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  • Orange cones block the entrance to the Dutch Bros on Esplanade. Photo taken by Amy Blair on Feb. 28.


    Dutch Bros on Esplanade temporarily closed

  • The student health center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and is closed for an hour each day from noon to 1 p.m. Courtesy: WellCat Health Center, taken by Jason Halley/University Photographer


    Healthcare for students anytime, anywhere: all the WellCat has to offer

  • Second Street from the B Line bus station. Taken by Maki Chapman on Feb. 28.


    Backsliding on alcohol rules, or maybe moving forward

  • Staff Members of the Black Youth Leadership Project 
Left-Right: Pamela Irby, Laniea LaGarde, Quinessa Stibbins, Laila Anderson, Candy Jackson, Keila Lee, Brandon Trowel


    Community leadership project aims to uplift Black youth 

  • Jason Rabinowitz, secretary-treasurer of Local 2010, addresses Unit 6 workers ahead of the ratification vote. Photo taken from Teamsters 2010 Flickr account.


    Teamsters Local 2010 tentative agreement to be voted on by CSU Board of Trustees

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Rapper Yung Lexx rapping at the Victory in Union event. Taken by Samuel Moore on Feb. 25.

‘Victory in Unity’ event celebrates Black History Month

Samuel Moore, Reporter // February 27, 2024

In a collaborative effort, the MLK Unity Group and the Black Student Union hosted the annual Victory in Unity celebration event at Chico State on Sunday. The celebration took place outside Trinity Commons...

Paul Belz laughs with audience member Joan Goodreau. Taken by Callum Standish on Feb. 22.

Bidwell park highlighted at museum book reading

Callum Standish, Arts and Entertainment Editor // February 24, 2024

A small audience gathered quietly around author Paul Belz at the Museum of Northern California Art, Thursday night to hear “An overview of an overview” of his book about Bidwell Park. Belz, a local...

Participants in KCSC’s show are all deeply involved in their performances. 
From left to right: Sierra Buck, Kennedy Jude, Rose Fields, Aaron Gee, Madalén Cortez, and Jeffrey Lenh. Photos taken by SavStudios on Feb 17, 2024.

KCSC Radio presents: Melodies of love and heartbreak

Brooke Cárcamo, Reporter // February 22, 2024

KCSC Radio hosted “Melodies of Love and Heartbreak,” a Valentine's Day-themed music competition, at Naked Lounge in Downtown Chico on Saturday. Various artists performed, including Jeffrey Lenh, Aaron...

Flyer courtesy Daniel Veidlinger

Chico State holds religion and COVID symposium on Friday

Molly Myers, Managing Editor and Features Editor // February 21, 2024

Chico State is set to host a uniquely specific symposium on Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Tehama 116, delving into the relationship between COVID-19 and religion. “The symposium will cover ethical...

Celebrating Black History Month together. Image created by Adobe Firefly generative AI.

Events happening during Black History Month

Itzel Saucedo Dominguez, Reporter // February 9, 2024

Black History Month is an annual celebration that acknowledges the accomplishments of Black people  as well as their contributions to U.S. history. At Chico State, we have programs and events dedicated...

Students checking out clubs and organizations on campus. Photo by Jolie Asuncion on Aug. 24.

Clubtacular postponed again due to weather conditions

Fabian Marian, Reporter // February 7, 2024

Due to unfavorable weather conditions, Chico State’s Student Life and Leadership Education has decided to cancel Clubtacular for the second time.  The event was set to take place on Wednesday from...

Kulo sticker in the bathroom at Rileys. Photo taken Oct. 3, 2023 by Molly Myers.

From ‘PUKE’ to ‘LIMBO’: Ranking Chico’s graffiti tags

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // February 6, 2024

The best art is illegal art.  To many, graffiti will always be abhorrent, while to others, it’s a unique artistic niche.  While I don’t think it should end up on the Bidwell Mansion or someone's...

Chico State clubs lined up near the science building. Photo by Jolie Asuncion on Aug. 24, 2022.

Clubtacular postponed due to weather conditions

Fabian Marian, Reporter // January 30, 2024

Due to a high chance of rain forecasted for Wednesday, Chico State’s Student Organization and Leadership Education has decided to reschedule the event.  The event was originally set for Wednesday. The...

Clubs table during Fall 2022s Clubtacular. Photo by Molly Myers on Sept. 13, 2022.

Hot clubs at the Spring 2024 Clubtacular

Fabian Marian, Reporter // January 29, 2024

Coming up Wednesday,  is this semester’s Clubtacular. This event will take place on Glenn and Trinity lawns from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 100+ clubs will show up and there will be free food and swag. Here...

Photo by: Jé Shoots from Pexels

10 non-Christmas songs to get you in the holiday spirit

Juliet Perry, Reporter // December 6, 2023

It’s that time again: the holidays. Christmas songs are playing in every store, and if “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey comes on one more time, Santa will have to make one more lump...

Created by Ariana Powell on Dec. 3. Photos by James Superschoolnews and Brett Sayles on Pexels.

Happy horror-days: Christmas horror films

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // December 4, 2023

A lot of people believe October, “spooky month,” is the month for horror movies due to its spooky themes, almost every holiday has some scary movie made in its name. One such holiday being society’s...

Angeline Stansbury, (Ashlyn Myers), dances with the Nutcracker Prince (Chasen Greenwood).

‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ opens Thursday

Grace Stark, Reporter // November 30, 2023

“The Nutcracker” is a classic Christmas story told through dance around the world. This holiday season, Chico Community Ballet will be performing “A Very Chico Nutcracker,” a spin on the original...

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