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The Downfall of General Education Courses

Rachel Reyes // August 28, 2017

Many students often juggle loads of units per semester while simultaneously working or interning. The rate at which students are receiving their bachelor degrees has increased from four years to six years,...

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Graduating on time is hard

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel // November 23, 2016

In 2013, only 59 percent of Chico State students graduated within six years. The four-year graduation rate was likely even lower.Schools don't do enough to help students graduate in four years. In fact,...

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Cheating in college is OK

William Rein // May 17, 2016

Even though college is supposed to be for adults and the action of applying to colleges is symbolic for independence, state and federal curriculum still requires General Education courses to create the...

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General education classes ruin learning

Jeff Guzman // February 28, 2016

Right around the time I was finishing high school, there was one piece of information about college that every adult filled me in on. Everyone claimed that a benefit about college is it’s not like...

No shame in extra semesters

Matt Murphy // August 24, 2014

As a fourth year student at Chico State, I've become just about used to the general public's reaction to my school of choice. Everyone went through it, at the very least when they were freshmen. People...

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