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Depressed and down but still around

hopelessness Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier

November 26, 2019

Trigger Warning: This article contains several references to self-harm that may be disturbing to some readers.Everyone feels down sometimes, but for some it can reach a terrifying level. When I was 23, I gave up on trying to fight my sadness and tried to end my life. “What is the point?”...

‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’ offers fun, light-hearted frights

Courtesy by NEXT LEVEL Games

Jacob Collier

November 5, 2019

"Luigi’s Mansion 3" is the perfect game to take players down a fun-filled, nostalgic adventure. The game strikes an ideal balance between fun plot devices, interactive gameplay, challenging fights and well-timed comedic relief. The game gives players the tools they need to solve its puzzles wi...

Video: We went to Area 51

Photo credit: Emily Neria

Emily Neria and Rayanne Painter

October 2, 2019

Reporter Emily Neria interviews the attendees of Alienstock 2019 in Rachel, Nevada. Emily Neira can be reached at [email protected]

Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Possible measles exposure locations have been reported on campus by the Student Health Center. These locations include Ayres Hall, Room 120 on March 25 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., University Village from the afternoon of March 24 through the morning of March 26, and University Village shuttle on March 25 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. More measles exposure locations can be found on the Butte County Public Health Department website. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Gordy Papalias

March 29, 2019

The California Department of Public Health released a Measles Alert to Chico State students on Wednesday and was followed up by an alert from the Student Health Center on Thursday that confirmed a case of measles in a Chico State student.There are currently four known cases of measles in the Butte County area.Measles is a highly contagious virus in the nose and throat mucus of the infected person, according to the Student Health Center. It is spread through coughing and sneezing and can live on contaminated ...

Chico Police deal with a week long crime wave

Crimes in Chico have been on the rise. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Gordy Papalias

March 12, 2019

Multiple StabbingsChico Police responded to three stabbings that happened within a 24-hour span last Monday. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.One incident involved a juvenile who was accused of stealing property. The juvenile got upset and then stabbed the accuser in the abdomen. The victim fled the scene and got himself to the nearest hospital.The juvenile was arrested by Chico Police at the scene of the stabbing and taken to Butte Juvenile Hall.T...

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

A knife found near one of the stabbing locations

Gordy Papalias

March 7, 2019

Chico Police have responded to three stabbings that happened within 24 hours. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.The first stabbing happened at approximately 9:19 p.m. on Monday within the 2700 block of White Ave. In this case the victim tried...

Student hit another student with frying pan

Student hit another student with frying pan

Gordy Papalias

March 6, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: AssaultSunday March 3, 8:46 p.m., University VillageA student hit another student with a frying pan. Both parties were separated and no medical attention was neededCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday March 1, 3:42 a.m., Lassen HallA male in a black jacket riding a white bike was crawling through dumpsters yelling to himself.Call Type: AccidentThursday Feb. 28, 3:23 p.m., Parking Structure 1 on Cherry Street.Reporting party had damage to their car when they got back from class. No sign of ...

Feather River hospital to close, over 1,200 employees to be laid off

The entrance to the Feather River Hospital Emergency Room just after the Camp Fire burned through Paradise. Adventist Health now says the entire campus area on Pentz Road will not be re-opened anytime soon. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Kendall George

February 14, 2019

Feather River Hospital medical center campus in Butte County will not be reopening after Camp Fire damage, according to a press release on the Adventist Health website released Wednesday morning. Feather River Hospital was previously a 101-bed, acute-care hospital, and the leading employer in Paradise. Ov...

Police chase results in arrest of one of Butte County’s most notorious criminals

Mugshot of Suspect Brian Matthew Loo. Photo credit: Chico PD

Gordy Papalias

February 12, 2019

Chico police officers engaged in a car chase of suspect Brian Matthew Loo on Sunday, which started in the Kohl’s parking lot. Undercover officers showed up to the parking lot to contact a man who was responsible for breaking into a Chico resident's vehicle and stealing the contents inside. Officers identifie...

Chico Make a Difference Day volunteers to make a better community

(Left to Right)
Gillian Sammis
Alexandra Wynter 
Rosa-Lee Jimenez Photo credit: Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson

October 28, 2018

People around Chico gathered Saturday to do their part to make a difference in the community. Chico Make a Difference Day is a day of service where community organizations, as well as students from Butte College and Chico State, come together for a common cause. Volunteers go help out at the Bidwell ...

California grant funds medication to combat opioid epidemic

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Tisha Cheney

February 16, 2018

The Chico police received a free supply of Naloxone kits designed to combat opioid overdoses this week.Naloxone is a nasal spray used as an emergency treatment for individuals experiencing an opioid overdose, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department.With the help of state funding...

The Russian Revolution is reimagined at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

Angel Ortega

February 9, 2018

The social and political impact of the Russian Revolution is conveyed through artwork in a new art exhibit on campus. With photographs and artwork throughout the 20th Century are, "Revolutionizing the World?" displays the history of the Russian Revolution of 1917 through four different sections, Design...

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