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Housing available to grads’ guests

Housing available to grads’ guests

Jacqueline Morales
March 14
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

University housing will allow guests to stay this upcoming graduation season. May 19th at 8 p.m., Esken Hall will be the only residence hall to open its' doors to guests of graduating students at Chico State. Esken is the closest to University stadium and parking will be of service with a minimal fee...

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Nicole Henson
March 14
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

“No RAs, let’s have a kegger!” Reads a resident dorm sign in Whitney hall. The floor is filled with signs like these, celebrating significantly less supervision in the dorms. Last week 20 resident advisers were fired for attending a party where underage drinking occurred. University Housing...

DREAM student applications decrease

DREAM student applications decrease

Allison Clark
March 14
Filed under Campus, News

Undocumented students are avoiding re-enrollment and giving out information to government websites due to increasing fear of deportation. Although the deadline to apply for the California DREAM Act has passed, there are options. Hispanic students are a majority-minority demographic at Chico state,...

Safeway cuts hours due to theft

Safeway cuts hours due to theft

Jafet Serrato
March 13
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Safeway at Mangrove Avenue is reducing hours of operation due to a high amount of theft in the area. The shopping center will now be closed from 2 to 5 a.m., seven days a week, instead of the previous 24 hour service. Managers of Safeway declined to comment on the issue. "A lot of the reaso...

CSU reviews budget before voting on tuition increase

CSU reviews budget before voting on tuition increase

Daniel Wright
March 12
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The CSU system is halfway through the budget process for the 2017-18 financial year. The Board of Trustees meeting is the next step, where the board will vote on the proposed tuition increase. The budget should be revised and implemented in June. Daniel Wright can be reached at [email protected] or @Danny_W_Chico on Twitter.  ...

Man throws fruit at drivers

Man throws fruit at drivers

Jafet Serrato
March 11
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Domestic Dispute Sunday, 5:41 a.m., Nord Avenue. A man is calling to report a woman on his car. She claims she is being held hostage. The two individuals were fighting because the woman wanted her property back. Call Type: Domestic Violence Sunday, 10:07 p.m., Warner Street. A woman was tryin...

Protesters march for sanctuary city

Nicholas Feeley
March 9
Filed under Community, News

After the Chico City Council voted "no" to making Chico a sanctuary city on Feb. 28, protesters marched through downtown Chico on March 4 in response. There were over one hundred people in the Chico city plaza on March 4. The event was sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union.The event was organized ...

C-SPAN visits Chico State

C-SPAN visits Chico State

Jacqueline Morales
March 9
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The C-SPAN 2017 Cities tour visited Chico State from March 4-8 to speak to students and instructors. C-SPAN, which is in partnership with Comcast, takes on an outreach initiative by traveling to select cities and communities. Their goal is to meet with college students and professors in order to intro...

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

Elizabeth Castillo
March 9
Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

While the city of Chico decided against becoming a sanctuary city, the CSU system continues to offer services to undocumented students. Over a year has passed since students on campus proposed the opening of a center dedicated to undocumented students. Later this month, students, staff and faculty can v...

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

Daniel Wright
March 9
Filed under Administration, Campus, News

President Hutchinson took office at Chico State in June of 2016. During her first fall semester, she outlined five transitional goals at her convocation speech: 1. Improving campus climate 2. Restoring shared governance 3. Fostering student achievements 4. Building diverse and inclusive communities 5. E...

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Jafet Serrato
March 9
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The number of total crimes in Chico decreased by five percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the Police Community Advisory Board meeting. Violence and property crimes decreased by more than 220 from 2015 to 2016.Chief of Police Michael O' Brien said that during his tenure in the department he h...

Students petition tuition increase

Students petition tuition increase

Jacqueline Morales
March 8
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State students petitioned the upcoming tuition increase March 8. Tuition is supposed to increase about $270 for the upcoming fall semester. Chico State students along with alumni encouraged each other to sign the petition to avoid the increase."It affects all of us, all of us are affected. It doesn't...

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