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Letters to: My future employer

Letters to: My future employer

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Dear Future Employer, Whether this is my dream job or a job that will help me further build my skills, I want to say thank you for giving me this opportunity. You've probably heard this cliché hundreds of times from potential candidates: “I am a hardworking person, who is a fast learner, great...

Biological science department holds second career fair

Biological science department holds second career fair

Alejandra Fraga

February 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Biological Sciences Outreach Committee put on its second biology career fair at Chico State. "We're thankful to all the volunteers, panelists, and companies" said Rebecca Brunelli, chair of committee for biological sciences outreach committee.   About 75 students attended in 2015, ...

President Trump will be good for Americans

President Trump will be good for Americans

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

November 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Editors note: This article is a response to Land of the free has grim future under Trump Yes, I voted for Donald Trump. No, I’m not a racist, sexist, xenophobe and neither are most of Trump’s voters. Before this election started last year I tried my best to keep away from politics. But I care...

Focusing on the right majors

Focusing on the right majors

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The stigma against math extends far beyond the realm of high school nightmares and exams. One in three Americans feels anxiety when faced with solving a math equation, according to a study by the organization Change the Equation. Despite the fear most Americans reported, STEM occupations are growing at 17 pe...

Fire department cuts personnel, 15 face layoffs

Fire department cuts personnel, 15 face layoffs

Katia Berg

October 31, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Fifteen Chico firefighters face losing their jobs as federal grant funding is lost. In early 2014, a $5.3 million grant was approved by City Council to fund over a dozen positions for the Fire Department. In two years, the grant money diminished significantly, forcing local firefighters to come to th...

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Jeff Guzman

April 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage. This new bill aims to raise California’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2022. This wage hike will affect over 5 million workers. While there is a ton of support for this bill coming from different places and while Brown emphasizes the moral purpose...

College degrees are just a stamp

College degrees are just a stamp

February 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Would you allow someone without a college degree to perform your major brain surgery?Consider this: the only skills in the brain surgery career path currently unlearnable outside the academic space are sensitivity to death and real practice on cadavers. Both are necessities, as intimate neurosurgical knowledge...

College’s most daunting task: Choosing a career

College’s most daunting task: Choosing a career

Daisy Dardon

February 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've known I wanted to go into book publishing or editing since the eighth grade. I love reading and writing so this was the perfect job choice for me. There was no question in my mind. Everyone that knew me admired that I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I had everything planned o...

Stop striving for straight-A’s

Valerie Teegardin

March 11, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

After years of schooling, students are now conditioned to believe that good grades will get them a good job; as if an A is equivalent to success. If that's truly the case, then it's reasonable to assume that a student who proves their dedication to education by pulling straight-A's will be more favorable in ...

Chico recognized as ideal adult destination

Chico recognized as ideal adult destination

Dominique Diaz

January 28, 2014


Filed under Features

Chico is listed in Sunset Magazine’s “24 Best Places to Live and Work” and is a runner-up in the “Best Place to Reboot Your Life” list for 2014.Chico receives these honors, in part, because of its handsome downtown filled with unique shops and restaurants, the farmers markets and Bidw...

Working WildCat: Seven steps for keeping a professional social media presence

Ariel Hernandez

January 18, 2014


Filed under Features

College is a time filled with nights to never forget and nights you never fully remember. These harmless college memories have a tendency to creep into Twitter feeds, Instagram photos and Facebook posts. But are these updates really that harmless? A survey from 2012 by CareerBuilder found that 37 per...

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