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‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

Natalie Hanson

October 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Members of the Chico Police Department and emergency responders came to campus to discuss awareness for drunk driving and bicycle safety Monday. "Remembering Kristina Chesterman" is part of an effort to commemorate the life of a student who was struck by a vehicle in 2012.   An amb...

Elephant reserve may be coming closer to Chico

Elephant reserve may be coming closer to Chico

Jacqueline Morales

March 27, 2017


Filed under Community, News

The Oakland Zoo seeks approval for the Tembo Preserve in Tehama County for elephant preservation. With Tehama County's suitable climate, African elephants would be welcomed into Northern California. Located 17 miles west of Interstate Highway 5, and about 30 minutes northwest of Redbluff the preserve...

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 ...

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Bridget Comito

April 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club at Chico State will be hosting a human trafficking awareness event Monday. A Voice for The Voiceless will be held in the BMU Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the event continues until Tuesday. It is free and open to the public. On Monday, a human trafficking ...

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Taylor Sinclair

September 30, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=35995]Photos by Brandon Foster "His name was Dustin and he was the funniest, happiest person I had met," said Ariel Ellis, a psychology graduate student. Ellis lost her friend to suicide in high school. She payed tribute to him alongside many who suffered from losing someone to suicide. Chi...

Students stand against prescription drug abuse

Students stand against prescription drug abuse

Dominique Diaz

April 27, 2014


Filed under Features

Every day in the United States, 105 people die from a drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year,20,000 people die from prescription drug overdoses. The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center aimed to decrease these numbers through Prescription Drug Awareness Week, April 22-24. The...

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Dominique Diaz

March 10, 2014


Filed under Features

Asking for help isn’t easy. Most won’t even do it. One group on campus is looking to change that. More than 1,000 college students complete suicide each year, according to the Active Minds website. Meanwhile, one in four Americans has a mental health disorder. Active Minds, a club on campus, is on...

Mental health first-aid training returns to campus

Mental health first-aid training returns to campus

Dominique Diaz

March 3, 2014


Filed under Features

Bleeding or choking usually comes to mind when people think about first aid, but for some students, first aid involves learning how to talk someone out of suicide. The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center is offering Mental Health First Aid certification training March 7 and 8. The training teaches common warning signs and...

Program educates to prevent alcohol-related deaths

Program educates to prevent alcohol-related deaths

Madison Holmes

February 12, 2014


Filed under News

In response to alcohol-related deaths, the Red Watch Band program at Chico State aims to give students the knowledge and ability to prevent deaths from alcohol overdose. Each year 1,825 college students die from alcohol poisoning and overdose, according to the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center. CADEC decided to implement this...

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