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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...

Riley’s Bar and Grill celebrates 30 years in Chico with hype

Riley’s Bar and Grill celebrates 30 years in Chico with hype

Michelle Zhu

May 1, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Locals, students and alumni made their way to the heart of downtown Chico on April 30 to celebrate 30 years of service at Riley's Bar and Grill. Since April 25, 1986, Riley's has expanded its loyal patrons, who are considered friends. That same year, a patron made a sign that hangs over the front...

Former president residence will be renovated

Former president residence will be renovated

Yang Dai

May 1, 2016


Filed under Community, News

The Albert E. Warrens Reception Center will have tremendous renovations starting May 23, and there is a question from the Chico community whether there should be changes to the center. The renovations taking place at the center include the replacement of the exterior fence, improvement of the green...

Chico Police Department releases 2015 annual report

Chico Police Department releases 2015 annual report

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 30, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Chico could be transforming into a safer area to live, and it might be due to the recent changes and actions of the Chico Police Department. The department released its annual report of 2015 that discusses the accomplishments of 2015, plans and goals for 2016, and many crime statistics.Among those accomplish...

Gov. Jerry Brown may raise tobacco age to 21

Gov. Jerry Brown may raise tobacco age to 21

Bridget Comito

April 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Six bills lay on the California governor's desk, waiting to be signed. These bills would raise California's legal age for smoking, dipping, chewing, and vaping tobacco from 18 to 21. The bills were sent Friday after a six-week delay.Ricardo Cuevas is the manger of the tobacco and smoke shop Too Hot Glas...

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

Molly Sullivan

April 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

In an effort to better understand the diversity of the student population, Associated Students has created a campus climate survey to assemble a database of student input. The survey asks students to draw on their experiences when deciding whether they agree or disagree with statements about diversity...

California primary election includes Senate seat

California primary election includes Senate seat

Elizabeth Helmer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The stakes are higher than usually in the 2016 primary election. For the first time in 24 years, California is having an open Senate race. Next to Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, 34 names of Senate hopefuls will be listed on the California primary. Citizens registered...

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

Michael Catelli

April 27, 2016


Filed under Community, News

In a survey of 74 Chico State students, 34 percent responded either rarely or never practicing safe sex. This could explain why in the 2014-2015 year, the Student Health Center Annual Report recorded over 3,000 lab test requests for chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Public opinion divided on Target’s transgender bathroom policy

Public opinion divided on Target’s transgender bathroom policy

Michelle Zhu

April 27, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Target stores are embracing a transgender bathroom policy, and public opinion is divided on the matter. In a response to Target's pledge on inclusivity, half a million Americans are campaigning with the Christian-based American Family Association to boycott Target. Supporters of the policy are co...

Professor: Vocal fry not merely a sign of ‘ditziness’

Professor: Vocal fry not merely a sign of ‘ditziness’

Eric Mcguire

April 26, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Video

With less than a month left, Chico State seniors are preparing for that big leap into the “real world.” When it comes to the big interview, a senior might dress sharp, style their hair and rehearse the talking points, but they may be forgetting about one crucial thing: their voice.Withou...

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