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Battling the opioid crisis with Naloxone

March 18, 2020

Training hosted by the Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition extended the conversation of preventing and surviving an opioid overdose on Monday, inside Blackbird Cafe.  The training opened...

Chico PD confiscates firearm during traffic stop

Chico PD confiscates firearm during traffic stop
March 17, 2020

On March 1, at approximately 9:35 p.m., an officer from the Chico Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of East 1st Avenue and Terrace Drive that led to the confiscation...

Talking about cannabis, on campus

CADEC volunteer, third year Giianna Lagorio leads students through interactive activity,
October 11, 2019

Is it cannabis? Marijuana? Hemp? Is it bad for you? Good? It depends on who you ask and where you're looking.On Tuesday, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) connected with a classroom...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

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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...

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm
May 11, 2018

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...

California grant funds medication to combat opioid epidemic

Photo credit: Sean Martens
February 16, 2018

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,...

Marijuana use banned on campus

Photo credit: Sean Martens
January 20, 2018

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...

Community contributes to clean local parks

Trucks were loaded with piles of trash. Photo credit: Christian Solis
September 16, 2017

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....

Millenials searching for mental vacations

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson
April 29, 2017

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...

Stop teens from using weed

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
November 10, 2016

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...

Clean up, not lock up

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won
May 8, 2016

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...

Prescription drugs harm more than help

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won
May 3, 2016

"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,...

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