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Tuition increase for Chico State

Tuition increase for Chico State

George Johnston
March 22
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Chico State will now be more expensive to attend, after the California State University Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent March 22. To be exact, this tuition increase will cost undergrads $270 and graduate students $438 more to continue their education. The vote itself came...

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Molly Sullivan
March 22
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Student wallets will be $270 lighter next year. The CSU Board of Trustees voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase for 23 campuses at its March 22 meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Despite opposition from CSU students, the Board of Trustees is considering the proposal because of a $167.7 million shortfall in the budget for 2017-2018. The last time tuition was increased was in 2012 and the proposal i...

Pedestrian killed by train identified

Pedestrian killed by train identified

George Johnston
March 21
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Martin Mikolajczak was identified by Butte County Sheriff’s Office as the man killed by a train in Chico, March 17. The 34-year-old was struck by the train around West Fifth and Sixth Streets at about 10 p.m. Mikolajczak did not move away from the tracks despite the conductor sounding the train...

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

George Johnston
March 20
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Alex Fliehr and Jeremy Gagnebin were identified in a press conference March 20 as the two Chico Police officers involved in the police shooting that lead to the death of Desmond Phillips. Officer Fliehr graduated from Chico State with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He joined the police f...

Chico State places sixth in group CME competition

Chico State places sixth in group CME competition

Carly Campbell
March 20
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

During the International Trading Challenge in Chicago, Chico State's Investors Club got sixth place March 10. Teams from 35 different countries competed in a four week challenge with 2,300 participants.Winning teams were rewarded with cash prizes and special Chicago Mercantile Exchange events."CQG is p...

Family and neighbors react to Chico Police shooting

Family and neighbors react to Chico Police shooting

George Johnston
March 19
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Desmond Phillips died March 17 after police shot him while responding to a 911 call. Phillips was 25-years-old. Chico police arrived at the Knoll apartments on West 4th Avenue after Phillips' father, Dave Phillips called 911. Dave said his son was threatening him with a knife, something that ...

Possible $270 tuition increase

Possible $270 tuition increase

Daniel Wright
March 19
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The CSU Board of Trustees will hold a vote on a potential tuition increase for the CSU system March 20 and 21. The proposed 5 percent increase for undergraduates, is in response to the current $167.7 million shortfall in the CSU system budget. An increase in tuition is estimated to raise $77.5 million f...

Chico Police shooting leaves one dead, neighborhood shaken

Chico Police shooting leaves one dead, neighborhood shaken

George Johnston
March 18
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Pop, pop, pop were the sounds filling the streets of West 4th Avenue as a police involved shooting left one man dead. Chico Fire Department and Emergency Medical Training Services responded to a 911 call from a father who said his son was acting erratically at the Knoll Apartment complex March 17...

Pedestrian killed by train

Pedestrian killed by train

Nicole Henson
March 18
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a passing train March 17 around 10 p.m. The victim's body was found at 6th and Orange Streets underneath a halted train car. The train was stopped on the tracks with hazard lights flashing leaving West 3rd through West 9th Streets closed until early morning. Officers...

Chico State predicts 4,900 incoming freshmen

Chico State predicts 4,900 incoming freshmen

Daniel Wright
March 18
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State is projecting their anticipated new student’s population for fall 2017. According to the numbers put out at the previous University Budget meeting, Chico State, using numbers from previous years estimates that in fall 2017 there will be 17,371 total students, with 16,778 of those studen...

Teenager threatens boy with BB gun

Teenager threatens boy with BB gun

Jafet Serrato and Kayla Fitzgerald
March 18
Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing SubjectSunday, 4:18 p.m., 653 E. 9th St.A naked woman was defecating in a trash can near a bus stop. She started putting clothes on, but kept sitting on the trash while screaming.Call Type: Disturbing SubjectSunday, 10:45 p.m., 401 Broadway St.A suspect was seen walk...

Mental Health First-Aid at Chico State

Mental Health First-Aid at Chico State

Jacqueline Morales
March 17
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center offers Mental Health First-Aid Certification at Chico State.The training will be April 4th and 12th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Colusa Hall 100B. Both dates must be attended in order to receive national certification. Students, staff and faculty will be a...

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