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Parents struggle in school as budget cuts put limits on campus childcare

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-10-10T19:50:00Z"/> features Stephanie Geske With recent budget cuts to child care, lack of funds to expand the A.S. Child Development Laboratory and out-of-pocket child care costs reaching $1,200 a month, student parents are having a harder time getting their children into afford...

Actors give election ‘The Fix’

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-10-05T09:52:00Z"/> features Corey BrueckerTake just one step into the Performing Arts Center and it becomes clear that there is an important production fast approaching. There are students and staff members bent over fabrics in the costume design room, and director Joel Rogers ha...

Dogs on display: Chico Animal Shelter’s open house

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-02-01T11:17:00Z"/> features Jessica BauerIf you’ve been looking for a furry addition to your life, or just love looking at adorable animals, then come to the Chico Animal Shelter Friday from noon to 5 p.m. After a successful year of housing and caring for the stray animals of Chic...

Orionite Abroad: Stay calm and discourage stereotypes

Orionite Abroad: Stay calm and discourage stereotypes

Michelle Manera

March 18, 2014


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Defeating the American stereotype can't be done with just one act.It's a daily task that involves choosing not to lose control, or at the very least, losing control silently. Americans have a reputation of being loud and obnoxious, and since being abroad, I see that. But I have also seen British people act th...

Students start group for sober socialization

Dominique Diaz

March 11, 2014


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Students have banded together to provide an environment for sober events.Amanda Levy, Anna Smith and Mike Hofstetter, social work graduate students, created Sober Chico in February. The group is meant to give students an avenue to hang out without drug or alcohol use. Chico’s reputation for p...

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

Michael Karp

March 9, 2014


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You wake up in the morning next to a person you’ve just met, attempting to relive the events of the night before.It is at this point that the potential relationship teeters on the edge of a cliff.Whether it falls off or carries along its merry way may be determined by a number of things.Here are some questions to ask before developing a one-night stand into a relati...

Former professor fights death penalty

Former professor fights death penalty

Amanda Hovik

March 4, 2014


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  A former political science professor traded his love for teaching for a life of testifying in court. Ed Bronson, a retired Chico State professor and expert witness, gave a presentation titled "My Life Fighting the Death Penalty" Friday inside Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek.   He has testified about 300 times since he ...

Orionite Abroad: Dating your destination

Orionite Abroad: Dating your destination

Michelle Manera

March 3, 2014


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Choosing where to study abroad is a bit like finding someone to date. You want somewhere warm and welcoming. You want a challenge that makes you grow, but not one that is too difficult to deal with. The point is, even if you have a list of what you do and don't want, whatever place you choose will surprise ...

Mental health first-aid training returns to campus

Mental health first-aid training returns to campus

Dominique Diaz

March 3, 2014


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Bleeding or choking usually comes to mind when people think about first aid, but for some students, first aid involves learning how to talk someone out of suicide. The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center is offering Mental Health First Aid certification training March 7 and 8. The training teaches common warning signs and...

The O-Face: Better body image improves sex

The O-Face: Better body image improves sex

Michael Karp

March 1, 2014


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When I look in the mirror I see a big nose, curly hair, vampire teeth and small wrists. But I also see a nose that’s great for holding sunglasses, hair that my girlfriend loves to run her fingers through, teeth that were made sexy by "Twilight" and wrists that are perfect for reaching inside small spaces. Body image is how we view and judg...

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