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Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Sexual assault survivor, public speaker and activist Brittany Piper brought conversations about consent, rape culture and bystander intervention to Chico State. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Rayanne Painter

April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at each other in horror as most of them stood up.“Now, I want you to stay standing if you know that...

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Flowers were available as campus and community members attend the vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of a member of the Butte County community on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Chico, Calif. Students and faculty in an interdisciplinary course focused on homelessness organized the vigil in memory of the life lost on our campus and in recognition of the vulnerability of individuals experiencing homelessness.
(Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early hours of October 30, 2018, Linda Blacksten, 55, passed away just outside the south entrance to Kenda...

Catalyst hosts music event to honor domestic violence awareness

Alex Brown is a singer/songwriter by night and is running for City Council by day. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Alex Coba

October 29, 2018

The organization Catalyst brought the community together with its fourth annual “Love Is” Acoustic Showcase at La Salles in Downtown Chico. The event is hosted every year in October in honor of domestic violence awareness month.Catalyst plans a variety of events to bring awareness and educa...

Suspect in domestic violence stabbing currently at large

Suspect in domestic violence stabbing currently at large

Natalie Hanson

March 23, 2018

Police are searching for a man who stabbed his wife and fled his Chico residence Wednesday. A stabbing was reported in a residence on Ebano Way around 4:58 p.m. to the Chico Police Department, according to a release. A 31-year-old female resident was found at the scene when officers reached h...

A Catalyst against teen dating violence

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services Photo credit: Catalyst

Daniel Wright

February 6, 2017

Catalyst will be hosting a teen dating violence training seminar Feb. 27. It is free for adults to learn how to become allies against teen dating violence.In 2010, congress declared February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. Catalyst aims to do something to help teenagers in abusiv...

Domestic violence on campus

John Feeney, University Police chief, takes domestic violence seriously and urges all students to know their options on the topic. Photo courtesy of John Feeney.

Suzy Leamon

October 3, 2015

As many as 25 percent of female students experience sexual assault during their college career, according to Break the Cycle Inc. In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it can be beneficial for students to be educated on the cycles, causes and environments.   According to the CCWRC Women's Resou...

Woman has dumbbell thrown at her by husband’s female house guest

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Brandon Eiges

October 2, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Aggressive Animal 6:22 a.m., Orange StreetA dog ran into a warehouse and was barking and growling at employees throughout the facility. Doors of the warehouse were opened but dog refused to leave. The black, long-haired chihuahua was finally removed from the business.C...

Final changes made to federal Clery Act

Dylan Saake, Chico State’s Title IX coordinator and director of labor and relations and compliance, said Chico State already complies with many of the new requirements from the Clery act. Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Madison Holmes

October 22, 2014

New rules created by the U.S. Department of Education will make it easier for colleges to track crimes occurring on campuses across the U.S. The final rule implementing changes made to the Clery Act was announced by the Obama administration on Friday, according to a media release from the U.S. Departmen...

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