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Wildcats stand strong against oil trains

Wildcats stand strong against oil trains

Victoria Rohrer
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Chico State passed the initiative for Wildcats Against Oil Trains with a 3350 - 717 vote. More than 82 percent of people voted for the initiative, which is more than those who voted for Associated Students President.Despite the campaign and number of people in opposition of the trains, the transportati...

Chico Science March draws thousands

Chico Science March draws thousands

George Johnston
April 23, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people filled Trinity Commons to march for science April 22. Like the other 600 other demonstrations happening worldwide, Chico’s March for Science brought professors, students and activists together to show their support of science. Two Chico State professors, Rebecca...

Mother threatens to beat up daughter’s roommate

Mother threatens to beat up daughter’s roommate

Jafet Serrato
April 23, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Follow-up April 14, 8:37 a.m., 145 Main St. A husband told police that a female stole his wife’s cellphone at Peet’s Coffee. The suspect was not allowed to enter after she tried to reach in the man’s pockets. Call Type: Domestic Dispute April 14, 3:59 p.m., 1128 ...

32,000 devices needed Eduroam update

32,000 devices needed Eduroam update

Daniel Wright
April 22, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State’s wifi, Eduroam, recently underwent a required system update for its registered devices. Eduroam has approximately 32,000 unique devices currently registered with the system. This does not perfectly reflect the number of users, since a single user might have multiple devices registe...

Chill drug can have chilling effects

Chill drug can have chilling effects

Nicholas Feeley
April 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News

From tripping to munchies, recreational and frequent marijuana users alike may experience the same reactions. Here are five common side-effects and the science behind them.1. Brain drain. Marijuana directly affects the brain and can alter shortterm memory and problem solving skills. THC binds to can...

City of Chico limits recreational marijuana use

City of Chico limits recreational marijuana use

Nicole Henson
April 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News

Cities are limiting access to marijuana even though it legalized for recreational use in California. The extent of regulation is determined by city councils and can vary from city to city, and county to county. However, possession of marijuana on Chico State’s campus will still result in arrest. Propo...

Chico brings on March for Science

Chico brings on March for Science

Alejandra Fraga
April 21, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State will be hosting its first March for Science on April 22."The March is a grassroots effort to champion science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity, and advocate for its role in informing the policies that shape our present and future," according to the March for Science website.Th...

Students flock to Chico State for engineering conference

Students flock to Chico State for engineering conference

George Johnston
April 21, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Students from across the world came to Chico State Thursday, to participate in the American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Pacific Student Conference. During the Mid-Pacific Student Conference, students from over 14 universities like UC Berkley and Sacramento State, gather to test their engineering...

Choose Chico draws 1,500 prospective students

Choose Chico draws 1,500 prospective students

Daniel Wright
April 21, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

More than 1,000 admitted students, along with friends and family toured Chico State, April 8, at Choose Chico. Choose Chico is held annually in the spring, as an opportunity for students who have been admitted to tour the campus. Choose Chico has existed since 2009, according to Associate Director...

Student club raises awareness on sustainability practices

Student club raises awareness on sustainability practices

George Johnston
April 20, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News

With a giant a plastic chandelier honing inside a canopy as their set piece, Student Sustainability Practices hosted "Plastic by the Numbers."This event took place at Trinity Commons on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Plastic by the Numbers" had a main goal of showing students the impact of plastic b...

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Kayla Fitzgerald
April 19, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A former Chico State student and certified diving instructor, James Carlson, died April 13. "He was a certified instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for more than 38 years and owned Valley Scuba in Chico, where he also taught private, semi-private, and group sessions...

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Jafet Serrato
April 19, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News

Nearly 6,000 people died while walking to their destination last year, according to a recent analysis report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. That is an 11 percent increase compared to 2015, at 5,376 deaths. Out of those killed, 359 of them were from California, making it the state with the ...

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