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Chico State Republicans build a wall to promote free speech

Image of the free speech wall

Emily Neria

February 24, 2020

The Chico State Republicans booth invited passersby to write messages on a “free speech wall” on Thursday. The wall was accompanied by a sign that read “we built a wall” in reference to the wall President Trump has suggested building along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.  Mi...

Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Protestors gather around the fence by the Young Republicans booth outside of Glenn Hall. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

Over the past week, tensions have been running high among the liberal and conservative students on Chico State’s campus. From Tuesday to Thursday, many students have used their right to peacefully assemble and freedom of speech. Four criminal charges have been filed -- three for battery and one for...

Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student

Chico State Police and Butte County EMS reposed to an incident between two students outside of Butte and Plumas halls on Tuesday. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Angel Ortega

November 20, 2019

On Tuesday, a dispute between the president of Chico State Republicans and a protester resulted in a brief physical altercation. Michael Curry, the president of Chico State Republicans, was tabling with the organization in front of Plumas Hall when students began playing loud music across from their...

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

Little girl places ball in community basket. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 8, 2017

Local Depolarize Chico group worked to start healing the political rift in Chico.At the Thursday Night Market, people were asked to separate themselves into labels they identified with like veterans, vegans, farmers, students and many more.They were then asked to place a ball in a basket from their group for every question they answered with yes.For exampl...

Getting real about Islam

One of the many tweets that create ignorant false equivalences. Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

Roberto Fonseca

March 25, 2017

It's the same story every time there is a terrorist attack: a hashtag goes out in solidarity with the victims, people change their profile pictures on Facebook or Twitter to the flag of the victimized country. And then refuse to talk about the real problem at hand. Islam. Khalid Masood, 52, was the...

Gov. Brown to raise minimum wage

Gov. Jerry Brown speaking at Chico State on the Prop 30 bill on Oct. 29, 2012. Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Instagram.

George Johnston

April 4, 2016

Californians working for minimum wage will soon feel an increase of money in their pockets. On April 1, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he will sign a bill Monday raising the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. The bill first passed the California assembly with a 48-26 vote then...

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