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Chicoween isn’t a reason to mock our cultures

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 30, 2021

The days getting shorter and colder signifies that the winter holiday season is near.  Before any of the prominent winter holidays comes Halloween, and in Chico, Halloween is known as “Chicoween.”  Chicoween...

Halloween statistics from Chico Police Department for 2019. Photo credit: Chico Police Department

Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

Julian Mendoza // November 12, 2019

Compared to last year, Chicoween left a smaller criminal mark on the south campus this time around.Each year, the south campus gets filled with parties, crimes and police whenever Halloween comes around....

Power 102.1 throws spooky, silent Halloween Bash

Emily Neria // November 5, 2019

Chicoween participants gathered in costume at the El Rey for a silent zombie-themed disco on Halloween night. From 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the theater hosted crowds of witches and pop culture icons dressed...

A map of some reported incidents over Chicoween 2019. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

Natalie Hanson // November 2, 2019

Our breaking news team spent two nights watching crime over Halloween here in Chico. Check out this map and our online coverage to see where some of these incidents occurred: https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452078956572672?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452366048260097?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190470450112913408?s=20 https://twitter.com/nhanson_reports/status/1190132113644744704?s=20 https://twitter.com/theorion_angie/status/1190083239555133440?s=20 There...

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‘Chicoween’ gives students the creeps

Angelina Mendez // October 27, 2019

Chico State’s infamous Chicoween festivities are spreading excitement and fear among students.Chicoween refers to the time when students celebrate Halloween with candy, parties and crime. Although...

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Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any...

Off the Record: Chicoween

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the importance of cultural appropriation, consent and out-of-towners during Chicoween. 0:01- Introduction0:07- Topics0:15-...

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Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Karen Limones // October 24, 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, reporter Brooke Martin went around campus asking students their thoughts on Chicoween. Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471...

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

Brooke Martin // October 22, 2018

Chicoween has become a Chico State tradition, that is well known by more than just students. Every Halloween, many out of towners come up to celebrate. While this can be great, it also escalates the risks...

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It’s time to stop slut shaming

Kendall George // October 24, 2017

Here at Chico State, we've seen it all. Sexy cats, nurses, bananas, you name it. Let me be the first to tell you if you don't already know: Chicoween is fantastic. Slut-shaming is not.Prime Time Productions...

‘Out of towners’ are not welcome

Danielle Cortes // October 23, 2017

Chico State's party school reputation is common knowledge in California, but you can't experience Chico until you've partied here yourself. I mean, what else is there to do in a small town, populated by...

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