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Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

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

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

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

Catalyst hosts music event to honor domestic violence awareness

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

A Catalyst against teen dating violence

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

Domestic violence on campus

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

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

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

Final changes made to federal Clery Act

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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