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R-Town to fund homeless labor

Jessie Haynes

October 30, 2013


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The R-Town Downtown Coalition, which is working to promote a cleaner and safer Chico, will be giving money to the Jesus Center.With the funds, the center will employ four homeless or unemployed individuals to clean up downtown in the mornings for twelve hours a week. The center will be receiving $3,700, said Doug Guill...

Women's golf grabs second win of season

Women's golf grabs second win of season

Jordyn Provence

October 29, 2013


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Wrapping up the fall part of 2013-14 schedule with success became a part of the agenda for the Chico State women's golf team Tuesday as they finished final round of the Dennis Rose Invitational at Waikoloa Beach Golf Course with a combined 31-over par 311 for a lead of 10-strokes above the rest of ...

Sidewalk deadlock

Jessie Severin

October 29, 2013


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Members of the Chico community are calling for swift action to clean up vagrancy downtown just one week before the Chico City Council is scheduled to review a proposal that would give police the authority to clear out downtown sidewalks. While the proposal makes its way to the council chambers, a newl...

Police Blotter: Oct. 23—27

October 29, 2013


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University Police Wednesday, 8:26 p.m.: Missing person in Shasta Hall. “Student has not been seen since last week. Officer able to contact subject by phone. No further assistance needed. Subject went to Humboldt to visit his friends.” Thursday, 7:52 p.m.: Smell of natural gas in Bell Memorial...

General education classes sparse

General education classes sparse

Lindsay Pincus

October 29, 2013


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Since the change in the general education program in Fall 2012, there have been some problems with students who have not been able to get all of their writing intensive courses completed. Kate McCarthy, a member of the curriculum advisory board, said the new general education plan puts an emphasis...

Police prepare for Halloween revelry

October 29, 2013


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Halloween celebrations started early in Chico last weekend, and city and campus law enforcement officials are preparing for more of the same. “Weekend graveyards were busier than normal,” said Lt. Corinne Beck of the University Police Department regarding night duty patrol shifts.  “This was...

Zombie dancers thrill plaza spectators

Zombie dancers thrill plaza spectators

Megan Bowser

October 28, 2013


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A mob of more than 170 zombies descended on City Plaza on Saturday for Thrill The World, an international event where participants dress up as zombies and simultaneously dance to Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" in an attempt to break a world record. Joey Mishiri, a first-time audience member who came to cross-promote his upcomin...

Student disables attacker on campus

Nicholas Carr

October 26, 2013


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A student escaped a sexual assault attempt early Saturday morning by spraying her attacker in the face with pepper spray, University police said in a press release Saturday. At about 5:20 a.m., two unknown men approached the 18-year-old student while she was sitting outside Meriam Library listening...

Campus summit looks for fresh, green ideas

Nathan Lehmann

October 25, 2013


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The scene was 'go green' yesterday at the Bell Memorial Union as people filled the auditorium for an annual environmental summit hosted by the university's sustainability-focused communities.Every year, Campus Sustainability Day aims to promote the environmentally friendly efforts that are being a...

Veterans discuss time overseas

Lindsay Pincus

October 25, 2013


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A group of veterans who are also Chico State students or alumni gathered together to answer questions about their cultural experiences while they were deployed.Anthony Peters, senior journalism major, discussed how he was received overseas. "It was a 50/50 reaction. Some people were juiced to see us, ...

“Pumpkinheads” vie for cash prize

“Pumpkinheads” vie for cash prize

Christine Lee

October 25, 2013


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People stood on crates like scarecrows with pumpkins for heads under the blazing sun in the downtown plaza to win $1,000 last Saturday.Z-ROCK-FM’s 17th annual Pumpkinhead contest started at around 8 a.m., lasting the whole day until 8:35 p.m. when the winner was announced.Ted Shred, 47, owner of a bike messenger company, DJ...

Healthy eats highlight Food Day

Healthy eats highlight Food Day

Dan Reidel

October 24, 2013


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Keith Johnson, left, a sophomore undeclared major, and Tuyen Le, right, a graduate nursing student sample a veggie roll outside Selvester's.Chico Chai outreach coordinator Seana Watkins gives a chai tea sample to Stephanie Farmwald, a junior recreation administration major.Maisie Jane's California Sunshin...

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