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‘Easter Bunny’ imposter apprehended

‘Easter Bunny’ imposter apprehended

Elizabeth Castillo

April 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

A man running through campus with a white-painted face wearing only underwear was apprehended this morning around 10 a.m. The suspect, Carl Matta, was apprehended on the Gus Manolis Bridge near Sylvester’s Café. https://youtu.be/7Qrx5jkSMws It was a joint effort between the Chico Police Department...

Chico State professor awarded ACE fellowship

Chico State professor awarded ACE fellowship

Daniel Wright

April 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State’s, associate dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Ryan Patten, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow. The ACE Fellow program is designed to take future higher education leaders and prepare them to serve the needs of higher education instructions....

Recent Chico State alumnus passes away

Recent Chico State alumnus passes away

Jacqueline Morales

April 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State graduate Owen Euser passed away earlier this week at age 23. Owen was an involved local student who completed a business administration degree in December 2016. He was a part of the American Marketing Association on campus. “He always brought a positive and playful energy to the classro...

Urban Roots brings grab ‘n’ go whole foods to the BMU

Urban Roots brings grab ‘n’ go whole foods to the BMU

Michael Fritz

April 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Associated Students plans to open a new cafe in the BMU dedicated to providing humane and ecologically sound food. It will be called Urban Roots and will be located directly across from Common Grounds. Dining Services Associate Director Corrine Knapp said many of the items will be prepared and packaged...

Chico State club aims to resolve student conflicts

Chico State club aims to resolve student conflicts

Alejandra Fraga

April 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State Ombuds is a confidential resource any students, faculty, staff or guests can acquire. "Chico Ombuds Office is a confidential, neutral, independent, and informal resource where any member of the CSU, Chico campus community can discuss a complaint, conflict, or problem," according to a news...

Chico State’s Safe Place celebrates sexual assault awareness month

Chico State’s Safe Place celebrates sexual assault awareness month

Carly Campbell

April 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

April is national sexual assault awareness month. Chico State's Safe Place will be hosting a number of events to support this movement. The events that will be held are as follows: April 6: Survivor Support Social, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Safe Place Backyard, 633 Brice Ave. April 1...

Cesar Chavez Day – celebration or appropriation?

Cesar Chavez Day – celebration or appropriation?

Bianca Quilantan

April 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Cesar Chavez day historically has the reputation of being a day for Chico State students to bust out their ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches, and participate in a Tequila Sunrise.Each year, Latino groups on campus host marches, educational fairs and events to combat the stereotypes perpetuated during th...

Trans conference spurs political discussion

Michael Fritz

April 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

"The personal was political" at the 4th Annual Trans Conference held at Chico State on March 26. Attendees and panel members discussed trans rights topics such as health care access, education and the lack of discussion of gender and sexual diversity in politics in four different workshops.“Appealing insurance plan coverage...

Cesar Chavez Day March

Cesar Chavez Day March

Michael Fritz

April 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Video

Members of M.E.Ch.A marched down Ivy to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day. After the march, there was a potluck at Bidwell Park where several diverse groups from Chico State mingled.  

‘Cats in the Community volunteer for Cèsar Chàvez day

‘Cats in the Community volunteer for Cèsar Chàvez day

Jacqueline Morales

March 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Cesar Chavez, Community, News

Many Chico State students celebrate Cèsar Chàvez day March 31 by volunteering. 'Cats in the Community is the event that brought a total of 250 students together to help out in the community. Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion on twitter  ...

Assemblyman comes to Chico; discusses plans for Oroville Spillway future

Assemblyman comes to Chico; discusses plans for Oroville Spillway future

George Johnston

March 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

James Gallagher, the assemblyman to California's 3rd State district, visited Chico March 30 to participate in a discussion of the Oroville Dam crisis at the Chico City Chambers.Gallagher began the discussion by retelling his family’s evacuation experience and how they handled the Oroville Dam crisi...

Chico State takes precautions to reduce drinking on César Chávez holiday

Chico State takes precautions to reduce drinking on César Chávez holiday

Carly Campbell

March 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Cesar Chavez, Community, News

César Chávez day is an annual holiday at Chico State and students, faculty and staff members have the day off in honor of him. All CSU's will be participating in honoring this day by closing their campus's across California. With warm weather and a day off school, this can mean more partying...

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