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Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Josiah Nicholl

May 11, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A previously convicted man in possession of drugs and a stolen firearm was arrested Wednesday evening. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, officers first responded to the incident at 4:21 p.m. after receiving calls about a suspect stealing merchandise from Safeway on West S...

California grant funds medication to combat opioid epidemic

California grant funds medication to combat opioid epidemic

Tisha Cheney

February 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Chico police received a free supply of Naloxone kits designed to combat opioid overdoses this week.Naloxone is a nasal spray used as an emergency treatment for individuals experiencing an opioid overdose, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department.With the help of state funding...

Marijuana use banned on campus

Marijuana use banned on campus

Natalie Hanson

January 20, 2018


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

Chico State announced its continued prohibition of marijuana on campus Thursday. In an email to the campus community, Milton Lang, Vice President of Student Affairs, stated that marijuana remains prohibited on all Chico State property and all university events. This prohibition will remain despite...

Community contributes to clean local parks

Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis

September 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering. Volunteers gathered over 1,500 pounds of trash from Lower Bidwell park alone, said Jared Glasser, Chico S...

Millenials searching for mental vacations

Millenials searching for mental vacations

Nicole Henson

April 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It may seem that millennials have a more laissez-faire attitude when it comes to recreational drugs compared to their parents. But in all honesty, we're just as lost as previous generations, or even more so. We have been told since we were in elementary school that drugs are bad and were forced to...

Stop teens from using weed

Stop teens from using weed

Mina Marjanovic

November 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Americans have downplayed the effects of marijuana use, to the point that most people believe it has no harmful effects on the human body at all. This has led to an increased popularity in marijuana use among teens. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the majority of high school seniors do not think ...

Clean up, not lock up

Clean up, not lock up

Julie Ramos

May 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Like many other adolescents, I was taught in my early years that drugs were bad. School programs taught us an easy understanding of good versus bad: If it’s legal it’s good, and if it’s illegal it’s bad. The rules were simple. Stay in sync with the law and you would be OK. I ...

Prescription drugs harm more than help

Prescription drugs harm more than help

Sean Daly

May 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"In 2014, more than 14,000 died from overdoses involving prescription opioids," according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that prevalence of prescription drugs like Percocet, Xanax and others in America is taking people's lives at an increasing rate. Why are more an...

Coachella is not worth it

Coachella is not worth it

Sam Rios

April 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the end of all experience, but Coachella isn’t really that great anyways. Here’s how it goes. Fi...

Man sells drugs in City Plaza

Man sells drugs in City Plaza

Carly Plemons

November 14, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Vandalism, 8:45 a.m., West Sacramento Avenue"Window was smashed, nothing missing from vehicle."Call Type: Suspicious Subject, 6:51 p.m., Konkow Hall"Subject was found hanging around inside the laundry room with bottle of beer."Chico Police DepartmentCall Type...

The Xanax epidemic

The Xanax epidemic

Nick Bragg

October 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Within my time in college, I have noticed a dangerous, addictive habit— prevalent on all campuses— that is turning students into incoherent zombies.Xanax, the drug responsible for countless blackouts, multiple regrets and even student death can be bought from your friendly neighborhood drug dealer. ...

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

Miles Inserra

April 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Marijuana is indeed the ultimate gateway drug.Readily available, cheap and less intense than other drugs, marijuana popularly exposes abstinent bodies to a state of being high for the first time. The gateway drug theory simply states that the use of less harmful drugs often leads to the future use of more...

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