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Meriam library to be under construction this summer

Meriam library to be under construction this summer

Carly Campbell
April 26, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

On May 22, the breezeway of Meriam Library will be under construction due to water intrusion issues located on the podium level of the building. Chico State's planning, design and construction team will be removing and replacing all of the concrete located under the library to replace water proofing...

“Are We Great Yet?” panelists say no

“Are We Great Yet?” panelists say no

Daniel Wright
April 25, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Pi Sigma Alpha and the Council of Graduate Students hosted a panel discussing the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency. The panel named “Are We Great Yet?” hosted five Chico State Professors from diverse fields. · Diana Dwyre: Congressional Politics · Darin Haerle: Criminal Justic...

Community advocates Sanctuary State protections despite council’s refusal to discuss

Nicholas Feeley
April 25, 2017
Filed under Community, News

A new Senate Bill was passed by the State Assembly giving some protections to undocumented Californians. Senate Bill 54 comes on the heels of protests calling for Chico to become a sanctuary city. In March, a protest in downtown Chico was organized by Shelby Chase in reaction to the city council’...

Department of Water Resources block public reports on Oroville Dam

Department of Water Resources block public reports on Oroville Dam

Jacqueline Morales
April 25, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Requests of public information on the Oroville Dam incident have been released.Assemblyman James Gallagher and Senator Jim Nielsen, publicly announced their attempts to increase transparency in regards to the Oroville Dam incident. According to a public post on Facebook, Gallagher mentions that both co...

New director of faculty development selected

New director of faculty development selected

Daniel Wright
April 25, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Josh Trout has been appointed as the new director for faculty development. “As the new director, one of Josh’s special interests will be to find additional avenues to enhance the physical, psychological, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of campus employees,” stated a Chico ...

Chico State Model United Nations team wins top award at national conference

Chico State Model United Nations team wins top award at national conference

Cathy Fung
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State's Model United Nations team won Outstanding Delegation in the National Model United Nations Conference B in New York City April 13. This award is the conference's highest honor. This year, the team represented the United Kingdom. The officer corp, Head Delegate Sam Perkins, Secretary Gene...

Off-campus luxury living carries hefty price tag for students

Off-campus luxury living carries hefty price tag for students

Jacqueline Morales
April 24, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Local property management agencies introduce luxury off-campus living to students, but they come with a hefty price tag.   Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion on Twitter.  ...

Wildcats stand against oil trains

Wildcats stand against oil trains

Victoria Rohrer
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Chico State passed the initiative for Wildcats Against Oil Trains with a 3350 - 717 vote. More than 82 percent of people voted for the initiative, which is more than those who voted for Associated Students President.Despite the campaign and number of people in opposition of the trains, the transportati...

Chico Science March draws thousands

Chico Science March draws thousands

George Johnston
April 23, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people filled Trinity Commons to march for science April 22. Like the other 600 other demonstrations happening worldwide, Chico’s March for Science brought professors, students and activists together to show their support of science. Two Chico State professors, Rebecca...

Mother threatens to beat up daughter’s roommate

Mother threatens to beat up daughter’s roommate

Jafet Serrato
April 23, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Follow-up April 14, 8:37 a.m., 145 Main St. A husband told police that a female stole his wife’s cellphone at Peet’s Coffee. The suspect was not allowed to enter after she tried to reach in the man’s pockets. Call Type: Domestic Dispute April 14, 3:59 p.m., 1128 ...

32,000 devices needed Eduroam update

32,000 devices needed Eduroam update

Daniel Wright
April 22, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State’s Wi-Fi, Eduroam, recently underwent a required system update for its registered devices. Eduroam has approximately 32,000 unique devices currently registered with the system. This does not perfectly reflect the number of users, since a single user might have multiple devices registered. Chico...

Chill drug can have chilling effects

Chill drug can have chilling effects

Nicholas Feeley
April 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News

From tripping to munchies, recreational and frequent marijuana users alike may experience the same reactions. Here are five common side-effects and the science behind them.1. Brain drain. Marijuana directly affects the brain and can alter shortterm memory and problem solving skills. THC binds to can...

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