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Sacramento marchers talk about women’s rights

Sacramento marchers talk about women’s rights

Allison Clark

January 26, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Uncategorized

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Women march for rights nationally

Women march for rights nationally

Allison Clark

January 25, 2017


Filed under Community, News

People all over America marched Jan. 21, to tell newly elected and appointed officials that women deserve equality, to live without fear of their rights being infringed upon. The event addressed many concerns for American women, including fear of harassment, rollbacks on rights such as maternity leave,...

Chico State students talk about Trump’s Cabinet

Chico State students talk about Trump’s Cabinet

Nicholas Feeley

January 24, 2017


Filed under Community, News

President Donald Trump’s cabinet is in the process of being confirmed by the Senate. The United States cabinet of the president consists of the vice president and the 15 secretaries for each of the 15 executive departments. Chico State Republicans and Democrats have differing opinions on Trump’s...

Chico hit hard by storms

Chico hit hard by storms

Alejandra Fraga

January 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico prepares for heavy storms all year long, and 2016 was one for the books. Storms always impact us…they just lead to so many issues,” said Skyler Lipsky, Chico public works manager. In December, Chico experienced some of its highest winds. Parks have been highly affected, with more than...

Trump’s inauguration sparks mixed reactions

Trump’s inauguration sparks mixed reactions

Victoria Rohrer

January 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20. For some people in the Chico community, they said this will be the biggest obstacle of their entire lives. And for others, it was just another day for the books. Isaac Gutierrez, a sophomore construction management major said...

Marchers fill Chico streets

Marchers fill Chico streets

George Johnston

January 23, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

An estimated 2,000 to 4,000 people packed the Chico City Plaza Jan. 21 to participate in the Women’s March. Like the other marches taking place all over the world, this gathering was conceived as a way for everyone to voice their concerns to the new president about women’s rights and show signs of soli...

El Rey Alliance speaks out after month of silence

Katia Berg

December 16, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Since August, the El Rey Theater Alliance has been working diligently to save Chico's historic El Rey Theatre, which is currently on the market. They have been active on Facebook but chose to stay silent for the month of November. Finally, the alliance announced last Wednesday that they were drafting a ...

No retrial for former Paradise officer

Amber Martin

December 15, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime

Former Paradise Police Officer Patrick Feaster was sentenced on Dec. 9 to 180 days in Butte County Jail and has a 36 month probation period.He received probation because he has no prior criminal record. Feaster requested a new trial for the case of shooting a drunk driver. The argument for his new t...

Bustling activism alive and well on campus

Bustling activism alive and well on campus

Kayla Fitzgerald

December 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Activism has been a colossal part of Chico State for many years in the past. Both the community and university join together to express their opinion about issues regarding their passion. Both Democrats and Republicans are represented by their own groups on campus. They each have been active in the...

Students targeted for sex work

Kyla Linville

December 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

“I was kidnapped and gang raped," said Kate Transchel, a human trafficking survivor and Chico State Russian history professor. "There are a lot of women on this campus that have had similar kinds of experiences. It's hidden in plain sight." Transchel is also the advisor of Stop Trafficking of Persons. STOP...

Wrec helps students during dead week

Wrec helps students during dead week

Amber Martin

December 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Puppies and massages are a few ways the Wrec is helping students find peace during dead week. From Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, the Wrec will host its annual De-Stress Fest. Here's a rundown of activities this week. Dog Time When: Thursday, 2 - 4 p.m. Spend some quality downtime with some furry pups to...

Elephant preserve in the works

Elephant preserve in the works

Jae Siqueiros

December 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

A Chico State biological sciences lecturer is working to further Wildcat’s knowledge on elephants through a new class. Rebecca Brunelli and Tag Engstrom, a biological sciences professor, created BIOL 494 to build elephant knowledge and establish an elephant preserve in Tehama County. Brunelli’s...

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