THE ROADRUNNER

Butte College's Editorially Independent Student Voice

THE ROADRUNNER

THE ROADRUNNER

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Five Spine Chilling Stories to Prepare You for Summer

The heat is coming so let's exchange ideas about how to cope with the soaring temps.
Alani Ethelbah, guest contributor April 16, 2024

The closer we get to the end of the school year I find myself being taken back to July when I first moved to Chico. Back then my days were spent standing in front of my portable fan. As I’m reminded...

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The 5 Biggest Draft Busts in Recent NBA History

Players who fumbled high hopes at the draft.
Garrett Breedon, guest contributor April 11, 2024

Throughout the history of the NBA draft, there have been many extraordinarily talented players drafted that have gone on to have successful careers. However, for every successful pick in the draft, there’s...

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Butte College Exhibition Thrives in Celebration of Diversity and Identity

The reception was a resounding success, with attendees expressing gratitude for the opportunity to see their own work displayed.
Leo O'Neill, guest contributor April 4, 2024

From 2-4 PM, the reception buzzed with excitement as attendees immersed themselves in a kaleidoscope of artworks, ranging from paintings to ceramics to multimedia installations. The atmosphere was further...

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Page Turners or Page Burners? 

I can not imagine going through high school without most of these books as they also helped me grow up. 
Kaylynn Parks, guest contributor April 3, 2024

Banning books has been a discussion for years. We deem that certain books have too much offensive language, are too explicit or are too depressing.  There are over 1,000 books banned in the US for all...

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“Lisa Frankenstein”: Bringing the Cult Classic Genre Back From the Dead

The film is a dark and memorizing dream sequence, characterized by witty, reference-packed dialogue and twisted humor.
Alani Ethelbah, guest contributor April 2, 2024

"Lisa Frankenstein," a movie adored by audiences and scorned by critics, has all the makings of a perfect cult classic movie. It’s a romance horror comedy that follows Lisa Swallows (Kathyrn Newton),...

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NBA Scoring Has Gotten Out of Hand

Rule changes need to be implemented to even the playing field between defense and offense.
Garrett Breedon, contributing writer March 30, 2024

So far, the 2023-24 NBA season has delivered some prodigious player performances, including nine 50 + point games, and six 60 + point games from players like Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic. Elite offensive...

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March Board of Trustee Meeting

Applications for student government now open.
Liz Heaton, guest contributor March 29, 2024

What’s up, Roadrunners!   I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun Spring Break. It’s back to the grind, and we are almost done, so stay strong! The last Board of Trustees meeting was Wednesday,...

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Journalism Club Information

Get the inside angle on getting published in the paper.
March 28, 2024

Writers, photographers, artists, cartoonist, graphic designers and social media promotors—we have a place for your work to be published! Join the Butte College Journalism Club and get direct access to...

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Positive Transitioning 

10 things needed when you are homeless.
Magen Miranda, guest contributor March 7, 2024

As someone who was homeless for seven years, I would like to offer some strategies for those who find themselves in that situation and to provide insight for those who may not understand the daily struggles...

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Top 5 open-source software applications for creative/productive work

Logan Montoya, guest contributor February 28, 2024

What is meant by "open-source?" Software is written in a human-readable programming language before it is then compiled, that is, translated into a language only computers can understand (ones and zeroes)....

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February Board of Trustee’s Meeting

Board compromises with proposed increase to transportation and out-of-state tuition fees.
Liz Heaton, guest contributor February 20, 2024

What’s up Roadrunners! It’s week five and we are jamming through spring semester! The Butte College Board of Trustees meeting was on Valentines Day, February 14, 2024. Before the meeting, the Board...

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Baked Goods That Take The Cake 

A classic piece of coffee cake and a warm mug of coffee is the best way to start of a morning or a late night study session.
Kalynn Parks, guest contributor February 13, 2024

Baking is fun for a multitude of reasons-- getting to experiment, eating yummy food at different stages, having flour wars and so much more. Baking feeds the mind, body and soul. Here are five recipes...

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