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Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

The Bell Memorial Union room was the sight for some of the last events for the 'Trans* Week of Resilience' on Thursday. Room 210 was a spot where anyone, no matter how you identify, could come in and look for some clothing. From shoes, sweaters, shirts, pants, dresses, etc. anything was up for grabs...

Government Affairs Committee meets on Trinity Commons

Government Affairs Committee meets on Trinity Commons

Carolyn Allen

October 6, 2019

The Associated Students Government Affairs Committee met on Trinity Commons Thursday to discuss upcoming events and other new businesses.AS President Trevor Guthrie said the reason the meeting took place on Trinity Commons was to increase the transparency of the weekly business that the committee engag...

Associated Students 2019 election results

Associated Students 2019 election results

Kendall George

April 18, 2019

After a 24-hour voting period, Associated Student elections ended Thursday morning with 4,513 out of 16,964 Chico State students, about 27%, participating in the election. Here are the results for the 2019 elections.President - Trevor GuthrieTrevor Guthrie will serve as president with 1,947 votes out o...

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Yaritza Ayon

October 10, 2018

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...

Garbage display shows a year’s worth of cups

Garbage display shows a year’s worth of cups

Olyvia Simpson

September 27, 2018

Dozens of clear plastic cups reflecting the afternoon sun captured the attention of students passing by between the Student Services Center and Bell Memorial Union Monday. Approximately 365 plastic cups were laid out by Associated Students Sustainability to visually represent the waste of using a single cup every day for an entir...

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Kendall George

April 11, 2018

With the Associated Students' election coming up, it's important to understand the complexity and necessity of voting, whether it be in a Chico State election or national election.As young adults, students and millennials, it might not be our first priority to vote, especially in A.S. elections that don'...

New student body president puts teamwork first

New student body president puts teamwork first

Lizzie Helmer

January 30, 2018

Over winter break, Dylan Gray resigned from his position as Associated Student president. In an email sent out to the entire student body, Executive Vice President Alisha Sharma said Gray left to focus on his last semester at Chico State. Sharma, a third-year project management major is now balancing bo...

Associated Students votes on the sale of water bottles on campus

Associated Students votes on the sale of water bottles on campus

Christian Solis

November 15, 2017

Associated Students Board of Directors voted against a student advisory measure to ban the sale of single-use water bottles on campus Thursday Nov.15. A motion to approve discontinuing the sale of plastic water bottles on campus was introduced by AS President Dylan Gray, during a meeting. The motio...

Students express fear after election

Students express fear after election

Molly Sullivan

November 17, 2016

Students talked about themes of fear, shame and grief during the post-election forum for Democrats Nov. 16 in the Bell Memorial Union. Students gathered in four groups where they discussed their feelings after the election and support systems they needed. The 3-hour discussion was moderated by Chico...

Mansion causes mixed feelings

Alex Horne

October 12, 2016

The Albert E. Warren Reception Center, also known as the President's mansion, is currently under renovation at the cost of $1.75 million.$1.5 million of the funds are coming from ADR, which is the combination of profits from Associated Students, Regional and Continuing Education, Research Foundation Contracts...

Water bottle ban more inconvenient than effective

Water bottle ban more inconvenient than effective

Sam Rios

April 30, 2016

The recent Associated Students election featured one question: Should the Associated Students halt its sale of single-use bottled water as soon as contractually possible? A resounding number of students voted in favor of this ban with 2,896 agreeing with the statement. Only 1,212 students said no. Howeve...

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