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Students speak on their concerns about safety

The discussion tables held in the BMU Auditorium.  Students shared their experinces, suggestions and ideas on what can be done to improve safety in the city. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019

Within the last year, student safety has been a rising concern among students. Campus communication with students has been highly criticized by students, and after recent events such as the Camp Fire and a man on campus asking suspicious questions, student concerns have only risen."I think because within this last year, we've just had a lot of issues come up that is around safety," Ka...

Chico State leaders respond to student concerns on campus safety

Students voiced their concerns about campus safety Friday afternoon in Colusa Hall.. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza

March 12, 2019

After rumors began to emerge about a suspicious suspect being on campus Monday morning, a conversation with administration was held in Colusa Hall on Friday regarding the safety of students on campus.The conversation was a follow up of the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center’s open discussion on Tuesday with Chela Mendoza Patte...

Cop Watch meeting held at Blackbird Cafe, holds police officers “accountable”

Blackbird Cafe is located on Park Avenue and offers beverages, snacks and books to read. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Kendall George

January 31, 2019

Cop Watch, an international organization started in Berkeley during 1990, has found its way to Chico. The first meeting was held Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blackbird Cafe. According to event organizers Marin Hambley and Rain Scher, the main goal of Cop Watch Chico is to bring awareness to communit...

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Jaimlet Felix poses at the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in front of donated artwork from students of diverse backgrounds. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Marifer Martinez places the lantern she decorated to the lights string. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 23, 2018

Glenn Lawn was lit up with many colorful, glowing lanterns on Monday night as the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at Chico State hosted their first Mid-Autumn Festival. Students had the opportunity to learn about six different Asian countries and their traditions while decorating their own paper la...

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center looks to empower future leaders

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center Para Professional Karla Guzman hopes EMPOWER helps build student leaders. Photo courtesy of the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center.

Yaritza Ayon

October 2, 2018

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center's EMPOWER program is seeking students with a desire to better themselves and the communities they represent.The program will consist of five sessions and is designed to build up leaders in communities of color. Although, the program welcomes all applicants, the CCLC ...

Retiring campus leaders to be recognized on campus

Stewart retires as Medical Chief of Staff this semester. Courtesy of the Student Health Center/ Jason Halley.

Natalie Hanson

December 8, 2017

Ceremony will be held in recognition of two campus leaders, Deborah Stewart and Charles “CC” Carter, Friday.Stewart will retire from her position as Medical Chief of Staff at the Student Health Center. Carter, founder of the Cross Cultural Leadership Center, retires by Dec. 31. The retirement receptio...

Cross Cultural Leadership Center’s founder is to retire this semester

Carter will retire from the CCLC Dec 31. Courtesy of Jason Halley.

Natalie Hanson

October 24, 2017

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center founder is to retire in December. Charles "CC" Carter, who founded the CCLC in 2008, will retire effective Dec. 31. He was first hired by Chico State in 1980 as the first coordinator for the university's multicultural programs. Carter founded the CCLC out of a...

Wildcats vibe out on Kendall Lawn

Dancers preform for the audience to show off what they can do and to inform us of their upcoming auditions Photo credit: Abigail Jones

Niyat Teferi

September 6, 2017

On Thursday, the CCLC hosted the annual “Wildcat Vibe” on Kendall Lawn. Students were able to meet new people, mingle, dance and enjoy performances. During the evening, various clubs and organizations were tabling and recruiting new members. A majority of the tabling consisted of survey q...

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

September 5, 2017

Chico State yields banners that state “We Are Chico State” and has made claims in the past to value diversity. While this effort hasn’t gone unnoticed, it’s important to continue practicing diversity instead of just claiming it. The campus has made changes to its student populatio...

Alumna working for diversity

Egypt Howard on campus at the #BlackInChico protest Sept. 26. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Karen Limones

February 17, 2017

Egypt Howard is using her past experiences to help better the lives of her local African-American community. Former Chico State student, Egypt Howard remembers a lack of empathy in the Chico community and a lack of people putting time and effort into empowering black students on campus. While attending...

Our Democracy website launched

Our Democracy website's home page. Photo credit: Chico State's Our Democracy website.

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017

In the wake of a turbulent election season, Chico State has created Our Democracy for students and faculty to equip themselves to engage in the political dialogue. Tensions have been high with some students upset about the election's results and others not able to comfortably celebrate their candidate...

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