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Presidential election vital to women’s rights

Presidential election vital to women’s rights

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

April 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With all the news surrounding this year’s election, it seems as if everyone is honed in on the candidates' stances on our nation’s most controversial issues. One of the most talked and argued about topics throughout this campaign has been that of abortion rights - a topic I find to be ex...

Gayle Hutchinson is one of us

Gayle Hutchinson is one of us

Jeff Guzman

March 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When it was announced last fall that the search for Chico State’s next president would be a confidential search, staff members became worried that the community would not be heavily involved.Well we have got some good news. Chico State has recently appointed a new president to succeed President...

Feminism is my favorite F word

Feminism is my favorite F word

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Feminism: “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” A large majority of the college-aged population is not able to understand this simple definition of the term. Instead, people almost run away from it, giving the word and the movement itself a negative connot...

Shooter on a scooter

Shooter on a scooter

Elizabeth Helmer

February 23, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Sex Fondle/Battery, 10:05 a.m. EsplanadeReporting party states man ran up behind her, pulled up her shirt and grabbed her breasts.Call Type: Suspicious Subject, 10:35 a.m. 17th StreetMale subject stopped in front of reporting party's house, blowing nose into his hand and pulli...

Food for thought

Food for thought

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

February 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever taken a bite of your meal and stopped to realize you have no idea where any of the food on your plate came from? For some people, I’m sure you truly have never cared, but the majority of the population has a general concern with the food they decide to eat.That’s why it’...

Project homeless connect returns to chico

Project homeless connect returns to chico

Amelia Storm

February 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A one-day event will try bringing relief to Butte County homeless. On April 27, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will host Project Homeless Connect, an event that includes volunteers and community organizations coming together to bring hundreds of free and necessary services to the Butte County homeless p...

Queen B doesn’t deserve to be dethroned

Queen B doesn’t deserve to be dethroned

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

February 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, Beyoncé released her most recent and extremely controversial “Formation” music video that seems to be rubbing people the wrong way. The video was released Saturday, Feb. 6 and she performed the song at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 7. The video received heavy backlash ...

Textbooks are so yesterday

Textbooks are so yesterday

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

February 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you ever get that feeling of immense stress weighing you down in hundreds and hundreds of dollars? If so, it sounds like you’re probably a college student needing to purchase textbooks at the beginning of the semester.The price of textbooks are astronomical these days, and I have felt extre...

Rainy weather may make students sad

Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern regions have less sunlight during winter months. This increases the likelihood of depressio...

Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

December 6, 2015


Filed under Features

One of the least talked about and most scandalous acts of sexual activity is the elusive threesome. Three-ways: one of the top items on most guys’ bucket lists and a highly avoided topic by most girls. I know I’m being a little stereotypical here, but I’ve yet to meet any girls that are...

One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

December 3, 2015


Filed under Features

One-night stands: The awkward, thrilling, scandalous story of many college students’ lives. The majority of people I know experience one-night stands on their nights out and I think it’s becoming a major staple in our sexual culture today.The thing about one-night stands is you have to accept them for what they are...

Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 12, 2015


Filed under Features

Rolling over in bed the morning after a wild night out can be met with surprise, shock, awe or enjoyment. Whatever happened the night before, you’re now in another person’s bed and the looming presence of the morning is upon you. The morning after can be a complicated dynamic, and I’ve...

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