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Chico State professor researches zebrafish in hopes of creating artificial blood

Professor David Stachura examining the zebrafish under a microscope. Photo by Kelsi Sibert.

Kelsi Sibert

March 28, 2018

Chico State Associated Professor David Stachura is working with Chico State undergraduate and graduate students as well as collaborators from Harvard and UC San Diego to make blood using zebrafish. Stachura has studied this type of blood research for 12 years but this research has existed since th...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

Jamie Bell and Annette Bening star in

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2018

Though the film does not deliver anything noteworthy in terms of cinematic value, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” brings a heartfelt and emotional romance to the big screen. Recently featured at The Pageant in Chico, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” follows t...

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester. 
CBS Films Website Photo

Angel Ortega

February 19, 2018

"Winchester" had the potential to be a decent horror film, but its overuse of clichés makes it one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. In terms of commercial success at the box office, horror movies are the current zeitgeist of the film industry. Many of 2017’s most successful movies...

Imprisoned at Home: Japanese internment camps are brought to life

Replica of a barrack from the Tule Lake Relocation Center. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Angel Ortega

February 16, 2018

At the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, a new exhibit focuses on how life was like at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered for the relocation of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans to various internment camps along the West Coast of the United States. The Tule Lake Relocation Center, located i...

Cause of fire on Highway 32 still unknown

Flames on either side of Highway 32 took four hours to extinguish. Photo courtesy of footage from CAL Fire.

Tisha Cheney

February 13, 2018

A vegetation fire struck near Forest Ranch on Highway 32 Monday evening. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. The fire was located near Platt Mountain Road outside of Forest Ranch, and burned on both sides of the highway, according to Joshua Olszewski of Cal Fire. "It burnt about a half to a...

Art exhibit hosted to fund trip to conference

Marisa Segovia is one of 20 art students and alumna displaying her work at the Art Exhibition on campus. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 13, 2018

The Chico State Print Club began holding their week-long annual Art Exhibition and Sale Monday. The art on display includes 8X10 inch prints, selling for $10 to $20 and can be purchased Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will be going towards the club's trip to the printmaking...

Landmark Chico theater reopens

Tyrone Galgano is one of the three new owners of the newly renovated El Rey Theatre. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 11, 2018

The historic El Rey Theatre had its fundraising grand opening Saturday night. The event included a silent auction and four local bands with the Mystic Roots Band headlining the show. The purpose of the fundraiser was to gain revenue to continue the renovations that have been in process since the...

Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Chico State President Gayle E Hutchinson spoke about budget concerns at The State of the University Address meeting on Monday. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 5, 2018

President Gayle E. Hutchinson called for action in an address to faculty and board members Monday.Hutchinson voiced concerns at the yearly State of the University Address held in Harlen Adams Theatre at 3 p.m. A major topic discussed was the recent reduction to the school budget.Due to reduced state...

Woman reports assault in her own home

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Tisha Cheney

February 3, 2018

University PoliceCall Type: Petty Theft-BikeMonday 7:27 a.m., Konkow HallBike parts were stolen from an unregistered bike.Call Type: RapeMonday 9:10 a.m., address unknownThe victim said the assault occurred on Jan. 26.Call Type: Suspicious SubjectTuesday 6:01 a.m., Laxson AuditoriumA bearded man holding...

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Ken Grossman and wife Katie Gonser donated to fund education in Butte County. Image courtesy of Melissa Cafferata-Ainsworth of Sierra Nevada Brewery.

Tisha Cheney

February 1, 2018

Alumni Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, and his wife Katie Gonser donated $1 million to Butte College this week.The purpose of the donation is to sponsor the implementation of the new Promise Scholarship Program. The program will provide two semesters of free tuition and fees to first-...

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

Lewis Black performs as part of a USO holiday show in Aviano Air Base, Italy, 2007. Photo by Tabitha M. Mans (Wikimedia Commons)

Angel Ortega

January 30, 2018

Known for his angry attitude on stage and his satirical rants, Lewis Black performs in Chico’s Laxson Auditorium in support of his tour, “The Joke’s on US.” Lewis Black is best known for his political satire, social commentary and his angry rants about history, religion and curre...

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Marsh Junior High was one of the schools locked down Tuesday. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

January 25, 2018

A domestic disturbance took place in the 1200 Block of Notre Dame Boulevard at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to a press release, Michael Sterling, 32, left the scene on foot with a pistol in his possession. Due to the close proximity to Little Chico Creek Elementary and Marsh Junior High schools,...

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