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Student dies unexpectedly

Student dies unexpectedly

Alejandra Fraga

March 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Kyle LaForce, a 20-year-old student in the mechanical engineering department died Tuesday night. LaForce was part of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School. A GoFund me page was created by his fraternity brothers to help with the expenses, the page reads. "Our...

Man arrested following shooting incident

Man arrested following shooting incident

Josiah Nicholl

March 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

In the second shooting incident in Chico in two days, a man was arrested Thursday for shooting a victim multiple times.The Chico Police Department received multiple calls around 4:45 p.m about a shooting at the La Vista Verde Apartment complex. Within minutes, more calls were received about a reckles...

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Josiah Nicholl

March 29, 2018


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A homeless man was arrested Wednesday morning after he pushed a homeless woman off a balcony at the Jesus Center.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the initial report was that a woman had fallen. Police received a call around 3:50 a.m. requesting medical assistance at 1297 P...

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018


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Thousands of students are expected to travel to the state capitol on April 4 to protest tuition increases and address state legislators face-to-face. Coordinated by Students for Quality Education(SQE), and the California Faculty Association, the event is planned as a way for students to voice the...

DUI incidents increase as spring season begins

DUI incidents increase as spring season begins

Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A string of drunk driving arrests was reported in Oroville this week, and police have called for awareness of the problem. Oroville’s California Highway Patrol Facebook page announced four different incidents of drunk driving in recent days, prompting a post Tuesday which read “What the heck is going on? Another suspected DUI arrest.” Officer Ry...

Armed felon with two outstanding warrants arrested in Oroville

Armed felon with two outstanding warrants arrested in Oroville

Josiah Nicholl

March 28, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A convicted felon was arrested during a welfare check on State Route 70, north of Palmero Road, Wednesday morning. California Highway Patrol in Oroville confirmed that the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Steven James Sturgill, was driving a sedan at at approximately 2:20 a.m. when he pulled onto...

Greenhouses give new home to thousands of plant species

Greenhouses give new home to thousands of plant species

Alex Grant

March 28, 2018


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  Over 3,000 plant species are in the process of moving to two new Chico State greenhouses. Starting on Monday, various plants were removed from four weathered greenhouses that date back to the early 1970s, to two brand new greenhouses that are located next to the tennis courts. Plants from...

Chico State professor researches zebrafish in hopes of creating artificial blood

Chico State professor researches zebrafish in hopes of creating artificial blood

Kelsi Sibert

March 28, 2018


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Chico State Associated Professor David Stachura is working with Chico State undergraduate and graduate students as well as collaborators from Harvard and UC San Diego to make blood using zebrafish. Stachura has studied this type of blood research for 12 years but this research has existed since th...

Fallen wires cause power outage in parts of Chico

Fallen wires cause power outage in parts of Chico

Josiah Nicholl

March 27, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Thousands of Chico residents experienced a brief power outage Monday. The incident occurred around noon, affecting those living in the area southwest of the Chico State campus. It was caused by fallen wires, according to PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno. Over 2,200 were affected by the outage. PG&E...

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

Alex Grant

March 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, hosted a pre-release screening and panel discussion of the documentary “American Totem” in the BMU Auditorium Monday night. The documentary was broken into six chapters; story, identity, community, security, civil society and the American experiment....

Orland woman suspected of assaulting, threatening mother

Orland woman suspected of assaulting, threatening mother

Josiah Nicholl

March 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Police reported Monday they are currently searching for a woman suspected of assaulting her mother and burglarizing her home. In a release, the Orland Police Department reported that they were dispatched to an Orland home around 7 p.m. Friday, after Desirae Shoumounejad, 22, was reported for breaking...

Food Pantry hosts open house for students

Food Pantry hosts open house for students

Alejandra Fraga

March 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry will be hosting an open house this Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. The open house will consist of pantry tours and food. The food pantry was first established in Kendall Hall, and was then moved to Siskiyou hall and has now been relocated to the Student Service Center (SCC). A news release about this open house event stated, "Thanks to the hard work and generous support of many, the Hungry Wildc...

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