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Warning: smoking may cause laziness

Warning: smoking may cause laziness

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Has Chico State’s smoking culture made us lazier as both students and members of our community? I’ve decided that yes, it most definitely has. Going to college in Northern California provides itself with a great set of liberties, one of them being that for the most part, Chico students can ea...

There is only one reason to not try psychedelics

There is only one reason to not try psychedelics

William Rein and Helen Suh

March 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Babysitting people on psychedelics, or trip sitting, is never boring. When it’s kicked in it can be a bit like watching kids play in the toy structure at McDonald's. All you have to do is keep morale up. Despite psychedelics being such a safe and simple pastime, there’s a single reason wh...

Sexual abuse suspicions arise for Chico elementary students

Sexual abuse suspicions arise for Chico elementary students

Kindra Robinson

November 14, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

Chico Police:Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance, 1:06 p.m., Amanda WayA father called police after his son told him a fellow classmate at Little Chico Creek Elementary School was poking his penis before saying it was OK because her dad lets her do it to him.Call Type: Transient Problem, 7:40 p.m., Forest Avenu...

Let’s move on: Legalize marijuana

Let’s move on: Legalize marijuana

Joseph Rogers

April 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Personally, I’m really sick of this debate. Marijuana (aka pot, Mary Jane, MJ, dope, etc.) has been in the spotlight for too many years. I’m tired of the back and forth. Four states, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The world didn’t come to ...

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

Miles Inserra

April 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Marijuana is indeed the ultimate gateway drug.Readily available, cheap and less intense than other drugs, marijuana popularly exposes abstinent bodies to a state of being high for the first time. The gateway drug theory simply states that the use of less harmful drugs often leads to the future use of more...

Student overdoses on marijuana

Madison Holmes

October 17, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

University Police Blotter Thursday, 8:12 p.m. : Medical aid at Laxson Auditorium. "Box office staff requesting fire and medics on individual who is feeling faint." Thursday, 11:02 a.m. : Non injury hit-and-run on West Second and Chestnut Streets. "A blue PT cruiser hit a brown hair female on a bike, ...

Pounds of pot found near campus

Pounds of pot found near campus

Nathan Lehmann

March 1, 2014


Filed under News

A garbage bag containing about 30 pounds of marijuana was discovered in the parking structure connected to the campus police station Thursday. University Police received a phone call sourced from the parking structure on 2nd Street and Normal Avenue, said Lt. Corinne Beck. The caller ended the call before any words were spoken, she said. Officers were sent to trace the call. The o...

Marijuana patients petition new rules

Marijuana patients petition new rules

Tj Carter

February 28, 2014


Filed under News

Medical marijuana patients are in the process of gathering signatures to overturn new county restrictions on cannabis cultivation. John Spivey, a volunteer, stood outside of Meriam Library Thursday morning to help gather signatures. The new regulations will be suspended and included as a loca...

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