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Photo taken by Molly Myers on Sept. 3, 2023 downtown across from where the Farmers Market is held.

Abandoned shoes in Chico: photo series

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // May 22, 2024

The south campus neighborhood in which I live is an illegal dumping hot spot. I often see abandoned couches, mattresses and curiously, shoes.  For the past school year I’ve made an attempt to photograph...

President Perez shaking the hand of Taylor Bisby as she receives her Masters degree. Taken by Jessica Miller on May 15

Chico State celebrates Graduate Studies Commencement

Jessica Miller and Alina Babajko // May 16, 2024

Students from graduate studies programs celebrated their accomplishments Wednesday night in the midst of a 93 degree heat with signs warning to watch for symptoms of heatstroke.  Some students stood...

Chico State, David Stachura. Photo credit Chico State

A final wrap up of Stachura

Jenna McMahon and Maki Chapman // May 15, 2024

David Stachura did not receive a severance package when he resigned Feb. 14, but he did receive a windfall of sorts, in that he does not have to pay attorney fees. Stachura benefited financially from...

Timothy Kizirian, shown above, was investigated by the university in 2019 and sentenced to pay a criminal restitution and two-year probation in 2023. Courtesy: Butte County District Attorney’s Office

Former Department of Accounting professor still on probation

Ariana Powell, Editor-In-Chief // May 11, 2024

A former Chico State Department of Accounting professor and chair, Timothy Kizirian, is halfway through his court-mandated probation after being charged with misallocating funds in 2023. His probation...

Financial aid office located in the Student Services Center, Room 250. Photo Credit: Shane Aweeka

FAFSA submission shrouded with unprecedented levels of difficulty

Shane Aweeka, Reporter // May 9, 2024

Students rushed to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid applications on May 2 for the 2024-2025 academic year’s priority deadline. The process leading up to this deadline was fraught...

Participants take part in Dabke, a traditional Levantine dance. Taken by Toby Neal on May 6.

Students and community members rally for ceasefire on precipice of graduation

Students for Justice in Palestine held a "Walkout for Palestine" on Monday encouraging students and community members to walk out of school or work to show their support for a ceasefire in Gaza. The...

Hallway inside Kendall Hall leading to the door of the Title IX office. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 4

President Perez addresses Title IX, Cozen O’Conner Chico State report

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // May 7, 2024

President Steve Perez sent an email to students and faculty Monday morning about Title IX and discrimination, harassment and retaliation programs in response to the Cozen O’Connor Chico State report. The...

Front view of Kendall Hall

Jewish students react to antisemitic vandalism on campus, President Perez responds

Grace Stark, News Editor // May 3, 2024

Chico State President Steve Perez sent an email to the campus community on Friday condemning recent acts of hate-based, antisemitic vandalism on campus. In the email, Perez wrote that he was “angry...

Pro-Palestine banners put up on Butte Hall by Students for Justice in Palestine. Photo taken May 1, 2024. Photo taken May 1, 2024 by Molly Myers.

Ceasefire campaign launches on campus, President Perez sends email on protests 

Molly Myers and Grace Stark // May 2, 2024

UPDATE: Chico State is aware of Students for Justice in Palestine's demands, but said the student organization did not directly contacted them as of 12:18 p.m. today, Friday, May 3. "No members of Cabinet...

A heavy police presence is in the area of Nord Avenue. Taken by Callum Standish on May 2.

Police apprehend suspect following stabbing in area of Nord Avenue

A suspect was arrested in connection to a stabbing at an apartment complex located at 729 Nord Ave. on Thursday, the Chico Police Department said. CPD asked people to avoid the area of Nord Avenue from...

A student shovels dirt over the 2024 time capsule outside of Kendall Hall. The time capsule will be unveiled in 2074 as they are unveiled every 50 years. Taken by Grace Stark on April 23.

Chico State holds annual Time Capsule Ceremony for graduating seniors

Grace Stark and Steven Amador // April 25, 2024

Chico State held its annual Time Capsule Ceremony in front of Kendall Hall on Tuesday. The ceremony is held each year during WildCat Spirit Week and is organized by Associated Students and the Chico...

Update on tuberculosis and meningitis cases

Update on tuberculosis and meningitis cases

Milca Elvira Chacon, Reporter // April 24, 2024

Chico State gave an update on the potential tuberculosis and meningitis cases via an email to the campus community on Wednesday. The email said the TB case continues to be unconfirmed and that confirmation...

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