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GSEC Program Coordinator, Abraham Trujillo, prepares the audience for a show they’ll never forget. Photo by Juliet Perry, taken on Oct.12.

Colorful, lively night at GSEC’s 8th Annual Drag Show

Juliet Perry, Reporter // October 18, 2023

Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition hosted its Eighth Annual Drag Show on Thursday, with a lineup of colorful and lively performers.  The lineup featured the Envy Hip Hop Dance Team,...

Participants holding up their signs in front of the Bell Memorial Union. Photo taken by Gabriela Rudolph on April 20.

Take Back the Night: ‘Chico State has a rape problem’

Gabriela Rudolph, Multimedia Editor // April 25, 2023

The Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition hosted the annual Take Back the Night march on April 20 to spark a conversation about rape culture in Greek life. The event began with a survivor speak-out...

Lulu Fatale dramatically leans back and to the left as she performs. A large purple flower can be seen in her black hair. She is also wearing red-soled heels and a silver studded bra.

GSEC’s erotic art show: drag, burlesque and art

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 4, 2023

Hurricane Fran came out in a pink feathered robe and eventually teased it off while sauntering around the stage during Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition's erotic art show on Thursday,...

Image by Bianca Van Dijk from Pixabay.

GSEC’s upcoming Period Week: Breaking ‘stigma-taboo surrounding periods’

Ariana Powell, City Editor // March 2, 2023

Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition wants to hold open a conversation between vagina-owning members of society and those who don’t know what a period is like through Period Week, from...

In no particular order, President Gayle Hutchinson, Interim Provost Stephen Perez, College of BSS Dean Eddie Vela, Associate Dean Ryan Patten, BSS Student Senator Brenna Gossner, AS President Krystal Alvarez, Faculty Senate Chair Marianne Paiva, Staff Council Chair  Tawnie Peterson, Mechoopda Indian Tribal Chairman Dennis Ramirez, City of Chico Mayor Andrew Coolidge, Turner Construction Company Representatives Jim Hull and Dan Wheeler, AC Martin Representative Danielle Martin Spice and CPDC Representative Zachary Smith take part in Wednesdays shovel ceremony. Taken by Ariana Powell, Jan. 8.

Excitement abounds during new behavioral and social sciences building groundbreaking ceremony

Ariana Powell, City Editor // February 10, 2023

Golden shovels glinted in the sun as 15 university and community representatives stepped to a horizontal mound of dirt, ready to christen the new College of Behavioral and Social Sciences building during...

A photo of fall leaves.

Intersectional ecofeminism discussed at the 23rd annual women’s conference

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // November 16, 2021

Chico State’s Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition held its 23rd annual women’s conference on Saturday to discuss how different forms of oppression overlap in regards to the climate crisis and...

Cast of the Vagina Monologues

Vagina Monologues offers an unapologetic narrative for the women of Chico

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

Hundreds gathered to celebrate their womanhood and explore the nature of their gender identity during the Vagina Monologues, Friday night.  Among attendees were dozens of organizations detailing...

The Trans* Week of Resilience capped off with a clothing swap that saw a safe place for anyone to come in and take some free clothing. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

Ricardo Tovar // November 23, 2019

The Bell Memorial Union room was the sight for some of the last events for the 'Trans* Week of Resilience' on Thursday. Room 210 was a spot where anyone, no matter how you identify, could come in and look...

Cheif John Reid took permanent post as chief of UPD in Dec. 2017. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

University police department: Students don’t trust increased police presence

Kimberly Morales // October 26, 2019

Within the last year, police presence has been increased on campus -- and reactions have been mixed, according to the University Police Department.When students voice their concerns about their safety,...

Video: Students reflect on the importance of ‘Queer Week’ events

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera // October 16, 2019

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected].

Tzanda Mendes and Nathan Zamudio wait for the film to start outside The Hub. Photo credit: Emily Neria

Queer Week movie discusses conversion therapy

Emily Neria // October 14, 2019

The Hub at Chico State hosted a viewing of "Boy Erased" on Tuesday for Queer Week. The showing was followed by a discussion with representatives from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and Stonewall Alliance...

Love and acceptance all around during this pride march. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Alex Coba // October 14, 2019

As Queer Week drew to a close, both Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) and The Hub Productions ended the week on a high note with the Pride march and The Coming Out party. Queer program...

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