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What would MLK say today?

What would MLK say today?

Roberto Fonseca

February 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The most famous words spoken by one of the most influential public figures in American history are "I have a dream."These words should be respected and venerated by future generations. They convey a powerful message from a man I look up to and admire greatly.Sadly, his message has been tarnished by ind...

League stands against Kaepernick

Kenta Mcafee

October 16, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The NFL had major movements this season, with Twitter now streaming live games and a new $100 million concussion initiative. Despite the success they've enjoyed, there's still one problem they have yet to tackle: kneeling at sports games. Colin Kaepernick started the movement earlier this year when he chose to kneel during the national anthem at a 49er's...

Athletes support Black Lives Matter

Athletes support Black Lives Matter

Cydney Nance

October 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

  Jalen McFerren said he would like to continue being an example of unity on campus and bring awareness to injustices and attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. McFerren is a junior shooting guard for the Chico State men's basketball team and is among several Wildcat athletes attempt...

Candlelight vigil lights the way

Candlelight vigil lights the way

Mina Marjanovic and Briana Mcdaniel

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 28, the Chico State Black Student Union held a candlelight vigil in light of the recent events in Charlotte, North Carolina.I believe that through simply coming together and standing up against police brutality, we were taking a step in the right direction that night.When I think of protests ...

#BlackInChico protest holds moment of silence for lost lives

#BlackInChico protest holds moment of silence for lost lives

Bianca Quilantan

September 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Over 300 students, faculty, staff and administrators stood arm-in-arm in front of Kendall Hall for a 10 minute period of silence at the #BlackInChico protest Monday afternoon.   "Here in our community we are small, but that does not mean we do not have a voice," said Egypt Howard, coordinator of ...

‘Stay at home’ protest coming to Chico State

Katalina Santamaria

September 24, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Black Faculty and Staff association at Chico State will stay home on Sept. 26 in response to police brutality toward unarmed black men and women in our country, according to a campus-wide email. "These issues and others have left some of us within our community feeling as though our voices, experienc...

Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

William Rein and Dongyoung Won

April 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many reasons right now to get involved in politics: whether you’re part of Black Lives Matter and believe we live in a racially contracted state; or you align with feminism and believe we live in a patriarchy; or you side with fringe political groups and believe we live in a police st...

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many of you probably tuned in Feb. 28 to the 88th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The show was hosted by stand-up comedian and black rights activist Chris Rock, who had no problem speaking out about the race controversy in this year’s nominations. Rock made multiple comments, beginni...

Black Lives Matter on campus

Black Lives Matter on campus

Molly Sullivan

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Black Lives Matter brought students and community members together to speak about race and diversity at Chico State on Friday, Feb. 26. Marc’s Legacy The event specifically honored the memory of Marc Thompson, a Chico State student and activist who was found burned in his car in September 2014. His death was ruled a homicide and the investigation is still ...

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