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Forums offered this week to further discussion of fee increases

Forums offered this week to further discussion of fee increases

Natalie Hanson

April 2, 2018


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Two forums to allow discussion between students of proposed fee increases will be held this week.In recent weeks, forums have taken place to allow for conversations about proposed student fee adjustments for health services, athletics, and student learning.President Hutchinson also recently announced a deci...

New speaking series addresses life lessons

New speaking series addresses life lessons

Lizzie Helmer

April 2, 2018


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Love, relationships, spirituality, honesty, success and fear. These topics and more were covered in Basement Talks, a new speaking series created by the Student Philanthropy Council. The first 'talk' was held in the basement of Sapp Hall on Normal Street Wednesday night. The featured speaker was the ...

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

Alex Grant

March 27, 2018


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Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, hosted a pre-release screening and panel discussion of the documentary “American Totem” in the BMU Auditorium Monday night. The documentary was broken into six chapters; story, identity, community, security, civil society and the American experiment....

New bill promises no more student loans

New bill promises no more student loans

Tisha Cheney

March 26, 2018


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A recently announced major bill, the Debt-Free College Act of 2018, aims to reduce student debt. According to Michael Inacay, Communications Director for Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, the legislation was officially announced on March 22, and will make college more affordable, eliminating the need...

Chico locals, students weigh in on national gun control debate

Chico locals, students weigh in on national gun control debate

Roberto Fonseca

March 23, 2018


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Guns and gun regulation is a never-ending discussion, especially after recent incidents like the Parkland school shooting. The Chico Rod and Gun Club held their annual Big Chico Gun show at the Masonic Family Center last weekend. This year's gun show was held on Saturday and Sunday. Numerous booths showcased self defense classes along ...

‘This Way to Sustainability’ highlights carbon neutrality and student engagement

‘This Way to Sustainability’ highlights carbon neutrality and student engagement

Josh Cozine

March 19, 2018


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Sustainability driven students and faculty gathered from across the state Thursday and Friday for Chico State’s 13th annual This Way to Sustainability Conference. One of the largest conferences of its type in the state, the event was organized by The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), a...

Engineers of new science building present to students, faculty

Engineers of new science building present to students, faculty

Alejandra Fraga

March 15, 2018


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A town hall meeting was held to discuss the new physical science building this Wednesday.The meeting consisted of a presentation from Kim Swanson, a representative from Smith's Group and Joe Wennish, a mechanical engineer in charge of the mechanical system of the building.More information on Siskiyou II w...

Karla Camacho named student advocate of the year

Karla Camacho named student advocate of the year

Josh Cozine

March 13, 2018


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Karla Camacho, AS director of university affairs, was surprised on Sunday with a prestigious award. The California State Student Association’s Shaun R. Lumachi student advocate of the year award was awarded to Camacho for her work encouraging campuses tp show support for DACA students, as well as...

Students meet to raise awareness of university movement

Students meet to raise awareness of university movement

Alejandra Fraga

March 13, 2018


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Students from the Students for Quality Education (SQE) organization met Monday to inform others on the possible tuition and fee increases that all state universities could take on at the beginning of the next semester. Here's what you should know about the proposed tuition and fee increases:The CSU Board of Trustees is proposing a CSU-wide $2...

Local students organize Walkout protest

Local students organize Walkout protest

Lizzie Helmer

March 12, 2018


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After 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, student survivors called for a national walkout and protest to happen. Two local students are taking action to ensure students in Chico are standing in solidarity. Chico State sophomore Kailyn Erb and Inspire...

Building project raises concerns over climate neutrality, campus transparency

Building project raises concerns over climate neutrality, campus transparency

Natalie Hanson

March 12, 2018


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The science building behind Meriam Library, Siskiyou Hall, has a replacement three times its size coming soon. And after students recently expressed concerns about what this new building means for the campus’ future, as well as the university’s commitment to sustainability, administrators have begun re...

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