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LEAD illustrates ‘The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn’

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // March 4, 2020

On Wednesday, Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (LEAD) held a presentation titled “The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn” in honor of Undocweek. Members of LEAD gave this presentation...

ICE Resistance training

Julian Mendoza // September 1, 2019

An ICE resistance training session was hosted at Blackbird Cafe Saturday night by NorCal Resist.NorCal Resist is an organization based in Sacramento that is active throughout Northern California and outside...

Dr. Arreguin-Bermudez started working at Chico State in 2004 as a Spanish professor. Photo credit: Kendall George

Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

Kendall George // March 12, 2019

According to Elizabeth Alaniz, assistant director of the financial aid and scholarship office, Chico State doesn’t know how many undocumented students are on campus, but she estimates there are around...

Students learn during an event for Undocuweek. Photo credit: Janette Estrada

Undocuweek, we needed you

Janette Estrada // March 12, 2019

Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (L.E.A.D) held "Undocuweek" to inform undocumented students with mixed-status families at Chico State of the current federal and state legislation.Chico...

Cast Members of the Vigina Monologues sitting down while on stage. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter // February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity...

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Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Rachael Bayuk // October 7, 2018

Immigrants are part of the lifeblood of the United States. Since the beginning, the integration of new ideas has launched our great nation forward into the ever-expanding future.A lot of born citizens,...

Candidate (left to right) Jessica Holcombe(D) , Marty Walters (D), Gregory Cheadle (R), David Peterson (D), Lewis Elbinger (D) and Audrey Denney (D) answer questions at open forum held at Chico State Monday. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer // May 1, 2018

The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few...

Nicole Yashinsky-Richey (left), Matt Bateson (middle) and Jimmie Cano (right) are students in the print club. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Student club financially supports undocumented students

Natalie Hanson // September 28, 2017

Chico State Printing Club organized to donate their work to students and faculty in support of undocumented students, Wednesday and Thursday.Students set up a booth for making and selling prints and tote...

A screenshot of the Twitter activity promoting #ADayWithoutImmigrants Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

#DayWithoutImmigrants made no impact

Roberto Fonseca // March 6, 2017

On Feb. 16, immigrants in the United States participated in a #DayWithoutImmigrants to demonstrate the importance of immigration and to protest the border wall that President Donald Trump plans to build.The...

CSU chancellor comments on immigration

Daniel Wright // February 22, 2017

Chico State released its stance on immigration in an email from Chancellor White, Wednesday. In the statement, he indicated the new directives should not affect students who are under the protection of...

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Trump’s cabinet rejects ideas

Susan Whaley // January 25, 2017

It isn't just Hillary supporters who reject Donald Trump's policies.Trump won the keys to the White House with bold claims of torture, immigration, climate change, terrorism and foreign politics. The "greater...

Cemetery of the 'Not Forgotten'

Cemetery of the ‘Not Forgotten’

Bianca Quilantan // September 20, 2016

Nestled in a dusty patch of the Imperial Valley desert lies “El Panteón de Los No Olvidados,” a resting place for broken dreams. Dreamers too. At least 240 migrants lie in final rest in unmarked...

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