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Power outage affects more than 9,000

Power outage affects more than 9,000

Suzy Leamon

November 2, 2015


Filed under Community, News

PG&E is reporting more than 9,000 customers are without power in Chico.The outages were reported around 4:26 p.m. in north and west Chico, according to PG&E.The power is expected to be turned back on around 7:30 p.m. The cause of the power outage is unknown. About 2,500 people residing in the area north ...

State program helps students buy food

State program helps students buy food

Carly Plemons

October 25, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico State food educational services, Center for Healthy Communities, provided information and application help for students applying to CalFresh on Oct. 21. “My fridge is almost always empty," said Lara Young, sophomore anthropology major. "A lot of times I put other stuff before food when it c...

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

Elizabeth Castillo

October 20, 2015


Filed under Administration, Community, News

An action committee is enacting a plan that allows for better communication among faculty, staff, administration and students. The forum held earlier this semester addressed some major concerns including distrust of administration, disregard for faculty and staff input, and concerns regarding ...

Students write their last wishes

Yang Dai

October 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico State counseling program, UMatter, featured its “Before I Die” chalkboard wall in the Student Services Center Plaza during Suicide Prevention Week. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hundreds of Wildcats were asked to write their final wishes on the board. The diversity of wishes ranged from travel...

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

Cheyanne Burens

October 11, 2015


Filed under Community, News

John Feeney has already begun to leave his mark on campus in the passing months since July when he officially became chief of the University Police Department.The new chief has several areas of concern that he plans to address throughout the first year of his term.Positive campus community relationships with policeWith 29 years under his belt as c...

Beautiful, Clean and Safe organizes clean-up event to unite city

Beautiful, Clean and Safe organizes clean-up event to unite city

Suzy Leamon

October 10, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Beautiful, Clean & Safe is a concentrated effort that aims toward cleaning up Chico as well as uniting its residents.A group of volunteers met at 9 a.m. on Friday in a downtown parking structure to clean up south campus and downtown. The event lasted until noon. Michael Medeiros, director of Stairways (...

Antivirus software key to on-campus Internet connection

Antivirus software key to on-campus Internet connection

Elizabeth Castillo

October 5, 2015


Filed under Community, News

While some students believe that technical difficulties with Internet on campus are caused by Eduroam, the most common problem is due to another program known as ClearPass OnGuard. “All the problems people are having is with ClearPass,” said Scott Kodai, IT Support Services manager. “Our...

Campus construction continues

Campus construction continues

Michael Catelli

October 5, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

  Construction work is all over Chico State as the school tries to upgrade and install new features. The Gus Manolis Bridge was installed on Sept. 19 over Big Chico Creek near Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek. "We expect the bridge to be open in about a month," said Joe Wills, director of P...

Domestic violence on campus

Domestic violence on campus

Suzy Leamon

October 3, 2015


Filed under Community, News

As many as 25 percent of female students experience sexual assault during their college career, according to Break the Cycle Inc. In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it can be beneficial for students to be educated on the cycles, causes and environments.   According to the CCWRC Women's Resou...

Chico State adopts new background check policy

Chico State adopts new background check policy

Lauren Anderson

October 2, 2015


Filed under Community, News

New student and faculty hires may feel less intimidated by a background check policy change that eliminates the need for fingerprinting and speeds the entire process along. The new policy, Accurate Background, provides a background check online in which the candidate simply fills out a questionnaire,...

Free flu vaccine clinics begin Thursday

Free flu vaccine clinics begin Thursday

Suzy Leamon

September 30, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Enloe Medical Center and Student Health Services have begun administering free flu vaccinations.Enloe will be offering a drive-through clinic on Thursday Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Chapel on 1888 Springfield Drive.A public bus stop is offered as well as a wheel chair accessible vaccine station. Drivers are instructed to remain in th...

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

Elizabeth Castillo

September 27, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Chico residents hope to see an improved and safer community with the passing of the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance. The ordinance allows police officers to issue misdemeanors to individuals that store their private possessions on public property. This includes camping in the City Plaza...

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