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Undeclared or confused about your major? It gets better

Undeclared or confused about your major? It gets better

William Rein

April 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I came to Chico State as a criminal justice major. That’s right, America, another white guy ready to join the ranks of the police. It’s a particularly controversial time to be affiliated with law enforcement, but I think I speak for all the declarees here when I say our first aim is to he...

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...

I learned more from my smartphone than I did from my teacher

I learned more from my smartphone than I did from my teacher

Miles Inserra

May 5, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Great teachers have more than a command of their subject. Great teachers inspire students, create comfort in the classroom and bring lectures to life.Instructors at Chico State have exposed me to this allure of education. Few of my high school teachers created such a learning environment, but most of ...

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