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Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018


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Less than 72 hours after going strawless, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went strawless and traded in plastic straws for paper ones. While paper straws are more compostable than plastic straws, student employees at Sutter Dining also made straw kits that included reusable m...

Funding for student trips and The Orion stirs discussion

Funding for student trips and The Orion stirs discussion

Natalie Hanson

May 4, 2018


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How much to spend on aiding student trips, and on The Orion, were two questions brought to the committee for Instructionally Related Activities this week. With over $9,000 left in the budget for student activities,  the IRA met Thursday to hear from two teachers requesting additional accommodation...

‘Semana de mujeres’ honors underrepresented women at Chico State

‘Semana de mujeres’ honors underrepresented women at Chico State

Josh Cozine

May 3, 2018


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Students are sharing stories of influential women in communities historically underrepresented with events throughout the week meant to both educate and celebrate. The event, which has been in the works since the beginning of the semester, was organized by members of M.E.Ch.A de Chico State, a group...

President Hutchinson increases student fees

President Hutchinson increases student fees

Alex Grant

May 3, 2018


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Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson decided to approve all three proposed student fee increases Thursday, but compromised when each fee would go into effect. While Hutchinson approved each fee, the Health Services Fee adjustment will be the only increase implemented next semester. The Student Learning...

How prepared is Chico State?

How prepared is Chico State?

Mathew Miranda

May 2, 2018


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Chico State planned for its first active shooter drill during school session on April 20, however campus officials announced April 19 that the drill would be postponed and rescheduled for a future date. Margolis Healy, a professional services firm specializing in campus safety and security for universities and ...

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

Mathew Miranda

May 2, 2018


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According to a list created by alarms.org, Chico State ranks as the 164th safest college campus in the nation. Alarms.org, a national council for home safety and security, created a list called of Safest College Campuses in America for 2018. The group used the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Securit...

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer

May 1, 2018


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The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few questions on a variety of issues and expressed their platform stance on various topics.Six candidate...

Congressional candidates participate in forum on campus

Congressional candidates participate in forum on campus

Josiah Nicholl

May 1, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A forum was held at the Harlan Adams Theater at 7 p.m. Monday for the First Congressional District Candidates. The event was co-hosted and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Butte County, Associated Students and the Office of Civic Engagement. All four Democratic candidates attended the even...

Sexual assault reported in Modoc Hall

Sexual assault reported in Modoc Hall

Josiah Nicholl

April 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police: Call type: Hit and RunMonday, 2:56 p.m., Vallombrosa AveA woman hit a juvenile with her SUV and fled the scene. The juvenile was unharmed but the bike suffered damage. Call type: Stolen VehicleMonday, 4:26 p.m., 800 Orient StreetVehicle owners called to report their 1986 Ford Thunderbird wa...

Students participate in nationwide 48-hour Datafest competition

Students participate in nationwide 48-hour Datafest competition

Alejandra Fraga

April 30, 2018


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Chico State hosted its first ever Datafest Friday until Sunday.Datafest is a nationwide competition held for undergraduate students, "The mission of DataFest is to expose undergraduate students to challenging questions with immediate real-world significance that can be addressed through data analysis"...

Poster session gives Natural Sciences students and faculty opportunity to showcase research projects

Poster session gives Natural Sciences students and faculty opportunity to showcase research projects

Kelsi Sibert

April 30, 2018


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College of Natural Sciences majors and professors participated in the 14th annual poster session to show off their research Monday. Assistant Statistics Professor Robin Donatello is this years poster session chair. She, along with 30 others, judged the posters of graduates, faculty and undergra...

Debra Barger retires from Chico State after 29 years

Debra Barger retires from Chico State after 29 years

Mathew Miranda

April 30, 2018


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Dean of Regional and Continuing Education Debra Barger retired Monday. Her retirement celebration was held in Colusa 100 Friday. Q: When did you start at the university? A: I started in October of 1988 at the university. I came to Chico for a job interview. I had never been here. I had never even be...

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