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Local Women in Government Panel to Honor the 19th Amendment

Local Women in Government Panel to Honor the 19th Amendment

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 26 four women with active roles in Butte County’s government and Chico State’s student government sat at a panel to honor the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The celebration of the 19th Amendment was a weeklong event on campus with several activities and info...

#MarchforScience still had its problems

#MarchforScience still had its problems

Roberto Fonseca

April 28, 2017

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...

The death of chivalry in relationships

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016

In a culture where double-tapping a photo or sending direct messages is a form of showing romantic interest, it’s clear the idea of a knight in shining armor has come to an end.Chivalry is dead and it should remain that way.I think social media is the reason why certain people have such high expecta...

Women play sports too

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Brittany Mcclintock

October 3, 2015

Women, rejoice. You can now play soccer in the digital world. FIFA '16 announced in May that female players would be included in the game, and it received positive feedback— for the most part. Three countries even had females voted the most popular cover for the game's release. I was ecstatic when I hear...

Feminism ruins everything

Alyssa Dunning

November 30, 2014

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...

Stop calling strong women ‘bossy’

Julianna Eveland

November 10, 2014

When I was a little girl, I loved to be the leader. I always felt I was the head of my group of friends; the one to call the shots when it came time to play house or choreograph the dances we'd put on for our parents. But as I got older, as I became more aware of the way people view women who take ch...

Geek culture is a stronghold for sexism

Illustration by Rachel Dugo.

Megan Mann

October 17, 2014

Ah, the "Nerd World." A social universe filled with comics, cosplay, video games and sexism. The sexism portion may be surprising to some, but it is by no means a secret in the geek and nerd community. For years, women have been at the ridicule of men for liking typical "male" things, such as comics and...

Men shouldn’t suffer over sins of forefathers

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Matt Murphy

October 14, 2014

Men are in trouble. Serious trouble. To riff on a bit by the great Jerry Seinfeld, our organization has seen better days. Ever since Adam went rogue and ate that dumb piece of fruit, we've been playing catch up. We are in a perpetual state of damage control. Women can partially relate to this...

Female turnout low in math and science majors

Infographic by: Monica Fitch

Madison Holmes

May 7, 2014

Women at Chico State are widely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.Few female students have graduated with degrees in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering in the past four years, according to a study by Jeffrey Bell, chair of the biologica...

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