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Kicking Chlamydia in the butt

Kicking Chlamydia in the butt

Carly Campbell

February 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Student health Center on campus has been working hard to meet students' needs this academic year.Their newest tool has helped students receive fast and effective STI test results.The Panther is a state of the art machine allowing people to have their Chlamydia test outcome in less than four hours....

SWAT team prepares for raid

SWAT team prepares for raid

Daniel Wright

February 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News

Chico police SWAT team and emergency medical services were waiting early Friday morning in the university stadium parking lot. Approximately 15 SWAT officers armed with assault weapons, shields, and battering rams were waiting in a Chico State parking lot. Officers were holding for additional intelli...

Rush week at Chico State

Rush week at Chico State

Jafet Serrato

February 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The term rush is slang for formal recruitment to every Greek society looking for new members to join their elite group. Greek life holds rush week the first two weeks every semester."Rush week is a week-long process in which students interested in Greek life can attend Greek recruitment events," said E...

Retired business lecturer dies at 100

Retired business lecturer dies at 100

Bianca Quilantan

February 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State flags hung at half-staff on Feb. 2, in honor of retired business lecturer Elsie Hibdon. She taught in the College of Business for 11 years and died on Jan. 13. She was 100. Hibdon moved to Chico in 1946, when her husband George Hibdon was discharged from the U.S. Army, a Chico State announcement...

New physical sciences building in production

New physical sciences building in production

Jafet Serrato

February 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

More than 40 people gathered at Colusa Hall on Thursday to discuss the construction of a new building that will replace the current Physical Sciences building. The primary location of the new facility is set to replace Siskiyou Hall, near Ivy Street. It is estimated to be around 110,000 square feet and ...

Chico State students march against tuition increase

Chico State students march against tuition increase

Lexi Hoedt

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Multimedia, News, Video

Students for Quality Education organized a student protest against the proposed tuition increase. The CSU Board of Trustees will vote on the proposal at its March 21 meeting. If passed, CSU undergraduates would pay $270 more in tuition per year.   Lexi Hoedt can be reached at [email protected]

Our Democracy website launched

Our Democracy website launched

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

In the wake of a turbulent election season, Chico State has created Our Democracy for students and faculty to equip themselves to engage in the political dialogue. Tensions have been high with some students upset about the election's results and others not able to comfortably celebrate their candidate...

Students and faculty gather to protest tuition hikes

Students and faculty gather to protest tuition hikes

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Students for Quality Education gathered today at Trinity Commons to protest the proposed fall semester tuition hikes. The event began with several speeches from both students and faculty. "I believe that tuition should not be raised because the CSU is the university for the people," junior SQE...

Is food insecurity a problem at Chico State?

Is food insecurity a problem at Chico State?

Alejandra Fraga

January 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Alejandra Fraga can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster on twitter. ...

Recycling do’s and don’ts

Recycling do’s and don’ts

Victoria Rohrer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Many assume that throwing a half-empty soda bottle into the recycle bin automatically guarantees that it will be recycled. That is not the case. Just because a plastic or glass bottle is thrown away in the recycle bin, doesn't mean it will become a recycled item, said Ellyse Adamczyk, an Associated...

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Gabriel Sandoval

January 30, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Lorraine Hoffman, Chico State’s former vice president for business and finance, remains on the university’s payroll, even though she left campus last June after a tumultuous tenure. Hoffman, who also served as the chief financial officer at the university for eight years, signed an agreement with...

Tuition hike protest coming to Chico State

Tuition hike protest coming to Chico State

Molly Sullivan

January 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Students for Quality Education, a coalition of CSU students, is hosting a statewide student protest this week in response to the proposed 5 percent tuition increase. At Chico State, the protest will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Trinity Commons. A protest march will follow at 1 p.m. “I’ll...

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