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Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes,...

University Police investigating Esken Hall “hackings”

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

Students residing in Esken Hall made reports to University Housing that they were receiving strange phone calls and messages and their phones were being “hacked.” There have been 10 confirmed reports...

Some students opt to live in University Village to escape the issues of on-campus living. Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Going home for holiday break may be harder than students think

Joel Peterson // December 5, 2019

Chico State has had many students walk in and out of its doors, but what seems to be a cause of concern no one really talks about is housing. More specifically, housing for the newest group of freshmen...

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Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter // December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding // April 9, 2018

“This has been fun, can we go back to your place?” she says, as my heart skips a beat. Now comes the hard part. “Sure, let me just get you a wristband,” I say, feeling like we’re off to Great...

Dorms vs Apartments Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Danielle Cortes // August 27, 2017

If you're beginning your second year at Chico State, you're most likely experiencing the big move to your first apartment. Most of the time you're living with your closest friends whom you have met last...

Photo credit: Jenny Salazar

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Nicole Henson // March 14, 2017

“No RAs, let’s have a kegger!” Reads a resident dorm sign in Whitney hall. The floor is filled with signs like these, celebrating significantly less supervision in the dorms. Last week 20 resident...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Changes to housing benefit first-years

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won // September 17, 2016

Living in the residence halls has always been a mixed bag for those who have experienced it. Some love it, some hate it and most are excited to live off campus at the end of the year. In past years, there's...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Redhead redemption

Sam Rios // February 12, 2016

The concept of redheads becoming extinct seems to be a funny anecdote. However, there is proof that this is actually a serious issue.Researchers at ScotlandsDNA estimate that redheads could be extinct...

Taking dorm food from boring to brilliant

Grace Kerfoot // August 27, 2015

Hallmarked for its comfort food vibes and outrageous simplicity, dorm food has a way of ceasing our hunger and nourishing our soul. True, the classics are good standbys for when real food is scarce, but...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Nobody knows the swag of Craig

Miles Inserra // April 9, 2015

Shasta, Lassen, Whitney and Sutter — four mountains that are the namesakes of the most popular dorms on campus. Esken, Mechoopda and Konkow — three north campus dorms named after Native American...

Caleb Meyer, a senior liberal studies major, has lived in a dorm throughout his entire college career. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Senior Spotlight: Livin’ la vida dorm life

Nicole Santos // March 20, 2015

How many college seniors can say they have lived on campus every year since being a first-year student, in three different dormitories? Very few. Caleb Meyer, a senior liberal studies major, has been...

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