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Online exams are setting us back

Online exams are setting us back

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

May 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As education moves rapidly further into the digital age, I’ve noticed a large shift in the methods our teachers use to evaluate us. I’m referring to tests, quizzes, exams and finals. All of these have begun to be available only online, which I’ve especially noticed this semester. Mo...

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Eric Mcguire

March 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

There aren’t many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she’ll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings and assignments. Between her job and the course load of her six classes as a senior majoring...

New faculty members hired to meet student needs

New faculty members hired to meet student needs

Lauren Anderson

October 15, 2015


Filed under News

Many departments on campus have hired more full-time faculty to ensure there are enough professors to teach the required classes students need for their majors. There have been 47 faculty members hired this year, and Chico State is expecting to hire 125 more in the next three years, said Joe Willis, dir...

Textbooks prove expensive, but necessary

Textbooks prove expensive, but necessary

Taylor Hovey

August 27, 2015


Filed under News

As classes commence and syllabuses are passed out to the masses, students begin the mad dash to get their required textbooks as quickly as they can, at the lowest price. Since 1979, textbook prices have increased 812 percent, a larger increase than both medical services and new homes in the s...

Let’s get physical, physical

Let’s get physical, physical

William Rein

March 13, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In high school, my physics teacher dangled a heavy metal fire extinguisher over my head. In demonstration of gravity, he allowed the weight to drop and split my head open. Or he just discussed our expectation of that happening. We spent a quarter studying the weight’s affinity to fall, and th...

Higher education mirrors fast food

Higher education mirrors fast food

Joseph Rogers

January 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever feel like you just sat down at the educational equivalent to Burger King or Taco Bell? It tastes great, but eat four years of it and you could end up as the next Goodyear blimp. That's what our public universities are now like — an unhealthy choice for the consumer. That’s us — ...

Convincing parents to choose Chico

Julianna Eveland

March 6, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Party School: “A school known more for its party-loving students than its academics,” as defined by Urban Dictionary. Chico State has done a fine job in parting with this title but we all know it is still referred to as a part school quite frequently. So what impact does this have on parentsR...

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