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Convicted rapist no longer moving to Chico

Smith, 52, has been denied residence in Chico. Photo courtesy of the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

Bridget Comito

May 2, 2016

A 'sexually violent predator' scheduled to move to Chico has been denied residence. Fraisure Earl Smith, 52, was convicted of forcible rape in Solano County. He was looking to find permanent residence in Chico. Smith was supposed to be placed at 3413 Bell Road, located four miles from Chico State. H...

Gov. Jerry Brown may raise tobacco age to 21

Chico State students smoke outside of Whitney Hall. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Bridget Comito

April 28, 2016

Six bills lay on the California governor's desk, waiting to be signed. These bills would raise California's legal age for smoking, dipping, chewing, and vaping tobacco from 18 to 21. The bills were sent Friday after a six-week delay.Ricardo Cuevas is the manger of the tobacco and smoke shop Too Hot Glas...

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Carissa Phelps, human trafficking survivor, talks about the experience of being trafficked and how to approach those who are. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Bridget Comito

April 24, 2016

Every year, Stop Trafficking of Persons hosts a conference for an entire week. This year “A Voice for the Voiceless” was cut short due to the possibility of the faculty strike. It turned out to be one of STOP's most successful events, according to the club. Jeanette Adame, senior history...

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Stop Trafficking of Persons will host a human trafficking awareness event on Monday. Photo courtesy of STOP.

Bridget Comito

April 11, 2016

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 ...

Walking Dead Game hosted as alternative event during Cesar Chavez weekend

Human and zombie players were distinguished based on their glow stick bracelets. Photo credit: Bridget Comito

Bridget Comito

April 2, 2016

Students of the Christian Challenge club put on a game of capture the flag that simulated The Walking Dead on March 31.The students played humans and zombies with capture the flag integrated into the game. Humans wore red or purple glow stick bracelets while the zombies wore green and blue. The game ...

Sorority hosts Bingo night for Diabetes research

Alpha Gamma Delta will host a bingo fundraising event on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Simonne Sacco

Bridget Comito

March 29, 2016

The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation has created a bingo event for all faculty and students of Chico State to attend at the BMU on Tuesday. All proceeds will be donated to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation who has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to support Diabetes research, awareness, an...

Construction management students take home honors in competition

Graphic by Elizabeth Castillo

Bridget Comito

March 15, 2016

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly named the Integrated Project Delivery category. It has been corrected. Chico State construction management students brought home several awards in a regional construction management competition this year. Students took home first and two s...

Power outages affect Butte County residents

PG&E customers are encouraged to have flashlights on hand in case of future outages. Photo credit: Bridget Comito

Bridget Comito

March 12, 2016

As rain continues to fall in the north state, one downside may be future power outages. Chico and Paradise experienced many power outages in the middle of the night between March 10 and 11. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reported multiple outages impacting almost 300 customers in Chico, Paradise, and Co...

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Hooker Oak Elementary school students use the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology to find inspiration to build their own museums. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Bridget Comito

March 1, 2016

The Chico State Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has been selected for a 2016 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in museum education. The fifth annual Superintendent's Awards was created by the California Association of Museums. The organization acknowledges the use of education within exhibits statew...

Chico State club funds Syrian refugees

Calmena treasurer, Sultan Bin Meznh, talks about why he and his organization are putting their efforts toward helping Syrian refugees. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Bridget Comito

February 23, 2016

A group of Chico State students from the Creativity and Adaptive Leadership in Middle East and North America organization have started a fundraiser to aid Syrian refugees. Many Syrian refugees cannot leave the country to get away from the war in Syria that began five years ago. Known as the UNICEF Chico...

Chico veterans share their experiences with lecture series

John Crosby, a political science professor at Chico State, spoke about his experiences in the military. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Bridget Comito

February 13, 2016

A series of lectures will be taking place the first Thursday for the next three months for veterans to express their personal experiences during their time with the military. This lecture series is known as "Veteran Voices" and is hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. John Crosby spoke on Feb. 4, th...

Janet Turner Print Museum opens new exhibit

Prints, like this one by Kochi Yamamoto, will be on display at the Janet Turner Print Museum until Feb. 20. Photo credit: Chico State School of the Arts Facebook page

Bridget Comito

February 8, 2016

Chico State's Janet Turner Print Museum highlights its collection of hidden treasures in its current location. Dr. Janet Turner was a Chico State professor of art education and printmaking from 1959 to 1981. Turner started collecting fine art pieces in the late 1940s during her time at Chico State and...

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