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  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

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    ‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.

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  • Patients or students can stay in the waiting area before appointments. The Wellcats lab is located inside the heath center and performs a variety of tests including for STDs and other health issues. Taken by Milca Elvira Chacon.

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Tommy, a 3 year old Golden Retriever, interacts with students at The Well. Taken by Toby Neal on Feb. 28.

Bell Memorial Union is going to the dogs

Toby Neal, Reporter // March 2, 2024

Students looking for a break from their studies were able to get some quality time with new furry friends Wednesday afternoon. Every other Wednesday, The Well, downstairs in the Bell Memorial Union, hosts...

Chico State student gives treat to dog. Taken by Natalia Cortez-Pagan on Sept.13

Need some time to ‘Take A Paws?’

Natalia Cortez-Pagan, Reporter // September 26, 2023

On Wednesday, furry friends will welcome Chico State students at The Well for puppy love and to destress from busy college life.  Venice, Nugget and Tommy are just some of the friends that will be...

Three people surround a man on ground. Only the mans legs are visible.

Man detained in BMU

Mario Ortiz Jr, Reporter // March 28, 2023

University Police detained a man in Bell Memorial Union at 11 a.m. on March 28. Chico State public relations manager, Andrew Staples, said UPD arrived at the BMU after calls about a "disruption," and...

The Well preview banner. Photo taken by Mario Ortiz Jr on March 23.

AS funds BMU wellness center makeover

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // March 23, 2022

The Bell Memorial Union basement is going through a $1.7 million renovation as Associated Students plans to open The Well, a new student wellness center, before the end of Spring 2022 semester.  The...

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue // March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes...

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...

On Thursday Associated Student Government Affairs Committee were introduced two added agenda items including the event hosted by Chico Hillel and a proposition to officially denounce White Supremacy. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Government Affairs considers protest of Zionist speaker, criticism of Associated Students

Kimberly Morales // November 20, 2019

A week after Israeli speaker Neil Lazarus was invited to campus, two added agenda items were brought to the Associated Students Government Affairs committee meeting Thursday.Government Affairs considered...

Chico State Democrats show their disapproval for Donald Trump with a giant inflatable Trump Chicken. The chicken was accompanied by free hotdogs and voter registration cards. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Photo of the day

Daelin Wofford // October 17, 2018

Chico State Democrats show their disapproval for Donald Trump with a giant inflatable "Trump Chicken." The chicken was accompanied by free hotdogs and voter registration cards.

Vitality by Megan Wade is displayed on the third floor gallery of the Bell Memorial Union. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

‘Vitality’ showcases work of student artist

Natalie Hanson // October 4, 2018

A new art showcase in the Bell Memorial Union is spotlighting a student artist with the theme "Vitality" this week.The third floor art gallery of the BMU began hosting the exhibition of "Vitality" by student...

Chico State students line up outside Bell Memorial Union on Thursday afternoon to fill out a 1-minute survey online in exchange for free nachos offered by Associated Student Dining. Photo credit: Anne Chamberlain

Photo of the day

Anne Chamberlain // May 10, 2018

Chico State students line up outside Bell Memorial Union on Thursday afternoon to fill out a one-minute survey online in exchange for free nachos offered by Associated Student Dining.

A student reads a personal poem about sexual abuse at the Take Back the Night event on Thursday. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Josiah Nicholl // April 27, 2018

Take Back the Night, an event meant to raise awareness of sexual abuse, took place Thursday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Bell Memorial Union (BMU).The event marked the end of Take Back the Night week,...

Students stop to read colorful shirts strung up throughout the trees outside the Meriam Library. The shirts are the work of students who participated in the Chico State Clothesline Project last week by making shirts at the BMU. The shirts are hung across campus as a visual reminder of sexual assault and domestic violence statistics that we often ignore. Photo credit: Anne Chamberlain

Photo of the day

Anne Chamberlain // April 24, 2018

Students stop to read colorful shirts strung up throughout the trees outside the Meriam Library. The shirts are the work of students who participated in the Chico State Clothesline Project last week by...

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