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Chico State class of 2014 graduates

Chico State graduates patiently sitting through the ceremony and eagerly waiting to finally hold their diploma in their hands. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Christine Lee

May 18, 2014

Under the blistering sun, Chico State students bid farewell to their undergraduate studies Saturday and Sunday at the annual Chico State commencement ceremony. Students from the colleges of agriculture, behavioral and social sciences, business and engineering, computer science and construction mana...

Chico prepares for commencement

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Enrique Raymundo

May 12, 2014

With commencement looming around the corner, Chico State and local hotels are preparing for the storm that will come with the families of tens of hundreds of graduating students.A controversial ticket policy is new to this year's commencement ceremony and was set in place to address emergency safety ...

Organ donation delivers new hope

Veronica De La Cruz

May 6, 2014

More than 120,000 people are still waiting for an organ donor, according to organdonor.gov.Susan Vieira, 64, got a second chance at life thanks to the heart of a Chico State student, and vowed to do everything she can to ensure her donor's dreams don't go unfulfilled.Last September, Kristina Chesterman...

Reaching different levels of success

Veronica De La Cruz

Veronica De La Cruz

April 21, 2014

Too often, people find themselves thinking that success is only achieved through wealth and power.While those things may sound appealing to most, the road is challenging and some people feel like failures if they don't make millions right away.The journey of getting to a place where one feels as though they've accomplished certai...

Break mellows St. Patrick’s Day revel

Party-goers walking downtown on evening of St. Patrick's Day in Chico. Photo credit: Christine Lee

Christine Lee

March 18, 2014

  The Chico Police Department rang in another calm St. Patrick's Day this year. There were a total of 33 arrests between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release. There were 27 arrests last year. "It was pretty mellow," Chico Police Lt. Michael O'Brien said. "Yes...

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