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Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Christian Solis

August 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Video

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gave a convocation speech to the campus on Thursday. In her speech she touched on campus achievements, goals and the status of free speech on campus. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Kendall George

April 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Freedom of speech, although it might not seem like it, is a touchy subject. Especially in college, when a lot of contrasting viewpoints come up, freedom of speech can be jeopardized. When conversations arise that are uncomfortable, debate-orientated or controversial, emotion-based arguments on silenc...

Fighting the free speech war

Fighting the free speech war

Roberto Fonseca

April 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The free speech wars had another important battle this week. Instead of exchanging ideas, they exchanged fists.UC Berkeley was once again the battleground for a free speech war as anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed.Lauren Southern, a right-wing political commentator, arranged a rally in the defense of free speech in response to the treatment of Milo Yiannopoulos received at the Un...

Christian advocate sparks rally with name calling

Christian advocate sparks rally with name calling

Eric Mcguire

April 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase

An advocate of the Christian faith caused waves on campus Wednesday as he sermonized in the free speech area. His words sparked an emotionally-charged crowd to gather carrying hand made signs in protest of his message. Signs read "He doesn't even go here," "all you need is love," and "we're here,...

ACLU keynote speaker to address First Amendment rights in colleges

ACLU keynote speaker to address First Amendment rights in colleges

January 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Two nonprofit organizations that advocate for civil liberties will come together and host a free event Friday, Jan. 29 in the Bell Memorial Union, where a keynote speaker will address constitutional rights on campus. The groups — the Wildcat Civil Liberties Union, a student club and the American C...

Combating religious intolerance in Chico

Combating religious intolerance in Chico

January 25, 2016


Filed under Community, News

In response to the growing anti-Islamic rhetoric on the national stage, the Chico Area Interfaith Council released a letter in the Chico Enterprise-Record urging community members to extend a hand of friendship to local Muslims. Members of CAIC wanted to address the growing media maelstrom surrounding M...

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