoria Rohrer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

The University Cabinet makes major decisions that influence the lives of students, staff and faculty everyday. Their jobs range from fundraising, managing the budget and supporting student services. Since President Zingg's retirement in 2016, the University Cabinet has almost been entirely replaced. P...

Education is becoming secondary

Education is becoming secondary

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

February 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our generation is fixated on posting our entire lives, except when it comes to actual things that matter, like learning. Snapchat stories of every meal and complaining about 8 a.m. classes every other morning are usually the topics that consume people's lives while in college. Rather than appreciati...

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

October 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Between everyone being a winner, physical contact games being banned at schools and a lot of child's play being all but banned, it seems like a lot of kids are being taught how to be softies. The emotional and physical damage that bullying can inflict on a person is truly saddening. The fact that suicide is 2 to 9 times more l...

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