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Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

William Rein and Dongyoung Won // April 17, 2016

There are many reasons right now to get involved in politics: whether you’re part of Black Lives Matter and believe we live in a racially contracted state; or you align with feminism and believe...

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The CFA strike ends as it should

Sean Daly // April 14, 2016

California State University faculty members and students who stress about class recently received some good news: The CFA strike for a 5 percent pay increase has been averted.As many students have learned,...

Susanna Boxall, a professor of philosophy, said she will still have to work multiple jobs even with the faculty agreement. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

Eric Mcguire // April 11, 2016

In the wake of the CSU faculty agreement, Chico State faculty take stock of concessions made and future gains to pursue. A historic strike has been averted. Chico State professors are talking about...

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Undeclared or confused about your major? It gets better

William Rein // April 9, 2016

I came to Chico State as a criminal justice major. That’s right, America, another white guy ready to join the ranks of the police. It’s a particularly controversial time to be affiliated with...

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CSU faculty strike shows college turning into business

Jeff Guzman // April 4, 2016

News of a faculty strike on California State University campuses has confirmed all suspicion that college has turned into an institution with a bigger view of their profit margins than their students. CSU...

Students gathered in Trinity Commons to support labor rights for faculty in honor of Cesar Chavez. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

Molly Sullivan // April 2, 2016

To commemorate Cesar Chavez, Chico State students gathered in Trinity Commons on March 28 to show solidarity with the California Faculty Association strike. “We want to continue Cesar Chavez’s...

From left to right: CFA field representative Jason Conwell,  Professor Tim Sistrunk, and Counselor Mimi Bommersbach discuss the best way to hand out fliers to students. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Michelle Zhu // February 25, 2016

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...

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CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

Michelle Zhu // February 12, 2016

The California Faculty Association held a media conference call with CFA President Jennifer Eagan on Feb. 12 to answer questions about the upcoming faculty strike. Student reporters and editors from...

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Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

Alex Horne // February 10, 2016

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,...

From left to right: CFA Field Representative Jason Conwell,  Professor Tim Sistrunk, and Counselor Mimi Bommersbach discuss the best way to hand out fliers to students.  About reaching out to students Sistrunk said,

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

January 29, 2016

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...

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Faculty Prepares for Possible Strike

January 19, 2016

Chico State faculty are planning to strike during the upcoming spring semester. In an email sent to Chico State faculty, the strikers have stated, “This potential strike is about priorities. It is...

The CFA enters the final stage of negotiation in its fight for a salary increase. Photo credit: Michael Catelli

CFA settlement negotiations continue

December 8, 2015

The California Faculty Association is in its final stage in the fight for a five percent salary increase. The fact-finding stage of the collective bargaining process is the last chance for CFA and...

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