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State pushing for faster graduation rates

State pushing for faster graduation rates

Bianca Quilantan

October 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Super-seniors are in danger of extinction. The CSU system is focusing on how to impact students on track to graduate in four and a half years for first-years and in two and a half years for upper division transfer students, according to a memo from the CSU Chancellor’s office. The graduation initi...

Nursing students prepare for flu season

Nursing students prepare for flu season

Kaley Wise

October 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Flu season has arrived and many students are considering the benefits of getting their annual flu shots offered for free by the student health center.The annual flu clinic is being held outside of the Meriam Library breezeway from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m on Oct. 10 and, Oct. 20. The vaccine provides protectio...

#BlackInChico protest holds moment of silence for lost lives

#BlackInChico protest holds moment of silence for lost lives

Bianca Quilantan

September 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Over 300 students, faculty, staff and administrators stood arm-in-arm in front of Kendall Hall for a 10 minute period of silence at the #BlackInChico protest Monday afternoon.   "Here in our community we are small, but that does not mean we do not have a voice," said Egypt Howard, coordinator of ...

Office Depot connects with Pocket Points

Office Depot connects with Pocket Points

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Office Depot, Inc. announced their partnership with the popular app, Pocket Points, on Sept. 8.Pocket Points was founded at Chico State in 2014. The app rewards students for not using their cell phones during class time.Since the launch, Pocket Points has spread to 42 states and is being used at more than 130 co...

Emergency alert emphasizes university disorganization

Emergency alert emphasizes university disorganization

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

On Sept. 6, Chico State students received an emergency alert of a male possibly approaching campus with a gun. The Chico Police Department had received a call on the non-emergency line, that morning, from a female stating that a male had left a nearby residence and was headed toward campus with a...

Chico State ranked No. 8 among the best public universities

Chico State ranked No. 8 among the best public universities

Amber Martin

September 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State was ranked among the top ten public schools in the Western region of the United States by U.S. News.The university was ranked No. 8 among the schools in the Western region, but No. 5 in the California State University system. Reasons for this rating included the variety of majors available, cl...

Former Chico State Professor wins posthumous award

Former Chico State Professor wins posthumous award

Katalina Santamaria

September 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Former Chico State theater Professor Dr. Katherine Whitlock was the recipient of the Oscar Brockett Outstanding Teacher of Theater in Higher Education 2016 award. Whitlock unexpectedly died in her home last December, sparking debate about recently deceased and their eligibility for the award according to t...

Chico State students warned of possible gunman, alert lifted

Chico State students warned of possible gunman, alert lifted

Elizabeth Helmer

September 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

A text message was sent out to Chico State students this morning from Chico Police alerting people to be on the look-out for a possible gunman. The alert was lifted at about 11:30 a.m. The new text alert read, "A call into police was was investigated and found to be unsubstantiated." Police received...

Meriam Library cuts late night hours

Meriam Library cuts late night hours

Kyla Linville

September 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Late night study sessions may be ending a little early. Meriam Library’s computer lab and lounge hours are changing.Manager of IT Support Services Scott Kodai said, the changes are partly due to budgeting but mostly to keep students safe. “It’s just not safe for students to leave the lab...

Republican victory office opens in Chico, greeted with protests

Republican victory office opens in Chico, greeted with protests

Katia Berg

August 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community

A Republican Victory Election Office opened in Chico on Saturday. The office, located on Mangrove Avenue, saw many protestors carrying anti-Trump signs on opening day. In return, Republicans counter-protested with anti-Hillary signs. “It was a peaceful protest, but not at all surprising,” Jack Breuker, a...

Stanford professor to make speech at Chico State

Stanford professor to make speech at Chico State

Amber Martin

August 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Each year the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Associated Students put on an event for Constitution Day. This year the event is “The Future is Ours: How Demographic Change and Latino Voters are Changing American Politics in 2016 a...

Chico State Opens Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station

Chico State Opens Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station

George Johnston

August 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State unveiled the nation's first thin-film solar charging station, Tuesday afternoon. This student-led project took over a year of designing, planning and reviewing in return for academic credit.The charging station is powered by by a 600-watt solar photovoltaic array of thin-film panels and a 12...

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