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The fight for voting rights and busting the filibuster

Noah Herbst, Copy Chief // February 6, 2022

We are now just over a quarter of the way through President Joseph Biden’s four-year term.  At this time last year I was a little nervous for what the future had in store, but I still managed...

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Gov. Newsom beats recall

Alex Martin and Ian Hilton // September 15, 2021

Gov. Newsom soundly defeated a recall attempt on Tuesday that was initiated in June 2020. https://twitter.com/GavinNewsom/status/1437994196934135814 Chico State Political Science Professor Diana...

Learning from the Past: How our current political climate resembles the fall of Rome’s Republic

Learning from the Past: How our current political climate resembles the fall of Rome’s Republic

Jack Lewis, Reporter // September 22, 2020

The United States is heading down a dangerous path. It is truly ironic that our nation was loosely founded on the political system that the Roman Republic once used and is spiraling down a similar path...

Voting during a Pandemic

Voting during a Pandemic

Jack Lewis, Reporter // September 9, 2020

2020 is proving to be an interesting year for voters, especially students, who must navigate through new challenges that arise from politics during a pandemic. Much like the presidential upset of 2016,...

Chico State Police and Butte County EMS reposed to an incident between two students outside of Butte and Plumas halls on Tuesday. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student

Angel Ortega // November 20, 2019

On Tuesday, a dispute between the president of Chico State Republicans and a protester resulted in a brief physical altercation. Michael Curry, the president of Chico State Republicans, was tabling...

Norman Fucking Rockwell! tears up the modern feminist message

Kati Morris // September 18, 2019

Listen to the track "The Man" from Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover" and the message it sends is immediately clear. If I was the man, she said, "I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type."Swift is...

Visitors to Round Table on Pillsbury Avenue join the town hall and watch the CNN debate. Photo credit: Abram Melendez

Grassroots climate town hall held at Round Table

Abram Melendez // September 5, 2019

Local Bernie Sanders supporters came together at Round Table Pizza to watch his town hall climate change interview with Anderson Cooper.While the event may not have been at the most ideal of places, the...

Illustration by Melissa Joseph.

Whataboutism and wrongness, problematic politicians

Gage Northcutt // May 1, 2019

The past week's events sparked the interest of many and deepened the rift between major political leaders of opposing political parties. Twitter WarDonald Trump tweeted a speech Rep. Ilhan Omar made at...

Copyright is meant to protect us, but is now being used against us. 
Made using Piktochart Photo credit: Gage Northcutt

The mess that is the new Article 13 world

Gage Northcutt // April 7, 2019

Article 13 (reformed into Article 17) is a section of the European Union Council’s new initiative to slow down the creation of new content in the digital age.According to the Directive of the European...

Nancy Pelosis clap had the attention of many at the 2019 State of the Union address. Image from bustle.com.

Women in white win the night at State of the Union

Natalie Hanson // February 17, 2019

Am I still thinking about the State of the Union nearly a week later? You bet. This time, although there was so, so much to be unpacked from this year's delayed address, what's sticking in my mind is...

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Rachael Bayuk // September 27, 2018

As young people we are the future of this country. What we do will alter the way of the world. However, we will not be effective in our actions if we are not educated on how things in our government work. We...

Trong Gia Nguyen set up a variety of art pieces at the Jacki Headley Art Gallery earlier last week. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Trong Gia Nguyen shows off ‘Dogg Days’

Alex Coba // September 5, 2018

“Dogg Days,” the latest art exhibition to come to the Jacki Headley Art Gallery, showcases a contemporary artist’s work. Trong Gia Nguyen is a University of South Florida alum with a Master of Fine...

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