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Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Shooting at Chico State Fraternity house was reported and remains under investigation.According to Chico Police, a shooting occurred over the Labor Day weekend at the Tau Gamma Theta Fraternity House. Sept. 1 at about 11:55 p.m., police responded to a shooting at 980 Chestnut St. A man was found by officers with a gunshot wound in his low...

Protest on campus calls for peace in Palestine

Protest on campus calls for peace in Palestine

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A protest of the Israel occupation took place on campus, Monday noon. As a poster sale went on outside the Wildcat Store, just several blocks down the campus the Chico Palestine Action Group was protesting. All signs were placed next to the new Arts & Humanities building, on the roundabout of Salem....

Million dollar construction project continues

Million dollar construction project continues

Luke Dennison

September 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Construction project continues to cause detours and delays on the intersections of Ivy street, East 8th and East 9th streets, near ABC market. The project cost a total estimate of 1,500,000 dollars.Butte County has funded this project that is trying to install new traffic signals on the intersection of both East ...

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

Christian Solis

September 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Local Depolarize Chico group worked to start healing the political rift in Chico.At the Thursday Night Market, people were asked to separate themselves into labels they identified with like veterans, vegans, farmers, students and many more.They were then asked to place a ball in a basket from their group for every question they answered with yes.For exampl...

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Cameron O'Brien

September 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Warnings have been posted by campus administration regarding the air quality in Chico, due to the Ponderosa fire. 3,500 acres of land in the Butte county area have been affected. At least, 500 homes and over 800 outbuildings were threatened, according to a joint statement by the Butte County Air Quality Man...

ABC works alongside local law enforcement for Labor Day weekend

ABC works alongside local law enforcement for Labor Day weekend

Nicole Henson

September 2, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued a press release on Aug. 30, stating that they will be working closely with law enforcement throughout Labor Day weekend to boost public safety.“We’ll have agents on duty this weekend who will try to prevent underage drinking and over service t...

Innovating mobile application aims to make student life easier

Innovating mobile application aims to make student life easier

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Oodles the application was released Aug. 30, in Chico, allowing local users to find new deals.The deals consist of coupons to restaurants, clubs, movies, and stores. Fiesta Taco, Sultan’s Bistro, Arabica cafe, Smokin’ Mo’s bbq, Kona’s Sandwiches, Aca Taco, Gogi’s Cafe, Celestin...

Mobile application launching soon

Mobile application launching soon

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

New mobile application, in Chico State community, aims to make student life easier. Oodles gives access to activities such as restaurants and late-night movies. The app is out on Aug. 28. "Oodles means many things to do, and we aim to have as many hot deals and events available close to the Chico...

Chico-Con in town

Chico-Con in town

Guillemo Felix-Alvor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico-Con event was held over the weekend at The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.In its fourth year, the event brings vendors with comic books and comic themed merchandise, a panel discussion, and cosplay contests for fans and non-fans.Shane Will, the event organizer and comic creator, created Chico-Con to bring the com...

Chico woman sentenced for sex trafficking

Chico woman sentenced for sex trafficking

Jafet Serrato

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A woman was sentenced Wednesday after arranging to sell a teenage girl for sex in a Chico motel.Sentenced to 16 years in prison, Alexis Franklin, a 22-year-old, from Chico had contact with a 15-year-old girl. Being a close family friend, Franklin rented a motel on March 11 and took the victim to dinner...

New terrain park in Chico

New terrain park in Chico

Cameron O'Brien

August 23, 2017


Filed under Community

A new Terrain Park will open in Chico next year.Located on Third Street the opening is scheduled for Jan.1, 2018. The Terrain Park will offer activities and amenities for those who wish to join. From custom designed walls for bouldering to slack-lining, as well as parkour and a full fitness section.Loca...

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Luke Dennison

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community

Chico hosts their annual Chico Pride 2017 Festival. Coinciding with welcome week at Chico State, Chico's Pride event took place in the City Center. Inclusiveness, acceptance, and understanding were the message sent during the event. A diverse amount of individuals of all ethnicity's and genders attended the event.   "If we can get p...

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