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Man pulls out knife during meeting

Man pulls out knife during meeting

Jenice Tupolo

September 15, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Family Dispute Sunday, 1:09 a.m., Amanda Way “Sister is kicking the sliding door to break it, trying to get in. Subject just walked away and is now on Little Chico Creek Elementary Campus.”Call Type: Drunk In Public Sunday, 6:21 a.m., Dale Way“Reporting person s...

Faculty Affairs Vice President takes unexpected leave of absence

Brandon Eiges

September 14, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

Wenshu Lee, Acting Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, announced that she will be taking a leave of absence from her position on Sept. 10. In an email sent out to the entire Chico State faculty last Thursday by Dr. Susan Elrod, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,...

Chico State ranked ninth in the Western US

Carly Plemons

September 13, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State has been ranked ninth of the regional universities in the Western United States according to "U.S. News & World Report Magazine" as of Sept. 9. Although Chico State is known for its party lifestyle among other campuses, Chico has been ranked in the top 10 of the U.S. News rankings since 1998. This ranking is...

BlueLight application guides students home safely

BlueLight application guides students home safely

Katelyn Martin

September 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Students now have applications for everything: messaging, banking and fittness trackers. Now, students are using applications for their personal safety as well. BlueLight is a new application which focuses on getting students home safely. It is able to route calls to the closest responder by using the user...

Son brings meth to family barbecue

Brandon Eiges

September 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Accident 4:55 p.m., West Lindo Avenue Driver in a white Ford truck ran into a tree and admitted to texting while driving. Call Type: Noise Complaint 5:42 p.m., Warner Street Caller claimed that there was loud music coming from the apartment complex as wel...

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Kindra Robinson

September 8, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Associated Students experienced a large student turnout for its Labor Day weekend alternative. An estimated 500 students attended the Friday night pancake breakfast from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Additionally, more than 100 students attended the "Pitch Perfect" double feature at the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, where th...

Student reported missing

Michael Catelli

September 7, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Call Type: Suspicious Subject Sunday, 2:01 p.m., Kendall Hall “Male adult walked into bathroom on west side of the building, first floor and has been inside for 5-10 minutes. Reporting person does not want to leave the building, afraid to leave, requesting officer.” Call Type: Suspicious Subj...

PartyPic snaps attention from wildcats

Carly Plemons

September 6, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, you know them well; but PartyPic is the latest rendition to social media that has created a new experience for staying connected. “It’s really easy with the current social media platforms to follow your friends, your family, your followers," said Miles Rampel Chico nativ...

Salamander slithers into Sutter Dining salad

Salamander slithers into Sutter Dining salad

Michael Catelli

September 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 6 to add comments from Sutter Dining. Justin DiRuscio, first year, had a slimly surprise in his salad at Sutter Dining on Thursday night. DiRuscio was eating dinner at the dining hall at around 7 p.m. when he uncovered a dead salamander lying on...

McDonald’s all day breakfast unwanted by workers

McDonald’s all day breakfast unwanted by workers

Katelyn Martin

September 3, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

Beginning October 6, the crushed feeling of being too late for greasy, Sunday morning hangover hash-browns will be a thing of the past. Fast food giant, McDonalds has announced that they will start selling breakfast food all day. Workers, however, may not share the excitement. “It’s really busy ...

Free slurpees for acts of kindness

Michael Catelli

September 2, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico Police Department and 7-Eleven have teamed up for Operation Chill. For one week, Chico PD and other law enforcement will administer free slurpee coupons to Chico youth's caught committing acts of kindness. "Its just a little bit of time to let everyone know to be kind and sometimes ...

Transformer explosion causes power outage

Transformer explosion causes power outage

Michael Catelli

September 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

A power line transformer exploded on corner of Oleander and East Sacramento Avenues around three p.m. on Monday causing a temporary power outage. Chico police were nearby when the explosion occurred."The power went out right as I heard a loud pop from the power line," said an employee of a neighboring business.First responders reported smok...

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