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Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

Yessenia Funes

February 11, 2014


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A Chico State student and U.S. Army veteran died Saturday, according to a campus-wide email. No cause of death was given. Jimmy Yang served in the U.S. military from 2004 to 2008 and transferred to Chico State in 2009. He was a computer science and business administration major. He was an active member of the Chico State Stud...

Working WildCat: Gearing up for graduate school

Working WildCat: Gearing up for graduate school

Ariel Hernandez

February 11, 2014


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Starting a new chapter in life is often accompanied by fear of the unknown. This is a common feeling for seniors in the spring semester, when they haven’t quite figured out what to do after the buzz of graduation wears off. The possibility of graduate school may have crossed your mind, depending on what your goals are. Graduate scho...

New minimum wage a concern for A.S.

Enrique Raymundo

February 11, 2014


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California's minimum wage increase may affect how the Associated Students pays its salaried employees. The state's minimum wage will increase to $9 in July after State Assembly Bill 10 passed last September. In 2016, the minimum will increase to $10. At a Board of Directors meeting Monday, A.S....

First-ever zero water allocation affects all

First-ever zero water allocation affects all

Yessenia Funes

February 10, 2014


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The California Department of Water Resources’ State Water Project has completely halted water delivery due to the drought. Water will not be delivered to its 29 public water distributors because of the current drought, said Ted Thomas, an information officer at the Department of Water Resources. An exception to this change is...

Student activists seek oil divestment

Student activists seek oil divestment

Eric Mccauley

February 9, 2014


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Members of a student activism course are working with Associated Students to draft a ballot measure that would urge the university to release all stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. Each year, students in the Environmental Thought in Action course work to place an advisory measure on the A.S. spring election ...

Student escapes kidnapping

Madison Holmes

February 8, 2014


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The Chico Police Department responded to an attempted kidnapping of a 21-year-old female Chico State student on the 1200 block of West Sacramento Avenue at 10 p.m. Friday night. The suspect made a comment to the victim and she responded kindly, according to a campus-wide email. The suspect then pulled a plastic bag over her fac...

Bookstore to change its business model

Bookstore to change its business model

Enrique Raymundo

February 8, 2014


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The Chico State Wildcat Store is looking to change its business model in response to a projected downward trend in computer and textbook sales, as well as projected losses in net revenue. Textbook sales are expected to drop below 40 percent of the Wildcat Store’s total sales within three years, ac...

Police Blotter — Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

Police Blotter — Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

February 7, 2014


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University Police Thursday, 6:12 p.m.: Hit-and-run involving a bicyclist at Second and Chestnut streets. “Victim responded to University Police Department lobby and advised he was hit by a bicyclist. Both parties exchanged information but the reporting party is complaining that he lost consciou...

Bug puts Flash Player users at risk

Bug puts Flash Player users at risk

Christine Lee

February 7, 2014


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Mac and PC users are urged to immediately install an Adobe Flash update to protect themselves from hackers, according to a campus-wide email. Adobe software released a critical update for its Flash Player, according to the email sent Thursday. If users go to a site using an older Adobe Flash plug-in, their com...

Wildcat Store seeks financial stopgap

Wildcat Store seeks financial stopgap

Enrique Raymundo

February 7, 2014


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The Associated Students Wildcat Store is projected to lose more than $450,000 within the next three years, according to estimates shown Friday at the Associated Students Business Committee.A proposed $150,000 cut to overhead costs like rent and utilities would make the Wildcat Store profitable for two years, said David Buckley, execut...

Two new bridges expected in 2015

Two new bridges expected in 2015

Madison Holmes

February 6, 2014


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In the summer of next year, two new bridges are expected to be built between Holt Hall and the Physical Science Building. The project was added to the Campus Public Arts Committee last week, wrote Lorraine Hoffman, vice president for business and finance. There are eight existing bridges used to cross Big Chico Creek, which divides the...

Fraternity offers to file taxes for free

Fraternity offers to file taxes for free

Nathan Lehmann

February 6, 2014


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Students from Chico State’s accounting fraternity want to do people’s taxes — for free. Beta Alpha Psi is volunteering to help students and community members file their taxes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday in Bell Memorial Union, said Sue Maligie, faculty advisor and site coo...

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