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AS releases 2024 general election sample ballot Wednesday

Grace Stark, News Editor // March 13, 2024

Associated Students Government Affairs released the sample ballot for the 2024 General Election on Wednesday. The 2024 general election candidates are as follows: For president: Chris Sullivan ...

Say hello to your new mayor. Photo by Robledo Rafael Andrade via Pexels.

A modest fur-prosal: Put pets in local politics

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // March 4, 2024

We all know the only politics that matter are those on a national and global scale. Local politics are a waste of time and energy, with little-to-no impact on the lives of the average citizen.  To...

An audience of around 200 guests joined the Chico Unified School District Board of Education regular meeting at Marigold Elementary School on Feb. 16. Photo taken by Jolie Asuncion

Chico BOE meeting includes mask mandate protest, district mapping debate

Kimberly Morales, Carrington Power, and Jolie Asuncion // February 21, 2022

The Chico Unified School District Board of Education was met by a crowd of parents and children protesting mask mandates on Feb. 16 at Marigold Elementary School.  The meeting occurred the day...

The audience taking notes on what the presenters were discussing. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

Kimberly Morales // November 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Chico City Council discussed district-based elections and present possible options and various aspects of commercial cannabis.Through an attempt to avoid a council stronghold, the city council...

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Associated Students 2019 election results

Kendall George // April 18, 2019

After a 24-hour voting period, Associated Student elections ended Thursday morning with 4,513 out of 16,964 Chico State students, about 27%, participating in the election. Here are the results for the...

Three of the candidates in the running for the Associated Students body are Alfonso Caldera, Harry Hatch and Gustavo Martir. All three were present at Tuesday nights race highlighting event. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson & Nate Rettinger

The race for the A.S. student body begins

Nate Rettinger // April 9, 2019

The official race for Associated Student body positions began Tuesday evening after a presentation was given outlining the rules of campaigning for the next week.Alfonso Caldera is a candidate running...

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Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Gage Northcutt // March 20, 2019

Mudslinging campaigns found their way into the 2018 AS elections. The Associated Students elections often bring out the best that Chico State has to offer. But in one particular instance, the election...

Candidates from left to right; Alex Brown, Scott Huber, Rich Ober, Ken Rensink Photo credit: Christian Solis

Council Candidates speak on police role in the community

Christian Solis // September 26, 2018

Only half of the candidates running for Chico City Council appeared at a forum, Monday. Concerned Citizens 4 Justice organized the forum to discuss the role of policing in the community. https://www.youtube.com/embed/quN8VID4jhg Christian...

Council candidates left students out of the conversation on Wednesday. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Christian Solis // September 7, 2018

Eight city council candidates gathered at a forum, Wednesday, to discuss policy positions and local problems, but failed to mention one key topic.The public forum, hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce,...

Alisha Sharma, who served as interim president of Associated Students over spring 2018, has been elected as President for 2018-2019. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Associated Students 2018 Election results announced

Natalie Hanson // April 19, 2018

An email sent to all students opened online voting for the 2018 Associated Students elections on Wednesday, April 18, and the results have been announced.Alisha Sharma has been elected president of AS....

Brigitte Dahrouj encourages all students that are interested in politics to come to a Democratic Club meeting. The club meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in Butte 223. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Chico native runs to represent Northern California College Democrats

Kelsi Sibert and Alex Grant // February 22, 2018

President of the Chico State Democratic Club Brigitte Dahrouj is running for Northern Regional Director.This title is one of nine California College Democrats positions up for election. However, unlike...

Dylan Gray talks about his position for the upcoming year, after a successful campaign. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Dylan Gray wins A.S. President

Jacqueline Morales // April 13, 2017

Associated Student Election results are posted for 2017 to 2018. The upcoming years A.S. officials have been selected with a voter turnout of a total 5,182 out of 17,224 voters, based on enrollment. Student...

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