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University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Jaimlet Felix poses at the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in front of donated artwork from students of diverse backgrounds. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Over 100 clubs will participate in Chico State’s 4th annual Clubtacular

Krystle Tonga (right) jokes with Amanual Gebre (left) while setting up for Wildcat Vibe Thursday. This event is held every year as well and gives club organizers the opportunity to register their club. It's not too late to find a group as Clubtacular will give students another opportunity to join or create a club. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

September 2, 2018

Students will have the chance to interact with over 100 Chico State clubs Friday at Chico State’s 4th annual Clubtacular.The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both Trinity and Glenn Lawn. There will be a wide variety of organizations tabling, such as Greek Life, athletics and phila...

CSU system won’t aid deportation of undocumented students

Photo credit: Aurora Evans

George Johnston

November 17, 2016

The anti-immigration rhetoric of president-elect Trump has many undocumented students worried whether they can stay in the country and continue to attend college. California State University Chancellor Timothy White said the Cal State University system will not help any plans of deporting undocumented...

#BlackInChico protest holds moment of silence for lost lives

Chico State Faculty speak to students, faculty and alumni on Monday afternoon during the #BlackInChico protest at Trinity Commons. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Bianca Quilantan

September 27, 2016

Over 300 students, faculty, staff and administrators stood arm-in-arm in front of Kendall Hall for a 10 minute period of silence at the #BlackInChico protest Monday afternoon.   "Here in our community we are small, but that does not mean we do not have a voice," said Egypt Howard, coordinator of ...

Harriet Tubman to be first female featured on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill in 2020. Concept art courtesy of

Bridget Comito

May 10, 2016

Harriet Tubman will be the first female and African-American to be featured on U.S. currency. She will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the new $20 bill. The change will be available by the year 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote...

B.O.L.D. initiates relationships, helps create change

Members of B.O.L.D. play an ice breaker game at to kick off their meeting. Photo credit: Samantha O'Reilly

Samantha O'Reilly

September 7, 2015

Red-framed photos of students decorate the entrance of the Cross Cultural Leadership Center. Four red couches face each other in the back of the large room. Between those couches, more than 20 students stand in a circle, their arms linked as they introduce themselves. Students snap their fingers after each student introduction.Every Tuesday at 5 p.m., students c...

Student project focuses on coming-out stories

Melody Souphilavong leads small groups in activities during her passion project for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center. Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Brittany Mcclintock

April 16, 2015

A passion project is as simple as the title. For Melody Souphilavong, her passion is for the LGBTQ+ community, more specifically, coming out of the closet. A requirement for a paraprofessional and part-time student employee for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center is to complete a passion project. Souphilavong's ...

Diversity at Chico State

Diversity at Chico State

Dj Morris

February 6, 2015

[metaslider id=41019] Chico is known as the "city of trees," with many different types throughout the city, each with their own unique features. However, Jasmine Reynolds, senior business administration major, thinks that the trees may be the only diverse aspect about the campus. In one of her...

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

Both teams struggle to contain their laughter at Wild Cat'n Out Friday night on campus.Photo credit: Alex Boesch

David Kahn

February 22, 2014

"What did the father buffalo say to the younger buffalo?" said Deanna Jarquin, charismatic co-host for the event. "Bison!" With this delightfully groan-inducing pun, the evening's activities were underway. Chico State's Cross-Cultural Leadership Center hosted Wild Cat'N Out Friday evening in Selvester 100. Theshow, based on ...

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