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

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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 - Oh, and she happens to be 6’1” and her life is hard.“You think your life is hard...

Letters to: Past high school teachers

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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 accepted past the due date, except under very few circumstances. Also, attendance in most classes...

Longtime Chico High School teacher pleads guilty to molesting charges

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

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 at the time, grew concerned that she was becoming suicidal and checked her diary and cell phone, ac...

High school relationships help build a foundation

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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 school, college or otherwise, we all have our own confusing and frustrating experiences. When it co...

Adulting and figuring it all out

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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 all by yourself. Abandoning all familiarities from the comfort of your childhood bedroom and immersing i...

The uneducated shouldn’t rush into adulthood

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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 chose to value.According to the Knot Yet campaign, which tries to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancies, most Americans wi...

A señor’s fresh perspective on love

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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 is my sole reason to believe it is appropriate for a senior in college to date a freshman in college, bu...

Let’s get physical, physical

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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 expectation of that happening. We spent a quarter studying the weight’s affinity to fall, and th...

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 similar case, Rockport High School in Rockport, Mass. has banned leggings and has sent home over 20 young girls to change. It's ridicu...

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