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Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

Jacqueline Morales

October 3, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

A mass shooting in Las Vegas left more than 50 dead and more than 50 injured, Sunday night during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Embed from Getty Images "I want to take a moment to express my deepest sympathy for all who were affected by the incident, especially the victims and their families," Pedro Douglas, interim...

Chico State students create mobile application promoting non-alcoholic entertainment

Chico State students create mobile application promoting non-alcoholic entertainment

Natalie Hanson

September 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Multimedia, News

A student-created mobile application, Entertainment Now, encourages non-alcoholic activities and deals in Chico. The app is based on entering participating businesses, with time sensitive discounts. Jaylen Mcferren, a Chico State student, who helped create the app said that ENT Now, "..is a point s...

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

September 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State yields banners that state “We Are Chico State” and has made claims in the past to value diversity. While this effort hasn’t gone unnoticed, it’s important to continue practicing diversity instead of just claiming it. The campus has made changes to its student populatio...

DACA decision affects students

DACA decision affects students

Natalie Hanson

September 5, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The Trump administration announced, Tuesday, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be rescinded. The White House will give Congress six months to decide whether the program, which protects students nationwide, will be replaced. Since 2012, DACA has protected many students and offered...

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Danielle Cortes

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Comic Strip, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

If you're beginning your second year at Chico State, you're most likely experiencing the big move to your first apartment. Most of the time you're living with your closest friends whom you have met last year.It's a huge relief to finally live without strict rules, annoying RA’s and unnecessary...

Chico State student is awarded thousands by PG&E

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 22, 2017


Filed under Community

Chico State student was awarded a scholarship of 20,000 by the Pacific Gas & Eelectric Company.Rigoberto Vazquez Jr., a Mechanical Engineering major, applied for the Better Together STEM scholarship on February 17 and was awarded on June 8. “I strive in school because I wanted a better life the influences were to do the opposite of what my family did I saw them as an e...

Remedial Math and English is no longer an option

Remedial Math and English is no longer an option

Christian Solis

August 19, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus

Chico State will no longer offer English and Math remediation.Starting Fall 2018, Graduation Initiative 2025 will be implemented to increase four year graduation rates and eliminate achievement gaps in minority and low-income groups.The faculty of Chico State are mandated to turn remedial prerequisite...

Graduation breaks up students

Graduation breaks up students

Marrion Charissa Cruz

May 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With graduation approaching for Chico State seniors, figuring out whether to break up or stay together after college is the tough decision couples need to make. Most people choose not to stay in Chico to return back home or find a steady job somewhere else. This can create conflict if a person's partner...

Dead week killing students

Dead week killing students

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

May 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The overwhelming stress experienced during the week before finals causing students to look and feel like death; is dead week. Dead week at Chico State is one of the most stressful times, but professors aren’t as accommodating as they could be. Instead of giving time to study and actually prepare...

Sexual education forgets masturbation

Sexual education forgets masturbation

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

May 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sex is a prevalent topic as soon as puberty hits. However, fulfilling sexual desires on your own through masturbation is rarely discussed. Self-exploration through masturbation has the potential to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, along with a handful of other health benefits,...

Community college cuts down price of education

Community college cuts down price of education

Kyra Stemplinger

May 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Summer is really just a chance to catch up on lost time; whether it's by sleeping, relaxing, or retaking classes that didn't go very well during the spring semester. Panic rises in students when they realize their low grades might cause them to disrupt their four-year plans. Filling their summers...

Millenials searching for mental vacations

Millenials searching for mental vacations

Nicole Henson

April 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It may seem that millennials have a more laissez-faire attitude when it comes to recreational drugs compared to their parents. But in all honesty, we're just as lost as previous generations, or even more so. We have been told since we were in elementary school that drugs are bad and were forced to...

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