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President Gayle Hutchinson and Marqia Smith share a moment of celebration of the new science building groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday. Smith was walking by the ceremony when President Hutchinson invited her to grab the last shovel and hard hat and break ground for the new building alongside her. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 15, 2018

President Gayle Hutchinson and Marqia Smith share a moment of celebration of the new science building groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday. Smith was walking by the ceremony when President Hutchinson invited her to grab the last shovel and hard hat and break ground for the new building alongside her....

New science building breaks ground

President Gayle Hutchinson and faculty members of the College of Natural Sciences use their golden shovels to break ground for the new science building on Wednesday. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 10, 2018

Dozens of members from Chico State and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science building on Wednesday. President Gayle Hutchinson spoke to those who came to witness the historic event. Some of the other speakers included Kyle McHenry of the Mechoopda Tribe and Dean ...

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

The Wildcat Statue continues to create controversy among students over the cost. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Karen Limones

May 14, 2018

If you’re thinking “another article about the Wildcat Statue?,” I know, me too. But I’ve been thinking about all those times I’m in the elevator or walking alongside the Bell Memorial Union when I hear people comment on the statue. It’s still a ruckus and students st...

New science building brings mixed emotions among students

Is the new Physical Science building worth it? Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Nicte Hernandez

March 11, 2018

It seems like every year we see the campus being renovated, something is being added or restored. Students have expressed concern or mixed feelings in the past when other buildings were renovated.Now, with the demolition of the Siskiyou building in order to put in a new physical science building, students continue to e...

Construction delays

Construction delays Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Kendall George

August 31, 2017

Picture this: you're walking to geology class Monday morning on the first day of freshman year. It's warm outside, you're confident in your ability to make it through these four years without having a mental breakdown.You walk past Holt and are planning on crossing one of the bridges to make it to the Physical Sc...

New building aesthetic generates mixed feelings

The Facewall. This piece contains over 1000 faces from around the campus and community. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Thomas Staaden and Sean Martens

August 27, 2016

After three years of construction, costing around $42 million, the new Arts and Humanities building is now open. The new 91,000 square foot building contains a recital hall, five lecture halls and plenty of classrooms. Yet, the most common thing noticed by students is the different style. Senior Marian Becker said s...

Facilities Management and Services department lights up the streets of Chico

Danny Wright looks at the construction happening near the student service center Photo credit: Yang Dai

January 28, 2016

The Facilities Management and Services department started to rewire the underground power lines connecting the streets light on First Street to the Student Service Center on Jan. 27."The new power lines will carry more electricity demand and will be connected to the student service center and all o...

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