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The field study camp team at Inyo National Forest. Photo taken Sep. 24 by Jesse Engebretson.

Overdue homework: A trip to Mono Lake and the Bodie ghost town

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // October 15, 2021

For some, online learning was a begrudging necessity for the safety of students and professors alike. For others, like Chico State Parks and Recreation professor Jesse Engebretson and Sacramento State...

Nursing students, Ireland Vallejo (left side) and Katrina Tully (right side) giving out free swag to people who received flu shots on Oct. 14, 2021.

Chico State prepares for possible ‘twindemic’ with free flu shots

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // October 14, 2021

Chico State students can receive a free flu shot and swag at five pop-up clinics over the next two weeks in the Merriam Library breezeway.  Kimberly Chappell, lead physician of the WellCat Center,...

Christian Hammond solely operates the BC19.Live dashboard which tracks COVID-19 data pertaining to Butte County.

One-man job: data-tracking the pandemic in Butte County

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 13, 2021

In the wake of the pandemic, one man brought it upon himself to regularly aggregate COVID-19 data to paint a more complete picture of how infection was spreading across Butte County. More than a year...

Serious disc golf course rises on the ridge

Serious disc golf course rises on the ridge

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // October 12, 2021

A professionally certified disc golf course has opened in Magalia on the site of an abandoned golf course that burned during the 2018 Camp Fire. The course will host a professional tournament on Oct....

Three students protesting University Police on Chico State campus

Students call for the disarmament of University Police

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // October 11, 2021

Seven Chico State students took to campus to disarm and defund the University Police on Oct. 4 https://twitter.com/csuchicosqe/status/1445118293510033408 “Our campus says we need to have braver...

Items including a firearm and ammunition confiscated from the Sept. 23rd raid. Photo courtesy of the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force

Drug bust near elementary school leads to arrest

Noah Herbst, Reporter // October 9, 2021

A Sept. 23 narcotics arrest near Rosedale Elementary School and Chico State student neighborhoods has alarmed Butte County law enforcement officials. Drugs seized during the raid appear to be fake 30...

The Bell Memorial Union on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Chico, Calif.

Sustainability grant deadline approaching, $5,000 student-led grants available

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // October 8, 2021

The last day to submit a proposal for a $5,000 Associated Students Sustainability Fund is Nov. 2, but students must first attend one October workshop to apply. The A.S. has a sustainability fund for keen...

Trinity Hall on Sept. 28

CORRECTION – Chico State: Former employee involved in August student data breach ‘facing criminal prosecution’

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 5, 2021

A former Chico State employee who allegedly used access credentials to expose and publish the personal information of roughly 130 students who requested exemptions from the university’s COVID-19 mandate...

Kendall Hall on Sept. 28.

COVID-19 deadlines expose vaccinated students

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 2, 2021

The five-week gap between the start of August classes at Chico State and the Sept. 30 CSU cutoff for COVID-19 vaccine certification allowed hundreds of unvaccinated students to access campus facilities...

Kendall Hall on Sept. 28

Over 300 Chico State students removed from in-person classes for failing to comply with vaccine policy

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 2, 2021

Three hundred and fourteen Chico State students who failed to comply with the CSU system's vaccine intermediate policy have been withdrawn from in-person classes. Faculty were advised in an announcement...

Randall Mattson, Co-owner of Richvale Natural Foods, stands at his booth for a picture. Mattson is a donor to the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Sept. 25

Nut Festival brings community together, celebrates ag(ri)culture

Noah Herbst, Reporter // September 30, 2021

The 14th annual California Nut Festival returned this weekend after being postponed then canceled last year. The event attracted consumers and vendors alike to the Patrick Ranch Museum on Saturday. Attendees...

Theophile Dusenge of Rwanda, Esra Poyraz of Turkey, Tin Nguyen of Vietnam, Tracy-Lee Edwards of Saouth Africa, Marina Yurovskaya of Russia, Bassanio Gumpo of Zimbabwe, Ousmane Ba of Burkina Faso, Jimena Sanchez of Equador, Sachin Paul of Bangladesh; Bridget Awaadem of Ghana, Ivannia Arias Zuniga of Costa Rica, Day Iamprae of Thailand, Clement Nyirenda of Malawi, Nurul Faznur of Malaysia, and Praew Polkaew of Thailand visiting CSU Chico as part of the Fulbright program for cultural and educational exchange.

Chico State welcomes teachers from across the world

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // September 30, 2021

Chico State welcomed 16 teachers from across the globe for a six-week exchange of cultures and ideas. The teachers arrived in Chico from 15 different countries as a part of the Fulbright Teaching Excellence...

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