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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, as well as final exams. Facilities such as the Meriam Library and the Wildcat Recreation Center will be clos...

Tensions continue to rise on campus, Chico State prepares

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

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 Memorial Union by the Chico State College Republicans featuring Brandan Straka and Youtuber Blair ...

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 your next internship or job at the career fair. Take your chance and make connections with the com...

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 full meal before donating and be in good health.When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Where: BMU AuditoriumPrice: FreeFilm - The ...

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

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

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 a Prayer,” musicians, vocalists and dancers collaborated beautifully to commemorate co...

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

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

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 wearing something over their face, you can tell that their eyes are wide open. That experience...

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

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

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 of plastic chairs, most people were standing. The large mob, featuring many people dressed in racy l...

Ribbon cutting opens doors to improved skate park in Chico

Renovations to the park would not have been possible without the efforts of Scott Bailey.

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, fenced up, cleaned and painted making a more inviting environment for skaters of all ages."The...

CARD hosts annual spring celebration with kites

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

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 Park. The vision of this day was originated in 1985 by Bob Malowney, owner of Bird in Hand...

“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 tribe, Elizabeth Lara-O'Rouke of the Chilula, Hupa and Yurok tribes and Joyce L. Gonzalez of the ...

Girls get chance to learn about science on campus

Students in one team prepare to test their

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 for middle school girls to learn about STEM careers and science. "We want girls from all backgro...

Fraternity hosts Undie Run fundraiser

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

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 be accepted, according to a press release. The event will take place at Yolo Field's 6 and 7 at 4:45 p...

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