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Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

Halloween statistics from Chico Police Department for 2019. Photo credit: Chico Police Department

Julian Mendoza

November 12, 2019

Compared to last year, Chicoween left a smaller criminal mark on the south campus this time around.Each year, the south campus gets filled with parties, crimes and police whenever Halloween comes around. This time of year is called “Chicoween," during which south campus is usually plagued with cr...

Your alternative Halloween playlist

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Kati Morris

November 3, 2019

1. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's DeadThis playlist begins with the iconic post-punk song from Bauhaus — an ode to the 1931 classic horror film, "Dracula". 2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right HandRegarded as rock's true "prince of darkness", Cave has always had an affinity for all things gothic...

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

A map of some reported incidents over Chicoween 2019. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

November 2, 2019

Our breaking news team spent two nights watching crime over Halloween here in Chico. Check out this map and our online coverage to see where some of these incidents occurred: There were a total of 40 arrests made over the nights of Oct. 31 through the morning of Nov. 2, according to data from the Chico Po...

‘There existed an addiction to blood’: horror meets hip-hop

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Kati Morris

October 31, 2019

In their latest concept album, rapper Daveed Diggs and producer group Clipping, comprised of William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, tap into the world of horror film tropes.Through the lens of the horror genre, Clipping analyzes racial politics like a Jordan Peele movie. The trio have become well-versed in ...

The best bad horror movies

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Danielle Kessler

October 31, 2019

October is a great time to enjoy spooky festivities such as Halloween parties, pumpkin patches and curling up with a good horror movie. However, one of my favorite sub-genres of horror are movies that are so bad, they're actually good. So without further ado, here is a list of my favorite bad horror mo...

Halloween Special: Orion does a haunted corn maze

Country Pumpkins sign located in Orland, California. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Alex Coba

October 31, 2019

Reporters Angel Ortega, Rayanne Painter and Alex Coba survived the Haunted Corn Maze at Country Pumpkins in Orland. Spooks included: actors destroying a car with a bat and several gory characters running in and out of the corn. Happy Halloween!Angel Ortega, Rayanne Painter and Alex Coba can be reached at ori...

2nd annual Halloween silent disco: good, spooky vibes

The stage at the silent disco had three DJ's set up playing their own music. Photo credit: Danielle Kessler

Danielle Kessler

October 31, 2019

Chico State’s 2nd annual Halloween silent disco made for some good old-fashioned spooky fun. Presented by Associated Students, the night was a chance for students to relax, eat snacks and jam to music through their headphones.Brandon Aure, the student outreach and marketing coordinator for Assoc...

Treat Street brings families downtown on Halloween

Sweet Chico Confections participated in Treat Street annually with other downtown businesses. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

October 28, 2019

Downtown Chico is well known for being a hot spot of college parties on Halloween night. But before all the partiers come out in droves, Downtown Chico is home to an event called Treat Street in which families can come and take their children trick-or-treating to all the different shops.Many downtown ...

Country Pumpkins offers family-friendly fun in daylight

Country Pumpkins offers family-friendly fun in daylight

Jessie Imhoff

October 14, 2019

Country Pumpkins in Orland has made itself a Halloween staple to many in Butte and Glenn counties. From early childhood to late adulthood, people from all walks of life have made fond memories in the pumpkin patch and corn maze.Run by the Gruenwald family, Country Pumpkins has been providing fall-them...

Beware: cultures aren’t a costume

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Rachael Bayuk

November 2, 2018

Your culturally insensitive Halloween costume makes you look like a jerk.Dressing up as a minority culture is unacceptable in 2018. People of these cultures were (and often still are) discriminated for their garb and heritage, making light of that fact is ignorant.Yet cultural appropriation is still happeni...

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

Different residence hall communities worked together to create a spooky experience for students during CoCo’s Creepy Carnival on Halloween night Photo credit: Brian Luong

Yaritza Ayon

November 1, 2018

The Community Council of University Housing hosted a Creepy Carnival on Halloween for all the students to attend. All students had to do was show their Wildcat ID card to get a wristband. From there they were free to partake in all the activities COCO had set up.Although the event welcomed all students, it ...

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Brian Luong

November 1, 2018

University Police Call Type: Assist other agency Friday 12:54 a.m., Lassen Hall Dormitory A subject was transported to a medical facility due to intoxication.   Call Type: Suspicious subject Friday 1:42 p.m., Kendall Hall A male subject was aggressively asking for candy. The s...

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