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Safe Place temporarily transitions to virtual services

March 19, 2020

Chico State's Safe Place has closed its doors but encourages students to stay in touch.  Safe Place will continue to offer services over the phone, through email and through video conferencing. Administrator Alix MacDonald said the process to communicate with Safe Place can be started by sending...

Butte Station opens up to CalFresh students to fight food insecurity

Butte Station opens up to CalFresh students to fight food insecurity

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Chico State’s Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry celebrated outside of Butte Station as the popular convenience store became the newest location on campus to allow students to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer card as payment since January.  On Thursday outside the station, volunteers with the ...

The Arbor Day Foundation Honors Chico State

Marco Day, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The Arbor Day Foundation honors 35 percent of California State Universities and Chico State was one of the CSU’s annually delegated by the largest non-profit organization dedicated to planting trees.  The other eight CSU’s mentioned include: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Channel Islands,...

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Danielle Kessler, Melissa Joseph, and Ricardo Tovar

November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, tensions rose to an all-time high as students began protesting outside the Chico State College Republicans table following a physical altercation that happened on Tuesday in front of Butte Hall and Plumas. The debate between student Republicans and protesters evolved into a mob of people...

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

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

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 ...

Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student

Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student

Angel Ortega

November 20, 2019

On Tuesday, a dispute between the president of Chico State Republicans and a protester resulted in a brief physical altercation. Michael Curry, the president of Chico State Republicans, was tabling with the organization in front of Plumas Hall when students began playing loud music across from their...

‘Swipe Against Hunger’ encourages students to donate meals

‘Swipe Against Hunger’ encourages students to donate meals

Angelina Mendez

November 17, 2019

Students who have available meal swipes on their student dining plan attended an event hosted by Associated Students at Sutter Dining Hall, "Swipe Against Hunger." On Nov. 14, AS Dining Services held this event for students to donate their extra meal swipes in order for them to be distributed next seme...

Chico Speaks survey reveals on-campus sexual assault statistics

Chico Speaks survey reveals on-campus sexual assault statistics

Kimberly Morales

November 16, 2019

After surveying students last spring, Chico State released a report regarding the incidents of sexual violence students reported.While the information compiled from the survey was extensive, requiring months of collection and analysis, the data reveals the culture surrounding sexual assault on campus...

Wildcats carve pumpkins for a meaningful cause

Wildcats carve pumpkins for a meaningful cause

Emily Neria

October 28, 2019

In the spirit of Halloween and breast cancer awareness, Chico State public health students put on a "Carving for Cancer" event in Trinity Commons on Friday.At the event, students purchased pumpkins to carve on the spot or take home and carve later. All proceeds went to an organization called Californi...

University police, CADEC host prescription drug take-back

University police, CADEC host prescription drug take-back

Kimberly Morales

October 24, 2019

While alcohol and marijuana reign as the most popular drugs for students on campus, one substance easily -- and often legally -- found on campus are prescription drugs.According to Chico State’s University Police Department (UPD)’s 2019 Annual Security Report, only one case of drug law a...

YouTube Channel ‘SusDudes’ demonstrates more sides to college other than academics

YouTube Channel ‘SusDudes’ demonstrates more sides to college other than academics

Kimberly Morales

October 13, 2019

Chico State is known for a lot of things, a beautiful campus, heavy rain, or even loud parties—but how about its appearances across YouTube?Search up “Chico State” on YouTube, and you might find the SusDudes, a YouTube channel started two years ago by Ethan Serzynski and Owen Duffrey, s...

University Police works to serve campus, despite understaffing

University Police works to serve campus, despite understaffing

Angelina Mendez

October 8, 2019

With a tight staff and high demands, University Police Department is working to address a variety of safety concerns at Chico State. UPD is located next to campus and states its mission as “to provide a safe environment for our campus community through proactive, progressive, and professional law enfor...

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