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Chico shows its Pride

Chico shows its Pride

Kyla Linville

August 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Stonewall Alliance Center presented the 26th annual Chico Pride Festival on Saturday with the theme “Let’s Go Together." About 100 vendors from different businesses, cultures and religions crowded together at Chico City Plaza downtown. The event featured live music, performances and guest sp...

Campus improvements made over summer

Campus improvements made over summer

Katia Berg

August 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Summer for Chico State campus was a time of renovating, constructing and generally making subtle improvements. “I didn’t even know about these projects,” Nicole Nacsa said, a fourth year student studying Communication Science & Disorders. “But I heard about that new secur...

Pocket points strives to keep company in Chico

Pocket points strives to keep company in Chico

Amelia Storm

May 25, 2016


Filed under Community, News

When one thinks of Chico state, they usually conjure up images of the crazy 80’s parties that gave the school a bit of a reputation and now causes a headache for every student at Christmas.In the last year, however, the growth of an app that incentivizes students to stay off their phones in exchan...

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

Bridget Comito

May 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Chico State's history of setting couches on fire has caused much risk and hazard to the community, according to the Chico Fire Department. Because of this trend, the department has created a program known as Drop and Dash. The event will be hosted on May 24 and 26 at the Chico Fire Department from 1...

Get to know your District 1 representatives

Get to know your District 1 representatives

Amelia Storm

May 18, 2016


Filed under Community, News

On June 7, California will vote in a local, state and federal primary. Alongside voting for candidates for the presidential elections, District 1 residents will be voting for a representative. The incumbent, Congressman LaMalfa, has held the position since 2013. His opposition includes Jeff...

Chico Rotary Club raises money for schools

Chico Rotary Club raises money for schools

Yang Dai

May 12, 2016


Filed under Community, News

The annual Chico Rotary Club omelet breakfast meeting, which was started 25 years ago, was held as scheduled in the Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave, at 8:30 a.m. last weekend. This year’s event attracted hundreds of Chico citizens. The annual breakfast meeting, held by the club as a charitabl...

Harriet Tubman to be first female featured on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman to be first female featured on $20 bill

Bridget Comito

May 10, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Harriet Tubman will be the first female and African-American to be featured on U.S. currency. She will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the new $20 bill. The change will be available by the year 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote...

Chico Democrats turn out for Clinton caucus

Chico Democrats turn out for Clinton caucus

Molly Sullivan

May 6, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Democrats of the First Congressional District cast votes for their delegates during the statewide caucus on Sunday, May 1. The top six delegates elected in the caucus will attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July. Bob Mulholland, a Democratic strategist and superdelegate,...

Democratic caucus rallies in delegates for Bernie Sanders

Democratic caucus rallies in delegates for Bernie Sanders

Michelle Zhu

May 6, 2016


Filed under Community, News

A passionate, diverse crowd gathered at the Chico Grange Hall Sunday afternoon to cast a vote for delegate candidates to represent Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in July. People could attend, cast a vote and leave, or stay for delegate speeches. Caucuses were held statewide by Califor...

Art gallery hosts art from women across the globe

Art gallery hosts art from women across the globe

Roberto Fonseca

May 3, 2016


Filed under Community, News

"Contemporary Woman" is an annual event in which women over the age of 18 are invited to participate and potentially display their art at the Chico Art Center. The event is open to participants worldwide. "It's great to have diversity at our art exhibits," said Dan Fregin, the docent coordinator at the Chico Art Center. "This...

Convicted rapist no longer moving to Chico

Convicted rapist no longer moving to Chico

Bridget Comito

May 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime, News

A 'sexually violent predator' scheduled to move to Chico has been denied residence. Fraisure Earl Smith, 52, was convicted of forcible rape in Solano County. He was looking to find permanent residence in Chico. Smith was supposed to be placed at 3413 Bell Road, located four miles from Chico State. H...

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

Eric Mcguire

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

“It’s been an unexpected ride,” said President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, a powerful member of the California State Senate. He is known for having taken a strong stance on sustainability, helping Senate bill 350 — a measure to cut California’s fossil fuel emissions in half by the year 2030 — to become a reality. He is also...

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