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CalFresh Outreach at Chico State provides help for starving students

CalFresh Outreach at Chico State provides help for starving students

Hannah Yeager

September 24, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Being a starving college student used to be the “norm.” After paying rent, PG&E and internet, most students have barely enough money to buy groceries to make healthy and balanced meals. A program called CalFresh has recently partnered with Chico State in order to make a long-term solution...

Chico State students receives a gun shot while attending a local house party

Chico State students receives a gun 
shot while attending a local house party

Jacqueline Morales

September 23, 2017


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

Chico State student is transported to Enloe Medical Center after receiving a gun shot in the arm at a local house party, Saturday.The incident occurred at approximately 1:03 a.m., near 7th and Hazel Street. "When I saw the student this morning at the hospital they were visibly shaken but in good spi...

Woman reported stripping in parking lot

Woman reported stripping in parking lot

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Domestic Violence Saturday 12:45 p.m., Nord Station Apartments Girlfriend threatened to kill her boyfriend in a dispute over money and was later arrested. Call Type: Mental Health Saturday 3:00 p.m., Show Love Thrift Shop A female was seen stripping and screaming in ...

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

People who lost their homes during the Ponderosa fire gathered Thursday night to learn about what aid is available to them. Feather Falls Fire Safe Council hosted a meeting at the Mt. Springs Grange to help victims get the appropriate information they need to solve the obstacles ahead. Som...

Torres Community Shelter hosts Gratitude Day in Chico

Torres Community Shelter hosts Gratitude Day in Chico

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Community members gathered in the Chico Downtown Plaza to share what they are grateful for, Thursday. The event was initiated by the Torres Community Shelter as a way of spreading more positivity in the community. Gratitude Wins was an event with the purpose and goal of bringing the community ...

What kind of phone bill is UPD running up?

What kind of phone bill is UPD running up?

Alex Grant

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

Chico State spends roughly $138,000 a year in total on 81 emergency blue light phones throughout campus, which are often abused by drunk students. There are 68 blue phones spread throughout the main campus, 12 phones at University Village and one phone at the University Farm. Each phone costs $1,700....

Flu shots available on campus

Flu shots available on campus

Natalie Hanson

September 21, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A free influenza vaccine clinic will be open to students starting next week.Embed from Getty ImagesThe clinic will be located in the breezeway outside of Meriam Library, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sept 26 and 28.Vaccinations will be offered free to all Chico State students, and for $15 to faculty and staff. The clinic will continue to be offered at the same time and location on the ...

Monetary grant encourages a tobacco free generation by The American Cancer Society

Monetary grant encourages a tobacco free generation by The American Cancer Society

Jacqueline Morales

September 20, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The American Cancer Society awarded Chico State a $20,000 grant in support of its' Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative. The initiative started through a partnership between the ACS and the CVS Health Foundation’s “Be the First” campaign. $50 million, were committed to supporting a tobacco free gen...

Chico State continues to receive nationwide recognition

Chico State continues to receive nationwide recognition

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State's social science degree was named the best value in the nation by Affordable Colleges.It was also listed as one of the most affordable online learning programs in the nation in over 10 categories. Chico States liberal studies online learning program was also number 21 in the nation because o...

There’s a new chief in charge, for now

There’s a new chief in charge, for now

Hannah Yeager

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

As of two weeks ago, Chico State hired its third acting police chief in a month, but he has made it clear he isn't here to stay. Lt. Corinne Beck has been replaced by John Reid as the interim police chief on campus. Reid is a university police chief from Cal State Channel Islands, a college in Southern...

Butte County Sergeant is injured in car accident

Butte County Sergeant is injured in car accident

Luke Dennison

September 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Sergeant on patrol collided into multiple obstacles, Tuesday, in the area of East 16th Street and Park Avenue. According to a press release, Butte County Sheriff's Office, Sergeant Sam Burnett was feeling ill during his drive back to the station before colliding his vehicle into an empty parked c...

Pulitzer prize winning author, visits Chico for Book in Common

Pulitzer prize winning author, visits Chico for Book in Common

Natalie Hanson

September 18, 2017


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

Students and the Chico community are invited to the kickoff event for this year's community book, A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel . The free event will take place on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m., on the steps of the Council Chambers at 421 Main Street. The book will be shared by President Gayle Hutchinson, along with Butte College President Samia Yaqub, Butte County Supe...

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