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Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes, as well as final exams. Facilities such as the Meriam Library and the Wildcat Recreation Center will be clos...

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...

Going home for holiday break may be harder than students think

Going home for holiday break may be harder than students think

Joel Peterson

December 5, 2019

Chico State has had many students walk in and out of its doors, but what seems to be a cause of concern no one really talks about is housing. More specifically, housing for the newest group of freshmen who have nowhere to go during their holiday breaks.The campus has a total of eight dormitories for their...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter

December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence halls, some people had vodka labels blatantly taped to the back of their doors and the empty half of ...

Dating in the dorms

Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding

April 9, 2018

“This has been fun, can we go back to your place?” she says, as my heart skips a beat. Now comes the hard part. “Sure, let me just get you a wristband,” I say, feeling like we’re off to Great America. “Did you bring a valid form of ID?” Entering the dorms for the first time feels...

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Danielle Cortes

August 27, 2017

If you're beginning your second year at Chico State, you're most likely experiencing the big move to your first apartment. Most of the time you're living with your closest friends whom you have met last year.It's a huge relief to finally live without strict rules, annoying RA’s and unnecessary...

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Nicole Henson

March 14, 2017

“No RAs, let’s have a kegger!” Reads a resident dorm sign in Whitney hall. The floor is filled with signs like these, celebrating significantly less supervision in the dorms. Last week 20 resident advisers were fired for attending a party where underage drinking occurred. University Housing...

Changes to housing benefit first-years

Changes to housing benefit first-years

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

September 17, 2016

Living in the residence halls has always been a mixed bag for those who have experienced it. Some love it, some hate it and most are excited to live off campus at the end of the year. In past years, there's been criticism about housing here at Chico State, whether it be about the alcohol policy or the c...

Redhead redemption

Redhead redemption

Sam Rios

February 12, 2016

The concept of redheads becoming extinct seems to be a funny anecdote. However, there is proof that this is actually a serious issue.Researchers at ScotlandsDNA estimate that redheads could be extinct in a couple hundred years as a result of climate change.It is crucial to know that red hair is a hereditary ...

Taking dorm food from boring to brilliant

Grace Kerfoot

August 27, 2015

Hallmarked for its comfort food vibes and outrageous simplicity, dorm food has a way of ceasing our hunger and nourishing our soul. True, the classics are good standbys for when real food is scarce, but bumping the humble bowl of ramen up a notch can be just the thing when you're looking to treat you...

Nobody knows the swag of Craig

Nobody knows the swag of Craig

Miles Inserra

April 9, 2015

Shasta, Lassen, Whitney and Sutter — four mountains that are the namesakes of the most popular dorms on campus. Esken, Mechoopda and Konkow — three north campus dorms named after Native American tribes.Craig — the off-campus dorm named after some guy?On-campus residents are immersed i...

Senior Spotlight: Livin’ la vida dorm life

Senior Spotlight: Livin’ la vida dorm life

Nicole Santos

March 20, 2015

How many college seniors can say they have lived on campus every year since being a first-year student, in three different dormitories? Very few. Caleb Meyer, a senior liberal studies major, has been a resident adviser for the past three years. “My freshman year, I lived in Esken Hall at north camp...

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