THE ROADRUNNER

Butte College's Editorially Independent Student Voice

THE ROADRUNNER

THE ROADRUNNER

A newspaper by students, for students.
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The Starbucks Boycott

An examination of the misconceptions driving hostility towards the coffee giant.
Teya Silkman, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

In December of 2023, Starbucks lost a little over $10.8 billion in market value in only 24 days. The cooperation entered the past holiday season with shares on a decline of 8.96 percent. The loss was...

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Welcome Week 4

Teya Silkman, Staff Writer February 10, 2024

Butte College’s Welcome Week continues as we enter Week 4; Success Week.  This week will be kickstarted with candy flower making with TRIO on February 12, at 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Stop by SAS 281 to make...

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Spoiled Batz Crochet

Spoiled Batz Crochet

Meet Butte College entrepreneur, Roslynn Curiel.
Teya Silkman, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

  Spoiled Batz Crochet is a handmade crochet shop owned and operated by Roslynn Curiel, a Butte College student.  Roslynn started Spoiled Batz in April of 2023 and has found it allows her to...

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Welcome Week 3

Teya Silkman, Staff Writer February 3, 2024

As February 5th brings us into the third week of the Spring semester, Butte College administration reveals a new week of activities and resources for their student body. This week they aim to introduce...

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Welcome Week 2

Support Week
Teya Silkman, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

Butte College will be hosting a five-week-long series of themed events to welcome students into the Spring semester. Meant to "welcome, support, and connect new and returning students," each week will...

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Butte College Banner Drop For Palestine

Butte College Banner Drop For Palestine

Student-led Advocacy Group Takes Action On Campus.
Teya Silkman, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

On Wednesday, January 24th, student-led organization SWANASA Advocates dropped three banners from up top Butte College’s Campus Center. The protest occurred as part of a sequence of week-long events...

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Eat More Pasta

Eat More Pasta

Studies Have Proved a Connection Between Spaghetti and Happiness
Teya Silkman, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

Recent research has confirmed what many of us already know; pasta makes you happy. According to a study published by The International Pasta Organization, there's a clear positive emotional-cognitive...

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The High-Profile Abuse of Ozempic

The High-Profile Abuse of Ozempic

Hollywood's Favorite Weight Loss Regime
Teya Silkman, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

A new weight loss fad has taken Hollywood by storm. Ozempic is a pricey Type 2 diabetes treatment being misused by celebrities  to reduce appetite and promote weight loss at unnatural rates. This isn't...

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Lacrosse to Appear in the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics

Lacrosse to Appear in the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics

World Lacrosse Sixes, a rapidly paced adaptation of regulation game, promising an engaging and exhilarating experience for viewers.
Teya Silkman, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

For the first time since 1904, North America's first sport will be competitively featured on the Olympic stage. Following recommendation from the LA28 Organizing Committee, The International Olympic...

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The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden

Hemmingway's Last Novel
Teya Silkman, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Earnest Hemmingway began The Garden of Eden in 1946, and would never see it finished. At the time of his death, the manuscript consisted of over 16,000 pages. It would later be published at 247, almost...

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The Unavoidable Reality of Forever Chemicals

The Unavoidable Reality of Forever Chemicals

Teya Silkman, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of man-made chemicals that've been prominent in material production since the 1940s. Often referred to as "forever chemicals," per/polyfluoroalkyl...

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Cancer Rates Rising in Adults Under 50

Teya Silkman, Staff Writer October 21, 2023

Early onset (aged 15-49) cancer rates, particularly among women, have spiked within the last decade.  According to the National Cancer Institute, 351,120 young women were diagnosed with a form of cancer...

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