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Who is Cèsar Chavez?

Who is Cèsar Chavez?

Kayla Fitzgerald
March 29
Filed under Campus, Community, News

Cesar Chavez is remembered for his advocacy for the rights of farm laborers. He was pivotal in the passing of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, which allowed farm workers to negotiate employment contracts.Kayla Fitzgerald can be reached at [email protected] or @kaylafitz_20 on T...

Students face tuition increase and financial uncertainty

Students face tuition increase and financial uncertainty

Victoria Rohrer
March 29
Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

California State University Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent March 22 across 23 campuses. Despite student protests, the increase passed with a 7-2 vote. This increase will be an additional $270 tuition increase for undergraduate students and $438 for graduate students. The Off...

Instructors make long commute for job security

Instructors make long commute for job security

Nicholas Feeley
March 29
Filed under Campus, Community, News

A career typically entails a nine to five job. Many people expect their career to be simple and don’t want to think about work at the end of the day. For some lecturers at Chico State however, work is worth driving sometimes over three hours a day to three or even four different colleges.These ...

CSU administrator visits Chico State, talks about raising graduation rates

CSU administrator visits Chico State, talks about raising graduation rates

Alejandra Fraga
March 28
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

California State University's Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success Strategic Initiatives Jeff Gold met with Associated Student leaders to explain the idea behind an established plan known as the Graduation Initiative. The Graduation Initiative focuses on increasing graduation rates across...

Early morning stabbing under investigation

Early morning stabbing under investigation

Jacqueline Morales
March 27
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A victim was reported stabbed to the Chico Police Department this morning in the area of Miller and Pomona Avenue.According to a press release, the call was received at 1:30 a.m. and shortly after Chico Police arrived, along with a medical ambulance to transport the victim to a local hospital.Two suspects were ...

Elephant reserve may be coming closer to Chico

Elephant reserve may be coming closer to Chico

Jacqueline Morales
March 27
Filed under Community, News

The Oakland Zoo seeks approval for the Tembo Preserve in Tehama County for elephant preservation. With Tehama County's suitable climate, African elephants would be welcomed into Northern California. Located 17 miles west of Interstate Highway 5, and about 30 minutes northwest of Redbluff the preserve...

Promise Pathways coming to Butte County

Promise Pathways coming to Butte County

Daniel Wright
March 27
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State, along with Butte College and Chico Unified Schools, is looking to create a K-20 program to help children in the north state attend college. Several similar models are being considered for this program, but a program similar to the Long Beach Promise is being considered. The goals for...

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Jafet Serrato
March 26
Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Sunday, 4:28 p.m., 141 W. 5th St. The reporting party said that another woman approached her and asked for $5. When the woman refused to give her the money, she came at her. Call Type: Assault/Battery Sunday, 7:27 p.m., 1460 Humboldt Rd. ...

Students seeking recovery program brought to campus

Students seeking recovery program brought to campus

Alejandra Fraga
March 25
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center will be bringing on a weekly student support group. "This is an open, confidential, facilitated group for any student seeking a safe, non-judgmental forum in which to explore issues related to their substance use or the substance use of a loved one," accor...

Sustainability funding frozen, student projects being affected

Sustainability funding frozen, student projects being affected

Victoria Rohrer
March 25
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A Bell Memorial Union Committee vote halted the funding cycle of the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee for the spring 2017 semester to take a better look at the policies and codes of the AS Sustainability program.SFAC is in charge of allocating money to students in the form of grants to help f...

$100,000 cannabis oil equipment found in Chico

$100,000 cannabis oil equipment found in Chico

Carly Campbell
March 24
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A Chico local was arrested for trafficking 197 pounds of marijuana to Florida March 2."Florida authorities contacted us with information regarding the bust," said Doug Patterson, Special Enforcement Unit, Butte County Sheriffs Department.Aaron Milo Andrus of Chico and Joshua Overton of Florida were ...

Only 20% of food insecure students eligible for CalFresh use it

Only 20% of food insecure students eligible for CalFresh use it

Nicholas Feeley
March 24
Filed under Campus, News

Nearly half of Chico State students lack enough access to food to live a healthy life. Over 46 percent of students reported being food insecure according to a food insecurity report from late 2016. This is three times higher than the national average of food insecure individuals. CalFresh is a pro...

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