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Chico police are looking for a third suspect, Alejandro Manuel Douglas, connected to the May 6 Columbus Avenue mass shooting, pictured here. Courtesy: Chico Police Department

Chico police identify 3 suspects possibly linked to Columbus Avenue mass shooting

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // May 30, 2023

Weeks after the Columbus Avenue mass shooting on May 6, that injured five and killed 17-year-old Justina Stubbe, Chico police said they may have found evidence linking three suspects to the mass shooting. A...

Police and bystanders gather information from security cameras above.

Mass shooting blocks from campus: Suspect at large

Wyatt Alpert and Molly Myers // May 6, 2023

In the early morning of May 6, a shooting took place on Columbus Avenue, leaving one dead and five injured. In a press conference, Chico Police said the suspect is still at large. The deceased victim...

Woman and three children sitting on a tan arm chair. Bookshelf full of colorful books in background.

South Central tells no lies

Troy Johnson, Reporter // April 13, 2023

I didn’t know what was worse: hearing them gunshots in the middle of the night, or hearing the police down the street and helicopters hovering over us.  Let me start off telling you where I...

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The secret to relaxation: angry rock music

Ariana Powell, City Editor // March 2, 2023

Nothing is more cathartic than turning on loud music after a long and stressful day. I find that it’s pleasing to turn on some angry emo rock music to make my anger regarding classes, responsibilities,...

Training Exercise: Active Shooter by Presidio of Monterey: DLIFLC & USAG
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University Police trained to subdue active shooters

Melvin Bui, Reporter // May 13, 2021

In the wake of national gun violence, people have become more weary and paranoid about shootings. California is known for its strict gun laws, however counties with less than 200,000 population allow...

Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Crenshaw Photo credit: Brandon Todd

Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

Mitchell Kret // April 4, 2019

Rapper and philanthropist Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31. He was known and will be remembered...

Films from students of Visual Anthropology at Chico State presented films on the second story of Bell Memorial Union. Harrison Hunter (left) directed a film about deaf culture and cochlear implants. Julia Bellon (right) made a film highlighting some of the historical problems of Greek life and culture on college campuses. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences hosts largest annual Student Research Symposium

Josh Cozine // April 26, 2018

The opioid epidemic, gun violence and gun control, and sexual assault on campus were just a few of the topics covered by student presenters Wednesday at the 17th annual Student Research Symposium. Held...

Local political candidates and  Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson sit on the panel at the March For Our Lives Chico town hall.

Student activists host town hall to discuss gun violence

Lizzie Helmer // April 10, 2018

March For Our Lives Chico put on a town hall Saturday at the El Rey theater that featured multiple congressional candidates and community leaders. Lizzie Helmer can be reached at [email protected] or @lizziehelmer on...

Sue Hilderbrand, Alan Gibson, Gayle Hutchinson, Darin Haerle and Adam Irish all listen to an audience member comment.

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

Alex Grant // March 27, 2018

Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, hosted a pre-release screening and panel discussion of the documentary “American Totem” in the BMU Auditorium Monday night. The documentary was...

Professor Sue Hilderbrand discusses how she balances hosting a weekly radio show with producing a gun violence documentary while also teaching Chico State students.

Chico State professor creates educational experiences outside the classroom

Alex Grant and Kelsi Sibert // March 21, 2018

College educators often research independently to better learn educational subjects and to become more informed teachers. Political science and criminal justice lecturer Sue Hilderbrand uses two educational...

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Student activists protest mass shootings, spark change

Nicte Hernandez // February 27, 2018

Mass shootings, violence and terrorism almost seem to be the norm recently. Headlines continue to show the number of casualties and the number of wounded individuals that have been reported. The latest...

Ryan Patten, Chair of the political science department spoke at the Town Hall Meeting on Thursday Nov. 13 Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Students debate politics at Town Hall

Jovanna Garcia // November 17, 2014
Chico State is nationally known for the Town Hall Meeting and has been mentioned in articles that have been read by academics across the country, including experts in the White House.
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