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Poverty affects college students too

Alex Horne

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Work, school and paying bills. It's a common scenario. Many students at Chico State support themselves completely. Being a student and working is quite common on our campus, but unfortunately, for some students, it isn't enough. A recent study by the California State University system showed that appr...

Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Carson Predovich and David Molina

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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...

Online classes equal less learning

Online classes equal less learning

Alex Horne

April 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not leaving home, sitting on the couch and class time whenever: all enticing facets of online classes. But is it all worth it? Online classes are an easy way to avoid the stress of creating a cohesive class schedule and getting to campus. It can seem like a miracle when searching for a class and an ...

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...

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...

Obama chooses education over prison

Obama chooses education over prison

Kristina Martinez

August 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

$80 billion is the amount of money that could “eliminate tuition at every public college and university in America.” As Obama pushes to find a way to end mass incarceration, local and state prison programs continue to become overcrowded. I agree with President Obama, I think that our prison systems...

Tuition costs still pressure students

Tuition costs still pressure students

Joe Silva

April 15, 2015


Filed under News

  When senior Dominic Rosso first found out how much a semester of college would cost, he was surprised. "My first thought was that was a lot." he said. "Like wow — this is really the worth of education?" While student debt is a regular discussed problem that faces the U.S., rising tuition fees are rarely ...

Students seek sugar daddies to pay tuition

Students seek sugar daddies to pay tuition

Madison Holmes

April 29, 2014


Filed under News

Getting a job at the Chico State Calling Center and shopping in bulk at WinCo are both ways to earn and save money to pay for school. But seeing older men and women who pay up to $3,000 a month for companionship is a new trend for college students looking for income. SeekingArrangement is a dati...

Avoiding the sugar rush

Veronica De La Cruz

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the high cost of tuition, students often find inventive and sometimes morally grey solutions to pay for school. Dating a sugar daddy is one of the options for women. Money is tight for most students. Going on a date in exchange for monthly allowances of thousands of dollars could be worth it for youn...

Climbing costs keep students from exploring courses

Climbing costs keep students from exploring courses

Matt Murphy

February 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever had to pass up a class outside of your major that seemed interesting because of high tuition costs? I have faced this dilemma many times before. I came to college with a plan. I fell in love with writing my junior year of high school and knew I wanted to study journalism in coll...

New state budget increases CSU funding

New state budget increases CSU funding

Enrique Raymundo

January 15, 2014


Filed under News

There is good news for the CSU system in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal: the universities will be receiving a 5 percent increase in general funds. In an official document posted on Scribd, the budget plan proposed that an additional $142.2 million go to the CSU’s general fund. Acc...

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