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Butte College holds ceremony for new welding building

A new welding and manufacturing building has been opened at Butte College Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff
October 20, 2019

Butte College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday in order to celebrate their new welding and manufacturing facility.The welding program at Butte College is one of the technical programs that the...

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Posters are hung all throughout Paradise High School's current building, empowering students to stay strong Photo credit: Trenton Taylor
May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely." “Communications...

Wildcat Will: need or want

April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State but is it really worth it? Photo credit: Janette Estrada
April 19, 2019

This April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State.Initiated in 2008 when a group of university students pitched the idea to the Associated Students representatives, it was to become...

To be or not to be, financially stable

April 16, 2019

Dear financial aid,I am writing a hate letter to you today.I am writing this letter because for the past three years I have been denied my qualifications. Not to say I am desperate, but I have bit my tongue...

California school districts visit Chico State for Education Hiring Fair

Jim Hanlon, Assistant Superintendent at Chico Unified School District, talks to students interested in finding a teaching job at the Education Hiring Fair in the Bell Memorial Union. Photo credit: Trenton Taylor
March 11, 2019

Chico State's Career Center hosted roughly 100 school districts across California for the Education Hiring Fair Saturday morning. Students currently in Chico State's credential program, along with those...

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

Dilan Pedraza speaks to students in the CCLC about his experience filming in documentary
March 3, 2019

Navigating through school, society and careers is challenging enough without extra factors. Many undocumented young adults in Chico and throughout the country are required to take additional, and often...

The pressures of a first generation student

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February 19, 2019

Imagine blindly walking into the next four years without direction. College is a milestone. We are continuously told education is our dominant weapon. Especially when the man in charge believes Mexico...

School children cry out, demand mass pumpkin executions for science

One of the Chico State physics students wearing a pumpkin on his head during the annual pumpkin drop. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis
November 2, 2018

The piercing screams of children rang out across campus as gourds hit the floor for the Department of Physics and Society of Physics Students 31st Annual Pumpkin Drop. Visiting elementary students reveled...

Being a first-generation college student

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
April 9, 2018

What does it mean to me to be a First Gen student?In middle school, I thought I had the capability to attend Harvard University, without any idea of how nearly impossible that was.I just did not understand...

Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Too much technology can be damaging to your grades. Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
March 15, 2018

You're checking your phone simply to see your assignment grade that was just posted on Blackboard, next thing you know your scrolling on your Twitter timeline for a good 45 minutes. Sound familiar?...

“Women of Wisdom” event to celebrate Native American culture

March 4, 2018

Three Native American speakers will come to Chico State for an event focusing on local tribes and women's stories Tuesday.According to a release, this event spotlights Betty Jo Smith of the Wintu Klamath...

Butte County program aims to give students educational opportunities

Photo credit: Sean Martens
February 4, 2018

Education leaders in Chico came together to sign the Butte County Promise Thursday.The Butte County Promise is a program to give all students the opportunity to further their education after graduating...

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