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Chico State’s Project Rebound helps students after incarceration

Grace Stark, News Editor // April 13, 2024

In 2023 Chico State launched Project Rebound, a student success program that supports Chico State students who have been incarcerated in a juvenile detention center, immigration detention center, jail...

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3 Union tentative agreements to be voted on at CSU Board of Trustees March 4 meeting

Grace Stark, News Editor // March 2, 2024

The California State University Board of Trustees will convene Monday to approve tentative agreements with several unions. The meeting will discuss the California Faculty Association, Teamsters Local...

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CSUEU, non-academic student assistants to unionize

Grace Stark, News Editor // February 24, 2024

Non-academic student assistants across all California State University campuses voted to join their union with the California State University Employment Union on Friday. While The Union of Academic...

California Faculty Association members gather during the one-day strikes at participating universities. Courtesy: CFA

From proposals to picket lines: faculty prepare for week-long strike

Ariana Powell, Editor-in-Chief // January 20, 2024

The California Faculty Association will continue their plans to strike the first week of the semester after bargaining sessions with California State University management did not result in an agreement. On...

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Chico State offers abortion pills to students

Molly Myers, Editor-in-Chief // March 7, 2023

WellCat Health Center at Chico State is now offering abortion pills to students. Chico State media relations coordinator Sean Murphy said the pills are available in “limited quantities” and that the...

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How the “abortion pill bill” will affect Chico

Carolyn Allen // October 23, 2019

A new bill will make state university health centers carry abortion pills by 2023.Approved by Governor Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11, Senate Bill 24 is a public health bill that would require public university...

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‘Justice for Josiah’ kick-starts push for change in Chico

Mitchell Kret // April 16, 2019

Students for Quality Education in collaboration with Just Unity Sistas presented "Justice for Josiah," an event commemorating David Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State student and president of Brothers United....

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

Josiah Nicholl // April 17, 2018

The candidates hoping to become elected AS officials for the next school year had the opportunity to speak briefly to students and answer questions at a candidate forum at the BMU Monday night. Each candidate...

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CSU students want their tuition money back

Karen Limones // February 16, 2018

The California State University Board of Trustees has proposed a 3 percent tuition increase that will go into effect in the 2018-19 school year. According to the CSU website, the tuition spike is needed...

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State universities accommodate students affected by wildfires

Natalie Hanson // October 30, 2017

The California's State University system has released special considerations for applicants who were affected by recent wildfires. All 23 state campuses, including Chico State, are currently accepting...

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DACA decision affects students

Natalie Hanson // September 5, 2017

The Trump administration announced, Tuesday, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be rescinded. The White House will give Congress six months to decide whether the program, which protects...

CSUs now legally have to tell students cost of living off-campus

CSUs now legally have to tell students cost of living off-campus

Andrew Freeman // August 28, 2017

A bill approved by Gov. Jerry Brown Aug. 7 will allow all CSU students and their parents to know the prices of off-campus housing more accurately, and how those prices compare to on-campus housing. The...

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