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Firefighters maintain efforts to quell flames. Photo taken by Shane Aweeka on March 1.

High-speed chase ends in collision and fatality

Shane Aweeka and Callum Standish // March 1, 2024

A police chase Friday morning ended with a vehicle crashing into a home in the 900 block of the Esplanade. The crash set the house on fire killing Chico resident Barbara Ferris inside the building. At...

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

Amy Blair, Reporter // February 29, 2024

The Dutch Bros stand on Esplanade is closed for renovations, Dutch Bros public relations said. The stand is expected to open after March 7.   The Dutch Bros located at 196 Humboldt Ave. will close...

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

Shane Aweeka, Reporter // February 28, 2024

On Feb. 16, the working conditions agreement between Teamsters Local 2010 and California State University made on Jan. 19 was officially ratified.  Voting amongst Teamsters members took place over...

Multiple cars populate the campus lot where a vehicle was burglarized Wednesday morning. Taken by Ariana Powell on Feb. 28.

UPD arrest 2 vehicle burglary suspects; stolen property recovered

Ariana Powell, Editor-in-Chief // February 28, 2024

Two under-age suspects were arrested after two vehicle burglaries took place in separate on-campus parking lots Wednesday morning. The first burglary took place in the WellCat Health Center parking...

Traffic-jam resulted from accident involving three vehicles. Taken by C. Nicholas Kepler on Feb. 27.

Traffic accident causes jam in Downtown Chico

C. Nicholas Kepler, Reporter // February 27, 2024

A driver failed to yield, hitting another vehicle which collided with a parked car in Chico Sunday evening. The Chico Police Department’s communication specialist, Kelly DeLeon, confirmed a traffic...

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...

The Sigma Pi fraternity house on a quiet Monday morning in Chico on Feb. 26. Photo taken by Molly Myers.

Fraternity Sigma Pi hit with hazing investigation

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // February 26, 2024

Sigma Pi, a fraternity in Chico, is under investigation for allegations of hazing, said Chico State public relations manager, Andrew Staples. A member of the fraternity declined to comment at the chapter...

A motorcycle hit a pedestrian the above intersection. Taken by C. Nicholas Kepler on Feb. 25.

Person taken to hospital after accident on Ivy Street

C. Nicholas Kepler, Reporter // February 25, 2024

A traffic accident caused a road closure on Ivy Street between East Eighth Street and West Sixth Street on Sunday.  Several Chico police cruisers could be seen in the area of the accident. The Chico...

Courtesy Associated Students

AS general election application open for students

Milca Elvira Chacon, Reporter // February 24, 2024

The general election application for Associated Students Government Affairs is open for aspiring student representatives and will close Feb. 28 at noon.  To be considered for a position, the following...

Photo of the Notice of Investigative Outcome letters issued to Delta Chi and Lambda Sigma Gamma taken by Molly Myers, Feb. 24, 2024.

Hazing documents revealed: Chico State warns against unrecognized Greek organizations

Jessica Miller and Molly Myers // February 24, 2024

“Hazing, or conspiracy to haze.” These words mark the Notice of Investigative Outcome letters issued to Delta Chi fraternity and Lambda Sigma Gamma sorority last spring.  Chico State Risk Management...

A group of raised hands against a blue background. Created by Ariana Powell on Feb. 23.

CSUEU, non-academic student assistants to unionize

Grace Stark, News Editor // February 23, 2024

Non-academic student assistants across all California State University campuses voted to join their union with the California State University Employment Union on Friday. While The Union of Academic...

A person ducks under the fallen tree on the Warner Street pedestrian bridge. Taken by Molly Myers Feb. 21

Pedestrian bridge closed due to fallen tree

Callum Standish, Arts and Entertainment Editor // February 23, 2024

A large tree is blocking the east side pedestrian bridge along Warner Street between Plumas Hall and the Science Building.  The roadway, west side walkway and both protected bike lanes are all unaffected.  Soil...

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