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Wildcat Andrea Thoj presenting at the Hmong Legacy banquet in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center on April 21.

Am I Hmong enough? Students search for identity in diaspora

Melvin Bui, Editor-in-Chief // April 25, 2022

Some Hmong students at Chico State are third or fourth generation Americans who can't speak or read their native language. Finding one’s identity as a minority in an assimilated community can make some...

Liam (left) and Eve (right) Miller posing for a picture on Halloween.

520 miles away, I found myself

Eve Miller, Contributor // April 22, 2022

I’m 520 miles from home, scrolling endlessly through my camera roll, trying to find pictures where I’m truly happy. This assignment sounds simple — find a picture when you’re younger that makes...

Mario Ortiz posing with his grandmother Simona Ortiz (left) and his grandfather Ubaldo Ortiz (right) on Christmas.

Culturally homeless: not ‘Mexican’ enough

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // February 16, 2022

Last semester my dad passed away after surgery, and since his death, I feel like I have lost yet another crucial connection to my culture. He played a significant role in teaching me about my Mexican...

The growing identity crisis amongst young people

The growing identity crisis amongst young people

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // September 8, 2021

On March 19, 2020, California issued a statewide stay-at-home order. “We need to recognize reality,” Gov. Newsom explained. This “reality” proved to be much grimmer as we continue to struggle to...

Professionalism comes at a steep price

Matt Murphy // October 24, 2014

I'm a sellout. At least, that's what it feels like. I have a professional Twitter account where I tweet about relevant newsworthy topics and retweet exciting tidbits about journalism and other tedious...

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