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Mugshot of Martin Morales. Image from Chico Police.

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...

The 'Trans* Week of Resilience' capped off with a clothing swap that saw a safe place for anyone to come in and take some free clothing. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

‘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...

The Government Affairs Committee takes public comments on Trinity Commons Photo credit: Carolyn Allen

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...

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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...

Alyssa Van Steen's waste jar contains a Band-Aid wrapper and the top packaging piece of a potato chip bag. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

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...

While heading to their classes, students cast curious glances at the dozens of plastic cups laid out. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

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...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

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...

Alisha Sharma is ready to take on new position but still remains focused on past and current goals Photo credit: Kate Angeles

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...

AS Board of Directors votes against water bottle ban. Photo credit: Helen Suh

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...

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...

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...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

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...

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