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Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Karen Limones

April 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

It seems that every time we are given a specific opportunity, a new policy is created for a different opportunity to get taken away. Among those, President Donald Trump announced a new memo that reaffirms a policy against transgender troops services. According to Newsweek, Trump decided transgender people were a disruption and left the military “burdened with the tremendous m...

DACA repeal will hurt Dreamers, comes at a cost

DACA repeal will hurt Dreamers, comes at a cost

Karen Limones

February 13, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Nearly 800,000 people are living a nightmare. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the U.S. government will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan in March 2018.The Trump administration announced that it will not be considering new applicants but will allow any current DACA recipient...

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Karen Limones

January 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Deep cuts to education funding may affect schools throughout the country. The Trump administration will allocate $1.4 billion to expand vouchers in public and private schools. According to The Atlantic, about $250 million will be allocated to a private school-choice program while $168 million is set aside fo...

Trump is destroying the work feminism has created

Trump is destroying the work feminism has created

Danielle Cortes

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

It is the year of 2017, humans have been living for about 200,000 years. Every year, we are evolving and bettering our lives for the future. However, we still somehow find ourselves regressing. As a nation, we really downgraded by electing Donald Trump as president. There is just simply no other way...

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

Christian Solis

September 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Local Depolarize Chico group worked to start healing the political rift in Chico.At the Thursday Night Market, people were asked to separate themselves into labels they identified with like veterans, vegans, farmers, students and many more.They were then asked to place a ball in a basket from their group for every question they answered with yes.For exampl...

“Are We Great Yet?” panelists say no

“Are We Great Yet?” panelists say no

Daniel Wright

April 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Pi Sigma Alpha and the Council of Graduate Students hosted a panel discussing the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency. The panel named “Are We Great Yet?” hosted five Chico State Professors from diverse fields. · Diana Dwyre: Congressional Politics · Darin Haerle: Criminal Justic...

Trump should go green

Trump should go green

Roberto Fonseca

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Get your medical cards because Trump is aiming his focus at recreational marijuana, according to his press secretary Sean Spicer in his Feb. 24 speech. Trump has been staunch on his disapproval of the use of recreational marijuana and wants law enforcement to agents to enforce federal marijuana laws ...

Trump missile strikes create more conflict

Trump missile strikes create more conflict

Roberto Fonseca

April 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When hardcore Trump supporters like Richard Spencer and Ann Coulter are angry at Trump, something is wrong. On April 7, President Trump ordered air strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to the chemical attacks by Bashar Al-Assad that happened on April 4. The chemical attack had gone viral on social media an...

Trump’s budget strikes concern

Trump’s budget strikes concern

Roberto Fonseca

April 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Putting Americans first" doesn't seem to apply to our schools, environment and the those living in poverty according to President Donald Trump's preliminary budget proposal for 2018.Trump wants to cut spending for the Environmental Protection Agency by 39 percent. He said climate change is a "hoax" and a c...

Chico group to protest Trump for next four years

Chico group to protest Trump for next four years

George Johnston

March 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Jan Andrews has been protesting since the late 60s. Andrews and her group gathered on the corner of Broadway Street to being protesting the Trump administration and its policies March 23.The group started gathering in front of Bidwell Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m. They began marching through the Chico...

Protestors only succeed through boycotting

Kyra Stemplinger

February 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Picket signs and marches are not enough to protest President Donald Trump. Attacking him on Twitter and with facts seem to roll off of him because with every mistake his followers continue to back him up.The only way to be truly effective is to cut off the problem at the source. Stepping up the protests to influence businesses and industries through boycotts are the only way to get a clea...

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Rachel Reyes

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Social media seems to have become the preeminent medium shaping political agendas across the nation today. These messages are being rapidly exchanged 140 characters at a time. The ability for one single tweet to influence open-ended political discussions and drive media coverage has become substantial. Times...

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