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Chico World Music Festival returns to campus

Chico World Music Festival returns to campus

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017


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

The 24th annual Chico World Music Festival took place on campus, Saturday. Every year, the festival brings together a variety of musical acts to showcase sounds and styles from all over the world to the Chico community. The event also celebrates multicultural food and art.   International voices and in...

Trump rescinds DACA; students protest at Chico State

Trump rescinds DACA;
students protest at Chico State

Luke Dennison and Guillermo Felix-Alvor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was put to an end under the Trump administration, affecting many students nationwide.Students gathered outside of the Bell Memorial Union on campus expressing their thoughts over the decision, Tuesday morning. Elizabeth Alaniz, a Chico State Faculty Member and DREAM Assistant D...

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Cameron O'Brien

September 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Warnings have been posted by campus administration regarding the air quality in Chico, due to the Ponderosa fire. 3,500 acres of land in the Butte county area have been affected. At least, 500 homes and over 800 outbuildings were threatened, according to a joint statement by the Butte County Air Quality Man...

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Luke Dennison

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community

Chico hosts their annual Chico Pride 2017 Festival. Coinciding with welcome week at Chico State, Chico's Pride event took place in the City Center. Inclusiveness, acceptance, and understanding were the message sent during the event. A diverse amount of individuals of all ethnicity's and genders attended the event.   "If we can get p...

Campus and community gather to watch the historical solar eclipse

Campus and community gather to watch the historical solar eclipse

Natalie Hanson

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

On Monday students and the Chico community gathered to view the solar eclipse. The event began at 9:30 a.m. by the Glenn Hall Lawn and continued to the peak of the eclipse at 10:17 a.m. Peak coverage of the sun in Chico reached 84%. Several activities were offered during the event, including a...

Shirtless man claims he has hotel room

Shirtless man claims he has hotel room

Cameron O'Brien

August 21, 2017


Filed under Police Blotter

Editor's Note:  This post has been updated. Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Subject Monday, 8:19 a.m., 725 Broadway St. Man runs around shirtless claiming he has a hotel room causing disturbance in the community. Call Type: Verbal Dispute Monday, 10:18 a.m., West 5th St. A man and female...

Chico State hosts solar eclipse viewing party

Chico State hosts solar eclipse viewing party

Natalie Hanson

August 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Showcase

A solar eclipse viewing will be accessible at Chico State on Aug 21. The Chico Del Sol event hosted by the university offers the opportunity to students on campus and the Chico community, to safely watch and learn more about the solar eclipse. It is expected to take place over 2.5 hours. The viewing...

Chico City Council talks Oroville Dam crisis

Chico City Council talks Oroville Dam crisis

Alejandra Fraga

May 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council approved to sign a letter regarding the Oroville Dam crisis Tuesday. The letter highlighted many issues that the Butte County region has raised in community meetings, all issues relating to the Oroville Dam crisis. "We want to get one voice for the region," said District Coordinator...

WREC climbing competition brings on the ‘Ruckus’

WREC climbing competition brings on the ‘Ruckus’

George Johnston

April 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Wildcat Recreation Center hosted an all-day climbing competition called the “Ruckus” April 23. Rather than using ropes or safety harnesses like the traditional method, climbers were only allowed to use chalk in the competition. “Competitions are one of the biggest parts of rock climbing...

Chico Science March draws thousands

Chico Science March draws thousands

George Johnston

April 23, 2017


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

An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people filled Trinity Commons to march for science April 22. Like the other 600 other demonstrations happening worldwide, Chico’s March for Science brought professors, students and activists together to show their support of science. Two Chico State professors, Rebecca...

Trump should go green

Trump should go green

Roberto Fonseca

April 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Get your medical cards because Trump is aiming his focus at recreational marijuana, according to his press secretary Sean Spicer in his Feb. 24 speech. Trump has been staunch on his disapproval of the use of recreational marijuana and wants law enforcement to agents to enforce federal marijuana laws ...

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

George Johnston

April 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

First District Congressman Doug LaMalfa heard many boos and some cheers at the town hall in Oroville April 17. The Oroville State Theatre hosted a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Residents from the 1st congressional district, especially those from Butte County, were in attendance for the event. Around...

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