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Gloria Steinem returns to Chico State, interacts with students

Gloria Steinem returns to Chico State, interacts with students

George Johnston

March 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Gloria Steinem’s last visit to Chico State was in 1984. The feminist icon returned to the university  March 1, providing with an interactive experience and several lectures based on her book, “My Life on the Road.” Chico Performances invited Steinem when “My Life on the Road” was selected...

Elephants may find a safe haven in Tehema County

Elephants may find a safe haven in Tehema County

Jacqueline Morales

March 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The Elephant Conservation and Welfare club, may build a collaborative academic relationship with the Tembo Preserve. "The Tembo Preserve is in the making right now, it's still going through their approval process and the students will have the opportunity (if the Tembo Preserve becomes approved) to b...

Butte Humane Society fosters relief for animals

Butte Humane Society fosters relief for animals

Victoria Rohrer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Butte Humane Society offered relief to those with pets who were evacuated from their homes during the Oroville dam emergency evacuation.During the crisis, all but three kennels were cleared out in less than 10 hours. “This would not have been possible without the help of the community,” said Chel...

Parking garage closing for President Hutchinson’s inauguration

Parking garage closing for President Hutchinson’s inauguration

George Johnston

February 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

President Gayle Hutchinson might cause some members of the Chico State community to spend more time looking for parking on Friday. Her inauguration happening that day will cause parts of the parking garage on Chestnut and Second Streets to close, according to an email from Director of University Enga...

Resources for rape victims available on campus

Resources for rape victims available on campus

Nicole Henson

February 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

A rape report filed on Super Bowl Sunday at a campus fraternity raised questions about how a sexual assault report is handled by local officials and health professionals.University Police will respond to any report of sexual assault if it takes place on campus. They will then ensure that the student...

Students, community advocate for sanctuary city

Students, community advocate for sanctuary city

Bianca Quilantan

February 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Karla Guzman came to the United States 14 years ago when she was 6 years old. As an undocumented student, she recalls being fearful of deportation when police officers came to her home after someone tried to break into her childhood room window. “Even though what had happened wasn't our fault, I...

Three Chico State alumni seek to expose biased news

Three Chico State alumni seek to expose biased news

Michael Fritz

February 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of their news sources. In a report conducted by the Pew Research Center released in December, 32 percent of U.S. adults said they often see fake political news online, and 51 percent of adults say they often see inaccurate political news reports. Three ...

House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

Alejandra Fraga

February 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico Fire and Police Department were still working at the scene of the 7th and Chestnut Streets house fire. The excavation of the house took place throughout the afternoon shortly after the fire was put out, causing no harm to surrounding structures.No injuries have been reported."So far, we have not found anyone...

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

George Johnston

February 24, 2017


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

Savannah Epstein woke her boyfriend up and told him they needed to leave their apartment, the house next to them was on fire. Epstein says at 4 a.m. she heard people breaking into house. She began hearing more noise from the house two hours later. "It was scary," Epstein said. "I was more worried tha...

City council rejects sanctuary city proposal

City council rejects sanctuary city proposal

Daniel Wright

February 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Residents of Chico were denied making the city a sanctuary at the council meeting Feb. 21. People ranging from doctors to Chico State students came to support this resolution. “I would like the city as a whole to be a reflection of the campus’s diverse community,” said attendee Da...

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

Alejandra Fraga

February 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council approved a proposed plan by the Chico Police Department designed to provide the city with traffic enforcement and relief from burglaries and thefts Tuesday. “The City of Chico has gone without a dedicated traffic unit for nearly five years, since then traffic collisions have...

Oroville Dam caught in dilemma

Oroville Dam caught in dilemma

Nicholas Feeley

February 21, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

  California’s reservoirs are caught in a conflict: water storage or flood prevention. “They are trying to keep the water as high as possible while still doing flood control,” Steven Mehl said, department chair of civil engineering. “It depends on how we want to operate our reservoirs,”...

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