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University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Olyvia Simpson

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Glenn Lawn was lit up with many colorful, glowing lanterns on Monday night as the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at Chico State hosted their first Mid-Autumn Festival. Students had the opportunity to learn about six different Asian countries and their traditions while decorating their own paper la...

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center looks to empower future leaders

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center looks to empower future leaders

Yaritza Ayon

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center's EMPOWER program is seeking students with a desire to better themselves and the communities they represent.The program will consist of five sessions and is designed to build up leaders in communities of color. Although, the program welcomes all applicants, the CCLC ...

Retiring campus leaders to be recognized on campus

Retiring campus leaders to be recognized on campus

Natalie Hanson

December 8, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Ceremony will be held in recognition of two campus leaders, Deborah Stewart and Charles “CC” Carter, Friday.Stewart will retire from her position as Medical Chief of Staff at the Student Health Center. Carter, founder of the Cross Cultural Leadership Center, retires by Dec. 31. The retirement receptio...

Cross Cultural Leadership Center’s founder is to retire this semester

Cross Cultural Leadership Center’s founder is to retire this semester

Natalie Hanson

October 24, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center founder is to retire in December. Charles "CC" Carter, who founded the CCLC in 2008, will retire effective Dec. 31. He was first hired by Chico State in 1980 as the first coordinator for the university's multicultural programs. Carter founded the CCLC out of a le...

Wildcats vibe out on Kendall Lawn

Wildcats vibe out on Kendall Lawn

Niyat Teferi

September 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

On Thursday, the CCLC hosted the annual “Wildcat Vibe” on Kendall Lawn. Students were able to meet new people, mingle, dance and enjoy performances. During the evening, various clubs and organizations were tabling and recruiting new members. A majority of the tabling consisted of survey q...

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

September 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State yields banners that state “We Are Chico State” and has made claims in the past to value diversity. While this effort hasn’t gone unnoticed, it’s important to continue practicing diversity instead of just claiming it. The campus has made changes to its student populatio...

Alumna working for diversity

Alumna working for diversity

Karen Limones

February 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Egypt Howard is using her past experiences to help better the lives of her local African-American community. Former Chico State student, Egypt Howard remembers a lack of empathy in the Chico community and a lack of people putting time and effort into empowering black students on campus. While attending...

Our Democracy website launched

Our Democracy website launched

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

In the wake of a turbulent election season, Chico State has created Our Democracy for students and faculty to equip themselves to engage in the political dialogue. Tensions have been high with some students upset about the election's results and others not able to comfortably celebrate their candidate...

Open mics rock downtown

Open mics rock downtown

Anna Porretta

September 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Music lovers make the pilgrimage toward the corner of West Fifth Street and Main Street, navigating through the City Plaza to the café on the corner. They walk through the door of Has Beans Coffee and Tea and are instantly welcomed by the smell of coffee and the voice of host Dan Casamajor announcin...

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

March 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Everyone was told to partner up with someone they didn’t know. A quick introduction with names was OK, but no further inquiries were allowed. Everyone had a piece of paper and a pen. “Just look at your partner and guess. Where is your partner’s hometown?” Anxious giggles filled the room...

Black Lives Matter on campus

Black Lives Matter on campus

Molly Sullivan

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Black Lives Matter brought students and community members together to speak about race and diversity at Chico State on Friday, Feb. 26. Marc’s Legacy The event specifically honored the memory of Marc Thompson, a Chico State student and activist who was found burned in his car in September 2014. His death was ruled a homicide and the investigation is still ...

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