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Chico ‘Great Debate’ questions social media

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 into affirmative and negative sides of the argument and both sides would bring multiple arguments to the table at T...

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

‘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 is a response to the Camp Fire. "The gallery is designed to give the community a safe place...

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

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 to help victims get the appropriate information they need to solve the obstacles ahead. Som...

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

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 taught as a professor at Chico State from 1990-2007 and served as chair of the department of Kinesiology...

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

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 Goodwill. While Goodwill declined to comment on “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff”, Chico State students...

Chico’s tobacco regulations don’t make the grade

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 received an overall grade of “B,” while Chico received a “D.” “I'm not surprised that Chico received a low...

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