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A tall girl’s criticism of Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’

Rayanne Painter // September 18, 2019

Let’s set the scene for Netflix’s new original film, “Tall Girl”:Jodi (Ava Michelle) is a white, cisgender, straight, thin, able-bodied, middle-class, blond-haired, blue-eyed woman...

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Letters to: Past high school teachers

Danielle Cortes // April 20, 2018

Dear High School Teacher of my past, Hello, it's me! I just wanted to let you know that you are absolutely right when you said, “high school is nothing like college, kids.” Late work is never...

Halden Calvert has pled guilty after arrest for molesting a student while teaching at Chico High School. Image provided courtesy of Mike Ramsey.

Longtime Chico High School teacher pleads guilty to molesting charges

Natalie Hanson // March 8, 2018

Halden "HB" Calvert, a former teacher at Chico High School, pled guilty to molesting a student last spring at a hearing Thursday.Calvert, 52, was arrested last fall after parents of the victim, a junior...

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High school relationships help build a foundation

Grant Schmieding // March 5, 2018

Anyone who says they truly understand how to maneuver the dating pool, with guaranteed success, is full of it, according to Viren Swami, professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. In high...

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Adulting and figuring it all out

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // February 15, 2017

After successfully completing 18 years of existence since emerging from the womb, you are now a legally an adult.You can legally get married, vote, get a tattoo and make various other life-changing decisions...

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The uneducated shouldn’t rush into adulthood

Nicte Hernandez and Dongyoung Won // November 8, 2016

We all know someone who decided not to go to college. Whatever the circumstances that led them to make that decision, it likely had major effects on how they spent the rest of their lives and what they...

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A señor’s fresh perspective on love

Miles Inserra // May 11, 2015

In all of its facets, age is a puzzling concept. As I mature, the idea confounds me more. Still, I have my moments when I stop thinking so damn hard and everything makes sense: Age is experience. This...

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Let’s get physical, physical

William Rein // March 13, 2015

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...

Schools, too preoccupied by dress code

Veronica De La Cruz // May 2, 2014

Haven Middle School in Evanston, Ill. recently took a stand against leggings. If a female student wears leggings, she must wear a shirt or skirt over them at least covering her upper thighs. In another...

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