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Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

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

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. This time of year is called “Chicoween," during which south campus is usually plagued with cr...

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 up in rave gear.The event featured sets from DJ Mack Morris, DJ Cootdog and DJ Forester who mixed track...

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

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

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 were a total of 40 arrests made over the nights of Oct. 31 through the morning of Nov. 2, according to data from the Chico Po...

‘Chicoween’ gives students the creeps

Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

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 this is a popular, fun time for some students, many others report that they intend to leave town or...

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

A still from the music video by Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing Heads Will Roll. Image from Polydor Ltd.

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 29, 2018

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 party down the block this October. Spooky season requires a little more variety, and we're here to...

Off the Record: Chicoween

Karen Limones, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter, and Brooke Martin

October 27, 2018

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- Cultural appropriation 2:22- Out-of-Towners5:35- Consent8:30- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected]

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Illustration by Jamie Munoz

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 on Twitter....

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

Young friends dressed-up in Halloween costumes dancing a party. Photo credit: Getty Images by wundervisuals

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 of going out. The scary part isn’t the witches or ghosts, it’s the people out of tow...

Crime map: Incidents include shootings on Halloween

Man is shot at a house party. Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

Jacqueline Morales

November 1, 2017

It’s time to stop slut shaming

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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 puts on events all weekend. The community comes together to celebrate, and there are so many p...

‘Out of towners’ are not welcome

Chico does not welcome the

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 young adults who love to raise the roof and set things on fire.A night is incomplete until you have ...

A guide to prepping for chicoween

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Mina Marjanovic and Briana Mcdaniel

October 28, 2016

Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays at Chico. There's plenty of treats to go around, but there's also a few important tricks to master. Although Halloween falls on a Monday this year, do not be fooled, the party will go on. Here at Chico State, we are known for dedicating an entire we...

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