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Chico residents need compassion for the homeless

Chico residents need compassion for the homeless

Kyra Stemplinger

March 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When walking around Chico, it's not unusual to see a person pushing a shopping cart or asking for spare change. However, it is rare to see someone actually give money to the homeless. There are conflicting views about the homeless population in Chico. While some people want to help the 1,127 afflicted people, most just avoid making eye contact with the...

Chico shouldn’t support sanctuary cities

Chico shouldn’t support sanctuary cities

Roberto Fonseca

March 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sanctuary cities have been a huge talking point since Donald Trump has been in office. President Trump signed an executive order that would cut federal funding from sanctuary cities. The recent vote by Chico to not become a sanctuary city sparked protests at the Chico City Plaza. We should not...

Man caught masturbating in park

Man caught masturbating in park

George Johnston

February 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Indecent Exposure Tuesday: 12:47, Peterson Memorial Dr. Male subject found inside park masturbating.   Call Type: Suspect Circling Wednesday: 12:30, 1900 Notre Dame Blvd. Reporting person was working in the area and was approached by a subject ...

Oroville evacuees adjust to life in shelter

Oroville evacuees adjust to life in shelter

George Johnston

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

At least 1,100 people have taken shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairground, according to the American Red Cross. Five buildings have been converted into dorms for incoming evacuees, and volunteers are flooding into the fairgrounds looking for ways to help. Mackenzie Davis, a Butte County School teacher,...

Candidates for VP of business and finance to visit campus

Candidates for VP of business and finance to visit campus

Daniel Wright

February 6, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

A three-way battle for the position of vice president for business and finance, at Chico State, is set to begin. A nationwide search for candidates was conducted, with applications coming in from across the country. Three finalists have been chosen to interview for the position: 1. Milton Santiago,...

#WomensMarch was disappointing

#WomensMarch was disappointing

Roberto Fonseca

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The premise of the march is something that everyone should agree with. Women and men are equal. Women's reproductive rights will be under attack under President Trump, and there is a rational fear about what this new administration will do. But the point ends there. This entire march was used ...

Rightfully marching on

Rightfully marching on

Susan Whaley

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If no one in history ever stood up for equal rights or against the government not serving each citizen then we wouldn’t have a country worth fighting for. It doesn’t matter what side you are on, Democrat or Republican, everyone wants America to be a better country. Speaking up for injustice...

Post-finals adventures await

Post-finals adventures await

Jordan Rodrigues

December 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

After the last couple weeks of all-nighters, it's time to start exploring and hiking around different trails in Upper Park to wind down and relax. This trip helped me clear my mind from all responsibilities for about an hour. The little break from reality was revitalizing after the end of the semester.Taking pictures ...

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Jordan Rodrigues

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Everyone has a story, but not everyone has someone to listen to it. I was the listener this time. I went out with the intentions of photographing random homeless people that I assumed were homeless because of some type of addiction. I was humbled when I sat and talked with these people. My mind was in...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Jae Siqueiros

August 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

"I'd never really been interested in the wilderness until I moved to Chico. Lassen is my hidden gem now. The trees, the clear lakes, the open sky and a nice cliff bar make for a great day trip. Once I was hiking Lassen with a friend, I didn't realize how excited I was to show them the hydrothermal ar...

Sierra Nevada: Pride of Chico

Sierra Nevada: Pride of Chico

Sean Daly

May 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Founder and owner Ken Grossman was born and raised in Southern California, but fell in love with Chico and Northern California while establishing his brewery in 1979. Since then Sierra Nevada's success has grown with national acclaim and today fosters Chico, the city of its origin.The company employs ab...

Dead week not so dead

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman

May 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The week before finals is informally known as “dead week.” During dead week professors are expected to spend most of lecture time reviewing old material rather than introducing new material, and less work is given out to students all in an attempt to lighten the load right be...

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