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

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

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...

Study abroad programs canceled amongst heavy cases of Coronavirus, select students to leave countries

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Chico State and study abroad consortiums have begun to pull students from their study abroad programs amid the increase of coronavirus cases across the globe.  Students continuing toward their degree in countries such as China, Italy and South Korea were notified by the University and their...

California will increase minimum wage in 2020

California will increase minimum wage in 2020

Jessie Imhoff

December 10, 2019

Minimum wage is set to increase in California from $12 to $13 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2020.This increase only applies to employers with 26 or more employees. Employers with 25 employees or less will pay $12 an hour starting Jan. 1.Chico State’s student employee rate is already set to increase ...

California Measures Voters Guide: Learn about the 11 propositions on this year’s ballot

California Measures Voters Guide: Learn about the 11 propositions on this year’s ballot

Justin Jackson, Yaritza Ayon, and Brian Luong

November 4, 2018

Prepare for the upcoming election this Tuesday by informing yourself on the ballot measures and their possible impact on the state. Proposition 1: Funds affordable housing for people affected by the California housing crisisThe Housing Programs and Veterans' Loans Bond’s measure would allow for $4 bill...

John Cox tour stops at Chico

John Cox tour stops at Chico

Justin Jackson

September 29, 2018

John Cox made a stop in Chico, on Friday, on his statewide bus tour. John Cox is a candidate for governor for this upcoming midterm election. He won a chance to campaign for governor in the Calif. Republican primary back in June, alongside Democratic primary winner, Gavin Newsom. After he exited...

Bottoms Up Espresso combines bikinis and coffee

Bottoms Up Espresso combines bikinis and coffee

Mathew Miranda

September 26, 2018

Chico’s newest coffee stand is finally open, and the rumors of bikini baristas are true. Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday but had already generated buzz for the last month due to the franchise’s reputation of mandating their servers to wear minimal clothing. The business has drawn criticis...

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer

May 1, 2018

The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few questions on a variety of issues and expressed their platform stance on various topics.Six candidate...

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Grant Schmieding

April 1, 2018

“Thanks, y'all, I appreciate yah,” a phrase my waitress uttered at least five times during my first experience at a southern diner. Famished after almost a full day of travel, I didn’t mind the excessive butter on almost all of my food and grits coming whether I liked it or not. I spent my spring...

Prostitution exploits people overseas and in the U.S.

Prostitution exploits people overseas and in the U.S.

Nicte Hernandez

February 11, 2018

When thinking of Amsterdam, thoughts usually race to its legalized and controlled substances. Marijuana, and other mind-altering substances, are legal and easy to buy in The Netherlands.However, what usually does not immediately come to mind, but is also legal throughout The Netherlands, is prostitution in t...

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017

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...

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Jafet Serrato

April 19, 2017

Nearly 6,000 people died while walking to their destination last year, according to a recent analysis report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. That is an 11 percent increase compared to 2015, at 5,376 deaths. Out of those killed, 359 of them were from California, making it the state with the ...

Minimum wage good where it is

Minimum wage good where it is

Marrion Charissa Cruz

February 7, 2017

The rise of minimum wage means an increase in product prices. People often forget the correlation between the money deposited in a bank account and the money that comes out of pockets. San Francisco residents will be earning $14 an hour next year but are also paying significantly more on groceries compared to Chico residents. ...

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