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Student pans for gold on the Feather River

Student pans for gold on the Feather River

Lauren Anderson

September 5, 2015


Filed under Community, News

With the price of gold continuing to climb and currently selling for $1,125.70 per ounce, it's no surprise a student like Chase Calvin struck gold locally, especially when he has access to an ideal spot in his own backyard— Feather River in Oroville.During the Gold Rush, Northern California was one of the bigges...

Chain restaurants expand in Chico

Chain restaurants expand in Chico

Lauren Anderson

September 4, 2015


Filed under Community, News

As another semester of school arrives, so do several new restaurants, primarily chains, that have never before been in Chico. For many students and locals, there is an appreciation for the community, especially for downtown where there are one-of-a-kind places to eat. Chico is known for being a small t...

Free slurpees for acts of kindness

Michael Catelli

September 2, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico Police Department and 7-Eleven have teamed up for Operation Chill. For one week, Chico PD and other law enforcement will administer free slurpee coupons to Chico youth's caught committing acts of kindness. "Its just a little bit of time to let everyone know to be kind and sometimes ...

Transformer explosion causes power outage

Transformer explosion causes power outage

Michael Catelli

September 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

A power line transformer exploded on corner of Oleander and East Sacramento Avenues around three p.m. on Monday causing a temporary power outage. Chico police were nearby when the explosion occurred."The power went out right as I heard a loud pop from the power line," said an employee of a neighboring business.First responders reported smok...

Society on track to be leaders in success

Society on track to be leaders in success

Whitney Urmann

August 26, 2015


Filed under Community, News

This time last year, the National Society of Leadership and Success was on the verge of disbanding due to low numbers and lack of funding, according to Alex Horne, a junior business major and the membership outreach chair. The society has become one of the largest groups on campus. The society no...

No Need for Change

No Need for Change

Carly Plemons

August 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Campus parking meters will no longer accept change as a form of payment. The new meters can be used with and Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. The parking cost is $1 per hour or $5 per day until 10 p.m. Parking permits are required Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Passes are not re...

First-year students welcomed to campus

First-year students welcomed to campus

Carly Plemons

August 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

New school, new people and a first try at adulthood. Welcome week is where it all starts and some great memories are formed. “I think I’m most excited for Rock the Block— it’s all anyone talks about," said Gabriela Trujillo, first-year student. Rock the Block, held in the Sutter Hall ...

Student reportedly sexually assaulted on campus

Brianne Mcevoy

May 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A female Chico State student reported being sexually assaulted early Sunday morning according to a press release. The victim was near the intersection of College Drive and the Stadium Lot at 2:10 a.m., when a man she did not recognize raped her. Police said the victim saw her attacker run south...

Candlelit vigil held for Nepal victims

Candlelit vigil held for Nepal victims

Brittany Mcclintock

May 9, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Former Peace Corps member Lee Altier, with the help of many other faculty members, put together an information gathering about the earthquake in Nepal. Speakers included Altier, Colleen Hatfield, Sanjay Dev and Badri Ghimire. Dev, a Nepal native, shared stories of the people through such a tough time. Many ancient buildings were destroyed in t...

Media panel covers free speech issues like hate speech, police body cameras

Media panel covers free speech issues like hate speech, police body cameras

Austin Redfern

May 5, 2015


Filed under Community, News

A panel of media experts and lawyers spoke on Monday to an audience at Chico State about free speech issues ranging from police body cameras to protection for hate speech. The panel consisted of five media experts from various backgrounds and was moderated by Peter Scheer, the executive director of the...

New gaming event raises money for Chico animal shelter

New gaming event raises money for Chico animal shelter

Courtney Weaver

May 5, 2015


Filed under Administration, Community, News

The Game for Good charity event was held from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday at Chico State’s UHUB. Game for Good is a new gaming event where students play video games to raise money for local businesses. Chico State was one of 20 schools to participate in the event and raised over $110 for the Chico Animal ...

Safeway fire leads to evacuation

Safeway fire leads to evacuation

Brittany Mcclintock

April 30, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Ryan Murray, junior at Chico State, and his friend Kevin were on their way to Bidwell Park when they saw black smoke in the air on Tuesday coming from the Safeway on Mangrove Avenue. When they pulled into the parking lot, they noticed the smoke was coming from the back. Murray went around to the back o...

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