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California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

January 29, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Features, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Visuals

All around campus professors and other faculty are wearing red and handing out fliers to show support for their peers and bring awareness to students. The California Faculty Association is seeking student support to help them get better wages before they are forced to go on strike. Ryan Corrall can be reached at [email protected]

ACLU keynote speaker to address First Amendment rights in colleges

ACLU keynote speaker to address First Amendment rights in colleges

January 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Two nonprofit organizations that advocate for civil liberties will come together and host a free event Friday, Jan. 29 in the Bell Memorial Union, where a keynote speaker will address constitutional rights on campus. The groups — the Wildcat Civil Liberties Union, a student club and the American C...

Student and professional wrestler remembered as ‘true entertainer’

Student and professional wrestler remembered as ‘true entertainer’

January 26, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Michael Dean, junior criminal justice major and professional wrestler, died on Jan. 14 of natural causes. Michael came to Chico State in the spring of 2015 to complete his bachelor’s degree. He exercised and spent time with friends at the Wildcat Recreation Center, and was in the process of being...

Rainy weather may make students sad

Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern regions have less sunlight during winter months. This increases the likelihood of depressio...

Minimum wage increase brings mixed reactions

Minimum wage increase brings mixed reactions

January 25, 2016


Filed under Community, News

With the Jan. 1 minimum wage increase to $10 per hour, some Californians are worried about the impact it will have on small business owners, while others insist the benefits far outweigh the negatives. California is one of 14 states that had their minimum wage increased, thanks to previously passed la...

Combating religious intolerance in Chico

Combating religious intolerance in Chico

January 25, 2016


Filed under Community, News

In response to the growing anti-Islamic rhetoric on the national stage, the Chico Area Interfaith Council released a letter in the Chico Enterprise-Record urging community members to extend a hand of friendship to local Muslims. Members of CAIC wanted to address the growing media maelstrom surrounding M...

Email scams invade Chico State

Email scams invade Chico State

January 24, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Many people are unaware scams can come through one's very personal emails, profiles and accounts. Social engineering scams are geared toward receiving confidential information by manipulating people through email or by phone, according to the Department Of Homeland Security. What these scams seek vary from passwords to bank information an...

Electric motorcycle rolls out

Electric motorcycle rolls out

January 21, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

University Police discreetly unveiled on Wednesday its latest acquisition: a lone electric motorcycle. Chico State’s police force is borrowing an electric motorcycle from San Jose State as part of a pilot program, said University Police Officer Lance Conlan, who was quietly rolling and patrolling s...

City council bans furniture outside homes

City council bans furniture outside homes

December 18, 2015


Filed under Community, News

At a city council meeting on Dec. 1, the Chico Fire Department recommended an ordinance to council members that will prohibit furniture outside homes and patios. The ordinance passed and will be effective immediately, according to Sean Morgan, vice mayor of Chico. It aims to eliminate couch and furni...

City, campus police improve collaboration

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum, violence and crime within Chico was addressed by students. One component of this concern is the Chico Police Dep...

Shots heard near West Fifth Avenue, Hartford Drive

Shots heard near West Fifth Avenue, Hartford Drive

December 14, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Found bike, 9:13 a.m., Hegan LaneReporting party said he was found a men’s yellow bike.Call type: Shots seen, 2:21 p.m., Forest StreetReporting person said he saw the subject was patrolled with a handgun on a bike path behind the address.Call type: Stolen bike, 8 p.m., East Sa...

The Graduate closes for good

The Graduate closes for good

December 14, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Showcase

The Graduate closed its doors for good on Dec. 13.Operating at West Eighth Street, The Graduate was a fun place for sports fans or anybody looking for a good time to share their opinions about and fandom of professional athletics.For many customers, it is not only a bar, but a place of memory. ̶...

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