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What is American Culture?

What is American Culture?

Susan Whaley

March 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being American is often associated with having no culture, or is grouped into one large categorized group.There is no easy way to define a specific culture, but Chico State professor and Chair of Department of Sociology Nandi Crosby said it is an important part of a person's identity."It's a shared sense o...

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Jafet Serrato

March 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The number of total crimes in Chico decreased by five percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the Police Community Advisory Board meeting. Violence and property crimes decreased by more than 220 from 2015 to 2016.Chief of Police Michael O' Brien said that during his tenure in the department he h...

City council rejects sanctuary city proposal

City council rejects sanctuary city proposal

Daniel Wright

February 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Residents of Chico were denied making the city a sanctuary at the council meeting Feb. 21. People ranging from doctors to Chico State students came to support this resolution. “I would like the city as a whole to be a reflection of the campus’s diverse community,” said attendee Da...

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

Alejandra Fraga

February 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council approved a proposed plan by the Chico Police Department designed to provide the city with traffic enforcement and relief from burglaries and thefts Tuesday. “The City of Chico has gone without a dedicated traffic unit for nearly five years, since then traffic collisions have...

Minimum wage good where it is

Minimum wage good where it is

Marrion Charissa Cruz

February 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The rise of minimum wage means an increase in product prices. People often forget the correlation between the money deposited in a bank account and the money that comes out of pockets. San Francisco residents will be earning $14 an hour next year but are also paying significantly more on groceries compared to Chico residents. ...

Lake Oroville levels spike

Lake Oroville levels spike

Alejandra Fraga

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Lake Oroville has experienced some of its highest water levels through the month of January."Storms have impacted levels dramatically, we are already releasing water through dams" Tim Sharkey, Project Development Manager, said.Last month, the lake rose over 74 feet and has reached a total of 854 feet, w...

Protests against immigration ban erupt in Chico

Protests against immigration ban erupt in Chico

Jafet Serrato

January 29, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Around 70 to 100 people peacefully protested in opposition of the executive orders made by President Donald Trump, regarding an immigration ban on seven countries.The protests were located at the intersection of Cohasset Road and East Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m., near the Pour House restaurant. On the first we...

People of Chico support Standing Rock

People of Chico support Standing Rock

Kayla Fitzgerald

November 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Protests have continued at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, and the people of Chico are ready to support.On Saturday, November 19, Chico local, Rain Aliza Scher, will begin her journey to the Standing Rock Reservation to support the multiple Indigenous Nations peacefully protesting.The Dakota Access Pi...

I tried some coffee shops so you wouldn’t have to

I tried some coffee shops so you wouldn’t have to

Mina Marjanovic and Dongyoung Won

November 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Coffee is no joke to me. When I first decided to attend Chico State my initial fear was that I wouldn't find a coffee shop that met my expectations. Back in San Diego I have two coffee shops I became obsessed with once my caffeine adiction really kicked in. I go to coffee shops mainly to socialize...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Sean Martens

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Humans of Chico State

This is Maddy Butler, a 21 year old junior at Chico State. She is getting her degree in international relations with a minor in women's studies. When asked what the craziest, most unexpected moment of her entire life was, she replied by saying, "Ok, well it's not very happy though." After promptly telling...

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Kaylie Lewis

October 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

People marched through downtown Chico on Oct. 22 to raise awareness for human trafficking and slavery. A21, a non-profit, nationwide organization that works to abolish human trafficking, hosted a Walk for Freedom that consisted of a mile-long silent protest. A single-file line of volunteers walked...

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