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Chico Republicans build ‘Free Speech’ wall

Chico Republicans build ‘Free Speech’ wall

Daniel Wright

May 10, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State Republicans built a “Free Speech Wall” in the gauntlet Wednesday, and drew in a vocal response from students. Chico State Republicans asked students to write whatever they were feeling or thinking on their wall. “To encourage people to express themselves, said Jack Breuker, pol...

Wildcats defeat Humboldt advancing to championship game

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 9, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team defeated Humboldt State in the semi-final game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament Friday. In the tournament, the 'Cats won both of their games to come out of the winner's bracket on top, preparing to face the Lumberjacks on Championship Sunday. H...

Goodwill Campus Move-out coming to Chico State

Goodwill Campus Move-out coming to Chico State

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Goodwill and Chico State are partnering up to assist students in moving out of their dorm rooms and apartments for the summer. All items donated are sold to help fund job placement and training services in the community, according to a press release. Goodwill Campus Move-Out will be in Chico May...

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...

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