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Jack Mason (current member of Sigma Nu) and James Sandlin (current member of Sigma Nu) survey the damage of the car. Photo credit: Brooke Martin

Brotherhood and bashing cars: How many frat guys does it take to destroy a car?

Brooke Martin // October 2, 2018

Every year students rush fraternities and sororities hoping to become a new member of Greek life. While there are many recruitment events that take place, one stands out. It involves sledgehammers, lots...

Chico State fraternity is accused of vandalising on campground. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha pleads guilty to vandalism charges

Christian Solis and Natalie Hanson // October 12, 2017

Chico State fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to vandalism of a campground in Tehama County.The incident was reported on April 28, when Tehama County Sheriffs got a call...

The Tau Gamma fraternity house, where a shooting took place. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Natalie Hanson // September 11, 2017

Shooting at Chico State Fraternity house was reported and remains under investigation.According to Chico Police, a shooting occurred over the Labor Day weekend at the Tau Gamma Theta Fraternity House....

Fraternity being investigated for trashing campsite

Fraternity being investigated for trashing campsite

Daniel Wright // May 2, 2017

The Chico State chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha is being investigated by the Tehama County Sheriff for littering a campsite and chopping down more than 30 trees, according to a press release. J.D. Elam, a...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

It’s all Greek to me and maybe it shouldn’t be

Whitney Urmann // September 27, 2016

Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect funds spent on dues. When media depicts college, typically the Greek system is right up there with wacky philosophy professors and toga parties. Every...

Chico State fraternities and sororities come out to support Wildcat sporting events. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Breanna Barnard // March 8, 2015

Cheerleaders, put the pompoms down. Moms, turn off the camera flash. And students, move on over to the section where fraternity and sorority members are chanting their Wildcats to victory. Recently,...

Chico State's Bucket List Photo credit: Monica Fitch

Bucket list of activities for students

Stephanie Schmieding // September 19, 2014

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John Roussell, professor of communications design. Courtesy of Chico State.

Professor recruits to rebrand Chico

Enrique Raymundo // April 21, 2014

A communications design professor will be starting a YouTube channel in June with the intention of changing Chico State's party image. The channel will be one of the final stages of a year-long...

Fraternity marks lights for repairs

Fraternity marks lights for repairs

Steven Verstelle // February 25, 2014

Members of Chico State's co-ed business and economics fraternity are mapping all the non-functioning street lights of downtown Chico. Fifty-four streetlights have been photographed, marked and are...

Alpha Omicron Pi is Chico State's newest sorority. Photo courtesy of Alpha Omicorn Pi.

New sorority to join Chico State

Steven Verstelle // February 4, 2014

A new sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, will be joining Chico State in February. Chico State has been looking for a new sorority for about a year, said Malcolm McLemore, program coordinator for fraternity and...

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