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Greek Week breaks records

Greek Week breaks records

Marrion Charissa Cruz

October 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Every fall Greek life on campus dedicates a week to raising money for various charities. This year over $31,000 was raised for donations. Greek Week stats: - 667 pints of blood donated - 2,500 non-perishable foods to Wildcat Food Pantry & Jesus Center - $1,350 for a local charity -...

Organic Vegetable Project feeds students

Organic Vegetable Project feeds students

Molly Sullivan

October 19, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Last year, Chancellor Timothy White released a report on campus services to address student food insecurity, and since then Chico State has been raising awareness and expanding its campus programs. One such program is the Organic Vegetable Project at the University Farm. The Organic Vegetable Proj...

Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

Bianca Quilantan

October 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

“It was something that was known, but never spoken about,” until the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center and the Chicano Latino Council led to a panel of Chico State students speaking about navigating the intersections of LGBTQ identities and being Latinx as a part of Queer Week. Latinx is a gender-neutral...

City Council forum at Great Debate

City Council forum at Great Debate

Molly Sullivan

October 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The Great Debate, an annual event for communication students, will have a forum for Chico City Council candidates on Oct. 21 at noon at the City Council Chamber. "Being in Chico for a majority of the year each year, students are impacted by the City Council decisions in their day-to-day lives, but often ...

CalFresh useless on campus

CalFresh useless on campus

Molly Sullivan

October 14, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Student volunteers at the Center for Healthy Communities enrolled eligible students in CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, Oct. 12 in an event to raise awareness about food insecurity. “We’re trying to reduce the stigma around it,” said Program Director at the Center for Healthy Communities...

Students advocate for LGBTQ equality

Students advocate for LGBTQ equality

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

"We All Beat with One Pulse" is the theme of Chico State's Queer Week this year.Named in remembrance of the attack on Pulse Night Club in Orlando, earlier this year, the event is a way to educate, unite and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at Chico State."Queer Week sheds light on issues that still need ...

CSU launches sexual misconduct awareness program

CSU launches sexual misconduct awareness program

Bianca Quilantan

October 11, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Student lack of awareness of sexual misconduct—not anymore.In an attempt to expand sexual misconduct awareness, Chico State is making “Not Anymore” mandatory for all students by requiring continuing and graduate students to take a 20-minute refresher course each year.“Not Anymore” i...

Physical Science bridge now open

Physical Science bridge now open

Bianca Quilantan

October 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Back and bigger than ever, the Physical Science bridge is now open for use.Construction on the pedestrian bridge began in late May and continued throughout the summer with the goal of completion by October 2016. Approximately $2 million was spent in order to update the bridge that was built in the 194...

SAE Baja race homemade cars

SAE Baja race homemade cars

Daniel Theobald

October 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Out of the numerous clubs on campus, Chico State's off-road engineering club stands as an example of how students can implement their skills for direct and practical use. The club is known as SAE Baja and focuses on constructing single-seater race cars designed for off-roading. Eduardo Herrero, junior...

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 ...

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