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Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes,...

An officer watching the crowd as they get allowed into the event. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Tensions continue to rise on campus, Chico State prepares

Julian Mendoza // November 26, 2019

After an eventful week of protest against the College Republicans, Chico State took precactionary measures to ensure that everybody stayed safe.While the Walk Away campaign was going on inside the Bell...

Calendar of daily events for week of Feb. 20

Calendar of daily events for week of Feb. 20

Audree Hernandez // February 19, 2019

Wed EventsEvening of WonderEnjoy a night full of magic and mind-reading by performers Dean Waters and Stephen Collet.When: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.Where: Unwined Kitchen & BarPrice: $15Business Career FairFind...

Calendar for week of Feb. 13

Audree Hernandez // February 17, 2019

Wed EventsMonthly Blood DriveJoin Staff Council and BloodSource in the BMU Auditorium and donate blood for a good cause! Though requirements do apply; bring photo id, weigh at least 110 pounds, have a...

Ending the first act with a bang Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter // January 30, 2019

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like...

Carlos Pioroda and Kendrick Short experiencing VR gaming Night in the basement of the BMU. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

Ulises Duenas // December 10, 2018

Experiencing virtual reality (VR) for the first time is a special moment. Whether someone is skeptical or excited going in is up to them, but the initial reaction is usually the same. Even though they're...

Patricia Quinn (Magenta) lips grace the screen at the beginning of the movie during the Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing at the Maltese on Halloween. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

The Maltese gets wild for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Grant Schmieding // November 2, 2018

The cash register clanged as people crowded the bar, bought drinks and cheered for the start of the show. The small bar was so packed that it looked like a fire hazard. With only a few booths and two rows...

Renovations to the park would not have been possible without the efforts of Scott Bailey. My children were my inspiration. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Ribbon cutting opens doors to improved skate park in Chico

Tisha Cheney // April 2, 2018

Community members joined together to celebrate the grand opening of the renovated skate park Monday morning.After two years of relentless efforts by local community members, the new park has been expanded,...

Families come together to enjoy a beautiful day in the park.

CARD hosts annual spring celebration with kites

Tisha Cheney // March 26, 2018

Kites were soaring high today at Chico's annual Kite Day Sunday. Families and friends gathered around 1 p.m. to celebrate the coming of spring with music, food, and of course kites at 20th Street Community...

Women of Wisdom event to celebrate Native American culture

“Women of Wisdom” event to celebrate Native American culture

Tisha Cheney // 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...

Students in one team prepare to test their blood samples for a DNA experiment. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Girls get chance to learn about science on campus

Alejandra Fraga and Natalie Hanson // February 4, 2018

Chico State hosted a STEM Girl Mayhem for middle school age girls Saturday. The event took place in three buildings on campus starting in Colusa Hall from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. It offered activities...

Undie Run is hosted as a fundraiser for local awareness. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Fraternity hosts Undie Run fundraiser

Natalie Hanson // October 31, 2017

Fraternity Delta Sigma Pi will host an Undie Run fundraiser on Friday.The event is a Fun Run to benefit students in need, locals, homeless, and those affected by recent wildfires. Clothing donations will...

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