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Gayle E. Hutchinson is the first female president of Chico State. Photos courtesy of Chico State.

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Elizabeth Castillo // March 9, 2016

One day after International Women’s Day, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was appointed as the first female president of Chico State. “I think it’s great that we have a woman president now after 127 years,”...

John Feeney, University Police chief, believes that collaboration among police departments is crucial to success. Photo courtesy of John Feeney.

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum,...

Cathrine Himberg, kinesiology professor, addressed concerns about the rental prices for facilities on campus and its affect on student organizations. Photo credit: Elizabeth Castillo

On-campus facility prices cause concern for student organizations

December 8, 2015

A facility-use fee change that was made in 2011 continues to affect student organizations on campus. At the open forum held on Nov. 10, Cathrine Himberg, kinesiology professor, addressed her concerns...

Aaron Thao, AS Commissioner of Diversity Affairs, discusses the importance of student involvement on campus. Photo courtesy of Aaron Thao.

Task force to represent student feedback about on-campus diversity

December 1, 2015

The Associated Students recently created a task force on diversity to get a better understanding of how to serve students. “The goal of the task force is to capture what students feel about diversity...

Crime in the Avenues, a neighborhood north of the university, was addressed at the open forum. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Students hope for a safer Chico

November 30, 2015

A concern addressed by students at the most recent open forum was the need to feel safe in Chico. “This is where we live. If we don’t feel safe leaving our homes, how are we supposed to feel...

Chico States campus has already implemented gender-neutral bathrooms in many buildings on campus with plan to add more in the future. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

LGBT resources on campus to be addressed this semester

Elizabeth Castillo // October 25, 2015

This semester, Chico State hopes to improve LGBT resources on campus after receiving three out of five stars on a national ranking. The Campus Pride Index evaluates colleges based on a variety of...

Vianey Hernandez, junior public relations major, contacted Comcasts customer service but is still dissatisfied with her Internet. Photo credit: Elizabeth Castillo

Xfinity internet leaves students without Wi-Fi

Elizabeth Castillo // September 20, 2015

As the semester begins, some students are finding extra complications when attempting their homework— a Wi-Fi internet disconnection caused by Comcast’s Xfinity Internet. “The [Xfinity] internet...

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