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Ryan Muscat, shown above, was convicted of felony assault in 2019 after attacking a Chico State professor in 2017. Courtesy: Butte County District Attorney’s Office

District attorney: Sentence reduced for man convicted of 2017 attack on Chico State professor

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // September 4, 2023

The sentence of a man convicted of attacking a Chico State mathematics professor in 2017 has been reduced from 18 to 13 years on Thursday, according to the Butte County District Attorney's Office. Ryan...

Chico’s last big homeless encampment: Depot Park clear out

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // September 3, 2023

City officials cleared out the south side section of the Depot Park homeless encampment, Thursday.  The day before, Nathan Beakley, Chico State alumni and former Phi Kappa Tau president, sat at a light-colored...

A bulletin board under the words Adopt Me is full of photos of the cats.

Purr-fect vibes for cat-lovers at The Great Catsby

Heather Taylor, Reporter // August 28, 2023

Chico has no shortage of cafés and gathering places, but one business holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in the city. The Great Catsby is Chico’s first cat café, or as the café spells...

2 People shot at house party 4 blocks from campus

2 People shot at house party 4 blocks from campus

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // August 19, 2023

Two people were shot early Saturday morning at a party on Hazel Street in the south campus neighborhood, said Chico Police Lieutenant Jeff Durkin. First responders transported both victims to a hospital...

The Phi Delta Theta house. Photo taken April 27 by Ariana Powell.

Chico Greek life hit with suspension: probation following hazing investigations

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // August 10, 2023

After investigations into reports of hazing, sorority Lambda Sigma Gamma is suspended from Chico State for four years.  This means the sorority is no longer recognized by Chico State. Fraternity...

A side-by-side of two versions of Angel Baca-Ficklin and Neavh Lovecreeks Nerium cover.

‘Nerium:’ experimental noise as a reminder to ‘feel alive’

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // July 26, 2023

Alien Hiss · Nerium (Alienhiss x 6rindwhor9) An outcry of pain and a desire to be heard is spread across the static in Angel Baca-Ficklin and Neavh Lovecreek’s emotion-filled song, "Nerium." The...

Front view of Kendall Hall

Summer orientation under way for incoming students

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // June 22, 2023

Even though nine days remain for incoming students to apply to Chico State, summer orientation season is already upon us. Summer orientation dates for the fall 2023 semester are on select days from...

Chico police are looking for a third suspect, Alejandro Manuel Douglas, connected to the May 6 Columbus Avenue mass shooting, pictured here. Courtesy: Chico Police Department

Chico police identify 3 suspects possibly linked to Columbus Avenue mass shooting

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // May 30, 2023

Weeks after the Columbus Avenue mass shooting on May 6, that injured five and killed 17-year-old Justina Stubbe, Chico police said they may have found evidence linking three suspects to the mass shooting. A...

Sparking Sustainability

Sparking Sustainability

Meara Hain, Reporter // May 13, 2023

The City of Chico announced its goal to be carbon neutral by 2045. The electrification campaign is part of their climate action plan aiming at making Chico more sustainable. Electrification is the process...

Emergency alert sent out at 4:20 p.m. from USGS.

5.5 Magnitude earthquake shakes Chico

Hunter Casperson, Opinion Editor & Layout Chief // May 11, 2023

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Chico at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, May 11. The earthquake originated in Lake Almanor.  California Highway Patrol Yuba-Sutter tweeted that the earthquake “caused a disruption...

Lunar Market informational flyer, happening May 6th. Flyer credit: Lunar Market Chico

Experience an evening of art, food and fashion at the Lunar Market this Saturday

Kaitlin Moore, Reporter // May 5, 2023

The first Lunar Market of May is coming up tomorrow, May 6, from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Chico. This weekend’s market will be held at Movement Arts of Chico, located at 254 East First St. The event will...

People play “Dance Dance Competition” and “Hoop Fx” during Coin-Op’s hard opening on Thursday. Taken by Ariana Powell on April 27.

Game and drink, never stop, it’s all the same at Coin-Op

Ariana Powell, City Editor // May 1, 2023

The tinkling of quarters, a playlist designed for all generations, sound effects and theme music combined to create a cozy, exciting atmosphere at Chico’s first arcade bar, Coin-Op. At 229 Broadway...

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