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First Queer Prom offers free dance, entertainment and community

First Queer Prom offers free dance, entertainment and community

Alejandra Fraga

March 4, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) organized and brought to campus its first queer prom dance Saturday at the BMU auditorium. The event consisted of drag show performances, dance performances and DJ performances conducted by KCSC Radio. Free desserts and non-alcoholic drinks were provided as well."My hopes in putting on this event w...

Cross Cultural Leadership Center’s founder is to retire this semester

Cross Cultural Leadership Center’s founder is to retire this semester

Natalie Hanson

October 24, 2017


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

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center founder is to retire in December. Charles "CC" Carter, who founded the CCLC in 2008, will retire effective Dec. 31. He was first hired by Chico State in 1980 as the first coordinator for the university's multicultural programs. Carter founded the CCLC out of a le...

Queer week needs to go viral

Queer week needs to go viral

Danielle Cortes

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of Chico’s core principles is valuing diversity. Around campus you may notice many encouraging depictions of what this means. For example, there are banners that display pictures of student and staff members from all different ethnic backgrounds smiling and recognizing “We are Chico St...

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

September 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State yields banners that state “We Are Chico State” and has made claims in the past to value diversity. While this effort hasn’t gone unnoticed, it’s important to continue practicing diversity instead of just claiming it. The campus has made changes to its student populatio...

What is American Culture?

What is American Culture?

Susan Whaley

March 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being American is often associated with having no culture, or is grouped into one large categorized group.There is no easy way to define a specific culture, but Chico State professor and Chair of Department of Sociology Nandi Crosby said it is an important part of a person's identity."It's a shared sense o...

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

Daniel Wright

March 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

President Hutchinson took office at Chico State in June of 2016. During her first fall semester, she outlined five transitional goals at her convocation speech: 1. Improving campus climate 2. Restoring shared governance 3. Fostering student achievements 4. Building diverse and inclusive communities 5. E...

City council rejects sanctuary city proposal

City council rejects sanctuary city proposal

Daniel Wright

February 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Residents of Chico were denied making the city a sanctuary at the council meeting Feb. 21. People ranging from doctors to Chico State students came to support this resolution. “I would like the city as a whole to be a reflection of the campus’s diverse community,” said attendee Da...

Meriam Library welcomes all-gender restrooms

Meriam Library welcomes all-gender restrooms

Alejandra Fraga

February 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Meriam Library has added two all-gender restrooms on the third floor."We have a very diverse population here...we want to be responsive to that population," said Patrick Newell, Dean of Meriam Library.Meriam library will be undergoing many changes that serve the Chico State community as they want to encour...

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

Molly Sullivan

December 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

President Gayle Hutchinson concluded her 100-day listening tour on Dec. 2, and is now incorporating the feedback into her plan for the next academic year. At the start of her presidency, Hutchinson promised to spend her first 100 days listening to students, staff and faculty to better understand issues...

Selfies promote self-confidence

Selfies promote self-confidence

Lorinda Sasan and David Molina

October 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Selfies are described as narcissistic and less appealing when viewed by outsiders while the subjects taking selfies rate their own photos as more appealing, according to an article published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science. The study, done by the University of Toronto, recruite...

Censoring conservative voices

Censoring conservative voices

Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech has been a cornerstone of American life for centuries and is a seminal piece of who we are as people. The idea of conveying an idea despite being controversial or unpopular is what has driven the innovation and growth of the country. Over the summer there was some news concerning ...

Associated Student officers talk diversity, safety with Pres. Hutchinson

Associated Student officers talk diversity, safety with Pres. Hutchinson

Molly Sullivan

September 14, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Showcase

As a part of her 100-day listening tour, President Gayle Hutchinson met with Associated Students officers today to address diversity and safety on campus. With the data collected from the diversity survey and focus groups, AS officers are creating actionable steps to address issues raised by students. “We...

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