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Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

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

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 constructed a series of public hearings for community input.As the first public hearings for dis...

Associated Students 2019 election results

Courtesy A.S. Office.

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 2019 elections.President - Trevor GuthrieTrevor Guthrie will serve as president with 1,947 votes out o...

The race for the A.S. student body begins

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 night's race highlighting event. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson & Nate Rettinger

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 for A.S. president. Caldera is a businessman and first-generation student who started his own compa...

Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Made using Piktochart Photo credit: Gage Northcutt

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 brought out some of the worst in Chico that I have ever seen. This was a campaign to not only undermine a candidate, but to publicly demoralize her.This was the smear c...

Council Candidates speak on police role in the community

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

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 Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @joshcozine and @c_a...

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

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

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, focused on four main questions that focused on local issues. Each candidate also was able to give a...

Associated Students 2018 Election results announced

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

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. Sharma, who served this semester as the interim president, ran against Karla Camacho and Nadine Sala...

Chico native runs to represent Northern California College Democrats

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

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 many of the other candidates, Dahrouj will face one other opponent. Travis Legault and Dahrouj will comp...

Dylan Gray wins A.S. President

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

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 Dylan Gray was elected A.S. President with a total of 2,228 votes. "I'm looking forward...

Why college students should vote

Why college students should vote

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

September 28, 2016

This will be the first presidential election that I will be eligible to participate in. I plan on voting, and I believe all college students should do their best to get involved too. The life of a college student isn’t the most difficult role in society. Most of our time is spent worrying about...

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Students vote through email and A.S. hopes more students will vote because of how convenient it is. Illustration by William French

Jeremy Steele

March 28, 2016

The Associated Students elections are happening April 12. Students will receive an email to their campus account with a link prompting them to the simple online poll. For students with a smartphone hooked up with the Chico State email, they can vote in the A.S. elections instead of checking Instagram aga...

Feelin’ the Bern

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Katelyn Martin

November 10, 2015

As the 2016 presidential debate begins to heat up and the first round of political debates have concluded, key players for each party are standing out. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the current front-runners whose campaigns are funded by billionaire, super PACs.An unlikely candidate has begun to emer...

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