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  • The student Health Center is located on the intersection of Ivy and Legion. Photo by Jason Halley. Taken May 1, 2023.

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    Chico State warns of potential tuberculosis case on campus

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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

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Fridays concert featured a performance from the Fritz, a local Chico band. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Josiah Nicholl // May 5, 2018

People filled the city plaza in downtown Chico Friday night to enjoy the return of Chico's Friday Night Concerts. For the 41st year, free shows with live music will be put on by the Downtown Chico Business...

A morning breakfast, followed by prayer, was held Thursday at Grace Community Church before the downtown events. Photo courtesy Shawna Burhans.

Chico residents unite in city plaza for national day of prayer

Josh Cozine // May 4, 2018

Hundreds of Chicoans from dozens of local churches from all Christian denominations showed up Thursday at the city plaza to pray together for unity, and for the community. The congregation was Chico’s...

Thursday Night Market returns April 6. Image courtesy of Stephanie Yunker.

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Ariel Hernandez // March 30, 2014
Expect positive changes to the Thursday Night Market, which returns April 3.

Chico dehumanizes homeless population

Zachary Phillips // February 4, 2014
The respect and compassion a fellow human deserves has become a storm of politics and debate in downtown Chico.
Zombie dancers thrill plaza spectators

Zombie dancers thrill plaza spectators

Megan Bowser // October 28, 2013
The undead danced to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in City Plaza on Saturday as part of Thrill the World.
Pumpkinheads standing on boxes tried to outlast each other last Saturday in the City Plaza. Photo credit: Christine Lee.

“Pumpkinheads” vie for cash prize

Christine Lee // October 25, 2013
Contestants in a Z-ROCK-FM competition competed in a series of endurance trials last Saturday.
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