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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...

Snapchat location filter features a red Solo Cup for Chico State

Snapchat location filter features a red Solo Cup for Chico State

Katherine Feaster

April 29, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The social media app Snapchat released a controversial filter representing Chico State that was pulled from the app after only a week of use. Geotags are used as location tags that appear in different places all over the world and Chico has two. According to its website, Snapchat users now have the power to create ...

Honors students deliver thesis presentations

Honors students deliver thesis presentations

Austin Redfern

April 29, 2015


Filed under Community, News

On Monday, honors students from all majors gathered in Colusa Hall to present their theses. The presentations from both junior and seniors must be completed for the students to complete the honors program in general education. The point of the thesis is to have an interdisciplinary focus, said...

Water week promotes conservation efforts

Water week promotes conservation efforts

Elaine Knudsen

April 25, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Water week was put on by the Environmental Advocates in order to teach students where their water actually comes from, where it's going and how to help. “This week was our idea to get drought information to students in an accessible way,” said Taylor Wetzel, project coordinator. In collaboration with Associated Student...

Citizens protest climate engineering

Citizens protest climate engineering

Whitney Urmann

April 25, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Community members protested in downtown Chico today in efforts to raise awareness to chemtrails left behind by geo-engineering aircrafts. According to a pamphlet handed out at the protest, chemtrails are "low-altitude, sub-stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering spray trails sprayed from unmarked aircraft...

Community marches in solidarity for sexual violence awareness

Community marches in solidarity for sexual violence awareness

Dylan Dewit

April 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=46474] Photos by Trevor Ryan The Gender Sexuality & Equity Center ended their Take Back the Night week of events with a candle-lit march and vigil to show solidarity with survivors, and give bystanders the courage to speak out against sexual assault and violence. “We want sur...

CADEC educates about perils of prescription drug abuse

CADEC educates about perils of prescription drug abuse

Kristina Martinez

April 24, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted its second annual Prescription Drug Awareness Week from Monday to Wednesday, putting on events such as film screenings and a panel. Monday and Tuesday had a booth and a prescription drug overdose display on the Glenn Hall lawn. CADEC also had a booth in the gaunt...

Trolley car coffee shop ‘Empire’ loses its lease

Trolley car coffee shop ‘Empire’ loses its lease

Katherine Feaster

April 22, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The Empire Coffee station will no longer be located in the trolley on 5th and Orange Street after their lease ends May 15. The Chico Art Center has been leasing the trolley to Empire and had notified that they will not be allowing them to renew their lease. Within the next few days, Empire will find out whether or not they will get the...

UPD arrests four suspects for stabbing an assault on Ivy

UPD arrests four suspects for stabbing an assault on Ivy

Dylan Dewit

April 22, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico State University Police arrested four suspects for the assault of Rajpal Singh, a Chico State student and Josimar Arroyo, according to a Chico Police Department press release. Singh and Arroyo were attacked around midnight on the corner of Fourth and Ivy Streets on Sunday. Witnesses say that the suspects deman...

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