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Memorial planned for student

Memorial planned for student

Natalie Hanson

April 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Services will be held for student Kyle LaForce this weekend, after his sudden death due to seizure.Kyle Joshua Harte La Force was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. La Force lived with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and died on March 27 at the age of 20.According to an email sent to all stud...

Nutrition professor dies suddenly

Nutrition professor dies suddenly

Alejandra Fraga

February 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Ted Herrera, faculty member of the Nutrition and Food Science Department, died from unknown reasons Friday.Herrera had been teaching at Chico State since 2013 and he was 67, according to a press release.Herrera left an impact in the lives of many students. "Personally, he impacted me just because he ...

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Natalie Hanson

January 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A vehicle driving through a red light struck another in an intersection in Oroville Sunday.According to a release Tuesday, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling east on Las Plumas Ave at about 1:38 a.m. As the vehicle entered the intersection at Lower Wyandotte Road, it struck a Toyota Tacoma also entering ...

Chico State animal science student passes away

Chico State animal science student passes away

Alejandra Fraga

May 10, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Monica Gonzalez,19, a Chico State sophomore majoring in animal science died May 4. Monica came to Chico State from Long Beach.Professor Cindy Daley stated in a news release that Monica was a city girl, who was now in a rural community to pursue her lifelong passion of becoming a small-animal veterinarian.Dal...

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A former Chico State student and certified diving instructor, James Carlson, died April 13. "He was a certified instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for more than 38 years and owned Valley Scuba in Chico, where he also taught private, semi-private, and group sessions...

Recent Chico State alumnus passes away

Recent Chico State alumnus passes away

Jacqueline Morales

April 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State graduate Owen Euser passed away earlier this week at age 23. Owen was an involved local student who completed a business administration degree in December 2016. He was a part of the American Marketing Association on campus. “He always brought a positive and playful energy to the classro...

Death Cafe makes its campus debut

Death Cafe makes its campus debut

Molly Sullivan

March 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Death was in the air amidst the beautiful spring weather at Chico State's first Death Cafe on March 23. Death Cafe is an international movement devoted to allaying fear and anxiety of death and increasing awareness of the finite opportunities available in life. “In our culture, death is often c...

Fatal collision leaves 2 dead

Fatal collision leaves 2 dead

Hannah Suzuki

April 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

A fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision on an East Lassen Avenue sidewalk left an elderly couple dead and passenger injured Saturday. An 81-year-old driver had driven up onto a sidewalk and struck the two pedestrians, who were walking their dog, according to a press release. When the C...

The depressing trend toward desensitization

The depressing trend toward desensitization

William Rein

April 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Maybe this is the only serious thing I’ll ever write. I’m taking a child development class this semester, and last week we watched a videotaped live birth, with the stretching and blood and screaming and crying and every factor essential to escaping the uterus and entering a world of more co...

Obsession with safety saps fun, meaning from life

Obsession with safety saps fun, meaning from life

William Rein

April 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is everything too safe? That might strike many as ludicrous, human life being as precious as it is. Yet there are fire precautions in nearly every building on campus. Students get ticketed for skateboarding or biking on campus, even though only negligent jerks would get hit or hit someone. On ...

Shedding light on death in America

Shedding light on death in America

Kevin Crittenden

March 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Death in America has become nearly invisible. There was a time when it happened at home, in front of everyone. Now dead and dying bodies are stuffed away in retirement homes, mortuaries and hospitals.Accident victims are cloaked under tarps. Animals that die so we can eat them are slaughtered by professional...

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Eric Mccauley

February 26, 2014


Filed under News

A graduate student died Feb. 14 of colon cancer in Paradise, according to a campuswide email. Andrew Rushin was enrolled in the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at Chico State. He had completed all of his coursework and was in the process of organizing his master’s thesis when he died. He was 66.This was Rushin third...

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