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Trumpers have Hijacked the Republican Party – or – The Metamorphosis of the Republican Party

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist // November 13, 2020

I’ve been watching as Americans all across the country celebrate Joe Biden becoming the president-elect. There is a sense of joy and hope that has not been seen in our country for four years. I’m...

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Chico State Republicans build a wall to promote free speech

Emily Neria // February 24, 2020

The Chico State Republicans booth invited passersby to write messages on a “free speech wall” on Thursday. The wall was accompanied by a sign that read “we built a wall” in reference to the wall...

Protestors gather around the fence by the Young Republicans booth outside of Glenn Hall. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Ricardo Tovar // November 23, 2019

Over the past week, tensions have been running high among the liberal and conservative students on Chico State’s campus. From Tuesday to Thursday, many students have used their right to peacefully assemble...

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...

Little girl places ball in community basket. Photo credit: Christian Solis

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

Christian Solis // September 8, 2017

Local Depolarize Chico group worked to start healing the political rift in Chico.At the Thursday Night Market, people were asked to separate themselves into labels they identified with like veterans, vegans,...

One of the many tweets that create ignorant false equivalences. Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

Getting real about Islam

Roberto Fonseca // March 25, 2017

It's the same story every time there is a terrorist attack: a hashtag goes out in solidarity with the victims, people change their profile pictures on Facebook or Twitter to the flag of the victimized...

Gov. Jerry Brown speaking at Chico State on the Prop 30 bill on Oct. 29, 2012. Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Instagram.

Gov. Brown to raise minimum wage

George Johnston // April 4, 2016

Californians working for minimum wage will soon feel an increase of money in their pockets. On April 1, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he will sign a bill Monday raising the state's minimum wage...

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