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Racial divides continue to grow across college campuses

Racial divides continue to grow across college campuses

Rachel Reyes

November 7, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Many college students across the nation have begun to face challenges pertaining to first amendment rights, racism and discrimination. A sign with the words “It’s OK To Be White” raised controversy after it had gone viral online. Inforum covered this story and said that during this week social media exposed the signs that were b...

#MarchforScience still had its problems

#MarchforScience still had its problems

Roberto Fonseca

April 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The March for Science did a great job in showcasing the importance of current scientific issues and triumphs to Americans, but there were still some problems.Conversations about climate change are what dominated the events. It was fantastic to see such support towards a cause nationwide.There is more t...

#WomensMarch was disappointing

#WomensMarch was disappointing

Roberto Fonseca

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The premise of the march is something that everyone should agree with. Women and men are equal. Women's reproductive rights will be under attack under President Trump, and there is a rational fear about what this new administration will do. But the point ends there. This entire march was used ...

Racism now trending

Racism now trending

Roberto Fonseca

January 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Jan. 5, a video of four teenagers who bound, gagged and tortured a disabled white teenager went viral, affectionately picking up the hashtag “BLMKidnapping.” The four teenagers were arrested for the video and their motivation for the attack was clearly from the anti-Trump and anti-white slurs shouted dur...

White isn’t always right

White isn’t always right

Brittany Mcclintock

May 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

First thing I want to say is if you’re white and sensitive, hit that back button. This is not an article you'll want to read. Now with that being said, I’m going to be talking about how I dislike the fact that I’m white and how white people irritate me in general. Before I get into more of the...

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

December 15, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

As Chico State amplifies its commitment to diversity and inclusion like universities nationwide, some members of the campus community are pushing back by exercising their right to free speech. In a Nov. 16 email to students, staff and faculty, President Paul Zingg addressed the issue explaining how “...

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Daisy Dardon

April 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've experienced racism many times throughout my life but not here in Chico — not until Cesar Chavez weekend. I thought I would be used to it by now, hearing the offensive things people had to say about me based on how I looked. But instead it just reminded me how much it actually hurts. ...

Feminism ruins everything

Alyssa Dunning

November 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've always considered myself a feminist, but it wasn't until my women's history class at Chico State that I really understood what that meant.Feminism taught me to think critically and scrutinize everything around me. It's empowering and eye-opening, but it also ruins everything. I started watching m...

Halloween costumes offend cultures

Madison Holmes

October 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

[View the story "What constitutes an offensive costume? " on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Madison Holmes can be reached at [email protected] or @madisonholmes95 on Twitter....

Chico international students face racism

Chico international students face racism

Madison Holmes

October 29, 2014


Filed under News

"Fuck Asians!" was not what Rie Ikebe expected to hear on her first outing in the United States. Ikebe, an international student from Japan studying communications, and her friend were walking on Nord Avenue when a man drove by and started shouting racial slurs at them, she said. "It felt like they were ki...

Americans shouldn’t fear identity labels

Alyssa Dunning

October 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While Raven-Symone may want to live in a colorless world, I don't.Raven-Symone made news headlines when she told Oprah in an interview that she doesn't like to label herself African-American or gay. While I understand her sentiments, getting rid of labels won't change anything. Labels will never be the actua...

New movie, TV show will spark race conversations

Alyssa Dunning

September 14, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Coming from a family of different races was normal to me. My mom married my stepdad, who is black, when I was nine. About a year and a half later my brother was born. As a kid I thought nothing of it, but as I grew up and we moved to a small town I realized it was a big deal to other people. With rece...

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