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Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 9, 2021

Campus As of March 4, Chico State has been hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Shurmer Gym every Thursday and Friday, by appointment. Free parking is available at the Nettleton Stadium parking...

Butte Hall has had an asbestos problem for years now. With the new renovations, this problem may be solved. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Will Butte Hall renovations solve its asbestos problem?

Jessie Imhoff // September 10, 2019

Chico State is currently undergoing plans to renovate Butte Hall, the second-largest building on campus and home to many different departments. These renovations, set to start in summer 2021 and end by...

(Left to right) Alexander Stolp and Cody Peterson. Both participated in the final debate. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Chico ‘Great Debate’ questions social media

Julian Mendoza // April 17, 2019

This year's Great Debate focused on the concept of engagement in democracy.Two teams debated that question in a modified format of the National Parliamentary Debate style on Friday.The teams were split...

Vases of a deceased mother from Paradise.

‘Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine’ brings campfire survivors together through art

Alex Coba // February 10, 2019

“Art saves lives,” said local artist Jessie Mercer about the feeling of community at the opening reception for Chico Art Center's new exhibition, "Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine." The art shown in the exhibition...

Victims of the fire attended the meeting in Feather Falls for information about what to do next. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Christian Solis // September 22, 2017

People who lost their homes during the Ponderosa fire gathered Thursday night to learn about what aid is available to them. Feather Falls Fire Safe Council hosted a meeting at the Mt. Springs Grange...

Former chair of Kinesiology, Dr. Gayle Hutchinson, will be returning to Chico State as president. (Photo courtesy of Chico State)

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

March 9, 2016

Chico State has a new president. Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was announced as president of Chico State earlier this morning at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach. President-select Hutchinson...

Over Valintines weekend, Goodwill will launch its “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” progrm where people can donate their exs stuff Photo credit: Yang Dai

Ex-orcising unwanted junk with “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff”

Yang Dai // February 13, 2016

Goodwill has launched a program called “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” for Valentine's Day weekend. The “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” program encourages people to donate things left by their exes to...

Chico State students smoking in the smoking area by Whitney Hall Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Chico’s tobacco regulations don’t make the grade

Amelia Storm // February 12, 2016

Chico has failed to pass the criteria set for a healthy, tobacco free community. On February 3, The American Lung Association released its annual “State of Tobacco Control,” grades. California...

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