The Orion

Student employees deserve better benefits

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Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

October 17, 2016

In the past few years, California State University academic student employees have been bargaining with the CSU board of trustees for a better work environment. It was only recently that an agreement was reached between the CSU system and the union workers. Looking at the living conditions of some...

Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

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Carson Predovich and David Molina

September 26, 2016

If there is one thing that most college students across the nation can agree upon, it’s that they hate the cost of tuition. Many students graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, and tuition is the main source of that debt.One important thing to note about college tuition is that it v...

Owning your student debt

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Kristina Martinez

October 10, 2015

Loans. I've had a number of conversations on this topic. Whether it's with peers, parents, the financial aid office or professors, somehow loans always enter the conversation when college is brought up.A huge deciding factor when choosing which college to attend is financial aid. How much did you get? D...

College campuses provides empty promises

Kevin Crittenden

April 21, 2014

College admission letters should come with caution tape. The implicit promise colleges make to students is a shot at the American dream. But the light at the end of the tunnel is an illusion — it doesn’t exist. We go to school because we’re taught it will make us more appealing to employers, that ...

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