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Wildcats carve pumpkins for a meaningful cause

Abbey Linger (left) and Tania Enferadi (right) posing with their donated pumpkins. Donations came from Grocery Outlet, Lowe’s, Safeway and Books Family Farm. Photo credit: Emily Neria

Emily Neria

October 28, 2019

In the spirit of Halloween and breast cancer awareness, Chico State public health students put on a "Carving for Cancer" event in Trinity Commons on Friday.At the event, students purchased pumpkins to carve on the spot or take home and carve later. All proceeds went to an organization called Californi...

Will Butte Hall renovations solve its asbestos problem?

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

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 summer 2023, will displace many professors during its prolonged construction.While there are conce...

Prop 56 saves our lungs

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

January 22, 2017

Growing up inhaling cigarette smoke on a daily basis definitely wasn’t a highlight of my childhood.With the recent passing of Proposition 56, there is hope for future generations to no longer be forced to endure the second-hand abuse to their lungs.This proposition increased the tax on tobacco in Ca...

Downtown painted purple for cancer support

Jamari Caldwell sits with his daughter at the Thursday Night Market during the spread of Paint the Town Purple. He is supporting Relay for Life by wearing purple to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Ariel Hernandez

April 20, 2014

    The Thursday Night Market was speckled with purple to help raise awareness for the fight against cancer.   Tristan Yates, co-chair of Relay For Life of Chico, organized the Paint the Town Purple event to raise awareness and participation for the Relay for Life team. ...

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Eric Mccauley

February 26, 2014

A graduate student died Feb. 14 of colon cancer in Paradise, according to a campuswide email. Andrew Rushin was enrolled in the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at Chico State. He had completed all of his coursework and was in the process of organizing his master’s thesis when he died. He was 66.This was Rushin third...

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