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Chico State needs better counseling opportunities post-Camp Fire

Natalie Hanson // October 8, 2019

For the past year or more, getting counseling when you need it has become more and more of a struggle at Chico State. If you need to go through the Student Health Center, getting a same-day appointment...

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Dear Burberry, suicide is not a fashion statement

Janette Estrada // March 3, 2019

Fashion label Burberry sent out an apology following their autumn and winter runway collection at London Fashion Week.The showcased item is a cotton hoodie with a noose around the neck, apparently inspired...

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Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Rayanne Painter // December 5, 2018

Here we are, just mere weeks after the Camp Fire started a few Thursday mornings ago. Classes are back in session, campus jobs are up and running and we are now left with the aftermath of dealing with...

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College students lack sufficient mental health resources

Rayanne Painter // August 28, 2018

Everybody deals with their own personal lows during college. Many students may find themselves devastated over failing a difficult exam, or heartbroken over falling out with friends or partners. For anybody...

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Student dies unexpectedly

Alejandra Fraga // March 30, 2018

Kyle LaForce, a 20-year-old student in the mechanical engineering department died Tuesday night. LaForce was part of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School. A...

Child Development Professor Shrija Dirghangi is one of the leaders of the new weekly womens circle group. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Weekly women’s circle inspires to lead future female youth discussions

Kelsi Sibert // February 27, 2018

A new weekly women's circle began Feb. 20 with the goal of teaching Chico State women how to encourage and guide future local girl groups. Shelley Hart and Shrija Dirghangi, two child development professors,...

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

Eric Mcguire // February 14, 2016

Student volunteers and mental health professionals alike have taken on the challenge of raising awareness, reducing stigmas surrounding the idea of getting help for anxiety and convincing Chico State students...

Mental health services suffer from budget cuts

Veronica De La Cruz // February 15, 2014

One in every four people ages 18-24 suffer from a mental health illness, according to The National Alliance on Mental Illness.They have also reported that college counseling centers have observed an increase...

Located in SSC 430, the Counseling and Wellness Center offers a variety of free services to students.Photo credit: Jamie Stryker

Counseling center offers support groups to students

Dominique Diaz // February 1, 2014

Getting all students the help they need — this is the goal of the Counseling and Wellness Center’s new support groups. This spring the center offers eight support groups covering issues varying...

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