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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...

Chico State alumni win Pulitzer Prize

Chico State alumni win Pulitzer Prize

George Johnston
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Malaika Fraley was cuddling her infant daughter at 4 a.m. when messages came across her phone saying a fire had broken out at an electric music warehouse rave. Little did Fraley know that herself and fellow Chico State alumni Rick Hurd and Katrina Cameron along with the East Bay Times would win the Pulitzer...

AS presidential candidates put diversity at forefront of campaign

AS presidential candidates put diversity at forefront of campaign

Bianca Quilantan and Allison Clark
April 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Candidates for this year's Associated Students election participated in a forum on April 10 to discuss their platforms in front of a live audience. Below are the presidential candidate responses. Both candidates stressed the importance of diversity and inclusion.Ricardo LlamasWhat will be your top priority in office...

Chico State legal database is set to change

Chico State legal database is set to change

Jacqueline Morales
April 11, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Access to the legal information database LexisNexis Academic will end June 1. LexisNexis has been used for legal information through Meriam Library for eight years. It is paid by the chancellor's office and will soon end its contract with the Chico State campus."It hasn't always been a popular resourc...

Meet the A.S. election candidates

News Staff
April 11, 2017
Filed under AS Elections 2017, Campus, News

A.S. President Candidates A.S Executive Vice President Candidates A.S. Vice President of Business and Finance Candidate There are no official candidates running for this position. Write-in candidates are listed below. A.S. Vice President of Facilities and Services Candidate A.S. Director of L...

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

George Johnston
April 11, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Michael Groom was sitting at home April 7 when he received a call from University Police. The call told Groom a tree, near a bridge on Chico State's campus, was ready to collapse. The tree already had fallen by the west end of the counting bridge when Groom arrived on campus. Groom has two theories...

Protesters clash on campus

Protesters clash on campus

Jacqueline Morales
April 10, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Gender Sexuality Equity Center students stood in opposition to views on abortion with the off-campus organization Project Truth April 10. In an attempt to inform students, Project Truth tabled on campus handing out magazines with images showing baby fetus' after abortion. GSEC students claimed the ima...

Shots fired at frat party, two arrested

Shots fired at frat party, two arrested

Nicole Henson
April 10, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Shots were fired outside of a fraternity annex house at 1:50 a.m. April 2. There were no injuries reported while two individuals were arrested.A student who asked not to have his full name disclosed, but is known as “B-watts” by friends in his fraternity, had talked to the shooter previou...

Safe Place hosts events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Safe Place hosts events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Victoria Rohrer
April 9, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Sexual Assault Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about sexual assault, encourage survivor support and unity, celebrate consent and ask communities to think about their roles in violence prevention. Chico State’s Safe Place is participating in this month-long event and is offering multiple...

University to receive $3 million from tuition hike

University to receive $3 million from tuition hike

Daniel Wright
April 9, 2017
Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

The $270 per student tuition increase is estimated to net Chico State $3 million in new revenue, according to Chico State Budget Director Jeni Kitchell . Chico State receives its funding primarily from two sources: the State and student tuition. Chico State receives 4 percent from the CSU system, an all...

Man flashes penis to barista

Man flashes penis to barista

Jafet Serrato
April 9, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Reckless Vehicle Sunday, 4:49 p.m., 701 W. Sacramento Ave. A suspicious person was speeding while passing other vehicles. The suspect would hug people and drive the car in donuts. Call Type: Transient Problem Sunday, 8:29 p.m., 172 E. 12th St. A bystander noticed a homeless wom...

Candidates for Associated Students seek votes

Candidates for Associated Students seek votes

Kayla Fitzgerald
April 8, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Associated Student elections will be held Wednesday, April 12. This year, there are 31 students running and eight additional as write-ins. Students will be notified with an email April 12 about casting their vote and they will have until 8 a.m. April 13 to complete their ballot. Each student can...

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