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What to do when required classes are full

What to do when required classes are full

Karen Limones

April 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Every Chico State student must fulfill graduation requirements by earning enough units. Taking specific classes and making sure our homework gets done but as you close in on graduation, time is of the essence. Imagine, you’re at the pinpoint of graduating and you’re enrolling in classes and you find...

Dead week killing students

Dead week killing students

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

May 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The overwhelming stress experienced during the week before finals causing students to look and feel like death; is dead week. Dead week at Chico State is one of the most stressful times, but professors aren’t as accommodating as they could be. Instead of giving time to study and actually prepare...

The price of being a teacher

The price of being a teacher

Kyra Stemplinger

March 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most kids aspiring to be teachers today typically hear the same things from their parents: "that's a good job if you want to starve." Teachers don't make as much money as they should. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, community college professors make about $72,470 a year. However, according to transparent California, instruct...

Chico State students struggle after break

Chico State students struggle after break

Marrion Charissa Cruz

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s plastered across every student’s face as they shuffle around the drenched Chico State campus. The anguish and stress have already begun to set in. The weeks of Netflix and the semi-permanent body formed into every parent’s sofa will slowly puff up to its former shape as ...

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Michelle Zhu

February 25, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

The California State University faculty plan to strike on April 13, but students still have unanswered questions. Faculty are not satisfied with stagnant wages and are striking if CSU management does not make changes. The California Faculty Association Chico chapter held an open meeting on Feb. 10...

Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

Alex Horne

February 10, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You log in, read the e-book, do the Learnsmart and take the online quiz. At the same time your professor is simply watching the grades from all their classes roll in. Professors do this via Learnsmart, an online form of homework that is prefabricated by the corporate learning giant McGraw-Hill. Not lifti...

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

January 29, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Features, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

All around campus professors and other faculty are wearing red and handing out fliers to show support for their peers and bring awareness to students. The California Faculty Association is seeking student support to help them get better wages before they are forced to go on strike. Ryan Corrall can be reached at [email protected]

Leaving class early, losing respect

Leaving class early, losing respect

Nick Bragg

September 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You know what really grinds my gears? When students stand up and walk out in the middle of class.I can understand leaving five to ten minutes early to print something for another class, but there is no point in even going to class if only to leave in the middle of it. Last week in one of my classes, o...

Chico State faculty, staff hit the ground running

Chico State faculty, staff hit the ground running

Alisa Thorsen

March 9, 2015


Filed under Features

For many people, running the mile in high school physical education class was enough for a lifetime. But for some Chico State employees, running is not just a hobby — it's a way of life. Outside of the classroom, many professors participate in intensive marathon training in their spare tim...

Take time to talk with teachers

Take time to talk with teachers

Julianna Eveland

September 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most teachers note at the beginning of the semester that students are welcome to visit with them whenever they want. At the beginning of the semester, this isn't usually on a high-priority list for most students. "Nothing's due so far," and, "it's the first few weeks of school," are the typic...

Awards given to outstanding faculty members

Awards given to outstanding faculty members

Laura Hass

January 19, 2014


Filed under Features

The top-ranked faculty at Chico State are passionate. Five faculty members were chosen by Chico State's Faculty Recognition and Support Committee to receive the Outstanding Professor, Teacher, Research Mentor, Academic Advisor, and Faculty Service awards for 2013-14. Many of the recipients have ...

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