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Camp Fire burns toward Chico

Camp Fire burns toward Chico

Mathew Miranda, Josh Cozine, and Natalie Hanson

November 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated 70,000 acres of damage, and is 5% contained. Weather conditions and firefighting efforts have prevented its movement towards Chico. In an email to the campus at 9:19 a.m., President Gayle Hutchinson...

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early hours of October 30, 2018, Linda Blacksten, 55, passed away just outside the south entrance to Kenda...

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018


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University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Justin Jackson

November 5, 2018


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To test wits, endurance and intensity, the Wildcat Recreation Center, on Sunday, held a climbing competition.The Shredding, as it's called, is a top-rope climbing competition. It’s based on the five toughest climbs you are able to complete throughout the event, according to Sam Steadman, an em...

Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed”

Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed”

Josh Cozine

November 5, 2018


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Academy award nominated documentary filmmaker, Josh Fox, came to the El Rey Theater, Saturday, wrapping up his "The Truth Has Changed" tour. Fox earned an academy award nomination for his 2010 documentary film "Gasland," a film in which he toured the country and uncovered the dangers of hydrauli...

Agriculture brought to the city

Agriculture brought to the city

Justin Jackson

November 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Farm City Celebration (FCC) brought the farm to the city, on Saturday, with its harvest festival. The FCC Harvest Festival is a celebration of agriculture. It’s been going on yearly for 14 years. Bidwell Mansion used to run it, but the FCC took it over and made it into what it is now. Theresa Sc...

California Measures Voters Guide: Learn about the 11 propositions on this year’s ballot

California Measures Voters Guide: Learn about the 11 propositions on this year’s ballot

Justin Jackson, Yaritza Ayon, and Brian Luong

November 4, 2018


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Prepare for the upcoming election this Tuesday by informing yourself on the ballot measures and their possible impact on the state. Proposition 1: Funds affordable housing for people affected by the California housing crisisThe Housing Programs and Veterans' Loans Bond’s measure would allow for $4 bill...

School children cry out, demand mass pumpkin executions for science

School children cry out, demand mass pumpkin executions for science

Dan Christian

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The piercing screams of children rang out across campus as gourds hit the floor for the Department of Physics and Society of Physics Students 31st Annual Pumpkin Drop. Visiting elementary students reveled and raved as the pumpkins slammed into the concrete. Let it never be said these squash were tossed for naught. These brave, vine-grown vegetab...

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

Josh Cozine

November 2, 2018


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The Chico City Council consists of seven council members each elected for four-year terms. Three of these council seats will be up for grabs this Tuesday, during the City of Chico's General Municipal Election. Voters will get the opportunity to choose between these eight candidates. *The candidate...

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Yaritza Ayon and Mathew Miranda

November 2, 2018


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The Butte County unemployment rate is reaching record lows.According to data by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for September was 4.1 percent. The lowest rate for a single month since the department began releasing data in J...

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

Yaritza Ayon

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Community Council of University Housing hosted a Creepy Carnival on Halloween for all the students to attend. All students had to do was show their Wildcat ID card to get a wristband. From there they were free to partake in all the activities COCO had set up.Although the event welcomed all students, it ...

Haunted elevators or just routine malfunctions? You decide.

Haunted elevators or just routine malfunctions? You decide.

Dan Christian

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

Warning: While the following story correctly represents the reports received concerning the elevators on campus, the details of those reports have been spook-i-fied for entertainment purposes. It started with a phone call. A few days later there was another and then yet another. It seemed as if though ...

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