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Langdon Hall fully functioning

Langdon Hall fully functioning

Enrique Raymundo

January 17, 2014


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Langdon Engineering Center is fully operational, after flooding damaged equipment and shut power down for the southern half of the campus. Estimates put the cost of repairs at a minimum of $100,000, according to Chico State spokesman Joe Wills. Flooding affected a transformer and damaged electrical and mechanical equipment st...

CSU applicants break record

CSU applicants break record

Nicholas Carr

January 16, 2014


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The number of students applying to schools in the California State University system for next fall has set record highs.About 284,000 students applied to the system’s universities for the 2014-15 academic year, according to a CSU press release. Combined they submitted more than 760,000 individual appl...

Student struck by train was drunk

Christine Lee

January 16, 2014


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  James Lowder, had a blood alcohol content of .20 before being hit by a train Nov. 14, according to the Butte County Coroner's Office. Lowder, a sophomore pre-business administration major, was found dead on the scene near West Seventh Street. An Amtrak engineer notified police when he saw the dead student alongside ...

Arts and humanities building on track

Arts and humanities building on track

Jessie Haynes

January 16, 2014


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  The Taylor Hall tear down is going according to schedule and already is more sustainable and less disruptive than previous projects. In the past, all the rubble from a demolition site was disposed of, but here the metal concrete and other materials are sorted and reused, said Joe Wills, a spokesman for Chico State. The concr...

Nettleton Stadium burglarized Tuesday

Nettleton Stadium burglarized Tuesday

Ernesto Rivera

January 15, 2014


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A burglary occurred Tuesday night at Nettleton Stadium.The suspect entered the stadium through an unlocked door and took baseball equipment, said Joe Wills a spokesman for Chico State. Inventory and cost of damage are currently unknown although some gear was recovered.“Some gear was spotted and recovered a...

New state budget increases CSU funding

New state budget increases CSU funding

Enrique Raymundo

January 15, 2014


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There is good news for the CSU system in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal: the universities will be receiving a 5 percent increase in general funds. In an official document posted on Scribd, the budget plan proposed that an additional $142.2 million go to the CSU’s general fund. Acc...

Libel manual

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014


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Definition Libel is a published injury to reputation. Words, pictures or cartoons that expose a person to public hatred, shame, disgrace or ridicule, or that induce an ill opinion of a person, are libelous. To bring adequate care to your job as journalists, it is helpful to know something about the lega...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014


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Construction workers broke down the Taylor Hall's last standing wall Friday afternoon, and with it, a famous mural painted by a Chico State alumnus. The mural, titled "Academe", was painted by John Pugh in 1981, according to the artist's website. The piece was Pugh's first major commission while he pursued an art degree at Chico ...

South campus closed Saturday, flood repairs continue

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014


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The south campus area will be closed and without electrical power on Saturday to accommodate flood repairs in Langdon Hall, according to a campus-wide email. Buildings like Ayres Hall and the Bell Memorial Union will be inaccessible to students, staff and faculty from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday....

Marketplace Cafe broken into

Ernesto Rivera

January 10, 2014


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A New Years Eve break-in at the Marketplace Cafe occurred right before the clock struck midnight. At around 11:55 p.m. on Dec. 31 the suspect broke into the Marketplace Cafe inside the Bell Memorial Union. Three windows were shattered from one of the main glass-sliding doors into the Marketplace Cafe. University Police arrested Andr...

South campus power restored after flood

South campus power restored after flood

Mozes Zarate

January 7, 2014


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Faculty and staff in the south campus returned to work today following a basement flood that prompted university maintenance workers to cut off all power in that area Monday afternoon. The flood occurred in the basement of Langdon Hall, where a transformer was housed and connected to the south campus electrical line, said Joe Wil...

Langdon Hall basement floods

Mozes Zarate

January 6, 2014


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A basement flood in Langdon Hall prompted a shutdown of electrical power in most south campus buildings this afternoon, according to a campus-wide email. A sensor in the boiler chiller plant of Langdon detected water entry around 10:20 a.m. this morning, said Joe Wills, a spokesman for Chico State....

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