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Chávez weekend proves Chico hasn’t changed

Chávez weekend proves Chico hasn't changed

Natalie Hanson and Rachael Bayuk

April 4, 2019

What happened, Chico? More importantly, why does this keep happening?César Chávez weekend has, unfortunately, grown infamous for its reputation as a long party weekend for many college students, emboldened by being given an extra day off from school to binge drink.And many take advantage. Th...

Campus asks for responsible participation in Cesar Chavez Day

The campaign for this year's safe celebration of Cesar Chavez Day is sponsored by MEChA, Associated Students, University Housing, CADEC, CAVE,  and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Image from Chico State Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Natalie Hanson

March 27, 2019

On what many consider a day off from classes and a welcome opportunity after spring break to party, Chico State is offering opportunities to celebrate the upcoming holiday, Cesar Chavez Day, with more cultural awareness and education. Although the holiday celebrates the civil rights leader Chavez,...

Chico State students celebrate Cesar Chavez weekend

Janelle Bettencourt picks up trash in Lower Bidwell park with her lacrosse teammates. Photo credit: Lizzie Helmer

Lizzie Helmer, Mathew Miranda, Roberto Fonseca, and Grayson Boyer

April 4, 2018

Chico State students celebrated the Cesar Chavez holiday weekend in a variety of ways; volunteering, educating, organizing and partying with community members. Four students from different campus groups shared their Chavez weekend experiences to show that each person celebrates the holiday differently.Janelle Bettencourt,...

Chico Police report arrests for various offenses during Cesar Chavez weekend

Josiah Nicholl

April 2, 2018

During a weekend of celebration of Cesar Chavez Day beginning last Thursday, police announced that they made a total of 36 arrests in Chico. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, this year's Cesar Chavez celebration was busier than last year's, due to the warm weather and...

M.E.Ch.A marches through Chico on Cesar Chavez Day

Marchers marching to honor Cesar Chavez and others begin their march on campus on March 31.

Josh Cozine

April 1, 2018

Students took to Chico streets Saturday, chanting to both celebrate the life of César Chávez and remind their fellow students that cultural appropriation is not okay. “When I say viva, you say Chávez!” Marchers gathered in Trinity Commons at 2 p.m. and were led by Chico State’s M.E.Ch...

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Kendall George

March 28, 2018

There is (probably) not one person on the Chico State campus who is upset about school being out of session on Friday. This three day weekend will be filled with sunshine, late nights and good friends. Cesar Chavez Day is a very popular day among university students to go out, wear sombreros and drink...

M.E.Ch.A. meetings kick off with plans for the semester

Left to right: Isaac Morales,  Adela Gutierrez-Diaz,  and Eric Urena,  director of political affairs,  office manager and interim internal affairs officer and President respectively. The three led the first meeting of the M.E.Ch.A. for the semester. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

February 15, 2018

Chico State’s chapter of M.E.Ch.A. announced plans for events celebrating heritage in their first meeting of the year Wednesday.The Chico chapter of this organization, which stands for the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán, has been around since 1969. It exists as a platform to help t...

César Chávez: Behind the art

ICE art piece by Oscar Guillen. Photo Courtesy: Oscar Gullen

Alejandra Fraga

April 2, 2017

Oscar Guillen, a local award-winning artist has been inspired by César Chávez throughout most of his life. Although Guillen was born in the state of Washington in 1979, and moving to Mexico shortly afterwards, he came back to the U.S. in 1991. But a part of Mexico never left him as he brought a...

Stop drinking tequila for Cesar Chavez

Twitter screenshot that depicts the student excitement surrounding Ceasar Chavez day. Photo credit: Nicole Henson

Nicole Henson

March 31, 2017

Edit: An interview and photo of Tabitha Schempp has been removed.  An opportunity to party outweighs being a racist. Or at least that is the vibe some students and Greek affiliations are demonstrating with their Chavez-themed parties. Cesar Chavez Day has been recognized as a student holiday since 2014 wh...

Chico State takes precautions to reduce drinking on César Chávez holiday

Photo courtesy of Morgan Reams, Senior, Communication Studies.

Carly Campbell

March 31, 2017

César Chávez day is an annual holiday at Chico State and students, faculty and staff members have the day off in honor of him. All CSU's will be participating in honoring this day by closing their campus's across California. With warm weather and a day off school, this can mean more partying...

Chavez Remembered

Here are a list of the events for Cesar Chavez week Photo credit: M.E.Ch.A de Chico State

Julia Maldonado

March 31, 2017

Sombreros, fake mustaches and binge-drinking are three things that come to mind on “Chico Chavez.” Unfortunately, few think about the work that Cesar Chavez did for workers’ rights, civil rights and farming. Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán de Chico State will be hostin...

Chico PD bring in extra officers for Chavez weekend

Chico Police during Cesar Chavez Weekend Photo credit: Michael Catelli

Daniel Wright

March 30, 2017

Chico Police Department will be having an additional 36 emergency responders of duty for Cesar Chavez weekend. Chico PD will be implementing several additional policies and procedures specifically for Cesar Chavez day. These policies will begin Thursday, March 30, and continue until Sunday, April...

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