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Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Sexual assault survivor, public speaker and activist Brittany Piper brought conversations about consent, rape culture and bystander intervention to Chico State. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Rayanne Painter

April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at each other in horror as most of them stood up.“Now, I want you to stay standing if you know that...

Brotherhood and bashing cars: How many frat guys does it take to destroy a car?

Jack Mason (current member of Sigma Nu) and James Sandlin (current member of Sigma Nu) survey the damage of the car. Photo credit: Brooke Martin

Brooke Martin

October 2, 2018

Every year students rush fraternities and sororities hoping to become a new member of Greek life. While there are many recruitment events that take place, one stands out. It involves sledgehammers, lots of testosterone and an old PT Cruiser (this semester’s victim).Chico State’s Sigma Nu fraternity has a long-standing tradit...

The truth about Greek Life

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Karen Limones

April 10, 2018

I can’t say I am too fond of the idea of joining a sorority. It’s because I see how much of the party life they are involved in that has led me to believe all other stereotypes. One of my biggest fears when thinking about joining the Greeks is the pressure of consuming alcohol or drugs. Resear...

Chico State embraces unity at the annual Multicultural Night

Baile folklorico performance at Multicultural night. Photo credit: Jessica Carvajal Castillo

Niyat Teferi

November 15, 2017

On Friday, the Diversity Affairs Council hosted the Multicultural Night in the BMU Auditorium. The event featured performances from various multi-ethnic organizations on campus. The theme for the night was unity and each performance represented just that. Greek organizations performed various acts of s...

Stop drinking tequila for Cesar Chavez

Twitter screenshot that depicts the student excitement surrounding Ceasar Chavez day. Photo credit: Nicole Henson

Nicole Henson

March 31, 2017

Edit: An interview and photo of Tabitha Schempp has been removed.  An opportunity to party outweighs being a racist. Or at least that is the vibe some students and Greek affiliations are demonstrating with their Chavez-themed parties. Cesar Chavez Day has been recognized as a student holiday since 2014 wh...

10 tips for Rush week

Fraternities and sororities gather in the breezeway on campus to promote rush week. Photo credit: John Domogma

Katherine Feaster

February 10, 2017

1. Be yourself. The best way to find your home away from home is by being true to yourself. Pick the house that makes you feel like you are at home. Choose the sorority that says, “Thank you for being you”. 2. Go in with an open mind. Don’t go in with the mindset that you already know ...

It’s all Greek to me and maybe it shouldn’t be

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Whitney Urmann

September 27, 2016

Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect funds spent on dues. When media depicts college, typically the Greek system is right up there with wacky philosophy professors and toga parties. Every year hundreds of men and women at Chico State dedicate a week of their life to impress older st...

CCLC hosts diversity advocacy workshop

Groups of students discuss diversity. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Christine Zuniga

February 17, 2016

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center started a "Diversity Advocacy Certification" program in an effort to help participants become aware of social injustice issues and teach them to become effective activists. The program consists of seven workshops scheduled throughout the remainder of the semester,...

Living the not-so-Greek life

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Brittany Mcclintock

September 19, 2015

All I want to do is get to class. Then I get to the tabling lane and boom: Greek life is everywhere. I almost feel like a rarity on campus sometimes. There are so many people walking around with letters across their shirts, it’s hard to keep track of how many sororities and fraternities our school actual...

Live story doubles as marketing hub

From left: Leanne Woods, Associated Students staff member, Vu Nguyen, executive VP of Associated Students and Michael Pratt, officer for Associated Students, watch the Chico State Snapchat story on Tuesday morning. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Cheyanne Burens

September 19, 2015

Students have yet another social media platform they can use to share every aspect of their lives while also navigating the lives of their peers. Snapchat’s college-centric “Our Campus Story” feature arrived to Chico State just weeks ago and it has already made its mark on the campus.The...

In focus: Greek students still rich, want to go to prom

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dylan Dewit

May 12, 2015

This is a satirical portrayal of the Greek formal culture. This May, students coping with the stress and demands of their final exams might be pleased to find that not everyone is sharing in their turmoil. Sources and social network information has confirmed that this weekend was not all dedicated to...

Greek life gives back, shares charity activity with new recruits

Gamma Phi Beta's philanthropic mission is building strong girls. Photo credit: Katherine Feaster

Katherine Feaster

February 10, 2015

On Feb 7. the Panhellenic sororities of Chico State spent the day sharing their charity plans with the young women going through Recruitment Week. The day was dedicated to telling the women about what the sororities do to give back to the community. The philanthropies cover organizations of all kinds that include; ...

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