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Campus to host sustainability summit

Campus to host sustainability summit

Bill Hall
October 20, 2013
Filed under News

Leaders of the sustainability efforts at Chico State are preparing for an open house and a series of workshops geared toward celebrating achievements and generating ideas from the public on how to reach university goals. Campus Sustainability Day will take place at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and is co-hosted by the Institute for Sustainabl...

LGBTQ+ benefit showcases local art

Jessie Haynes
October 18, 2013
Filed under News

The fifth annual “Coming Out for Art” show to benefit Stonewall Alliance Center was hosted at 100th Monkey Cafe and Books last friday. Adelio Haven, the center's event chair and art director, said the event's goal was “for there to be a space where people can just be in common” and estimated that close to 400 people atte...

Inmates to take over Caper Acres clean up

Inmates to take over Caper Acres clean up

Bill Hall
October 16, 2013
Filed under News

The City Council approved a plan on Tuesday to have inmates on home detention perform park maintenance to keep a children’s playground open. Alternative Custody Supervision personnel are non-serious offenders who are supervised by the Butte County Sheriff’s office through an electronic ankle ...

Guests sample university farm

Guests sample university farm

Mozes Zarate
October 15, 2013
Filed under News

Hungry patrons sampled pulled pork sandwiches, assorted cheeses and other organic appetizers at Chico State’s University Farm this weekend as part of an annual taste tour across rural Butte County. The farm was one of 30 stops for visitors traveling along the Sierra Oro Farm Trail, a two-day exhibit...

March celebrates coming out

March celebrates coming out

Bill Hall
October 15, 2013
Filed under News

“Gay, straight, black, white — marriage is a civil right.” The chant echoed through the streets of downtown Chico on Friday as students and supporters marched for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights. The pride march, held on National Coming Out Day, was one of the fina...

Students must be cautious toward landlords

Students must be cautious toward landlords

Allison Weeks
October 15, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

My former landlord should be ashamed of himself. Last year, I lived off Fourth Avenue with two of my friends. We rented a three bedroom, two bathroom apartment through a rental company in Chico. I was excited because I was living off campus for the first time since I came to Chico State. We put down $...

Models show off wild designs

Models show off wild designs

October 15, 2013
Filed under Features

Milk, honey, fake blood and imitation tar covered the models as they strutted down the runway Saturday night at the the Silver Dollar Fairground. Chikoko, a group comprised of five designers with backgrounds in visual and performing arts, formed their business in 2005. The concept of Saturday...

Cardio ‘Cat: Lessons learned from running a half-marathon

Cardio ‘Cat: Lessons learned from running a half-marathon

Risa Johnson
October 15, 2013
Filed under Features

My first half-marathon was the most rewarding race I’ve ever finished, including 10k and 5k races. I have never had so much trouble walking after a race, but more importantly, I have never had so much support from friends, family and strangers ringing bells and waving signs along the way. Hopefully sharing my experience will make you want to join in ...

Students plug in to rock out

Students plug in to rock out

Nicole Santos
October 15, 2013
Filed under Features

The Deaf Pilots: The Deaf Pilots are a three-man rock ’n’ roll band whose music is high energy hard rock with a classic rock influence. Formed in 2009, the band changed its lineup several times as its members left Chico. Derek Julian, a senior communication studies major, Ryan Fairley...

Stop and smell the roses

Stop and smell the roses

Risa Johnson
October 14, 2013
Filed under Features

Hundreds of students rush by on their way to class, but a only few stop to smell the roses. The George Petersen Rose Garden is a beautiful historical highlight of campus and a popular spot for campus events such as Grillin’ on the Grass, Moon on Movie and the International Festival. The m...

Panel discusses LGBTQ+ issues

Panel discusses LGBTQ+ issues

Mozes Zarate
October 10, 2013
Filed under News

Members of the LGBTQ+ community presented a panel discussion in the Cross Cultural Leadership Center as part of Queer Week at Chico State Monday evening. The talk was coordinated by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center and Associated Students LGBQT+ program. Panelists were joined by a crowd of students and community activists. “The panel allows st...

Music, dance clears city streets

Music, dance clears city streets

Christine Lee
October 8, 2013
Filed under News

Chicoans took to the streets with their boots, bikes and boards Sunday afternoon for Chico Car-Free Day. Nine blocks of a neighborhood near downtown were blocked off, between Wall and Flume streets from Fourth  to Seventh streets. At each corner of the area, there were bands, bike workshops a...

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