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

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

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 questions on a variety of issues and expressed their platform stance on various topics.Six candidate...

Congressional candidates participate in forum on campus

Congressional candidates participate in forum on campus

Josiah Nicholl

May 1, 2018

A forum was held at the Harlan Adams Theater at 7 p.m. Monday for the First Congressional District Candidates. The event was co-hosted and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Butte County, Associated Students and the Office of Civic Engagement. All four Democratic candidates attended the even...

Fighting the free speech war

Photo credit: Chase Falk

Roberto Fonseca

April 23, 2017

The free speech wars had another important battle this week. Instead of exchanging ideas, they exchanged fists.UC Berkeley was once again the battleground for a free speech war as anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed.Lauren Southern, a right-wing political commentator, arranged a rally in the defense of free speech in response to the treatment of Milo Yiannopoulos received at the Un...

Liberals promote fascism

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Roberto Fonseca

February 17, 2017

It's been a long three weeks since Donald Trump was inaugurated, and I've never seen a country so angry. The things people are saying and doing are things that are entirely new to the political sphere. The media's coverage of Trump and the explosion of social media in the last five years has great...

Republican victory office opens in Chico, greeted with protests

Persons of all ages are welcomed, although the majority of volunteers/interns are graduates and current students Photo credit: Katia Berg

Katia Berg

August 28, 2016

A Republican Victory Election Office opened in Chico on Saturday. The office, located on Mangrove Avenue, saw many protestors carrying anti-Trump signs on opening day. In return, Republicans counter-protested with anti-Hillary signs. “It was a peaceful protest, but not at all surprising,” Jack Breuker, a...

Wildcats react to presumptive Trump nomination

Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo source 
Gage Skidmore from Wikipedia)

George Johnston

May 3, 2016

On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race leaving Donald Trump as the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Cruz, a senator from Texas, bowed out of the election citing the mathematical improbability of defeating Trump. Reince Priebus, chairman of the...

Wildcats ‘Feel the Bern’

Bands from around town played at the event. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Bridget Comito

April 13, 2016

Chico State has been experiencing a wide range of openness and support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Six months ago, very few people knew his name. Today, he appeals widely to the younger generation, especially college students. This is apparent in the Chico community.Bands for Be...

I won’t be voting for Trump

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Alex Horne

March 17, 2016

At Chico State, the notion of supporting Donald Trump is practically unheard of. Praises of Bernie Sanders echo throughout the halls. Our little liberal campus is a haven for Trump haters, and I too am part of this group. Donald Trump has evolved from New York businessman to reality show host to Wa...

Students and professors question the popularity of Donald Trump

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Jeremy Steele

February 16, 2016

Donald Trump is frank, blunt and honest, and because people are more interested and more captivated by controversial news, a segment of the population is drawn towards his rhetoric. "I think people are voting for Trump because they love the idea of someone who is not a politician, someone who they see is a self-made man...

Our viewpoints are not our own

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William Rein

February 13, 2016

The most unimaginative and redundant opinions are those most aggressively debated, and the truly important, consequential views are thoroughly ingrained and taken for granted. In any given era, the multitude of opinions possessed by the public is largely owed to the social or philosophical revolutions...

Chico State graduate drops out of US Senate race

Rocky Chavez, Chico State alumnus, dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 10, 2016

Rocky Chavez, the Republican assemblyman and Chico State alumnus who stopped by campus on Feb. 2 to promote his run for the U.S. Senate, announced on Monday he was dropping out of the race.Chavez, who graduated from Chico State in 1973, made the surprising announcement before a small audience in a San...

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez is running for U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 7, 2016

Correction: Rocky Chavez dropped out of the Senate race on Feb. 9. Read more about it here.  Decades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees i...

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