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Chico City Council Building on Sept. 2, 2020
City council explores new approaches to homelessness, lethal force
Kelsey Ogle, Arts & Entertainment Editor // April 9, 2021

Several approaches to the mental health aspects of homelessness, police brutality and lethal force were discussed and debated in Tuesday night's city council meeting. However, the only specific decisions made were to end the shelter crisis that began in 2018 and to reject...

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Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly
Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly
Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 9, 2021

Campus As of March 4, Chico State has been hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Shurmer Gym every Thursday and Friday, by appointment. Free parking is available at the Nettleton Stadium parking lot, and appointments can be online and by calling 1-888-634-1123. More...

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Tune-Yards embrace sunshine-infused indie pop on "sketchy." Photo by Mehan
Tune-Yards’ ‘sketchy.’ is indie pop for everyone
Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 12, 2021

Coming a few years after their last full-length album, the indie oddity Tune-Yards has returned with some of their most unabashedly fun music on “sketchy.” The group’s 2018 “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life” was, while as outlandish as any Tune-Yards...

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Simply Salmon
Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 11, 2021

Salmon: the other red meat. Well, kind of. Salmon gets its red color from a pigment called astaxanthin — rhymes with shasta-dancin’ — either naturally or unnaturally. We’ll get into that later. I don’t eat much fish these days because of the fishing industry’s...

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The lasting effect of COVID-19, guilt
Erin Holve, Opinion Editor // April 8, 2021

We’ve officially hit the one-year mark since COVID-19 forever changed our lives. I had hoped to make it this far avoiding the archenemy of society, coronavirus.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t so lucky when I went against the holiday orders to stay at home. I infected...

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Close up of a bee on a white flower on the Chico State campus.
Lessons in mindfulness commemorate 2020 lockdown
Shae Pastrana, Reporter // March 31, 2021

The smell of bees dancing in rosemary flowers, to the music of birdsongs, added ambience to the sunlight’s warm hugs as it pierced through the tree canopy. As I appreciate this moment, new, warm air fills my lungs after I exhale troubling thoughts of yester-year.  We’ve...

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Chico women’s basketball reacts to men’s vs. women’s NCAA facilities
Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 9, 2021

The 2021 March Madness basketball tournament became mired in controversy after Stanford women’s basketball coach Ali Kershner leaked photos highlighting the major disparity in facilities provided to men and women teams.  The images showed a fully equipped locker...

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Riley’s upsets Sup Dogs as America’s top college bar
Alex Martin and Connor McPherson // April 6, 2021

Thirty-four years after Playboy crowned Chico State America’s top party school, Riley’s Bar and Grill has rekindled those sentiments after winning the Barstool Sports best college bar challenge on April 2. On Friday, Riley’s was voted the nation’s best college...

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