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Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

William Rein and Dongyoung Won

April 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 we live in a patriarchy; or you side with fringe political groups and believe we live in a police st...

The CFA strike ends as it should

The CFA strike ends as it should

Sean Daly

April 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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, union faculty members working for all CSUs organized to walk out on classes April 13-15 and 18-19...

Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

Eric Mcguire

April 11, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

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 the outcome of the negotiations with a mixture of satisfaction and a sober eye on the future. “...

Undeclared or confused about your major? It gets better

Undeclared or confused about your major? It gets better

William Rein

April 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 law enforcement, but I think I speak for all the declarees here when I say our first aim is to he...

CSU faculty strike shows college turning into business

CSU faculty strike shows college turning into business

Jeff Guzman

April 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 faculty members will be going on strike this April. The strike will take place April 13-15 and...

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

Molly Sullivan

April 2, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

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 legacy of labor rights,” said Yvette Rivera, a senior psychology major. “It’...

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...

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

Michelle Zhu

February 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

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 California State University newspapers and other media outlets entered the conference call at 10:30...

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]

Faculty Prepares for Possible Strike

Faculty Prepares for Possible Strike

January 19, 2016


Filed under Administration

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 about how the resources of the state of California must be utilized wisely to promote the academic ...

CFA settlement negotiations continue

CFA settlement negotiations continue

December 8, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, Showcase

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 CSU management to come to an agreement. “We remain hopeful that CSU Chancellor Timothy White will see ...

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