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Church to feed hungry near City Hall

Church to feed hungry near City Hall

Bill Hall
November 20, 2013
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A local church that has been seeking a permit to continue feeding the hungry in the downtown plaza has reached a compromise with the city. Orchard Church’s sub-ministry, Church on the Street, has been hosting the feedings Sundays in the City Plaza for the last five years without a permit. In July,...

Cases of chickenpox reported at Whitney Hall

Mozes Zarate
November 20, 2013
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Two Whitney Hall residents have been diagnosed with chickenpox, according to an email sent to university housing residents.One of the students was relocated to “off-campus accommodations,” while the other will be heading home for recovery, according to the announcement.“Chickenpox is highly contagious and the best preventative m...

Gone phishing

Gone phishing

Mozes Zarate
November 19, 2013
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A series of foreign cyber-attacks that compromised the email accounts of seven university staffers resulted in a disruption of campus communication during the latter half of October. The attack was discovered on Oct. 17, said Mark Hendricks, Chico State’s information security officer. Shortly...

Student found dead south of campus along railroad tracks

November 19, 2013
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James Lowder, a 19-year-old sophomore pre-business administration major, died last Friday after being hit by a passing train, according to Chico Police Department. Lowder was found by the railroad tracks near West Seventh St. at about 4 a.m. on Nov. 15 after authorities were notified by an Amtrak engineer, according...

Foreign student enrollment increases across nation

Foreign student enrollment increases across nation

Aubrey Crosby
November 19, 2013
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The number of international students studying in the United States has seen a steady increase in the United States and California, according to a report issued by the Institute of International Education last week.  United States The U.S. has seen an increase of about 300,000 students in the past dec...

Student entrepreneurs vie for start-up funding

Student entrepreneurs vie for start-up funding

Aubrey Crosby
November 19, 2013
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Students from Chico State and nearby universities showed off their ideas for consumers at the 2013 Business Concept Competition, which was put on by the Chico State Center for Entrepreneurship on Nov. 14. The competition hosted 20 student finalists who were competing for a cash prize to help jum...

Town Hall stimulates discourse on society

Megan Bowser
November 19, 2013
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Professors and students filled the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium last Thursday to participate in a biannual Chico State Town Hall Meeting. The meeting, a student forum for discussion of important societal issues, is put on by the First-Year Experience Program, the College of Behavioral and Social...

Future scholars tour university

Future scholars tour university

Nathan Lehmann
November 19, 2013
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High school seniors from across California got a taste of the College of Agriculture Thursday. Thirty-two students interested in studying agriculture from 25 high schools attended the Bell Memorial Presidential Scholarship Recruitment Day, said Audrey Denney, the outreach coordinator at the Colleg...

Computer Science course turns students into cyber-warriors

Enrique Raymundo
November 19, 2013
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In a third-floor classroom in the corner of the O’Connell Technology Center, students are taught the fine art of hacking. Leonard Fisk, a computer science professor, has been instructing at Chico State since 1976, decades before the World Wide Web was invented in 1993. He is teaching “Advanced...

Police Blotter — Nov. 14 – 17

November 19, 2013
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University Police Thursday, 8:22 a.m.: Indecent exposure outside of Shasta Hall. “White female adult in leopard ski pants, 40 years old, possibly urinating in bushes behind Shasta Hall.” Monday, 2:05 p.m.: Animal walked into clinic at Student Health Center. “Occurred in Stadium Lot. Repo...

Student found dead near railroad tracks

Student found dead near railroad tracks

Nicholas Carr
November 18, 2013
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James Lowder, sophomore pre-business administration major, died last Friday. He was 19.Lowder was found deceased by the railroad tracks near West 7th Street at about 4 a.m. on Nov. 15 after authorities were notified by an Amtrak engineer, according to a university email. The Butte County Sheriff's office is currentl...

Spill displaces student X-ray services

Spill displaces student X-ray services

Mozes Zarate
November 15, 2013
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The Student Health Center is outsourcing X-ray scans to a local imaging company after water from a broken toilet valve flooded many rooms in the building. Facilities Management and Services custodians noticed damp carpets surrounding the unisex bathroom near the X-ray room around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11,...

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