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Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Michael Fritz
April 19, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Business owners and community members from the Bidwell Park business district met with the Chico Police Department for a safety meeting Tuesday. The meeting was organized by Team Chico."The Chico police department values partnerships with our community. These community safety meetings are an important...

Faculty Living in Dorms

Yajaira Tejeda
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

For the upcoming school year, two Chico State faculty members will no longer have to fight for parking when coming to campus. Instead, they will be able to roll out of bed, eat breakfast at Sutter Dining and walk to class in minutes. Faculty-in-Residence is a program created to engage students and fac...

Despite prohibition, students blaze up in dorms

Despite prohibition, students blaze up in dorms

Karen Limones
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Residents living in campus dorms have devised techniques to smoke marijuana and avoid detection. Some methods include using household items as described by first year student Alexandra Constantinou. “I know residents use the method of rolling up a towel and putting it under the door, turning o...

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

George Johnston
April 18, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

First District Congressman Doug LaMalfa heard many boos and some cheers at the town hall in Oroville April 17. The Oroville State Theatre hosted a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Residents from the 1st congressional district, especially those from Butte County, were in attendance for the event. Around...

Enjointment on a student budget

Enjointment on a student budget

Yajaira Tejeda
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Budgeting in college is something students eventually learn to do throughout their college years. Deciding what gets spent on food, bills, rent and other necessities. For some, leaving a bit of extra money for marijuana becomes another necessity to factor in. Roy Castellanos, a first-year art major...

UPD not receiving body cameras yet

UPD not receiving body cameras yet

Jafet Serrato
April 17, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Despite the new body cameras being implemented for the Chico Police Department, University Police still doesn't have a set date to purchase those devices. According to University Police Chief John Feeney, his department has requested to purchase body cameras from TASER, the company that makes the...

Son hits mom after being punished

Son hits mom after being punished

Jafet Serrato
April 16, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 9:25 a.m., 2157 Pillsbury Road A customer tried to get cash back for an item with the wrong receipt. The suspect left the store with commotion and walked towards Round Table Pizza. Call Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 3:59 p.m., 1128 W. 3rd St. A man riding on a skate...

Desmond Philips police shooting ruled justified by DA

Desmond Philips police shooting ruled justified by DA

George Johnston
April 15, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

There was “no criminal liability” for the two officers involved with the police shooting and death of Desmond Phillips, Butte County District Attorney, Mike Ramsey said Thursday. Phillips was shot several times by Chico Police after many attempts by them to subdue him. Phillips had a history of...

Lightning splits Bidwell Mansion tree

Lightning splits Bidwell Mansion tree

George Johnston
April 13, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

While most Chico State students sought shelter from the hailstorm hitting campus, a bolt of lightning struck a tree by Bidwell Mansion, splitting it in half. Jewel Keahilhau was sitting in her car at the Bidwell Mansion parking lot, recording the hail when the tree split and fell on her vehicle. Keahilhau...

Dylan Gray wins A.S. President

Dylan Gray wins A.S. President

Jacqueline Morales
April 13, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Associated Student Election results are posted for 2017 to 2018. The upcoming years A.S. officials have been selected with a voter turnout of a total 5,182 out of 17,224 voters, based on enrollment. Student Dylan Gray was elected A.S. President with a total of 2,228 votes. "I'm looking forward...

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

George Johnston
April 13, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

John Blachley, a political science and criminal justice professor, was carted away from the seventh floor of Butte Hall by emergency medical technicians on Thursday. A witness said Blachley came into the office as he normally does and just collapsed. Blachley was not answering his coworker’s questions...

KCSC Radio office temporarily shut down

KCSC Radio office temporarily shut down

Jacqueline Morales
April 12, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

A pipe burst in the KCSC Radio office causing temporary shut down. The pipe was located in the office closet that connects to the drain water from Common Grounds. It had been leaking for an estimated two weeks, releasing an uncomfortable odor within the office, according to General Manager at KCSC...

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