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Chico resident found dead at bus stop

Keyla De Los Santos

February 17, 2020

On Feb. 9, a 54-year-old Chico resident was found dead at the bus stop located near the Chico Cemetery on Mangrove Avenue.  According to the Chico Police Department’s press release, Chico Fire & Rescue received a phone call around 1 p.m. indicating a possible medical issue. When the...

K9 Odin discovers narcotics at traffic stop

K9 Odin discovers narcotics at traffic stop

Angelina Mendez

February 17, 2020

On Feb. 7, at approximately 9:56 p.m., a Chico Police Department Officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Mangrove Ave and Manzanita Court, according to a CPD news release.  The driver, who was identified as 48 year-old James Marshal, made contact with the officer who requested...

Associated Students diversity program advocates for marginalized group

Associated Students diversity program advocates for marginalized group

Keyla De Los Santos

February 12, 2020

Associated Students is implementing a diversity program that advocates for marginalized groups at Chico State starting next semester. The program will not fund any student organizations and will advocate for the different marginalized groups that are currently enrolled in Chico State. According to Commis...

Funds available for Chico postbaccalaureate students

Grayson Edgemon

February 12, 2020

Chico State Enterprises received a $3 million subsidy to support the university’s post-graduate students over the next five years via a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education according to University Communications on January 21.   Adelante, a pipeline program which provides...

New health center policy does not excuse student absences

New health center policy does not excuse student absences

Emily Neria

February 12, 2020

The WellCat Health Center has adopted a policy that no longer provides excuse notes for medical absences that span three consecutive days or less.  According to the WellCat’s Clinic Administrator Jill Cannaday, the policy is intended to streamline access to the health center for students who ar...

Oroville bans flavored tobacco products; students react

Oroville bans flavored tobacco products; students react

Courtney Collier

February 12, 2020

Oroville’s City Council met to confirm a ban taking place in less than a month that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products.  Council members had two public meetings where each member supported the ordinance.  With the new ban, only tobacco products that are created from real tobacco leaf...

Camp Fire mapping forum discusses data and demographics following the fire

Kimberly Morales

February 12, 2020

A year following the Camp Fire, details and further understanding of California’s deadliest wildfire continue to emerge. On Thursday, Feb 5th, Peter Hansen, an IT consultant for Chico State with a background on geospatial data, discussed the information found through mapping which highlighted ...

Affordable housing, sustainable living: Visions for Chico 2020 at The People’s State of the Union

Kimberly Morales

February 12, 2020

Members of the audience had the opportunity to speak to the panel about concerns such as the mobile home living situation in Paradise. Photo by Dayanna Negrete Following the State of the Union address delivered by President Donald Trump, Chico politicians and aspiring candidates for local office...

Concerned students respond to Downtown Chico vandalism

Courtney Collier

February 12, 2020

Student employees from Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico, voice concern about rise in vandalism. Photo by Courtney Collier Recent vandalism at Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico, has employees worried.  On Feb. 5, two glass doors were shattered at Collier Hardware. Howev...

Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson addressed crucial information currently facing the university during her State of the University Address. This included information on the university’s budget, strategic planning to accommodate student needs and a downfall in enrollment, as well as the introduction of ...

Butte Hall undergoing renovations by Summer of 2021

Butte Hall undergoing renovations by Summer of 2021

Keyla De Los Santos

February 5, 2020

On Jan. 30, Chico State students had the opportunity to meet the design team and provide feedback on the different draft alternatives and scenarios illustrating how Butte Hall could look in the future.  The Butte Hall Renovation Forum took place outside Colusa Hall. Students had the chance to obser...

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State Police officer Alexander Scott saved the life of a Chico State student over a year ago. Wednesday, Officer Scott was awarded for his vital aid and quick thinking.  On September 19, 2018, Officer Scott responded to a medical call for a student living in Whitney Hall. After discovering...

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