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Advisory measure with focus on climate neutrality passes

Advisory measure with focus on climate neutrality passes

Natalie Hanson

April 25, 2018


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Students have voted this week in favor of an advisory measure calling for Chico State to reaffirm its commitment to climate change, in light of a recent building project designed to replace Siskiyou Hall. This measure, placed on the 2018 Associated Students ballot, asked for the university to reaffirm its...

Proposed fee increases could initially cost students up to $380 more per year

Proposed fee increases could initially cost students up to $380 more per year

Grayson Boyer

April 24, 2018


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On Wednesday around 8 a.m. students received a link in their email to submit an advisory vote on three proposed fee increases; a Health Services Fee, Student Learning Fee and an Athletics Fee. Several students have expressed various emotions on each of these fees at five open forums this semester....

Weekly News – The Week’s End Update, April 21

Weekly News – The Week’s End Update, April 21

Natalie Hanson, Alejandra Fraga, Christian Solis, and Josh Cozine

April 22, 2018


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The week’s wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports in the Butte County area, from April 16- April 20. Natalie Hanson, Alejandra Fraga, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be reached [email protected] [email protected]_news on Twitter....

Tuition increase for upcoming school year no longer being considered

Tuition increase for upcoming school year no longer being considered

Josh Cozine

April 20, 2018


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Students are off the hook to the tune of $228 for the next academic year. In what many at Chico State are calling a welcome turn of events, it was announced Friday morning by the chancellor of the CSU system that proposed tuition increases for the next academic year are no longer being considered. Two...

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Lizzie Helmer

April 17, 2018


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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a two-hour...

Chico State’s Model UN Team ranks among the best in the world

Chico State’s Model UN Team ranks among the best in the world

Mathew Miranda

April 17, 2018


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Chico State’s Model United Nations Team received Outstanding Delegation, the highest possible award, at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York. This marked the ninth time in 11 years Chico State won this award which is given to the top 10 percent of schools competing. The Chico...

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Roberto Fonseca

April 16, 2018


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An estimated 500 million straws are used daily in the United States and the majority of those end up in various oceans. On April 23, Chico State will be officially be taking the strawless challenge in an effort to bring awareness to the plastic straw waste problem and to reduce the amount of plastic used on ...

Student government candidates adhere to campaign guidelines

Student government candidates adhere to campaign guidelines

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 11, 2018


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Each year, several students conduct a campaign when running for positions in the Associated Students elections. Students who choose to run in the elections must follow several campaign guidelines. General Regulations: Publicity: All of the publicity regulations correspond with Chico State's pu...

A.S. estimated budget surpasses $20 million

A.S. estimated budget surpasses $20 million

Alex Grant

April 11, 2018


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Chico State's student government controls several on-campus businesses such as the Wildcat Recreation Center, the Wildcat Store and Sutter Dining Services. A.S.'s current estimated income this year is about $20,808,629 while its estimated expenses are $20,467,584. This means that Associated Students...

Professor believes that advisory measures encourage student action

Professor believes that advisory measures encourage student action

Natalie Hanson

April 10, 2018


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The process of writing and submitting advisory measures is entirely student-led, and is a notable process of interaction between students and Associated Students every semester. Advisory measures often lead to big changes on campus, on a variety of issues. Mark Stemen, a professor in the Geography and Planning departm...

Student activists host town hall to discuss gun violence

Student activists host town hall to discuss gun violence

Lizzie Helmer

April 10, 2018


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March For Our Lives Chico put on a town hall Saturday at the El Rey theater that featured multiple congressional candidates and community leaders. Lizzie Helmer can be reached at [email protected] or @lizziehelmer on Twitter....

Vote to fund Chico State groups through revenue sharing

Vote to fund Chico State groups through revenue sharing

Alex Grant

April 9, 2018


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The Associated Students election is coming up on April 18, but the candidates aren't the only thing students can vote on. One aspect of the A.S. ballot is revenue sharing which allows voters to choose how to spend $15 of their activity fee. This year student voters can choose from a list of 202 on-campus groups that include several clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities. Accordi...

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