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How to stay connected with friends amidst the pandemic

How to stay connected with friends amidst the pandemic

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Shelter-in-place has got us all down. With remote classes and the campus closure, it can feel hard to stay connected with one another in ways that still feel social and meaningful. Thankfully, we live in a world that is technologically advanced with many options for us to stay social online. Here are...

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...

University Police investigating Esken Hall “hackings”

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Students residing in Esken Hall made reports to University Housing that they were receiving strange phone calls and messages and their phones were being “hacked.” There have been 10 confirmed reports made by students regarding their cell phones being “hacked” as of Feb. 23. Once UH was made awar...

Chico State Undergrad and Grad Students Compete in Annual Research Competition

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Undergraduate and graduate students competed in Chico State’s 34th Annual Student Research Competition on Wednesday for a cash prize and one of 10 spots to compete statewide against other CSU students. “This competition is meant to encourage undergraduates to begin to be involved in research,...

Whitney Hall suspect found guilty of obtaining concealed firearm near dorm and more

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The Butte County Superior Court was filled early the morning of March 3 as Kaine Langstaff entered his preliminary trial for allegedly committing four felonies only steps outside of Whitney Hall, a Chico State dormitory.  Langstaff, who appeared beside his public defender, Saul Henson, pleaded no contest ...

Chico State suspends in-person instruction until April while campus remains open

Chico State suspends in-person instruction until April while campus remains open

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Students and the campus community have been alerted by Chico State Alerts and the University President that face-to-face classes are cancelled until April 24, 2020 due to concerns of the coronavirus pandemic.  Returning from spring break, instruction will continue online or through alternativ...

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...

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 ...

Students create floor plans for Paradise

Students create floor plans for Paradise

Emily Neria, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

In the wake of the Camp Fire, there was a sense among the Chico State student body of “What can I do to help?” While the answer for many students was classic volunteer work, making donations or providing emotional support for victims of the fire, a small group of architecture majors found a way to p...

Chico Speaks presentation reviews data from student surveys regarding sexual assault, harassment

Chico Speaks presentation reviews data from student surveys regarding sexual assault, harassment

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

On Wednesday, Chico State’s: Safe Place, Title IX department, Associated Students Academic Senate and California Faculty Association hosted a keynote presentation. Chico State’s Department of Health and Community Services assistant professor Dr. Christine Leistner broke down the results of the Chic...

Chico State bookstore faces decline in sales, Board of Directors review possible approaches

Chico State bookstore faces decline in sales, Board of Directors review possible approaches

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Chico State’s Associated Students, Board of Directors met on Feb. 14 to discuss agenda items, including the plan for the Chico State Wildcat Bookstore’s ended contract.  Chico State’s bookstore ceased to operate independently in 2014 after falling into a trend of declining sales. Movi...

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