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Now you know: What Hutchinson, CSU admin are getting paid

Now you know: What Hutchinson, CSU admin are getting paid

Natalie Hanson

November 26, 2019

As we approach the end of the decade, which began in the midst of recovery from an economic crisis, it is important to look at the actions of the CSU system in administration's pay and raises to salaries as the decade went on.What does it really pay to occupy a top position within the CSU -- like bein...

Climate action training focuses on activism

Climate action training focuses on activism

Jessie Imhoff

November 26, 2019

Associated Students Sustainability held a climate activism training night on Thursday. The night focused on what it means to be a climate activist. Different examples of activists were given, ranging from outspoken people such as Greta Thunberg to being a “social media activist,” and using...

Tensions continue to rise on campus, Chico State prepares

Tensions continue to rise on campus, Chico State prepares

Julian Mendoza

November 26, 2019

After an eventful week of protest against the College Republicans, Chico State took precactionary measures to ensure that everybody stayed safe.While the Walk Away campaign was going on inside the Bell Memorial Union by the Chico State College Republicans featuring Brandan Straka and Youtuber Blair ...

‘Black Guns Matter’ talks gun safety

‘Black Guns Matter’ talks gun safety

Julian Mendoza

November 26, 2019

A rapper and political advocate came to Chico State to discuss the importance of the Second Amendment and taught uneducated gun users how to aim a gun using a fake one.Young Americans for Liberty invited Maj Tourje a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is a political activist and rapper to come ...

Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

Kimberly Morales

November 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Chico City Council discussed district-based elections and present possible options and various aspects of commercial cannabis.Through an attempt to avoid a council stronghold, the city council constructed a series of public hearings for community input.As the first public hearings for dis...

Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

Over the past week, tensions have been running high among the liberal and conservative students on Chico State’s campus. From Tuesday to Thursday, many students have used their right to peacefully assemble and freedom of speech. Four criminal charges have been filed -- three for battery and one for...

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

The Bell Memorial Union room was the sight for some of the last events for the 'Trans* Week of Resilience' on Thursday. Room 210 was a spot where anyone, no matter how you identify, could come in and look for some clothing. From shoes, sweaters, shirts, pants, dresses, etc. anything was up for grabs...

Student overdoses in Arts & Humanities building

Student overdoses in Arts & Humanities building

Julian Mendoza

November 21, 2019

Emergency services arrived on campus and took a student to Enloe Medical center after they overdosed on medication.Chico Police Department received information that someone intentionally overdosed on medication at around 1:27 p.m. Emergency services arrived on campus at around 2:29 p.m., between the Perf...

Trans Day of Remembrance honors lost loved ones

Trans Day of Remembrance honors lost loved ones

Carolyn Allen

November 21, 2019

Chico State’s Gender Sexuality and Equity Center, Stonewall Alliance Center, Faith Lutheran Church and Associated Students hosted a series of events this week celebrating the Trans Week of Resilience.The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event observed on Nov. 20 honoring the lives of th...

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Danielle Kessler, Melissa Joseph, and Ricardo Tovar

November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, tensions rose to an all-time high as students began protesting outside the Chico State College Republicans table following a physical altercation that happened on Tuesday in front of Butte Hall and Plumas. The debate between student Republicans and protesters evolved into a mob of people...

Government Affairs considers protest of Zionist speaker, criticism of Associated Students

Government Affairs considers protest of Zionist speaker, criticism of Associated Students

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

A week after Israeli speaker Neil Lazarus was invited to campus, two added agenda items were brought to the Associated Students Government Affairs committee meeting Thursday.Government Affairs considered a resolution to formally denounce white supremacy and examined last week's event hosted by Chico ...

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While both cases were deemed non-threats, students have been criticizing the communication Chico Sta...

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