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Title IX changes give more rights to people accused of ‘sexual misconduct’

Title IX changes give more rights to people accused of ‘sexual misconduct’

Kendall George

April 9, 2019

Two Chico State students recall their experiences with false rape accusations Chico State and many other schools across California are revising their sexual assault protocol after a state appellate court ruled that students arraigned of sexual misconduct have new rights to protect them against false...

The race for the A.S. student body begins

The race for the A.S. student body begins

Nate Rettinger

April 9, 2019

The official race for Associated Student body positions began Tuesday evening after a presentation was given outlining the rules of campaigning for the next week.Alfonso Caldera is a candidate running for A.S. president. Caldera is a businessman and first-generation student who started his own compa...

Choose Chico brings in future Wildcats

Trenton Taylor

April 9, 2019

The overcast skies and light showers weren't enough to keep future Wildcats from getting their iconic first picture by the Chico State sign in front of Kendall Hall.Even Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson was impressed with the turnout."We have 1900 prospective students on campus today, which is up ...

Students speak on their concerns about safety

Students speak on their concerns about safety

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019

Within the last year, student safety has been a rising concern among students. Campus communication with students has been highly criticized by students, and after recent events such as the Camp Fire and a man on campus asking suspicious questions, student concerns have only risen."I think because within this last year, we've just had a lot of issues come up that is around safety," Ka...

Career fair connects students with potential employers

Career fair connects students with potential employers

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019

The career and internship job fair welcomed all Chico State majors to the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to talk to over 100 different companies looking for new hires.Students came to the fair dressed in professional attire, ready to present themselves to potential employers."This is our last career ...

14th annual ‘This Way to Sustainability’: Climate change is already here

14th annual ‘This Way to Sustainability’: Climate change is already here

Kendall George, Gordy Papalias, Nate Rettinger, Christian Solis, and Josh Cozine

April 4, 2019

"This Way to Sustainability" was held Thursday and Friday, highlighting Chico State's green initiative on campus. The nationally recognized, student-run conference helped to spread information about climate change, ways to limit greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste, and create a more sustainable li...

Scuba diving preview at the WREC

Scuba diving preview at the WREC

Julian Mendoza and Kendall George

April 4, 2019

Chico State students had a glimpse of the world of scuba diving at The Wildcat Recreation Center with the scuba workshop. The class was taught by Rich Astley, a scuba instructor at Chico State."We want to introduce as many people to the underwater world as we possibly can," Astley said.Once students entered...

Storm ravages Chico State, Whitney Hall left without power, campus buildings flooded

Storm ravages Chico State, Whitney Hall left without power, campus buildings flooded

Kendall George

April 4, 2019

Chico State and the surrounding downtown areas were hit with an intense storm Tuesday, leaving buildings including Tehama Hall, Whitney Hall and the Student Health Center flooded with water. Although only west Chico was affected by the flooding, powerful rain, hail and lighting were seen throughout the...

Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Gordy Papalias

March 29, 2019

The California Department of Public Health released a Measles Alert to Chico State students on Wednesday and was followed up by an alert from the Student Health Center on Thursday that confirmed a case of measles in a Chico State student.There are currently four known cases of measles in the Butte County area.Measles is a highly contagious virus in the nose and throat mucus of the infected person, according to the Student Health Center. It is spread through coughing and sneezing and can live on contaminated ...

Campus asks for responsible participation in Cesar Chavez Day

Campus asks for responsible participation in Cesar Chavez Day

Natalie Hanson

March 27, 2019

On what many consider a day off from classes and a welcome opportunity after spring break to party, Chico State is offering opportunities to celebrate the upcoming holiday, Cesar Chavez Day, with more cultural awareness and education. Although the holiday celebrates the civil rights leader Chavez,...

Geologist from the Oroville Dam offers insight into the field

Nate Rettinger

March 26, 2019

Albert Garrido, a Chico State Alumni with a degree in Geology, shared his work experience of projects he’s been involved with for the past couple of years. Garrido spoke on the specific techniques and areas that he worked on after the Oroville Dam crisis.Garrido is a engineering geologist for the...

Students walkout for #ClimateUprising as part of a national movement

Students walkout for #ClimateUprising as part of a national movement

March 15, 2019

Alex Depa carried a cardboard sign around Trinity Lawn reading: “Don’t make us use Mars,” before speaking to a crowd. “This planet is pretty much fucked OK,” he said as he took the mic to address the crowd gathered. “We’re gonna have to move off-planet within a few centuries... but don’t...

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