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Associated Students election results

Associated Students election results

George Johnston

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 12, Chico State students voted online in the Associated Students government election. This morning voting ended and the results of the election were counted. Here are the election results for the 2016-2017 academic year:   President Michael Pratt - 2,866 Executive Vice President  Vu Nguyen - 1,844...

Wildcats ‘Feel the Bern’

Wildcats ‘Feel the Bern’

Bridget Comito

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State has been experiencing a wide range of openness and support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Six months ago, very few people knew his name. Today, he appeals widely to the younger generation, especially college students. This is apparent in the Chico community.Bands for Be...

Coordinator continues to register Wildcats

Coordinator continues to register Wildcats

Gabriel Sandoval

April 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Mike Hawkins stood beside his ironing board under the shade of a swaying tree near Meriam Library last Friday morning, asking passersby if they were registered to vote. “Register to vote? Take a couple minutes,” he repeated. Hawkins, a Vietnam veteran and political activist recognized as mu...

Safety program benefits students with bicycle citations

Safety program benefits students with bicycle citations

Yoselin Calderon

April 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

In California, bicycles do not fall into the definition of a vehicle, but cyclists are required to follow the same transportation laws. The same rules apply when students ride their bikes or skateboards on campus.Sergeant Bryce Davison alongside one of his coworkers created the diversion program for stude...

Measure hopes to ban the sale of bottled water on campus

Measure hopes to ban the sale of bottled water on campus

Christine Zuniga

April 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The 2016 Associated Students General Election has only one ballot advisory measure: Should AS halt its sale of single-use bottled water at Chico State as soon as contractually possible? The measure was created and proposed by students in Geography 440, “Environmental Thought and Action.” The co...

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Bridget Comito

April 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club at Chico State will be hosting a human trafficking awareness event Monday. A Voice for The Voiceless will be held in the BMU Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the event continues until Tuesday. It is free and open to the public. On Monday, a human trafficking ...

Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

Eric Mcguire

April 11, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

In the wake of the CSU faculty agreement, Chico State faculty take stock of concessions made and future gains to pursue. A historic strike has been averted. Chico State professors are talking about the outcome of the negotiations with a mixture of satisfaction and a sober eye on the future. “...

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

Molly Sullivan

April 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Video

Correction: An earlier version of this story included the incorrect title for Jill Turner. It has been corrected. It’s small. It’s blue. It’s loud. A new personal safety device called the Sound Grenade is available for students as a non-violent tool for campus safety. Sound Grenade is a sma...

Safe Place launches ‘Prevention is Possible’ campaign

Safe Place launches ‘Prevention is Possible’ campaign

Eric Mcguire

April 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

This month, Safe Place takes a new approach to preventing sexual assault. April is the month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault. Most years the emphasis is on survivors and ways to avoid sexual assault situations. This year, Safe Place, Chico State's support program and advocate for ...

CSU chancellor and CFA president reveal details of strike negotiation

CSU chancellor and CFA president reveal details of strike negotiation

Elizabeth Helmer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

At 10 a.m. on Friday, CSU Chancellor Timothy White and CFA President Jennifer Eagan held a press conference after a negotiation was reached to stop the faculty strike scheduled for next week. An agreement was reached this morning between the CSU administration and the CFA that allows a 10.5 perce...

University’s Hispanic-Serving Institution status enables grant eligibility

University’s Hispanic-Serving Institution status enables grant eligibility

Gabriel Sandoval

April 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Following a record-breaking year of Hispanic student enrollment, Chico State is now eligible to apply for federal Hispanic-Serving Institution grants, a university official said Saturday. Teresita Curiel, interim director of HSI initiatives, said the U.S. Department of Education has confirmed Chico...

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

Molly Sullivan

April 2, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

To commemorate Cesar Chavez, Chico State students gathered in Trinity Commons on March 28 to show solidarity with the California Faculty Association strike. “We want to continue Cesar Chavez’s legacy of labor rights,” said Yvette Rivera, a senior psychology major. “It’...

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