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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...

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Eric Mcguire

May 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico state has added a new priority to its Strategic Plan for the Future. The new priority was drafted by the University Diversity Council last year, and after being reviewed by a number of Chico State committees and individuals, it was approved. The plan states “we will continue to develop and ...

Harriet Tubman to be first female featured on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman to be first female featured on $20 bill

Bridget Comito

May 10, 2016


Filed under Community, News

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 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote...

A.S. hosts International Festival

A.S. hosts International Festival

Molly Sullivan

April 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Associated Students hosted its annual international festival on Saturday. The festival gave student cultural organizations the opportunity to share their traditions and cultures with attendees. Attendees experienced live performances and international food at the various booths. Student orga...

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

Molly Sullivan

April 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

In an effort to better understand the diversity of the student population, Associated Students has created a campus climate survey to assemble a database of student input. The survey asks students to draw on their experiences when deciding whether they agree or disagree with statements about diversity...

A.S. president, Deanna Jarquin, bids farewell

A.S. president, Deanna Jarquin, bids farewell

Molly Sullivan

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Deanna Jarquin’s term as Associated Students president is coming to a close. She represented the Chico State student body of over 17,000 students for the last year and is responsible for instigating a number of changes on campus. Looking back In her time as president, Jarquin is most proud...

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

March 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Everyone was told to partner up with someone they didn’t know. A quick introduction with names was OK, but no further inquiries were allowed. Everyone had a piece of paper and a pen. “Just look at your partner and guess. Where is your partner’s hometown?” Anxious giggles filled the room...

Black Lives Matter on campus

Black Lives Matter on campus

Molly Sullivan

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Black Lives Matter brought students and community members together to speak about race and diversity at Chico State on Friday, Feb. 26. Marc’s Legacy The event specifically honored the memory of Marc Thompson, a Chico State student and activist who was found burned in his car in September 2014. His death was ruled a homicide and the investigation is still ...

CCLC hosts diversity advocacy workshop

CCLC hosts diversity advocacy workshop

Christine Zuniga

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center started a "Diversity Advocacy Certification" program in an effort to help participants become aware of social injustice issues and teach them to become effective activists. The program consists of seven workshops scheduled throughout the remainder of the semester,...

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Gabriel Sandoval

February 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's Diversity Action Plan is working, but is also a work-in-progress. Benchmarking the successes and chalking up the failures, administrators said the plan has given them a better sense of how to craft a more effective plan for 2017. The plan was released in January 2011 and served a...

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