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Protesters march for sanctuary city

Nicholas Feeley

March 9, 2017


Filed under Community, News

After the Chico City Council voted "no" to making Chico a sanctuary city on Feb. 28, protesters marched through downtown Chico on March 4 in response. There were over one hundred people in the Chico city plaza on March 4. The event was sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union.The event was organized ...

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

While the city of Chico decided against becoming a sanctuary city, the CSU system continues to offer services to undocumented students. Over a year has passed since students on campus proposed the opening of a center dedicated to undocumented students. Later this month, students, staff and faculty can v...

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Jafet Serrato

March 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The number of total crimes in Chico decreased by five percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the Police Community Advisory Board meeting. Violence and property crimes decreased by more than 220 from 2015 to 2016.Chief of Police Michael O' Brien said that during his tenure in the department he h...

City Council approves firefighters staffing request

City Council approves firefighters staffing request

Alejandra Fraga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council voted on a proposition made by the Chico Fire Department to bring on three full-time positions for the remainder of the fiscal year. The proposal was approved on a 4-3 vote.The positions will be supported by the existing department operating budget, coming from internal department sav...

City council moves to prohibit commercialized pot

City council moves to prohibit commercialized pot

Daniel Wright

March 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council voted to prohibit commercialized pot at their meeting March 7. On Nov. 9, California legalized recreational marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. Under proposition 64, outlined by the City Attorney, Chico cannot: · Prohibit the recreational use for adults of 21 · Pro...

Safety camera expansion project approved

Safety camera expansion project approved

Alejandra Fraga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

A request proposed by the Chico Police Department regarding the bike path safety cameras was approved at the Chico City Council meeting March 7.In February 2016 the police department was able to implement safety camera's on the bike path near campus. The cameras were funded by donations and the project...

Department of art staff member dies at 71

Department of art staff member dies at 71

Carly Campbell

March 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A retired Chico State staff member, James Kuiper died Feb. 27 at the age of 71.Kuiper was a professor for 25 years, and was the department chair for three years in the Department of Art and Art History. "James impacted hundreds if not thousands students lives," said Ashley Gebb, University Spokeswoman.Jame...

The rights of undocumented immigrants

The rights of undocumented immigrants

Allison Clark

March 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Know Your Rights workshops are being hosted on campus to help undocumented students, Chico State and community members who have fears in light of the current political situation.Elizabeth Alaniz, assistant director of the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, runs the Know Your Rights workshops and o...

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

George Johnston

March 5, 2017


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

Gayle Hutchinson made history when she was inaugurated as the first woman president of Chico State. Before the inauguration started, students gathered outside Kendall Hall to protest a proposed tuition increase. Hutchinson took a second to speak with the demonstrators and calm their fears. Denn...

Motorcycle accident leads to several collisions

Motorcycle accident leads to several collisions

Alejandra Fraga

March 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A motorcycle collision took place on Friday, leaving one individual with major injuries.The incident took place on the 99 with traffic headed northbound. The traffic ahead of the motorcycle abruptly slowed down, causing the motorcycle to collide into a vehicle (Mercedes). The Mercedes then spun out o...

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...

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