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Unveiling of Wildcat statue brings forth new Chico State Spirit Day

Unveiling of Wildcat statue brings forth new Chico State Spirit Day

Alejandra Fraga

April 20, 2018


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

The unveiling of the new wildcat statue took place this Thursday in front of the Bell Memorial Union (BMU). The event was kicked off with a blessing from the Mechoopda Tribal Chairman, Dennis Ramirez. "Bless the students, staff, faculty and President Hutchinson throughout the day, we are all here...

Save Mart employee threatened, suspect escapes

Save Mart employee threatened, suspect escapes

Josh Cozine

April 20, 2018


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

A man threatened to stab an employee of a local shopping market Thursday, according to a press release from Chico Police. The man, who was later positively identified as Raymon Collingwood (27) according to Chico Police, allegedly threatened the employee when the employee tried to detain him. The ...

Chico continues Earth Month celebrations with Earth Day Festival

Chico continues Earth Month celebrations with Earth Day Festival

Josiah Nicholl

April 19, 2018


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

In honor of Earth Day, food and environmental groups including the Butte Environmental Council, Chico Natural Foods and AS Sustainability collaborated to host the Earth Day Festival. The event took place at the Trinity Commons area on Thursday from 10.a.m until 2 p.m. It featured music and a variety...

Associated Students 2018 Election results announced

Associated Students 2018 Election results announced

Natalie Hanson

April 19, 2018


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

An email sent to all students opened online voting for the 2018 Associated Students elections on Wednesday, April 18, and the results have been announced.Alisha Sharma has been elected president of AS. Sharma, who served this semester as the interim president, ran against Karla Camacho and Nadine Sala...

Chico State Cannabis Forum sparks up conversation on recreational and medical cannabis

Chico State Cannabis Forum sparks up conversation on recreational and medical cannabis

Roberto Fonseca

April 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted a cannabis forum to inform students and community members on the laws, risks and benefits of marijuana/cannabis use Wednesday. The panel of speakers consisted of five professionals informed on the topics: Mike Ramsey - Butte County District Attorne...

Chico Fire responds to residence fire

Chico Fire responds to residence fire

Josh Cozine

April 18, 2018


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

The attic of a residence at 490 East 20th Street was in flames Tuesday evening, when Chico Fire Division Chief Jesse Alexander arrived on scene. According to Alexander, four fire engines, 17 firefighters, and more equipment was dispatched at 9:29 p.m. to the house fire. The westbound lane of East 20th...

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Kelsi Sibert

April 18, 2018


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A.S. Sustainability, in collaboration with A.S. Recycling, will be hosting a waste audit outside of Chico State's Student Service Center on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.A.S. Sustainability Assistant Coordinator Amanda Reinhart said the aim of this event is to call attention to people's waste habits.&#...

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

Josiah Nicholl

April 17, 2018


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

The candidates hoping to become elected AS officials for the next school year had the opportunity to speak briefly to students and answer questions at a candidate forum at the BMU Monday night. Each candidate was given 30 seconds to introduce themselves, followed by two questions from the moderator a...

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Lizzie Helmer

April 17, 2018


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

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a two-hour...

Chico State’s Model UN Team ranks among the best in the world

Chico State’s Model UN Team ranks among the best in the world

Mathew Miranda

April 17, 2018


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

Chico State’s Model United Nations Team received Outstanding Delegation, the highest possible award, at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York. This marked the ninth time in 11 years Chico State won this award which is given to the top 10 percent of schools competing. The Chico...

Chico State’s ‘Clothesline Project’ provides artistic outlet for sexual assault awareness

Chico State’s ‘Clothesline Project’ provides artistic outlet for sexual assault awareness

Alex Grant

April 17, 2018


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

Safe Place, Chico State's confidential sexual violence prevention and intervention center, is organizing an artistic project to call attention to sexual assault issues in Chico. Students are invited to decorate t-shirts Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in BMU 203 to show support for...

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Josh Cozine

April 16, 2018


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

Nearly 800 students and community members of all ages filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Monday in anticipation of world-renowned climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Martinez spoke for over an hour, discussing his childhood, growing up with a love for nature while seeing the environmental destruction of...

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