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California is the first state to require access to abortion medication at public universities

California is the first state to require access to abortion medication at public universities

Carolyn Allen

October 15, 2019

While several states have been attempting to make abortion laws more strict; California has taken a different route and has become the first state to require public universities to provide access to the abortion pill. Chico State would also begin carrying the pill at the Student Health Center, accordi...

Governor Gavin Newsom asks NCAA to play fair and pay fair, student-athletes respond

Governor Gavin Newsom asks NCAA to play fair and pay fair, student-athletes respond

Kimberly Morales

October 6, 2019

For years, student-athletes have fought for the right to earn benefits in return for the work they put into playing in order to place their school on the map. On Sept. 30, California changed the game forever as it became the first state to bring this issue into the spotlight, as Governor Gavin Newsom si...

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Angelina Mendez and Ricardo Tovar

September 28, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers were invited to Chico Sate’s career fair on Wednesday, to the shock of many students. After an initial flurry of confusion, panic and frustration faded, staff and students were waiting for the university and the Associated Students to address what happened. The...

Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Jack Lewis

August 30, 2019

The office of the Chancellor sent out a campus-wide email to students Friday, requesting constructive feedback of President Gayle Hutchinson. The email contained both a letter directly from Chancellor Timothy P. White describing the process as well as a list describing the areas that can be addressed...

Title IX changes give more rights to people accused of ‘sexual misconduct’

Title IX changes give more rights to people accused of ‘sexual misconduct’

Kendall George

April 9, 2019

Two Chico State students recall their experiences with false rape accusations Chico State and many other schools across California are revising their sexual assault protocol after a state appellate court ruled that students arraigned of sexual misconduct have new rights to protect them against false...

Three finalists left for Vice President for Business and Finance

Three finalists left for Vice President for Business and Finance

Justin Jackson

October 29, 2018

The position of Vice President (VP) of Business and Finance has come down to three finalists: Dru Zachmeyer, Glen Nelson and Ann Sherman. Robbi Stivers, interim VP, left due to a "personnel matter," according to the university. Being a private personnel matter, the university would not speak further. The position was opened again, for the fourth time ...

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Christian Solis

October 3, 2018

Chico State brought the controversial nature of free speech to the forefront of campus by inviting U.C. Berkeley's Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to speak for Constitution day on Thursday. Chemerinsky came to campus to speak about the status of free speech and the First Amendment. According to...

Student leaders speak out against executive pay raises

Student leaders speak out against executive pay raises

Justin Jackson, Dan Christian, and Josh Cozine

September 24, 2018

Jared Geiser stood outside the BMU auditorium, speaking bluntly with the Chair of Community and Government Relations for CSU Northridge, Tracy Johnson. “I’ve got hungry students here to think about,” Geiser said. Geiser serves as Chico State’s Executive Vice President for the Associated Students. “I...

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

September 24, 2018

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training aspires to do so as well. I CAN HELP Mental Health Ally Training is a new program for faculty and staff des...

Nan Timmons to retire after 32 years with Associated Students

Nan Timmons to retire after 32 years with Associated Students

Brian Luong

September 12, 2018

Nan Timmons’ career at Chico State is coming to a close after 32 years of working on campus. Timmons began working in 1986 when an opening for the Community Action Volunteers in Education’s (CAVE) office manager opened up. The idea of working on a college campus excited her due to her own p...

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Christian Solis

September 7, 2018

Eight city council candidates gathered at a forum, Wednesday, to discuss policy positions and local problems, but failed to mention one key topic.The public forum, hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce, focused on four main questions that focused on local issues. Each candidate also was able to give a...

Chico City council candidates speak on local issues at open forum

Chico City council candidates speak on local issues at open forum

Dan Christian

September 6, 2018

The Chico Chamber of Commerce offered voters free coffee, Wednesday, and the opportunity to hear candidates speak on important issues facing voters in the upcoming election at the Chico Area Recreation and Development Community Center. The event was open to the public, but due to limited space attendees...

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