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Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Olyvia Simpson

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

For the entirety of their summer vacation, anywhere from one to eight students came out to the field for a few hours every Monday through Friday, to individually pull out weeds growing between pumpkins and tend to the crop.“We were out here almost every day just to get rid of the weeds, they were...

Chico Parade of Lights illuminates the town

Chico Parade of Lights illuminates the town

Justin Jackson

October 14, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Downtown Chico, was lit up with rockets, bands and even baby sharks. Chico held its 29th Annual Parade of Lights, Saturday, where high school bands, local businesses and families came out to show their talents and see who could shine the brightest.In the pre-parade, parents lined the edges of the stree...

Candidates fight for health care for all

Candidates fight for health care for all

Dan Christian

October 13, 2018


Filed under Community, News

In anticipation of the upcoming General Election on Nov. 6, the Chico Guild Hall, formally the Chico Grange, was host to a candidate forum on health care held Wednesday by the Butte County Health Care Coalition. It was standing room only as concerned citizens gathered to hear what the candidates had to say ...

J. C. Penney offers exclusive sale for Chico State faculty and students

J. C. Penney offers exclusive sale for Chico State faculty and students

Brian Luong

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

You don’t have to be Barney Stinson to suit-up this October. The Career Center has partnered with JCPenney to bring the Chico State community a private Suit-Up Event. The event will take place on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. It gives Wildcats and their families the opportunity to purchase professiona...

New science building breaks ground

New science building breaks ground

Olyvia Simpson

October 10, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Dozens of members from Chico State and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science building on Wednesday. President Gayle Hutchinson spoke to those who came to witness the historic event. Some of the other speakers included Kyle McHenry of the Mechoopda Tribe and Dean ...

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Yaritza Ayon

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Associated Students Sustainability is challenging students to carry their trash with them for the entire month of October. The Zero Waste Challenge asks students and faculty to carry around all trash not recyclable, compostable or reusable in either a mason jar or gallon bag. Individuals signing up are given; an instructions guide, a paper bag for compostable items and a Ziploc bag for the...

Local keynote speaker focuses on the power of indigenous people

Local keynote speaker focuses on the power of indigenous people

Josh Cozine

October 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Chico Peace and Justice Center held its 38th annual fundraising dinner, Sunday evening, with this year’s theme being honoring indigenous people. Guest speaker Ali Meders-Knight, of the Mechoopda tribe—the indigenous people that once lived on the land before it was known as Chico—was t...

Campus vandalism, more broken elevators and community assault

Campus vandalism, more broken elevators and community assault

Dan Christian

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday 11:28 p.m., Sutter Residential Dining Center A group of loud males were reportedly yelling at each other and trying to start a fight outside. Subjects tried to enter the dining hall, but were denied entry by students. Call Type: Vandalism Thursday 12:58 a...

Chaos on the corner of 20th and MLK

Chaos on the corner of 20th and MLK

Dan Christian

October 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Horns blared and tires squealed through the busy intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. parkway and East 20th street, as Sunday drivers honked and shouted to show their support for survivors of sexual assault. This wasn’t the first time Mobilize Chico has taken to the streets, and it won’t be the last. Committee members have lead...

Wildcats attempt mini-triathlon

Wildcats attempt mini-triathlon

Justin Jackson

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wildcats at Chico State, on Friday, attempted a mini-triathlon at the Wildcat Recreation Center.At ToughCat participants swim, bike and run the track, for 45 minutes each. It’s not a competition, so there’s not necessarily a winner. Students are just encouraged to come and try the event t...

Chico State plans a quick fix for the university’s parking problem

Chico State plans a quick fix for the university’s parking problem

Amelia Storm

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Parking has never been easy for Chico State students, but, thanks to new developments, temporary lots may be coming soon.The university has slowly been acquiring land after the publication of Chico State’s master plan, which outlines ideas for expansion. This plan calls for the acquisition of the Co...

Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

Natalie Hanson

October 6, 2018


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

Passing cars honked and cheered as protesters, holding signs with phrases like "choice matters," and "keep your rosaries off my ovaries," stood in front of the Wildcat statue, Friday evening.The protesters were from Women on Reproduction Defense (WORD), and they had come to protest an event taking pl...

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