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Animal petting helps de-stress students

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 12, 2019

Chico State once again is hosting its bi-annual de-stress animal event at the WildCat Recreation Center (WREC).Starting this week and ending next week, students can visit the WREC each day to pet a variety of different animals in order to relieve anxiety during the stressful two weeks of finals preparati...

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 10, 2019

Chico Police: Call Type: Warrant from Violating Parole Crime: Felon Possess/Buy/Use Tear Gas, Possession Narcotic Controlled Substance, Resisting Peace Officer When: Sunday Dec. 1st 8:56 a.m. 1299 E. 8th St./Bartlett St.   Call Type: Hit and Run Crime: Property Damage Wh...

Mayor Randall Stone calls special meeting on need for warming centers

Mayor Randall Stone calls special meeting on need for warming centers

Jack Lewis

December 10, 2019

Chico Mayor Randall Stone and council members Karl Ory and Scott Huber ordered a controversial special council meeting to address the issue of setting up warming centers Tuesday. The meeting, which took place in the Council Chambers in downtown Chico at 5:30 p.m., sought to provide a strategy to set th...

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Carolyn Allen and Jack Lewis

December 9, 2019

On Friday, high school and college students dropped everything to join an on-campus Climate Strike, the second of its kind in Chico.“We’re stopping business as usual and demanding that transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis we are currently living through,” Steven Marquard...

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

Free concealed carry class offered to women

Free concealed carry class offered to women

Angelina Mendez

December 9, 2019

On Thursday evening from 5-9 p.m., the company Legal Heat and Chico’s Sportsman’s Warehouse hosted a free women’s concealed carry permit class. The class, rated highly online and described as informative, is a part of the process to obtain a carrying concealed weapons permit that is al...

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

Angelina Mendez

December 9, 2019

On Sept. 21 around 2:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing near the intersection of West 3rd Street and Cedar Street.Police officers arrived and located a potential victim who was an adult male “suffering from several significant stab wounds," according to a new...

How to get through Chico rainstorms

How to get through Chico rainstorms

Joel Peterson

December 8, 2019

Rainy season is upon us once again and Chico students now may understand far too well what can truly happen if they are not prepared for a storm.On April 2, Chico experienced one of the worst storms that the city has ever seen. Not only did this storm flood the Chico streets, but it began to flood man...

Government Affairs Committee approves white supremacy and hate speech resolution

Government Affairs Committee approves white supremacy and hate speech resolution

Kimberly Morales

December 7, 2019

Two weeks since the Chico State community witnessed campus-wide political tension and lost some of its sense of safety, the Government Affairs Committee approved a resolution to denounce white supremacy and hate speech.This makes the campus the second CSU to pass a resolution of this kind, following...

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Ricardo Tovar

December 5, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Not Aggravated Assault Monday, Nov. 25th, 2:53 a.m., 1700 Block of Sheridan Ave. A 23-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated injury. He was also charged with false imprisonment of another person. – C...

Going home for holiday break may be harder than students think

Going home for holiday break may be harder than students think

Joel Peterson

December 5, 2019

Chico State has had many students walk in and out of its doors, but what seems to be a cause of concern no one really talks about is housing. More specifically, housing for the newest group of freshmen who have nowhere to go during their holiday breaks.The campus has a total of eight dormitories for their...

Man resists arrest at ampm store

Man resists arrest at ampm store

Angelina Mendez

December 3, 2019

On Saturday afternoon, Chico Police Department officers were dispatched to the ampm store located on Esplanade. The police addressed a report that an AG Security Officer was involved in a physical fight with the subject that took place on the property. The subject was identified as 34-year-old Jeremy Underwoo...

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