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Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few questions on a variety of issues and expressed their platform stance on various topics.Six candidate...

Debra Barger retires from Chico State after 29 years

Debra Barger retires from Chico State after 29 years

Mathew Miranda

April 30, 2018


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Dean of Regional and Continuing Education Debra Barger retired Monday. Her retirement celebration was held in Colusa 100 Friday. Q: When did you start at the university? A: I started in October of 1988 at the university. I came to Chico for a job interview. I had never been here. I had never even be...

President Hutchinson announces voting results on proposed fee increases

President Hutchinson announces voting results on proposed fee increases

Alex Grant

April 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Advisory voting results on the three proposed fee increases was released by President Gayle Hutchinson around 9 p.m. Thursday. All three; the Student Learning Fee, the Health Services Fee and the Athletics Fee, were opposed by the majority of voting students. Hutchinson sent out an email that thanked students for participating in the forum and vot...

Forum for Congressional candidates set for Monday

Forum for Congressional candidates set for Monday

Josiah Nicholl

April 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State has announced that next Monday at 7 p.m., a forum for US Representative District 1 Candidates will be held in Harlan Adams Theater at the Performing Arts Center. It will be free and open to the public. The event is being jointly hosted by the League of Women Voters of Butte County, the Offic...

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


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Video

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


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

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 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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...

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