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  • Students are trickling back to the third floor after renovations are complete. Photo taken by Amy Blair Feb. 19.

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    Meriam Library third floor is back in business

  • The Chico Seed Orchard nature trail is about one mile long, paved and surrounded by a variety of trees with an interesting historical background. Photo by Heather Taylor on Feb. 3, 2024.

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    New trail of thought: Chico Seed Orchard

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    Revamped Chico State baseball squad off to undefeated start

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    Chico State men’s basketball weekend recap: A triumph and setback on the road

  • Students wait in line for the Harvester food truck. Taken by Jolie Asuncion Sept. 22, 2022.

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    15% of Sales: Associated Students Dining Services agreement

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Students wait in line for the Harvester food truck. Taken by Jolie Asuncion Sept. 22, 2022.

15% of Sales: Associated Students Dining Services agreement

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 20, 2024

For businesses and food trucks to sell on Chico State’s campus, they must agree to give 15% of monthly sales to Associated Students Dining Services. All food trucks on the Chico State campus must...

Students and faculty passing along campus. Taken by Jolie Asuncion Mar. 2022

Hurry! Where to eat if you only have 15 minutes

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 10, 2024

Many students have classes back-to-back, which can make it difficult to get food. Thankfully, Chico State students have more than a few options to choose from in 15 minutes.  Cafe Muse Cafe Muse...

hand holding white test strip dipped in small cup of water on table. Also on table is an ID, A pill broken in half and a piece of paper with drug info.

Chico State vs. fentanyl

Abbigail Kovac and Molly Myers // February 28, 2023

Chico State is providing students free naloxone and fentanyl test strips to help combat the opioid crisis within the campus community.  Naloxone is a nasal injection that reverses the effects...

cones and cops in front of police car late at night on Ivy street

Alleged drunk-driving student hits woman wearing costume

Molly Myers, News Editor // October 23, 2022

A woman suffered major bodily injuries after being hit by a car on Ivy Street less than two blocks from campus late Saturday evening. The 24-year-old driver, Cole Carpenter, a student at Chico State,...

One of the many bike lanes running through Chicos campus

Bikers! Stay in your lane on-campus

Thomas Stremfel, Opinion Editor // October 8, 2021

The age-old treatment for stress: fresh air. Nothing clears the mind like a walk among Chico’s assortment of trees and wildlife. But with this luxury, comes a caveat: Your otherwise peaceful walk includes...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5, 2021

Chico State lays out plan for returning to face-to-face instruction

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 11, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson predicts that 20% to 30% of classes in Fall 2021 will be held in-person while the remainder of classes will be held virtually or in a hybrid environment. Hutchinson...

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry will continue operations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday during the quarantine.

Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry opens for students during the Covid-19 outbreak

Marco Day, Staff Writer // April 22, 2020

In between the Student Services Center and Bell Memorial Union on Hazel Street, the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry in SSC room 196 has seen an increase of students in need of food assistance during the COVID-19...

Lab-based classes get creative following campus shut-down

Emily Neria, Staff Writer // March 30, 2020

Though the transition will not be easy, science labs will be made available to students online for the remainder of the semester.  “Along with everything else (labs) are going online,” Department...

Safe Place temporarily transitions to virtual services

March 19, 2020

Chico State's Safe Place has closed its doors but encourages students to stay in touch.  Safe Place will continue to offer services over the phone, through email and through video conferencing. Administrator...

Butte Station opens up to CalFresh students to fight food insecurity

Butte Station opens up to CalFresh students to fight food insecurity

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // March 6, 2020

Chico State’s Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry celebrated outside of Butte Station as the popular convenience store became the newest location on campus to allow students to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer...

The Arbor Day Foundation Honors Chico State

Marco Day, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

The Arbor Day Foundation honors 35 percent of California State Universities and Chico State was one of the CSU’s annually delegated by the largest non-profit organization dedicated to planting trees.  The...

Chico State responding to the Chico State Young Republicans and protest on Wednesday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Danielle Kessler, Melissa Joseph, and Ricardo Tovar // November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, tensions rose to an all-time high as students began protesting outside the Chico State College Republicans table following a physical altercation that happened on Tuesday in front of Butte...

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