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Street view of Christmas Preview in Downtown Chico.

Chico community celebrates annual Christmas Preview

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // November 23, 2022

On the chilly night of Nov. 20, Chico residents crowded the streets of downtown, hugging warm cups of hot cocoa and apple cider as they celebrated Chico’s annual Christmas Preview. Sweet smells of...

Three students wearing very cute outfits. A collage

October fit checks

Molly Myers, News Editor // November 14, 2022

Student Jayme Willis posing for her fit check outside of Butte Station. Photo taken Nov. 1 by Molly Myers. Jayme Willis, a senior communication studies major, likes to emulate themes with her outfits....

Mugshot of Dallas Marsh from his arrest by the Chico Police Department.

Veteran arrested for allegedly planning mass shooting

Christopher Hill, Contributor // September 28, 2022

The Chico Police Department arrested 37-year-old Dallas James Marsh on the morning of Sept. 25 after receiving information that he had allegedly threatened to commit a mass shooting. CPD received information...

student wearing a sick mac miller shirt while holding a tray of fresh baked challah. Students head is not in pic, cropped out

Challah pronounced ‘Holla!’

Molly Myers, News Editor // September 24, 2022

Challah is a traditional Jewish bread served every Friday during Shabbat and every Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah — or Jewish New Year — begins Sunday, making it the perfect time to try this recipe. This...

Marge Nelmes came to Chico City Plaza to remember her best friend, Lolene Rios of 46 years who passed away during the fire. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Butte County falls silent in remembrance of Camp Fire

Kimberly Morales // November 13, 2019

Friday, Nov. 8, marked a year since Butte County faced the deadliest wildfire in California history, and residents faced it with remembrance and hope. Gathering at various locations in Chico State and...

‘Open Studios’ invites community inside workshops of artists

Alex Coba // November 10, 2019

Local artists showed off their studio spaces during Chico Art Center’s annual "Open Art Studios" event in which the community was able to get a peek of where the magic happens, like a behind-the-scenes...

President’s Fall Reception Kicks off Academic Year

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera // September 14, 2019

Kendall Lawn pulsed with music on Friday for the Fall Reception, an event where President Gayle Hutchinson discussed her new strategic plan for the university. The plan centers around three main priorities:...

ICE Resistance training

Julian Mendoza // September 1, 2019

An ICE resistance training session was hosted at Blackbird Cafe Saturday night by NorCal Resist.NorCal Resist is an organization based in Sacramento that is active throughout Northern California and outside...

Owen Carlson, Sam Lucas (middle) and Shantae Stewar sit onstage during Act 2 of The Almond Orchard at Blue Room Theatre. 

Photo Credit: Joe Hilsee

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

Rayanne Painter // March 18, 2019

The opening night of “The Almond Orchard” debuted at downtown Chico’s Blue Room Theatre Thursday night. As an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this rendition of the classic...

LEAD President, Evelyn Lucho, speaking about what agencies can or cannot request to see identification, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Chico, CA. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Undocuweek kicks off with ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop

Trenton Taylor // February 28, 2019

"I do not wish to speak with you, answer your questions, or sign or hand you any documents based on my 4th amendment rights under the United States Constitution."This is one of many points outlined at...

Featured Artist Caloy at the piano. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Featured Artist: Caloy shows off piano skills, distinct vocal talent

Alex Coba // February 19, 2019

For “Caloy” music has been a part of his life from a very young age. Learning how to play the piano at a young age, he began to get inspired by big acts like John Legend, Adele and Lady Gaga. Pop ballads...

From left: Golden Valley Bank CEO Mark Francis, Chico Mayor Randall Stone, Chico Chamber Chair of Commerce Chair Michelle Niven and Executive Director of the Downtown Chico Business Association Melanie Bassett. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

State of the City meeting addresses Chico’s housing crisis

Nate Rettinger // February 18, 2019

Prominent figures of Chico came together Friday in an attempt to solve some of the city's issues, including the looming housing-crisis. Around 100 people gathered at the Chico Area Recreation and Park...

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