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Our future is dependent on informed voting

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Rachael Bayuk

September 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion, Showcase

As young people we are the future of this country. What we do will alter the way of the world. However, we will not be effective in our actions if we are not educated on how things in our government work. We must research and then research again. If we don't, we risk allowing certain people into our...

Student leaders speak out against executive pay raises

Student leaders speak out against executive pay raises

Justin Jackson, Dan Christian, and Josh Cozine

September 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Jared Geiser stood outside the BMU auditorium, speaking bluntly with the Chair of Community and Government Relations for CSU Northridge, Tracy Johnson. “I’ve got hungry students here to think about,” Geiser said. Geiser serves as Chico State’s Executive Vice President for the Associated Students. “I...

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

September 24, 2018


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

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training aspires to do so as well. I CAN HELP Mental Health Ally Training is a new program for faculty and staff des...

Steroids continue to have a negative impact on professional sports

Steroids continue to have a negative impact on professional sports

Connor Mcpherson

September 24, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

In any given competition there are people who look for the easy way out in order to win. In poker, players will try to count cards. In video games, people will look at their opponent’s screen. And in sports, athletes use performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), including steroids, to get an advantage. In...

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

Alex Coba

September 22, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

It was a night of hysterical laughter and drum solos played on toasters. Chico's El Rey theater hosted the 2018 San Francisco Comedy Competition Thursday. This is a yearly competition where hundreds of comedians audition to for a chance to secure one of 32 spots. The late and great Robin Williams once...

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Grant Schmieding

September 22, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

The crowd, tightly packed, mostly stands—mingling as shoulders brush and bump. The stage is small, pushed into a corner, surrounded by bright, colorful lights. Beams of purple, blue and red dance across the venue, forming pools around moving shadows. School of the Arts (SOTA) employees in black...

Taste of Chico welcomes all foodies

Taste of Chico welcomes all foodies

Yaritza Ayon

September 19, 2018


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

Classics and newcomers will all gather in downtown Sunday to feed the foodies of Chico. The 33rd annual Taste of Chico will feature over 150 food and drink vendors from throughout Northern California. Participants will be treated to live music, work from local artists and activities for children. Fu...

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Dan Christian

September 17, 2018


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

Bidwell Park is looking better than ever thanks to a record number of community members who gathered at the One Mile Pool, donating their Saturday morning to cleaning up the park. Organizers estimated over 500 individuals volunteered to scour the park and pick up trash for the 31st Annual Bidwell...

Reynold’s campaign and storefront vandalized overnight

Reynold’s campaign and storefront vandalized overnight

Josh Cozine

September 15, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Kasey Reynolds, a candidate for Chico city council, was woken up in the dead of night, around 2 a.m. Saturday, by a friend with terrible news. Along with her storefront, over a dozen of her campaign posters, all around town, had been vandalized. Reynolds was able to be reached for a statement later...

Butte Creek Ecological Preserve begins outdoor classes

Butte Creek Ecological Preserve begins outdoor classes

Brian Luong

September 15, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Outdoor classes will soon be in session again at the Butte Creek Ecological Preserve (BCEP). Promising the opportunity of learning about the environment through interactive games and lesson plans, kindergarteners all the way through high school seniors will begin to attend BCEP's outdoor classes st...

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Grant Schmieding

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

It’s quiet at the Thursday Night Market - most of the vendors are still setting up. Low guitar hums in the background as pedestrians move lazily through the blocked-off streets. The sound of loud bass and pop music rip through the air and drown out the local melody. Mike Griffith, otherwise known...

Nan Timmons to retire after 32 years with Associated Students

Nan Timmons to retire after 32 years with Associated Students

Brian Luong

September 12, 2018


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

Nan Timmons’ career at Chico State is coming to a close after 32 years of working on campus. Timmons began working in 1986 when an opening for the Community Action Volunteers in Education’s (CAVE) office manager opened up. The idea of working on a college campus excited her due to her own p...

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