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Picketers march at San Francisco State. Courtesy: California Faculty Association

Chico State faculty members unsure about CFA tentative agreement

Maki Chapman, Reporter // February 15, 2024

Many Chico State faculty members are unsure about where they stand on the vote to ratify the tentative agreement that was struck between the California Faculty Association and California State University...

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Events happening during Black History Month

Itzel Saucedo Dominguez, Reporter // February 9, 2024

Black History Month is an annual celebration that acknowledges the accomplishments of Black people  as well as their contributions to U.S. history. At Chico State, we have programs and events dedicated...

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An ode to Chico 

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 14, 2023

The year is 2033. All the water fountains have been replaced with rocket fuel. Keg Stands are a division one sport. There is not a single couch left uncharred within Chico city limits.  Respectable...

Adam Afifi shooting beyond the arc.

Chico State Men’s Basketball splits weekend matchups

Kya Williams, Reporter // December 11, 2023

The Chico State Men's Basketball team faced a weekend of intense competition with two away games against Sonoma State (5-4) on Thursday and San Marcos (3-5) on Saturday ending with one win and one loss.    The...

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Riley’s specialty shots, ranked 

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 11, 2023

An elegant, informative review of a restaurant or bar can make all the difference in the world. A good review has the power to transport the reader to that place and give useful insight into that dining...

Visualization of an anxiety attack

How to have an anxiety attack

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 7, 2023

It starts with a wave of sickly arousal. My head swims, I look around and I feel dizzy. Dread creeps in like nausea; This is an anxiety attack.  My ears get a little hot, often I feel flushed or sweaty....

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Third floor of library hosts rage rooms amidst closures

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // November 12, 2023

A round of applause cascaded through the quarters of the fourth floor. This week's battle royale on Meriam Library’s third floor had come to an end. The winner, Gayle Hutchinson, grinned victoriously,...

Attendees at the city council meeting on Tuesday

Emotions run high at city council

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // November 9, 2023

Filing into the main room of the town hall, the seats were packed, with many attendees holding homemade signs.  The meeting began with Mayor Andrew Coolidge calling for a 85-second moment of silence,...

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Fall into this week’s campus events

Juliet Perry, Reporter // November 6, 2023

Monday, Nov. 6  Do you have a drive for sustainability? Learn what it takes to bring your green ideas to life at the Sustainability Fund Workshop from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in Bell Memorial Union 209 ...

The speech and debate team poses for a photo after the tournament

Chico State speech and debate team celebrates victorious weekend in San Francisco

Nathan Chiochios, Sports Reporter // October 20, 2023

Coming off a successful tournament in San Francisco, Chico State’s Speech and Debate Team looks forward to their next competition in Reno this weekend. The Wildcats took home first place in sweepstakes...

People march during California Faculty Association Chico chapter’s march on Wednesday. Taken by Ariana Powell on Oct. 18.

Bagpipes and bold voices: CFA Chico chapter rally on campus 

Ariana Powell and Kit Beauchamp // October 20, 2023

A band of bagpipers played during the California Faculty Association Chico chapter's “Death of Higher Education” funeral march on Wednesday afternoon. Around 30 marchers — including CFA representatives,...

Members of the Chico Jewish community gather on Tuesday night at the Chico State Hillel in solidarity.

Chico community gathers to mourn victims in Israel

Kit Beauchamp and Milca Elvira Chacon // October 12, 2023

On Tuesday, a candlelight vigil was held at Chico State’s Jewish Student Union, Hillel, in observance of the tragic Israel-Hamas war. Outside on the patio, attendees formed a large circle. Candles...

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