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Students advocate for LGBTQ equality

Students advocate for LGBTQ equality

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

"We All Beat with One Pulse" is the theme of Chico State's Queer Week this year.Named in remembrance of the attack on Pulse Night Club in Orlando, earlier this year, the event is a way to educate, unite and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at Chico State."Queer Week sheds light on issues that still need ...

Black Student Union holds candlelight vigil for police brutality victims

Black Student Union holds candlelight vigil for police brutality victims

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Black Student Union held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to remember the lives lost to police brutality.Among the attendees were students, faculty and residents of Chico.At the vigil guest speakers discussed their views on current issues surrounding police brutality. Time was also set aside for...

Office Depot connects with Pocket Points

Office Depot connects with Pocket Points

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Office Depot, Inc. announced their partnership with the popular app, Pocket Points, on Sept. 8.Pocket Points was founded at Chico State in 2014. The app rewards students for not using their cell phones during class time.Since the launch, Pocket Points has spread to 42 states and is being used at more than 130 co...

Move-in dates set for Arts & Humanities Building

Move-in dates set for Arts & Humanities Building

George Johnston

May 18, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A massive immigration is taking place at Chico State after students leave the college for the summer. On May 23 through the month of June, Chico State staff and faculty will start moving into the new Arts & Humanities Building. The college's Academic Affairs is coordinating the move. Departments moving into the ...

Performing Arts Center enters final phase of remodel

Performing Arts Center enters final phase of remodel

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The third and final phase of remodeling for the Performing Arts Center will begin May 23. In the final phase, the PAC will be painted new colors. This new look is comprised of ideas from Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University Public Events and the Department of Music and The...

Chico State president bids farewell

Chico State president bids farewell

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

After many accomplishments and 13 years of service, Chico State president Paul Zingg is bidding farewell. On May 6, the community and university organized a retirement party on campus for Zingg. Students, faculty, community members and friends gathered to honor Zingg at his baseball-themed party....

Changes to the Esplanade stall

Changes to the Esplanade stall

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico City Council has decided it will not consider roundabouts on the Esplanade at the intersections of Memorial Way and East First Avenue.After many public meetings and the formation of "Save the Esplanade" citizen group, the council changed its previous decision. The council was addressed by 28 me...

Chico having first ever Hacker’s Convention

Chico having first ever Hacker’s Convention

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 18, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The first ever hacking convention is taking place in Chico. NorCon is putting on the event for technology enthusiasts and people who want to pursue a career in that field. There will be nine speakers, including experts in hacking medical devices, and other areas. There will also be a demonstration...

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 16, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On Feb. 13, the Chico State baseball team took on the Academy of Art University Knights for the second and third time at home. Taking the first game of the doubleheader 8-3, the 'Cats fell short in the second game, 9-7. The split puts the Wildcats to a 7-2 overall record. Game 1: The first game was all Wildc...

Guide to having a successful semester

Guide to having a successful semester

January 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Welcome back to reality. After one long, relaxing month off from school, it’s back to Chico we go. Back to roommates, back to $1 nights and back to classes. With seven semesters down, I think I have finally found a cheat sheet for both a successful and fun college semester. Keep in mind that my...

Facilities Management and Services department lights up the streets of Chico

Facilities Management and Services department lights up the streets of Chico

January 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Facilities Management and Services department started to rewire the underground power lines connecting the streets light on First Street to the Student Service Center on Jan. 27."The new power lines will carry more electricity demand and will be connected to the student service center and all o...

Chico State student dies over winter break

Chico State student dies over winter break

January 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Michael Dean, a Chico State student, died of natural causes on Jan. 14.Dean had recently transferred to Chico State in the spring of 2015 from Yuba College, and was taking classes in sociology and political science. As a high school student at River Valley High School, in Yuba City, CA, Michael was ...

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