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Mountain biking: Edging theft

Mountain biking: Edging theft

Nicholas Woodard

September 29, 2013


Filed under News, Sports

Mountain biking takes determination. Determination to make it through that tough trail. And sometimes, determination to sprint down the middle of the street after the thief of your beloved mountain bike. These are two vastly different examples, but they both portray themes of determination and resilience. These themes are especially true for Chico’s m...

Parents of hit-and-run victim release statement

Parents of hit-and-run victim release statement

Ernesto Rivera

September 25, 2013


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Dave Chesterman and Sandra Chesterman, parents of Kristina Chesterman, the victim of a hit-and-run who died Tuesday, released a joint media statement Wednesday afternoon. “Her death certificate was signed yesterday afternoon after it was determined that her brain was so severely crushed in a...

Update: Student struck in hit-and-run has died

Update: Student struck in hit-and-run has died

Ernesto Rivera

September 24, 2013


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A Chico State student who fought serious injuries after being struck by a car Sunday evening died Tuesday afternoon at Enloe Medical Center. Kristina Chesterman, 21, a senior nursing major, suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck on the 300 block of Nord Avenue shortly before 11 ...

Update: Student’s condition still critical

Update: Student’s condition still critical

Ernesto Rivera

September 24, 2013


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A 21-year-old Chico State student is in critical condition after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle on 300 block of Nord Avenue, according to a Chico police press release. Kristina Chesterman, a senior nursing major, suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck shortly before 1...

Assaults linger

Risa Johnson

September 24, 2013


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On Jan. 29, Lt. Mike O’Brien of the Chico Police Department stood before reporters and announced the arrest of Lonnie Scott Keith, who was charged with two kidnappings and a sexual assault. Beside a blown-up picture of Keith’s face and a timeline of sexual assaults committed within the last year,...

University police cope with revelry over the weekend

Mozes Zarate

September 24, 2013


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It was 10:30 p.m., and the staff at Whitney Hall were already calling University Police to check to see if a student was drunk. Sgt. David Bird said he was hoping the weekend party scene would be rained out. The Orion joined Bird last Friday as part of the University Police Department’s Ride-Along...

Faculty union organizes at downtown diner

Faculty union organizes at downtown diner

Mozes Zarate

September 24, 2013


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Members of the California Faculty Association packed into Mom’s restaurant on West Second and Salem streets Monday night to discuss negotiations for better compensation and working conditions. The discussion was in preparation for the bargaining of the union’s forthcoming contract with the...

BMU renovations to give student leadership room to work

BMU renovations to give student leadership room to work

Lindsay Pincus

September 24, 2013


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The Bell Memorial Union is being renovated to facilitate student involvement and give it a more inclusive environment. Associated Students is finalizing renovations to make the BMU better-equipped for student government and the student population within the next year. The two stages of renovations...

CSU adopts Chico State philosophy

Bill Hall

September 24, 2013


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A Chico State online critical thinking course is being offered across the California State University system as part of a multi-million dollar effort toward technological solutions that aim to increase student success. This mass adoption is part of an effort by the chancellor’s office to red...

False fire alarms reduced, still burdensome

Nathan Lehmann

September 24, 2013


Filed under News

Non-emergency fire alarms at campus housing facilities continue to be a nuisance for the fire department and university staff. For every fire alarm that is triggered at the campus dormitories, the housing staff react, the fire department responds and the student residents look on. Twelve fire alarm...

LaMalfa speaks to agriculture students

Nicholas Carr

September 24, 2013


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Congressman Doug LaMalfa was the guest speaker in two senior-level capstone classes, Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Issues on Monday. LaMalfa, a farmer and businessman from Richvale, took students’ questions on issues of federal food and agricultural policy, including the 2013 Farm Bill, in the...

Update: Student in critical condition identified

Update: Student in critical condition identified

Ernesto Rivera

September 23, 2013


Filed under News

A 21-year-old Chico State student is in critical condition after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle at the intersection of Walnut Street and Nord Avenue, according to a Chico police press release. Kristina Chesterman suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck shortly before 11 p.m. last night and w...

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