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Music, dance clears city streets

Music, dance clears city streets

Christine Lee

October 8, 2013


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Chicoans took to the streets with their boots, bikes and boards Sunday afternoon for Chico Car-Free Day. Nine blocks of a neighborhood near downtown were blocked off, between Wall and Flume streets from Fourth  to Seventh streets. At each corner of the area, there were bands, bike workshops a...

Community rallies for children’s playground

Community rallies for children’s playground

Bill Hall

October 8, 2013


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Community members have been working on creative solutions to keep a beloved Chico children’s playground open in the wake of budget cuts. The City Council adopted a budget in early July that decreased spending for Bidwell Park by about $500,000. As a result, Caper Acres was closed Monday throu...

Alcohol violations down in crime report

Mozes Zarate

October 4, 2013


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Disciplinary referrals and arrests for alcohol violations have seen a significant decline at Chico State while drug arrests have increased, according to an annual crime report released by the University Police Department. The 2013 Annual Security Report, compiled in accordance with the Clery Act,...

Diversity discussion held in BMU

Diversity discussion held in BMU

Mozes Zarate

October 3, 2013


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A discussion on challenges with multiracial identity was held in the Bell Memorial Union Wednesday. Titled “Beyond Black and White; A Mixed Race Experience”, the discussion began at noon with life stories from of the event’s two facilitators. Charles "CC" Carter, director of the Cross Cu...

Motorcyclist taken to Enloe after collision

Motorcyclist taken to Enloe after collision

Christine Lee

October 3, 2013


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A motorcycle and car accident occurred on Nord Avenue around 11 p.m. Wednesday, just outside the Village at the Timbers apartment complex. A white Mustang was heading south on Nord Avenue to turn into the apartment complex when the motorcyclist, heading north, lost control for unknown reasons, a...

Grant allows training for future teachers

Nathan Lehmann

October 2, 2013


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Chico State's School of Education has received federal funding to train new teachers to help students with moderate to severe disabilities. The Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services awarded Chico State a five year grant, worth $1.2 million, to educate futu...

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Lindsay Pincus

October 2, 2013


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The annual Queer Week is happening from Oct. 5-11 at Chico State. The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, the Stonewall Alliance and the university collaborated together to put on the events. Sarena Kirk, senior women’s studies and sociology major and LGBTQ+ program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equ...

Bike thefts continue on campus

Bill Hall

October 1, 2013


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Chico State continues to be a prime target for bike thieves this semester. About 30 bikes have been reported stolen to university police since the start of the fall semester, said Lt. Corinne Beck. Thieves are targeting various bike racks across campus, but there has been a concentration of thefts near the residence halls...

CSU trustees convene for review of online courses

Aubrey Crosby

October 1, 2013


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The California State University Board of Trustees recognized the success of online courses in reducing requirement bottlenecks at their meeting last week. Bottlenecked courses are class sections that present some obstacle to students trying to get their degrees, according to the CSU. The system...

EPA grant may clean polluted Chico fields

EPA grant may clean polluted Chico fields

Nathan Lehmann

October 1, 2013


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The City Council is planning to promote cleaner and more developed areas in hazardous and underdeveloped parts of Chico by seeking input from an environmental assessment company. In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded the city of Chico a $400,000 grant for the cleanup of hazardou...

Campus health coverage reformed

Jessie Severin

October 1, 2013


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Covered California, the marketplace for the Affordable Care Act, can now be used to provide students and faculty with health care alternatives. Employees of Chico State received a notice from human resources stating that they may choose to retain their current health care plan and that some are not...

Professors from Pakistan tour California schools

Professors from Pakistan tour California schools

Mozes Zarate

October 1, 2013


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For the past several weeks at CSU Chico, teachers from five provinces in Pakistan have been learning about life and education in the U.S. Their study abroad was part of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered cooperatively with CS...

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