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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
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...

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
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...

CSU system won’t aid deportation of undocumented students

Photo credit: Aurora Evans
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...

#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
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...

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
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...

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
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...

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
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...

Diversity at Chico State

Diversity at Chico State
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...

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
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...

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