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University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue

March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes of the Super Tuesday standstill and examine possible alternatives for the general election in...

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

The 'Trans* Week of Resilience' capped off with a clothing swap that saw a safe place for anyone to come in and take some free clothing. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

The Bell Memorial Union room was the sight for some of the last events for the 'Trans* Week of Resilience' on Thursday. Room 210 was a spot where anyone, no matter how you identify, could come in and look for some clothing. From shoes, sweaters, shirts, pants, dresses, etc. anything was up for grabs...

Government Affairs considers protest of Zionist speaker, criticism of Associated Students

On Thursday Associated Student Government Affairs Committee were introduced two added agenda items including the event hosted by Chico Hillel and a proposition to officially denounce White Supremacy. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

A week after Israeli speaker Neil Lazarus was invited to campus, two added agenda items were brought to the Associated Students Government Affairs committee meeting Thursday.Government Affairs considered a resolution to formally denounce white supremacy and examined last week's event hosted by Chico ...

Photo of the day

Chico State Democrats show their disapproval for Donald Trump with a giant inflatable

Daelin Wofford

October 17, 2018

Chico State Democrats show their disapproval for Donald Trump with a giant inflatable "Trump Chicken." The chicken was accompanied by free hotdogs and voter registration cards.

‘Vitality’ showcases work of student artist

Natalie Hanson

October 4, 2018

A new art showcase in the Bell Memorial Union is spotlighting a student artist with the theme "Vitality" this week.The third floor art gallery of the BMU began hosting the exhibition of "Vitality" by student Megan Wade on Tuesday.Wade is majoring in Arts and her solo exhibition "Vitality" has 23 paintings...

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Chico State students line up outside Bell Memorial Union on Thursday afternoon to fill out a 1-minute survey online in exchange for free nachos offered by Associated Student Dining. Photo credit: Anne Chamberlain

Anne Chamberlain

May 10, 2018

Chico State students line up outside Bell Memorial Union on Thursday afternoon to fill out a one-minute survey online in exchange for free nachos offered by Associated Student Dining.

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

A student reads a personal poem about sexual abuse at the Take Back the Night event on Thursday. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

April 27, 2018

Take Back the Night, an event meant to raise awareness of sexual abuse, took place Thursday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Bell Memorial Union (BMU).The event marked the end of Take Back the Night week, which started on Monday and brought awareness to issues with sexual abuse, rape, substance abuse, an...

Photo of the day

Students stop to read colorful shirts strung up throughout the trees outside the Meriam Library. The shirts are the work of students who participated in the Chico State Clothesline Project last week by making shirts at the BMU. The shirts are hung across campus as a visual reminder of sexual assault and domestic violence statistics that we often ignore. Photo credit: Anne Chamberlain

Anne Chamberlain

April 24, 2018

Students stop to read colorful shirts strung up throughout the trees outside the Meriam Library. The shirts are the work of students who participated in the Chico State Clothesline Project last week by making shirts at the BMU. The shirts are hung across campus as a visual reminder of sexual assault an...

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Amanda Reinhart believes a waste audit is important to help students be aware of their waste habits and where their waste actually ends up. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Kelsi Sibert

April 18, 2018

A.S. Sustainability, in collaboration with A.S. Recycling, will be hosting a waste audit outside of Chico State's Student Service Center on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A.S. Sustainability Assistant Coordinator Amanda Reinhart said the aim of this event is to call attention to people's waste habits. “We...

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

Josiah Nicholl

April 17, 2018

The candidates hoping to become elected AS officials for the next school year had the opportunity to speak briefly to students and answer questions at a candidate forum at the BMU Monday night. Each candidate was given 30 seconds to introduce themselves, followed by two questions from the moderator a...

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez signed copies of his new book

Lizzie Helmer

April 17, 2018

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a two-hour...

Chico State’s ‘Clothesline Project’ provides artistic outlet for sexual assault awareness

Alix MacDonald holds up an example of a Clothesline Project shirt. All students are welcome to design a shirt any way they want to express their feelings on sexual assault.

Alex Grant

April 17, 2018

Safe Place, Chico State's confidential sexual violence prevention and intervention center, is organizing an artistic project to call attention to sexual assault issues in Chico. Students are invited to decorate t-shirts Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in BMU 203 to show support for...

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