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Vice president of student affairs finalists addresses suicide

Vice president of student affairs finalists addresses suicide

Andrew Freeman

October 6, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

Dr. Pedro José Santana, one of the finalists for the vice president of student affairs position, held an open forum Sept. 28 to explain why he would be an adequate choice for the job and to answer any questions the audience might have for him. Santana began the forum by discussing his past, and...

Rouse and Revolt’s billboard compares President Trump to Hitler

Rouse and Revolt’s billboard compares President Trump to Hitler

Jacqueline Morales

October 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Rouse and Revolt, a business in downtown Chico, was forced to take down its advertising billboard Thursday morning after receiving criticism for comparing President Trump to Adolf Hilter. The billboard was located at the intersection of East 3rd Avenue and Mangrove above Liberty Income Tax. The tax business ...

Conversations with cops held around town

Conversations with cops held around town

Christian Solis

October 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

The Chico Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday. The officers were able to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more inclusive and connected community while discussing significant issues. The free event was held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at partici...

Writing for women everywhere

Writing for women everywhere

Hannah Yeager

October 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Sometimes, a family is all you have. But, in some cases, even that can be snatched from you. Being threatened and afraid are everyday feelings that can be enhanced and worsened through separation from people, family, or culture. Aida Bahr, a Cuban writer from Holguín, Cuba, has recently published...

Chico K-9 assists in drug and weapons bust

Chico K-9 assists in drug and weapons bust

Natalie Hanson

October 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A routine traffic stop led to a drug bust for the award-winning Chico Police Department K-9 member, Pax. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, on Sept. 14 around 8 p.m., a Chico police officer conducted a traffic stop on East First Avenue. While sniffing the vehicle, Pax, who is...

Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

Jacqueline Morales

October 3, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

A mass shooting in Las Vegas left more than 50 dead and more than 50 injured, Sunday night during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Embed from Getty Images "I want to take a moment to express my deepest sympathy for all who were affected by the incident, especially the victims and their families," Pedro Douglas, interim...

Motorcycle accident kills student

Motorcycle accident kills student

Jacqueline Morales

October 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Nicole Fugate, 24, a 2016 Chico State alumna passed away in a motorcycle accident Sept. 24. Fugate was taking pre-graduate courses through Open University at Chico State. She was also an active member of Omicron Theta Epsilon. According to a press release, Fugate was planning to apply for a training position to become a clinic...

Humanities and Fine Arts budget faces reform after million dollar deficit

Humanities and Fine Arts budget faces reform after million dollar deficit

Alex Grant

October 3, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Seven Chico State college departments were recently cut. Finalized in the 2017-18 Budget Plan released earlier this month, but none as much as the Humanities and Fine Arts Department (HFA). Due to declining amounts of HFA majors and overspending, Chico State is now roughly 1.2 million dollars over bu...

Homicide reported in Chico State neighborhood

Homicide reported in Chico State neighborhood

Christian Solis

October 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A man was shot and killed Sunday night near the 900 block of West Fourth Avenue. Chico Police found a 32-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Alleged suspects, Jason Jackson and Michaela Norman, were arrested at Flyers Gas S...

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

Natalie Hanson

October 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Members of the Chico Police Department and emergency responders came to campus to discuss awareness for drunk driving and bicycle safety Monday. "Remembering Kristina Chesterman" is part of an effort to commemorate the life of a student who was struck by a vehicle in 2012.   An amb...

Approval necessary to use Chico State logo’s and prints

Approval necessary to use Chico State logo’s and prints

Luke Dennison

October 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

New information regarding the printing or use of Chico State logos and names was released, Thursday. "If you want to use one of the logos, marks, or names (California State University, Chico; CSU, Chico; Chico State, or others) in connection with your organization (such as tee-shirts, mugs, letterhead),...

Man forgot his bike inside Safeway after rushing out mad

Man forgot his bike inside Safeway after rushing out mad

Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: DisruptionMonday 6:24 a.m., East AvenueMale being disruptive inside of Safeway was asked to leave. He rushed out of the store and left his bike. Ran behind the business, did not pick up bike until 9:00 pm.Call Type: Domestic DisturbanceMonday 9:49 a.m., W. 8th AvenueWoman wa...

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