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Chico State students celebrate Cesar Chavez weekend

Chico State students celebrate Cesar Chavez weekend

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

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Cesar Chavez, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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

Chico Police report arrests for various offenses during Cesar Chavez weekend

Josiah Nicholl

April 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

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

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

Josh Cozine

April 1, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Cesar Chavez, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Kendall George

March 28, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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

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

Josh Cozine

February 15, 2018


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

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

César Chávez: Behind the art

Alejandra Fraga

April 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Cesar Chavez, Community, Multimedia, News, Video

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

Stop drinking tequila for Cesar Chavez

Nicole Henson

March 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 when President Barack Obama used his authority to proclaim March...

Chico State takes precautions to reduce drinking on César Chávez holiday

Chico State takes precautions to reduce drinking on César Chávez holiday

Carly Campbell

March 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Cesar Chavez, Community, News

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

Chavez Remembered

Julia Maldonado

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

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 PD bring in extra officers for Chavez weekend

Daniel Wright

March 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Cesar Chavez, Community, News

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...

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

Molly Sullivan

April 2, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

To commemorate Cesar Chavez, Chico State students gathered in Trinity Commons on March 28 to show solidarity with the California Faculty Association strike. “We want to continue Cesar Chavez’s legacy of labor rights,” said Yvette Rivera, a senior psychology major. “It’...

Walking Dead Game hosted as alternative event during Cesar Chavez weekend

Walking Dead Game hosted as alternative event during Cesar Chavez weekend

Bridget Comito

April 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students of the Christian Challenge club put on a game of capture the flag that simulated The Walking Dead on March 31.The students played humans and zombies with capture the flag integrated into the game. Humans wore red or purple glow stick bracelets while the zombies wore green and blue. The game ...

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