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Chávez weekend proves Chico hasn’t changed

Chávez weekend proves Chico hasn't changed
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,...

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.
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...

Chico State students celebrate Cesar Chavez weekend

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

Chico Police report arrests for various offenses during Cesar Chavez weekend

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,...

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.
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...

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
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....

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
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...

César Chávez: Behind the art

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

Stop drinking tequila for Cesar Chavez

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

Chico State takes precautions to reduce drinking on César Chávez holiday

Photo courtesy of Morgan Reams, Senior, Communication Studies.
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...

Chavez Remembered

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

Chico PD bring in extra officers for Chavez weekend

Chico Police during Cesar Chavez Weekend Photo credit: Michael Catelli
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...

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