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Hey, did you know I’m vegan?

Thomas Stremfel, Opinion Editor // October 29, 2021

To this day, few things give me more joy than derailing conversations to remind people of my veganism. It’s easy to poke fun at myself, but there are few subjects that genuinely fascinate me as much...

Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

Ricardo Tovar // January 10, 2020

Philosophers, religious folks, scientists and every day Joe’s have tried to come up with the meaning for life. Is there one? Why are we here? Nobody knows. Even if they think they do, there is no...

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Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

Angelina Mendez // October 18, 2019

In early November, a new vegan-style restaurant named Pizza Riot located on Walnut St and 2nd St. will open to the city of Chico.Chico State students can now enjoy the fresh plant-based and organic non-genetically-modified...

Conversationals: Eating Vegan

Reed McCoy, Opinion Columnist // March 23, 2019

Reed McCoy can be reached at [email protected] or @ReedMcCoy6 on Twitter.

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

Rayanne Painter // October 21, 2018

The Earth as we know it is disappearing at an alarmingly fast rate. I know it, you know it and we need to stop ignoring it.Over the past decade, there’s been no secret about the fact that our climate...

Podcast: Kegels, being a vegan student and having pets in college

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk, and Karen Limones // September 11, 2018

This week Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk talk about Kegels, what it's like being a vegan student and having pets in college. Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected]...

Vegan student on a budget; tips and tricks

Rayanne Painter // September 6, 2018

With many college students struggling with issues such as housing or food insecurity, or just struggling to pay for tuition and textbooks, it’s reasonable when college students eat what they can to get...

Go Vegan

Go Vegan

Danielle Cortes // September 12, 2017

Since 2014, veganism has grown a whopping 500 percent just in the U.S alone, according to a report done by GlobalData. Veganism is very trendy amongst millennials right now. Many social media accounts...

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Vegan pizza options can’t be topped

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // March 28, 2017

One of the hardest things about giving up dairy was ditching the cheesy goodness of pizza. However, thanks to all the vegan accommodating alternative foods, pizza is still very available. Here’s what...

A vegan salad available in Sutter Dining hall. Photo credit: Sophia Robledo-Borowy

Surviving as a vegan in college

Susan Whaley // January 30, 2017

As I drive down Esplanade, nibbling my carrot for breakfast, I wondered why being vegan feels like such a struggle at times when I know it doesn't have to be. Despite the various options available, I still...

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Vegetarians: Follow the golden rule

Sam Rios and Dongyoung Won // April 21, 2016
Choices, choices, choices. Sometimes respecting others' choices can be more important than the ones that you make.
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Veggie lovers’ toolbox

Carly Plemons // April 5, 2016
Becoming a vegetarian or vegan isn't as tough as it seems
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