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The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

Christian Solis

September 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Local Depolarize Chico group worked to start healing the political rift in Chico.At the Thursday Night Market, people were asked to separate themselves into labels they identified with like veterans, vegans, farmers, students and many more.They were then asked to place a ball in a basket from their group for every question they answered with yes.For exampl...

New information on Oroville Dam crisis suggests negligence

New information on Oroville Dam crisis suggests negligence

Cameron O'Brien

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

New forensic report suggests that faulty design and maintenance caused the dam to break earlier this year. Embed from Getty ImagesThe report published by the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent Forensics team specified the causes of the February 7th Oroville Dam malfunction. According to the report, almost every facet of the dam from its construct...

Students fund raise to help aid hurricane victims

Students fund raise to help aid hurricane victims

Christian Solis

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Inspired Chico State students baked and sold challah bread, to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims.Embed from Getty ImagesRohr Chabad Jewish Center of Chico student members partnered with the Thursday Night Market, to bake and sell bread at their own table stand. The initiative was in effort to provide meals, housing and d...

Stolen items found in a local storage unit

Stolen items found in a local storage unit

Christian Solis

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Storage unit full of stolen items was unlocked by Butte County Sheriff's Office.Tuesday, the sheriff's office received a tip that there may be stolen property in a local storage unit, A.B. Self Storage. Sgt. Steve Collins was on the scene when they arrived. He said, "Stolen golf clubs, mail, laptops, TVs, hockey equipment, drones and motorcycle helmet...

Park Rangers are allowed to carry firearms

Park Rangers are allowed to carry firearms

Christian Solis

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The City Council of Chico decides to allow Chico park rangers to carry ammunition.The decision passed 6-2, Tuesday. Ann Schwab and Randall Stone opposed each other.The decision was made to better enable rangers combating rising crime throughout the park, specifically from vagrant populations.There are three ...

Trump rescinds DACA; students protest at Chico State

Trump rescinds DACA;
students protest at Chico State

Luke Dennison and Guillermo Felix-Alvor

September 5, 2017


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

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was put to an end under the Trump administration, affecting many students nationwide.Students gathered outside of the Bell Memorial Union on campus expressing their thoughts over the decision, Tuesday morning. Elizabeth Alaniz, a Chico State Faculty Member and DREAM Assistant D...

Hundreds stay up late to get cheesy

Hundreds stay up late to get cheesy

Alex Grant

September 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Hundreds of students gathered in the hub to attended an event called "Get Cheesy in the Courtyard" this past Friday.As students stepped inside The Hub, an array of options illuminated their eyes. The choices included: white and wheat bread grilled cheese sandwiches, mango and strawberry-banana smoothies...

DACA decision affects students

DACA decision affects students

Natalie Hanson

September 5, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The Trump administration announced, Tuesday, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be rescinded. The White House will give Congress six months to decide whether the program, which protects students nationwide, will be replaced. Since 2012, DACA has protected many students and offered...

Men urinate at camp site

Men urinate at camp site

Cameron O'Brien

September 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Illegal CampingMonday, 5:30 p.m., 968 East Ave.Five to six individuals were camped out in the back of a private residence, subjects were urinating around premises and had their belongings thrown about.Call Type: Suspicious SubjectTuesday 4:45 a.m., First AvenueTwo individua...

Chico cares campaign

Chico cares campaign

Andrew Freeman

September 3, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

The Chico Cares Campaign is working to make life easier for students who cannot afford nutritious food or are having housing difficulties. The campaign aims to raise money for various student support programs focused on these issues, such as the Wildcat Food Pantry, according to Sean Murphy, the publi...

Introducing new MCGS department head, Sara E. Cooper

Introducing new MCGS department head, Sara E. Cooper

Hannah Yeager

September 3, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The fight for diversity is a life-long job that has not only recently become a hot topic in the media but has also become something widely fought for in schools nationwide, including us. Sara E. Cooper, the new department head of the multicultural and gender studies department (MCGS) as of January, has...

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Cameron O'Brien

September 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Warnings have been posted by campus administration regarding the air quality in Chico, due to the Ponderosa fire. 3,500 acres of land in the Butte county area have been affected. At least, 500 homes and over 800 outbuildings were threatened, according to a joint statement by the Butte County Air Quality Man...

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