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

Convicted rapist no longer moving to Chico

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...

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

Gov. Jerry Brown may raise tobacco age to 21

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...

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

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

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...

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

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

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....

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

Walking Dead Game hosted as alternative event during Cesar Chavez weekend

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....

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

Sorority hosts Bingo night for Diabetes research

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...

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Construction management students take home honors in competition

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...

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

Power outages affect Butte County residents

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...

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

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

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...

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

Chico State club funds Syrian refugees

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...

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

Chico veterans share their experiences with lecture series

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...

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

Janet Turner Print Museum opens new exhibit

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...

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