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Candlelight vigil held for death of student

Candlelight vigil held for death of student

Josh Cozine

March 14, 2018


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This article mentions the topic of suicide. The suicide hotline can be reached, 24/7, every day at 1-800-273-8255. Students lit up the darkened Shurmer Gym in honor of the loss of a fellow student Wednesday, in a student-organized candlelight vigil. Zach Baggins died earlier Wednesday after fallin...

Students walk out of class to protest gun violence

Students walk out of class to protest gun violence

Natalie Hanson

March 14, 2018


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Students from all over Butte County left their campuses for the national Walkout March against gun violence in downtown Chico Wednesday morning. Students from nearby schools Chico High School, Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, Bidwell Junior High, Butte College and other campuses joined Chico State...

Interactive map: Students protest in walkout march

Interactive map: Students protest in walkout march

March 14, 2018


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One dead after falling from Butte Hall stairwell

One dead after falling from Butte Hall stairwell

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 14, 2018


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Update: Butte Hall will reopen Thursday for regular hours, departmental operations and classes, according to a Chico State alert. The candlelight vigil will now be held in Shurmer Gym if there is rain. Updated 5:37 p.m. Update: According to an email announcement from Provost Debra Larson, Ch...

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...

Highway 99 crash leaves one dead

Highway 99 crash leaves one dead

Josiah Nicholl

March 12, 2018


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A man died Sunday night after getting into a car accident on Highway 99, according to the California Highway Patrol.The CHP confirmed that the incident happened around 9:30 p.m., when the man was driving north in a 1992 Toyota pickup truck on Highway 99, just south of East First Avenue.The truck hit a guar...

Student threatens shooting at school, removed from campus

Student threatens shooting at school, removed from campus

Alejandra Fraga

March 12, 2018


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University Police Call Type: Suspicious Subject Tuesday 4:11 p.m., WREC Two males were looking into the windows of the building and waving a cross around, causing a disturbance to the students and staff. Call Type: Complaint Tuesday 3:55 p.m., Acker Gym Four skateboarders o...

Two-week long carnival kicks off at Chico mall

Two-week long carnival kicks off at Chico mall

Josiah Nicholl

March 11, 2018


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A two-week long carnival began Thursday at the Chico mall parking lot next to Logan's Roadhouse.The carnival offers a variety of different rides, games, and food.The event is being put on by Keva-Works, a carnival company from Palm Desert, with the aim of bringing more customers to the Chico mall.Wrist...

Chapmantown cleanup collects residents’ garbage, brings together community

Chapmantown cleanup collects residents’ garbage, brings together community

Natalie Hanson

March 10, 2018


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The sixth annual Chapmantown cleanup had volunteer help from many community members, including students, Saturday. The cleanup took place at Chapman Elementary and began at 7 a.m. According to Love Chapmantown's website, the event always goes until noon or until dumpsters become full. The event is li...

Head-on collision involving CAL Fire vehicle leaves one dead

Head-on collision involving CAL Fire vehicle leaves one dead

Natalie Hanson

March 9, 2018


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A head-on, fatal traffic accident was reported on Highway 99, north of Chico, Friday.According to Rick Carhart, Information Officer for CAL Fire, the incident was reported north of Keefer Road at 2:14 p.m. The area is still being cleared and investigated.Carhart stated that at the time of the incident ...

Pixar vice president, a Chico alum, visits campus

Pixar vice president, a Chico alum, visits campus

Josh Cozine

March 9, 2018


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Lori McAdams, a Chico State alum who now works at Pixar, agreed to share her story and answer questions from students over lunch Thursday. A graduate from Chico State in 1983 with a degree in Communications and Education Studies, McAdams went on with work with other big names companies like Lucasfilm...

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