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Chico State receives national recognition from Forbes Magazine and Money Magazine

Chico State receives national recognition from Forbes Magazine and Money Magazine

Kathryn Sykes

September 3, 2018


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Chico State is making waves and gaining national recognition for being a high-ranked university. Forbes Magazine placed Chico State as the 89th ranked university out of 300 on their list of America’s Best Value Colleges for 2018. Forbes listed the Wildcats ahead of the University of Notre Dame, the University of Southern California, University o...

Chico State Greek organizations host Bidwell Bash

Chico State Greek organizations host Bidwell Bash

Brian Luong

September 3, 2018


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Students enjoyed food, games and inflatables, Sunday afternoon, at Chico State's annual Bidwell Bash. The event, hosted by Chico State Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, gave students the opportunity to talk to over a dozen different Greek organizations while enjoying One-Mile Park on Labor Weekend. The...

Over 100 clubs will participate in Chico State’s 4th annual Clubtacular

Over 100 clubs will participate in Chico State’s 4th annual Clubtacular

Brian Luong

September 2, 2018


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Students will have the chance to interact with over 100 Chico State clubs Friday at Chico State’s 4th annual Clubtacular.The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both Trinity and Glenn Lawn. There will be a wide variety of organizations tabling, such as Greek Life, athletics and phila...

Chico State students wrap up Welcome Week with WREC n’ Roll

Chico State students wrap up Welcome Week with WREC n’ Roll

Kathryn Sykes

September 1, 2018


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Hundreds of students danced and roller skated across Chico State's gym Friday night at the first annual WREC n' Roll. WREC organizers rented the roller skates and musical equipment from All Sports Galaxy, an ice rink and roller blading rental company. Students had a choice between inline or classi...

Chico Planning Commission votes on controversial housing development

Chico Planning Commission votes on controversial housing development

Dan Christian

August 31, 2018


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The Chico Planning Commission voted, Friday, in favor of developing the StoneGate subdivision located east of Bruce Road, between East 20th Street and The Skyway. Despite public concerns regarding the environmental impacts of the development plan, the proposal will now go before the city council. Planning...

Butte Creek Country Club’s Duck Derby tests kids duck luck

Butte Creek Country Club’s Duck Derby tests kids duck luck

Christian Solis

August 31, 2018


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Families from across Chico came to Butte Creek Country Club to compete in the third annual Duck Derby, on Thursday, Aug 30.Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

EDXCHICO takes center stage on the first day of classes

EDXCHICO takes center stage on the first day of classes

Dan Christian

August 29, 2018


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The first day of the fall semester generated more buzz than usual as it coincided with Chico State’s first EDXCHICO conference.Modeled after the increasingly popular TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks, EDXCHICO is intended to teach a specific topic or talking point to a large groups of...

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Christian Solis

August 28, 2018


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Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gave a convocation speech to the campus on Thursday. In her speech she touched on campus achievements, goals and the status of free speech on campus. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

Meriam Library plays host to second annual Welcome Week Game Night

Meriam Library plays host to second annual Welcome Week Game Night

Brian Luong

August 27, 2018


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Over 100 Chico State students showed up to play games and compete for prizes while learning to navigate the Meriam Library, Sunday, before the first day of classes.New students learned more about the library and its features through a variation of the game Lotería, a game similar to Bingo. Participa...

Chico Pride festival encourages sustainability and reflects on history

Chico Pride festival encourages sustainability and reflects on history

August 27, 2018


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Various community members united for the Stonewall Chico Pride 2018 at the downtown plaza Saturday morning to support sustainable practices. The celebration marked the 24th year the Stonewall Alliance celebrated Pride in Chico. Chico Pride is a four-day schedule that started last Thursday. The...

North State Republican Victory Headquarters opens in Chico

North State Republican Victory Headquarters opens in Chico

Justin Jackson

August 26, 2018


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Midterm candidates Kasey Reynolds, Matt Gallaway, Steve Crowder and Doug LaMalfa attended the grand opening of the North State Republican Victory Headquarters off the Esplanade Saturday. Each spoke about themselves and their platforms.Many young people attended as well including a couple Chico State stu...

Chico air quality index reaches unhealthy levels for sensitive groups

Chico air quality index reaches unhealthy levels for sensitive groups

Brian Luong

August 26, 2018


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While record-breaking sized wildfires continue to burn across the state, side effects on air quality are already being felt as students return to Chico for fall semester. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Chico reached a level considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” Friday, according to the Env...

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