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Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Amelia Storm and George Johnston

May 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Last weekend, 36 students and three faculty members got a firsthand look at water rights and usage all across Northern California. The overnight trip was put on by Eric Houk, a professor in the College of Agriculture, with help from Jennifer Rotnem who works at the Center for Water and Environment. Destinations...

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

Eric Mcguire

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

“It’s been an unexpected ride,” said President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, a powerful member of the California State Senate. He is known for having taken a strong stance on sustainability, helping Senate bill 350 — a measure to cut California’s fossil fuel emissions in half by the year 2030 — to become a reality. He is also...

A.S. hosts International Festival

A.S. hosts International Festival

Molly Sullivan

April 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Associated Students hosted its annual international festival on Saturday. The festival gave student cultural organizations the opportunity to share their traditions and cultures with attendees. Attendees experienced live performances and international food at the various booths. Student orga...

Gov. Jerry Brown may raise tobacco age to 21

Gov. Jerry Brown may raise tobacco age to 21

Bridget Comito

April 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Six bills lay on the California governor's desk, waiting to be signed. These bills would raise California's legal age for smoking, dipping, chewing, and vaping tobacco from 18 to 21. The bills were sent Friday after a six-week delay.Ricardo Cuevas is the manger of the tobacco and smoke shop Too Hot Glas...

Letter: Employees sense ‘fear’ on campus

Letter: Employees sense ‘fear’ on campus

Gabriel Sandoval

April 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

After the Academic Senate approved a no-confidence resolution last December, faculty leaders said in a letter to Chancellor Timothy White that mismanagement by Chico State administrators had gotten so bad that employees “feel a sense of instability and fear” on campus. But in the four and a half months since the letter was written, faculty leaders said they are more opt...

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

Molly Sullivan

April 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

In an effort to better understand the diversity of the student population, Associated Students has created a campus climate survey to assemble a database of student input. The survey asks students to draw on their experiences when deciding whether they agree or disagree with statements about diversity...

Professor: Vocal fry not merely a sign of ‘ditziness’

Professor: Vocal fry not merely a sign of ‘ditziness’

Eric Mcguire

April 26, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Video

With less than a month left, Chico State seniors are preparing for that big leap into the “real world.” When it comes to the big interview, a senior might dress sharp, style their hair and rehearse the talking points, but they may be forgetting about one crucial thing: their voice.Withou...

Chico Hillel heads to Israel

Chico Hillel heads to Israel

Molly Sullivan

April 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

As finals week draws near, nine students are preparing for a personal pilgrimage. The students are members of Chico State’s Jewish student union, Hillel, and they will embark on a trip to Israel’s most important religious and political sites early this summer. The trip is organized by Birthrig...

‘Take Back the Night’ at Chico State

‘Take Back the Night’ at Chico State

George Johnston

April 24, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

A silent candle-lit march ignited hope in downtown Chico Thursday night. Earlier that evening, the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center hosted "Take Back The Night" as part of sexual assault awareness month. "Take Back The Night" is a national event started in 1975 with the goal of ending sexu...

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Bridget Comito

April 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Every year, Stop Trafficking of Persons hosts a conference for an entire week. This year “A Voice for the Voiceless” was cut short due to the possibility of the faculty strike. It turned out to be one of STOP's most successful events, according to the club. Jeanette Adame, senior history...

Students raise awareness of prescription drug abuse

Students raise awareness of prescription drug abuse

Christine Zuniga

April 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

As part of the third annual Prescription Drug Awareness Week, presented by the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC), Chico State is full of signage with shocking statistics about the harm that comes from the misuse of prescription drugs.In addition to the signs, CADEC peer educators tabled all week in The Gauntlet and Trinit...

Academic Affairs scraps allocation model

Academic Affairs scraps allocation model

Gabriel Sandoval

April 22, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico State is superseding the allocation model it used to figure the approximately $114 million Academic Affairs budget and will transition to a new system. Mike Ward, the newly appointed interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said last week the university is departing from the allocation mod...

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