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Student project focuses on coming-out stories

Student project focuses on coming-out stories

Brittany Mcclintock

April 16, 2015


Filed under Community, News

A passion project is as simple as the title. For Melody Souphilavong, her passion is for the LGBTQ+ community, more specifically, coming out of the closet. A requirement for a paraprofessional and part-time student employee for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center is to complete a passion project. Souphilavong's ...

Choose Chico attracts future students and parents at showcase event

Choose Chico attracts future students and parents at showcase event

Michael Arias

April 12, 2015


Filed under Administration, Community, News

Thousands of future students and parents gathered at Chico State on Saturday to participate in the fifth annual Choose Chico! event. After acting president Rollin Richmond gave his welcoming speech, students and parents swarmed the campus to participate in the many events and informational tours that ...

Memorial held for student who died in fatal car accident

Memorial held for student who died in fatal car accident

Dylan Dewit

April 11, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Ned Klein, Nickolas Klein’s twin brother, donned his late brother’s Guns N’ Roses t-shirt as he conducted the commemoration of Nick’s life. He began by sharing his own memories of Nick. “The only thing that brings the most joy is to talk about him,” he said. “I really can’t stop s...

Student puts on Easter egg hunt using FADE app

Student puts on Easter egg hunt using FADE app

Michael Mcclurg

April 11, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Butte College student Nate Cobb used the social media app FADE to start his own Easter egg hunt on Sunday. It all started with a post on Friday by Cobb with the caption, “30 comments or 30 up votes, and I will hide golden cash-filled eggs around Chico this Sunday for all you faders!” The picture received more than 900 up votes, and...

Chico state alumnus appointed director of construction for Pieology chain

Chico state alumnus appointed director of construction for Pieology chain

Courtney Weaver

April 11, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Pieology, an American pizza chain, plans to open 110 restaurants by the end of 2015, all of which will be overseen by Hans Milberger, a graduate of the Chico State construction management program. Pieology is a restaurant franchise that allows customers to completely build their own pizzas from the...

County wide power outage closes campus

County wide power outage closes campus

Austin Redfern

April 7, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

On Monday students' classes were interrupted by a power outage at 8:20 a.m.Soon after the outage occurred Chico State's official twitter account released a tweet stating that the campus would be closed until 5 p.m.Some teachers made the best of their situations such as Dr. Carolynn Arpin, a chemistry profess...

Driver that struck man identified as Chico State student

Driver that struck man identified as Chico State student

Dylan Dewit

April 5, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Chico State senior Juan Campos was identified as the driver of the SUV that hit and killed Nickolas Klein on West Seventh and Hazel streets last Saturday night, according to Chico Police Officer Todd Lefkowitz. No arrest was made. Lefkowitz said that witnesses had told police that they suspec...

Chico State’s Bike Cart hosts live auction

Chico State’s Bike Cart hosts live auction

Katherine Feaster

April 5, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico States Bike Cart held a live auction to help raise money for funding. Over 50 bikes were donated from the Chico State Police Department and people on campus. “It’s a good thing to come and get great bikes for a cheap price,” said Tanner Lyon, manager of the Chico State Bike ...

Drought affects Thursday Night Market

Drought affects Thursday Night Market

Courtney Weaver

April 4, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Chico’s downtown Thursday Night Market made its first appearance of the season this week. The vendors that participate in the markets are from the Chico and Northern California region and sell different types of produce, juices and crafts. Almost all of the vendors have been participating in the ...

Local weekly publication Synthesis turns its last page

Local weekly publication Synthesis turns its last page

Austin Redfern

April 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Synthesis, a local weekly publication has decided to stop printing its weekly paper because of shifting market trends to online media.The last issue of Synthesis was distributed on Monday, March 30 and was full of heartfelt articles from staff, former popular articles and top accomplishments. Synthesis has been around since...

Campus events fail to deter Chavez weekend revelry

Campus events fail to deter Chavez weekend revelry

Whitney Urmann

April 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Despite alternative event efforts hosted by campus groups to honor Cesar Chavez this weekend, Chico State students continued the trend of throwing parties. The university held three events to honor Cesar Chavez for his achievements as a Latino civil rights activist and to inform the community...

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