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University Police trained to subdue active shooters

Melvin Bui, Reporter // May 13, 2021

In the wake of national gun violence, people have become more weary and paranoid about shootings. California is known for its strict gun laws, however counties with less than 200,000 population allow...

Houses built on the mountains just outside of Port-au-Prince. By Heather Suggitt on Unsplash

Seeing Haiti through native eyes

Melvin Bui, Reporter // May 13, 2021

Haiti is not a poor country, it's rich in culture and wondrous natural landscapes. Associated Students Adventure Outings gave students a free virtual tour of Haiti on May 4. It was facilitated by Jean...

Chico State graduates patiently sitting through the ceremony and eagerly waiting to finally hold their diploma in their hands. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

In-person commencement leaves graduating seniors jazzed

Melvin Bui, Reporter // April 22, 2021

Graduation ties a college experience together. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When Chico State announced plans for in-person commencement to honor the classes of 2020 and 2021, graduating Wildcats...

The Arts and Humanities building.

Custodial Service rejoice for students returning to campus

Melvin Bui, Reporter // April 17, 2021

Chico State’s custodial service is confidently looking forward to a safe return to campus. They have been steadily cleaning an empty campus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and are excited for the warm...

Front view of Kendall Hall

Chico State adds more detail for Fall 2021 reopening

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 25, 2021

Chico State hosted a “State of the Campus” webinar on Thursday to address plans for Fall 2021. News Items from the webinar included:  Chico State students will know which Fall 2021 classes...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Hutchinson plots an uncertain path to normalcy

Melvin Bui, Alex Amaya, and Mary Cron // February 13, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson, assisted by campus employees, revealed tentative plans on Friday for the Fall 2021 semester. She also addressed COVID-19 preparations and participated in a recorded...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Chico State lays out plan for returning to face-to-face instruction

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 11, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson predicts that 20% to 30% of classes in Fall 2021 will be held in-person while the remainder of classes will be held virtually or in a hybrid environment. Hutchinson...

Fees, enrollment and more were discussed during a virtual town hall hosted by Chico State’s Associated Students on Dec. 2. Photo taken by Jacob Collier.

AS Government Meeting Sheds Light on Student Resources and Fees for 2021

Joel Moret, Reporter // December 15, 2020

Decreased enrollment, revenue and COVID-19 assistance were discussed at a town hall hosted by Chico State’s Associated Students on Dec. 2.  President Gayle Hutchinson opened the discussion by...

Kendall Hall at Chico State

Chico State Basic Needs receives grant to aid unhoused students

Joel Moret, Reporter // December 2, 2020

The Chico State Basic Needs Project has partnered with True North and Chico Housing Action Team following a $870,000 grant from the California State University system. The goal is to address the rising...

Study abroad programs for Spring 2021 have been canceled. 
Photo Credit: Dylan Giriffith taken on Oct. 22

Chico State cancels incoming and outgoing study abroad programs for Spring 2021

Dylan Griffith, Reporter // November 2, 2020

Chico State international programs announced the cancellation of  study abroad programs that would have sent and welcomed students to and from countries all over the world.  This announcement...

Meriam Library on Sept 2 2020.

Chico State sees drop in new students and transfers despite growing total enrollment across CSU

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // October 27, 2020

Chico State has seen a small decrease in total enrollment for the fall semester — but a nearly 10% drop in first-time freshmen and a 5% decline in transfers — despite an overall increase in enrollment...

Lassen Hall will is one of the two Chico State on-campus residence halls to open it's doors to house first responders

Chico State opens vacant dorms to house North Complex firefighters

Dylan Griffith, Reporter // October 11, 2020

Chico State announced that it will be housing up to 200 firefighters in on-campus housing that was recently closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. They will be used by firefighters who are currently battling...

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