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Students learn about civic engagement during Wildcat Vote

Students learn about civic engagement during Wildcat Vote

Brian Luong

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Students of all political affiliations joined together in Colusa Hall, Monday evening, to learn more about politics, at the Wildcat Vote event hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement.Before entering the event, students were greeted by members of First Year Experience informing attendees about voter ...

Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Olyvia Simpson

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

For the entirety of their summer vacation, anywhere from one to eight students came out to the field for a few hours every Monday through Friday, to individually pull out weeds growing between pumpkins and tend to the crop.“We were out here almost every day just to get rid of the weeds, they were...

J. C. Penney offers exclusive sale for Chico State faculty and students

J. C. Penney offers exclusive sale for Chico State faculty and students

Brian Luong

October 12, 2018


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You don’t have to be Barney Stinson to suit-up this October. The Career Center has partnered with JCPenney to bring the Chico State community a private Suit-Up Event. The event will take place on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. It gives Wildcats and their families the opportunity to purchase professiona...

New science building breaks ground

New science building breaks ground

Olyvia Simpson

October 10, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Dozens of members from Chico State and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science building on Wednesday. President Gayle Hutchinson spoke to those who came to witness the historic event. Some of the other speakers included Kyle McHenry of the Mechoopda Tribe and Dean ...

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Yaritza Ayon

October 10, 2018


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Associated Students Sustainability is challenging students to carry their trash with them for the entire month of October. The Zero Waste Challenge asks students and faculty to carry around all trash not recyclable, compostable or reusable in either a mason jar or gallon bag. Individuals signing up are given; an instructions guide, a paper bag for compostable items and a Ziploc bag for the...

Local keynote speaker focuses on the power of indigenous people

Local keynote speaker focuses on the power of indigenous people

Josh Cozine

October 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Chico Peace and Justice Center held its 38th annual fundraising dinner, Sunday evening, with this year’s theme being honoring indigenous people. Guest speaker Ali Meders-Knight, of the Mechoopda tribe—the indigenous people that once lived on the land before it was known as Chico—was t...

Wildcats attempt mini-triathlon

Wildcats attempt mini-triathlon

Justin Jackson

October 8, 2018


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Wildcats at Chico State, on Friday, attempted a mini-triathlon at the Wildcat Recreation Center.At ToughCat participants swim, bike and run the track, for 45 minutes each. It’s not a competition, so there’s not necessarily a winner. Students are just encouraged to come and try the event t...

Chico State plans a quick fix for the university’s parking problem

Chico State plans a quick fix for the university’s parking problem

Amelia Storm

October 8, 2018


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Parking has never been easy for Chico State students, but, thanks to new developments, temporary lots may be coming soon.The university has slowly been acquiring land after the publication of Chico State’s master plan, which outlines ideas for expansion. This plan calls for the acquisition of the Co...

Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

Natalie Hanson

October 6, 2018


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

Passing cars honked and cheered as protesters, holding signs with phrases like "choice matters," and "keep your rosaries off my ovaries," stood in front of the Wildcat statue, Friday evening.The protesters were from Women on Reproduction Defense (WORD), and they had come to protest an event taking pl...

Academic Senate suspends rules, votes immediately for gender inclusive name change

Academic Senate suspends rules, votes immediately for gender inclusive name change

Dan Christian

October 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Students looking to minor in Chicano Studies next semester will be seeing a change to their schedule. In a show of support for gender neutrality, Chico State will be changing its Chicano Studies minor program to the more inclusive “Intersectional Chicanx/Latinx Studies,” it was decided Wednesday,...

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Christian Solis

October 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Chico State brought the controversial nature of free speech to the forefront of campus by inviting U.C. Berkeley's Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to speak for Constitution day on Thursday. Chemerinsky came to campus to speak about the status of free speech and the First Amendment. According to...

Chico State Pre-Medical Association questions guest speaker Doctor Anna Robertson

Chico State Pre-Medical Association questions guest speaker Doctor Anna Robertson

Josh Cozine

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Guest speaker, and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Anna Robertson, admitted to a lecture room full of Chico State pre-med students, Monday, that Med school was very tough and very, very, long, but she would do it all again in a heartbeat.   Robertson, who now works at Enloe Medical Center,...

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