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Torres Shelter might be saved with help from Enloe Medical Center

Torres Shelter might be saved with help from Enloe Medical Center

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Torres Community Center just received a $20,000 financial boost.This recent donation came from Enloe Medical Center. In January, the Torres Shelter faced a potential closure, due to its financial crisis. Since then, the shelter has received more than $100,000 from fundraisers and donations. The money will be used to provide meals, ...

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Michael Catelli

March 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

Two stealthy motorcycles might just end crime on Chico State's campus. In mid January, The University Police Department borrowed an electric motorcycle from San Jose State’s police department to test out its capabilities on campus. After months of deliberation, University Police decided to further use the bikes both on and off campus. Accordin...

Chico State seeks student opinion on new minor proposal

Chico State seeks student opinion on new minor proposal

George Johnston

March 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A new minor could soon be created at Chico State. In an email sent by the university, Chico State breaks down what this new minor would be to students, "The University is exploring a new minor or certificate program in civic engagement, with an interdisciplinary focus. This program would be used to...

Water Woman nabs Chico State award

Water Woman nabs Chico State award

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 4, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State students are receiving national attention and an award for a video they created. The video titled "Water Woman," motivates students, faculty and staff to reduce water use at the Wildcat Recreation Center. In the video, Water Woman asks Chico State "Do you realize that the WREC uses 3,600 gallons ...

New president goes public next week

New president goes public next week

Gabriel Sandoval

March 4, 2016


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

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated Laurie Weidner is the CSU Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. Weidner is the CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. The title has been corrected. Only time will tell who the next president of Chico State will be, because nothing else wil...

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Amelia Storm

March 3, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

The suffocating grip of technology is striving to be relieved with the National Day of Unplugging. The event encourages people to sign a pledge agreeing to turn off their phones from sundown on March 4 to sundown on March 5. The goal, as stated by the National Day of Unplugging website, is to, “connect with the peo...

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Michelle Zhu

March 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department may be able to establish more trust and resources among the homeless community. The Chico City Council and the the Chico Police Department are considering installing a 24-hour downtown public restroom, as well as expanding the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance.  With the number of deceased persons and crimes in the homeles...

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

Elizabeth Helmer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The busy section of Highway 32, where hundreds of students cross every day, will have a new stoplight soon. The new traffic signal will be constructed between Nord and Stewart avenue, a intersection close by Chico State. City Council has invested $200,000 in creating this stoplight in hopes of incr...

Two sets of men fight downtown

Two sets of men fight downtown

Yang Dai

February 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call type: Shoplift, 7:07 p.m., East Avenue Female subjects stole items in Safeway. Call Type: Unlicensed Driver, 5:54 p.m., West 12th Street A driver was arrested for driving without a license on the road. Call Type: Fight, 9:42 p.m., Broadway Street Two male...

Lectures to help graduating international students

Lectures to help graduating international students

Yang Dai

February 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

International students fretting over what to do after graduating need to worry no more. On March 1 and 4, lectures are being held at the student center to help students figure out their post collegiate careers. Started on Feb. 23, the Chico State Office of International Education began to give...

Pay rent or don’t get in

Pay rent or don’t get in

Michelle Zhu

February 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico PoliceCall Type: Vehicle Burglary, 6:05 p.m., Cohasset RoadPassenger side window of car was broken. Stolen items were a Louis Vuitton purse, matching wallet, coach sunglasses, credit cards, cash and checks. Two checks were forged for a total of $800. Call Type: Standby, 6:02 p.m., Rancheria DriveRoommates locked the repo...

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

George Johnston

February 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A new president of Chico State will be selected within two weeks. In an email sent to faculty and staff about selecting a new interim provost, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "In particular, I will make this appointment upon consultation with, and the concurrence of, our new president-designate,...

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