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Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Chico Elks Lodge

Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Chico Elks Lodge

Christian Solis
November 12, 2017
Filed under Community, News

The Chico Elks Lodge hosted a Veterans Day ceremony for the Chico community Saturday.Veterans from every branch of the military were honored at the event including the U.S. Merchant Marines and veterans from every branch were present.Keynote speaker James Crow gave the community a "Ground Pounder's V...

Wildcats finish strong for senior day

Wildcats finish strong for senior day

Justin Couchot
October 25, 2017
Filed under Soccer, Sports

The seniors lead by example for the Wildcats this weekend, finishing strong on senior day for both men's and women's soccer.After confirming their playoff appearance in a shutout Friday, the Chico State men's soccer team finished Sunday just as strong as they hoped. On the women's side of the ball, the...

Torres Community Shelter hosts Gratitude Day in Chico

Torres Community Shelter hosts Gratitude Day in Chico

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz
September 22, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Community members gathered in the Chico Downtown Plaza to share what they are grateful for, Thursday. The event was initiated by the Torres Community Shelter as a way of spreading more positivity in the community. Gratitude Wins was an event with the purpose and goal of bringing the community ...

Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Natalie Hanson
September 11, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Shooting at Chico State Fraternity house was reported and remains under investigation.According to Chico Police, a shooting occurred over the Labor Day weekend at the Tau Gamma Theta Fraternity House. Sept. 1 at about 11:55 p.m., police responded to a shooting at 980 Chestnut St. A man was found by officers with a gunshot wound in his low...

A snapshot into the life of a photographer

A snapshot into the life of a photographer

Caitlyn Young
September 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF18ItpDo0g&feature=youtu.be Chico State alumnus Aaron Draper talks about his journey through life before coming back to teach photography at Chico State. As a professional photographer, he is well-known for his project, Underexposed: a series of beautiful photographs...

Cesar Chavez Day – celebration or appropriation?

Cesar Chavez Day – celebration or appropriation?

Bianca Quilantan
April 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News

Cesar Chavez day historically has the reputation of being a day for Chico State students to bust out their ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches, and participate in a Tequila Sunrise.Each year, Latino groups on campus host marches, educational fairs and events to combat the stereotypes perpetuated during th...

Chico State takes precautions to reduce drinking on César Chávez holiday

Chico State takes precautions to reduce drinking on César Chávez holiday

Carly Campbell
March 31, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Cesar Chavez, Community, News

César Chávez day is an annual holiday at Chico State and students, faculty and staff members have the day off in honor of him. All CSU's will be participating in honoring this day by closing their campus's across California. With warm weather and a day off school, this can mean more partying...

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

George Johnston
March 20, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Alex Fliehr and Jeremy Gagnebin were identified in a press conference March 20 as the two Chico Police officers involved in the police shooting that lead to the death of Desmond Phillips. Officer Fliehr graduated from Chico State with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He joined the police f...

Aspiring photographer takes leap of faith

Aspiring photographer takes leap of faith

Anisha Brady
February 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

“I don’t care what people think,” said Aubrie Coley, third-year Chico State student. “I know I’ll be happy.” What began as a mere hobby has blossomed into a life long relationship with photography. Coley has always enjoyed taking pictures of friends, nature and esse...

Altheles celebrate holidays on the court

Altheles celebrate holidays on the court

Jordan Jarrell
December 14, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports

While students are watching their calendars and counting down the days until winter break begins, basketball players at Chico State are practicing for their upcoming games. Student-athletes don’t always have the luxury of going home to see their families during the season, according to junior forward...

The much needed day trip getaway

The much needed day trip getaway

Jae Siqueiros
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

A quick getaway isn't always on a college student's radar. A day to get out of Chico and escape the stresses that plague students, whether it be school, work or family is sometimes necessary.Here are day trip ideas to help relieve the stresses of upcoming tests and projects. One perk of taking day-long trips ...

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Kaley Wise
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

When Chico State senior Lauren Dormer was walking home from her child development class at 10:45 a.m., the last thing she expected was to be grabbed, harassed and followed home.“I pretended to call the police and he sprinted the other way. I arrived home feeling pretty shaken up," Dormer said. "I ...

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