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‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

Charlie Brown getting
December 5, 2018

Good grief, it's Christmas time again and with it comes all that commercialism this time of year brings. It's lucky that the Chico State Department of Music and Theater put on the perfect escape from the...

Pratt says goodbye to A.S. Presidency

After finishing his term in office, Pratt will continue in the masters program Photo credit: George Johnston
May 2, 2017

Associated Student President Michael Pratt was responsible to represent the voices of 17,557 Chico State students.Pratt humbly said he did his best to represent those voices while helping with the transition...

Chemistry department aims to improve student success

November 14, 2016

Nobody comes to university to fail classes, though any number of factors can cause students to fall behind. A student typically looks to their own shortcomings to explain a bad grade, but less often...

Bernie Sanders holds rally at Chico State

Close to 6,000 people came to see Bernie Sander speak at Chico State Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer
June 3, 2016

Chico felt a bern Thursday night.Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a stop at Chico State to give a stump speech before the Super Tuesday election in California on June 7.While at...

Butte County residents vote for caucus in presidential primary

Supporters decide which six ballots to select out of 51 for Bernie Sanders. Photo credit: George Johnston
May 2, 2016

California just took one step closer to deciding who should run for president in the Democrat primaries.On May 1, doors opened at the ARC pavilion and Chico Grange Hall for any registered Democrats in...

Newly elected A.S. vice president talks plans for future

After working in Chico State housing for two years, Brett Rahtz feels like he can do more to help the university. Photo credit: George Johnston
April 15, 2016

After nearly a day of fierce voting, the A.S. vice president of business and finance of Chico State was elected on April 13. Brett Rahtz, the new vice president of business and finance recently sat down...

CFA and CSU management reach tentative agreement

Photo source: CFA website
April 8, 2016

The California Faculty Association and California State University management have reached a tentative agreement.The tentative agreement includes:A 5 percent general salary increase on June 30, 2016 for...

Chico State faculty strike on hold

Photo from the California Faculty Association website
April 6, 2016

There might be a change of plans for the upcoming California Faculty Association strike. In an email sent by CFA president Jen Eagan to California State University faculty, she states discussion between...

Drought conditions improve

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture
March 29, 2016

On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared the extreme conditions of the drought a state of emergency and demanded water usage cutbacks in hopes to save this state from drying up. Since 2014, Californians...

Students evacuate University Village due to fire initiated by a vape

A fire at University Village's building two caused students to evacuate Thrudsay night. Photo credit: Michelle Zhu
March 25, 2016

Shortly before midnight on Thursday, a fire alarm cued students to evacuate University Village. Resident Adviser Mitzi Felix immediately called for residents to enter the parking lot and subsequently...

Rainy weather may make students sad

Illustration by Dongyoung Won.
January 26, 2016

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern...

Eduroam: a tale of weary students and sub-par tech support

September 22, 2015

Never did the days of door-to-door Encyclopedia salesmen and signing up for a library card seem more efficient than campus-wide wireless Internet when it came to student success. But alas, here...

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