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Peaceful Protests Bring More Criticism

Peaceful Protests Bring More Criticism

Nicte Hernandez

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When we think of protests we immediately picture hundreds of people crossing a freeway, looting or the SWAT team pushing back on the protesters. Destruction is usually the word we associate with when a protest is taking place. Never do we picture silent sit-ins, despite the numerous non-violent protests...

Chico State students warned of possible gunman, alert lifted

Chico State students warned of possible gunman, alert lifted

Elizabeth Helmer

September 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

A text message was sent out to Chico State students this morning from Chico Police alerting people to be on the look-out for a possible gunman. The alert was lifted at about 11:30 a.m. The new text alert read, "A call into police was was investigated and found to be unsubstantiated." Police received...

Potential buyer looks to purchase El Rey Theatre

Potential buyer looks to purchase El Rey Theatre

George Johnston

September 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The historic EL Rey Theatre may be up for sale according to a real estate website. The theatre located in downtown Chico, has a reported potential buyer who is considering plans of turning the building into a spot for commercial and residential use. The asking price for the theatre is listed at $1.4 milli...

Friendships fuel rowing team

Friendships fuel rowing team

Kenta Mcafee

September 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Early morning practices in Oroville and a focus on teamwork is the basis for the Chico State rowing team’s success and camaraderie. The Chico State rowing team does not have their own area to practice at, but is allowed to use the Oroville state park, the Forebay Aquatic Center instead. ...

Man killed by train identified

Man killed by train identified

George Johnston

September 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

The individual hit and killed by a cargo train Wednesday morning has been identified by the Butte County Sheriff's Office as 30-year-old Isaac Marquez. Around 6 a.m. a Union Pacific train traveling north hit Marquez near the Amtrak station at 450 Orange St. The police have theorized Marquez was ...

What we learned from MTV’s Video Music Awards

What we learned from MTV’s Video Music Awards

Rylee Pedotti

August 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The MTV Video Music Awards have a longstanding history of representing both the best and worst in music. More often than not, these moments offer artists a first class ticket to infamy and beyond. While there were virtually no show-stopping, jaw-dropping or I-have-to-tweet-about-this-now moments, there...

When orgasms are hard to come by

When orgasms are hard to come by

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

August 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In every girlfriend group, you can find five individuals (so to speak) who are all going through many different situations in their lives but what they share most often is the bond between their sex lives. Yes, as a friend who comes from a girl group of five, I could say nothing goes better with coffee...

Two Chico State students arrested by police, video goes viral

Two Chico State students arrested by police, video goes viral

Lucas Moran

August 30, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

  “Take her to jail!” Officer Steve Dyke of the Chico Police Department commanded as he pointed at Madeline Hemphill, knee dug into the back of her roommate, Nicole Braham. Hemphill was recording Dyke on her phone as he was arresting Braham for a broken license plate light. Both ...

Butte county implements text-to-911

Butte county implements text-to-911

Lucas Moran

August 29, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Every American knows who to call when an emergency strikes. Dispatchers are prepared to assist with every 911 crisis call. From a hit-and-runs to a mass shooting in progress. Of the over 6,000 dispatch centers in the U.S. fewer than 15 percent are currently equipped to receive text messages as well...

Wade Bowen set to bring Texas Country to Chico

Wade Bowen set to bring Texas Country to Chico

Rylee Pedotti

August 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

Wade Bowen, a 14-year-veteran of the Texas Country music scene, is scheduled to take the stage at the El Rey Theater on Saturday, Sept. 24. Bowen has long served as a prominent figure within the distinguished sub-genre that is Texas Country. Home to artists such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Granger...

Eduroam: A minor inconvenience for a safer network

Eduroam: A minor inconvenience for a safer network

Carson Predovich

August 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you ask any Chico State student about the school Wi-Fi, chances are their response will be somewhere along the lines of “I hate it.” Most people complain that it is too hard to connect to and that it was better before when you could just connect to it the same way you would to your home Wi-Fi....

Student or athlete, which one comes first

Student or athlete, which one comes first

Kenta Mcafee

August 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

While every person has their daily routine, there is hardly any extracurricular as demanding as playing a sport at the collegiate level. From completing homework after brutal practices, to the fear of an exam on game day, student athletes compete on the field just as much as in the classroom. Collegiate...

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