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Liberty Cab out of business

Liberty Cab out of business

Jafet Serrato

May 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Liberty Cab Company closed down operations in the end of April due to the lack of qualified employees.The ride-share service lost over 13 employees in the past two months and struggled to fill 40 job positions overall.Although Uber and Lyft are available for Chico State students, Liberty Cab has maintain...

Students being solicited involves crime

Students being solicited involves crime

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News

A few Chico State students have been solicited to attend out of town parties and business retreats, making them the targets of crime. According to a campus-wide email, two incidents have involved students being asked to participate in activities which they were not comfortable with. It is not known if ...

Chico State recognized nationally by Forbes Magazine

Chico State recognized nationally by Forbes Magazine

Jacqueline Morales

May 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State is top ranked in America's Best Value Colleges on Forbes Magazine.In the review, Chico State is ranked 213 out of more than 3,000 four-year universities.Chico State Director of Admissions Adam Stoltz said through public message that Chico State has employers that come from all over to recr...

Blood found in Meriam Library

Blood found in Meriam Library

Jafet Serrato

April 30, 2017


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Transient Call Sunday, 11:49 a.m., Sigma Kappa house A homeless man was seen sleeping in a quilt. Call Type: Medical Aid Monday, 2:06 p.m., Physical Sciences Building Several people saw a man walking in the hallway with a panic attack. The man refused medical treatment. ...

Chico State accepts 15,000 freshmen

Chico State accepts 15,000 freshmen

Daniel Wright

April 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State sent out over 15,000 letters of acceptance for first-time freshmen. According to the Director of Admission, Adam Stoltz, Chico State admitted 15,468, first-time freshmen for the fall semester. The office of admissions does not anticipate anywhere near that many student attending though. R...

Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Jacqueline Morales and Sophia Robledo-Borowy

April 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

An evangelist preached about "sexual misconduct" among students Thursday afternoon, sparking protests in return. Students from the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center came out to oppose the evangelist preacher who was saying students were "sinful." "We are out here to proclaim the gospel of Jesus...

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A former Chico State student and certified diving instructor, James Carlson, died April 13. "He was a certified instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for more than 38 years and owned Valley Scuba in Chico, where he also taught private, semi-private, and group sessions...

UPD not receiving body cameras yet

UPD not receiving body cameras yet

Jafet Serrato

April 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Despite the new body cameras being implemented for the Chico Police Department, University Police still doesn't have a set date to purchase those devices. According to University Police Chief John Feeney, his department has requested to purchase body cameras from TASER, the company that makes the...

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

George Johnston

April 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Michael Groom was sitting at home April 7 when he received a call from University Police. The call told Groom a tree, near a bridge on Chico State's campus, was ready to collapse. The tree already had fallen by the west end of the counting bridge when Groom arrived on campus. Groom has two theories...

Chico State student witnesses gun violence in Las Vegas

Chico State student witnesses gun violence in Las Vegas

Jafet Serrato

April 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

One person was found dead and another injured when a man started shooting on a bus on the Las Vegas strip.The incident occurred the morning of March 25, near the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and a police standoff began at 11 a.m. A third-year student at Chico State was staying in the hotel to celebrate a bachelo...

A woman hits herself due to lack of birthday wishes

A woman hits herself due to lack of birthday wishes

Jafet Serrato

April 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 4:04 p.m., 734 Mangrove Ave. A customer from Wing Stop wanted a refund, because he said that his order from last week was incorrect. Call Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 7:54 p.m., East Fourth St. A woman was screaming explicit words while taking her cloth...

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Jafet Serrato

March 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Sunday, 4:28 p.m., 141 W. 5th St. The reporting party said that another woman approached her and asked for $5. When the woman refused to give her the money, she came at her. Call Type: Assault/Battery Sunday, 7:27 p.m., 1460 Humboldt Rd. ...

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