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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...

Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Grayson Boyer and Alex Grant

March 12, 2018


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Chico State’s proposed fee increases have sparked an intense debate in the student body, manifesting itself most visibly in the open forums that took place during the first two weeks of March. On Feb. 16, administrators sent an email to the student body announcing proposed fee increases to the He...

Students speak out at open forum about proposed fee increases

Students speak out at open forum about proposed fee increases

Josh Cozine

March 9, 2018


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Emotions ran high Wednesday as students, faculty and admin met for an open forum to discuss proposed fee increases which would take effect next semester.Immediate objections to the fee increases, now estimated at nearly $400 a year for each student, were raised by some students when administrators be...

President Hutchinson extends advisory vote on fee increases to students

President Hutchinson extends advisory vote on fee increases to students

Natalie Hanson

March 5, 2018


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Gayle Hutchinson announced a student vote could affect proposed fee increases in an email to the campus Monday. The president announced she will extend the option of a referendum, an advising vote on the proposed measure to increase fees, to the student body. This means that students may now vote...

President Hutchinson responds to student concerns over proposed fee increases

President Hutchinson responds to student concerns over proposed fee increases

Josh Cozine

February 28, 2018


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Three potential student fee increases adding up to $380 per year are currently up for discussion at four upcoming open forums.Students have started organizing to voice their disapproval over compounding and seemingly sudden cost increases to attend classes, and question the processes involved that leave them...

New physical science building to use fossil fuels; students criticize campus

New physical science building to use fossil fuels; students criticize campus

Natalie Hanson

February 26, 2018


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The next Chico State building project planned for construction will use a gas-powered energy plan.President Gayle Hutchinson revealed the plans for the new building, currently referred to as Siskiyou II, earlier this month. Construction of the structure will require demolishing Siskiyou Hall and revampi...

Students, faculty oppose incoming fee raises

Students, faculty oppose incoming fee raises

Natalie Hanson

February 23, 2018


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Students for Quality Education hosted a press conference to address upcoming increased campus service fees for students Thursday. The conference took place in the Bell Memorial Union at 12:30 p.m, with around 40 students and faculty members in attendance. Speakers expressed the effects they feel the...

Chico native runs to represent Northern California College Democrats

Chico native runs to represent Northern California College Democrats

Kelsi Sibert and Alex Grant

February 22, 2018


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President of the Chico State Democratic Club Brigitte Dahrouj is running for Northern Regional Director.This title is one of nine California College Democrats positions up for election. However, unlike many of the other candidates, Dahrouj will face one other opponent. Travis Legault and Dahrouj will comp...

First-generation students celebrated in second annual symposium

First-generation students celebrated in second annual symposium

Natalie Hanson

February 22, 2018


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Chico State will spotlight its first-generation students in a special Trailblazer Symposium Thursday and Friday.The second annual symposium is to be held from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday. Organized by the First-Gen Faculty and Staff Association and the Office o...

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