The Orion

The Downfall of General Education Courses

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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, according to a study conducted by Complete College.Time is limited, this challenges the four-year myth that students must graduate in four ye...

Graduating on time is hard

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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, the university directly inhibits students from graduating on time in some cases.Chico State curre...

Cheating in college is OK

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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 “balanced citizen.”It’s not altogether unreasonable for the government to try an...

General education classes ruin learning

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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 high school where you have to take algebra when you would rather learn about English literature. Yo...

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 would ask where you were attending school, you would answer Chico State and wait for the knowing e...

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