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Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

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

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 for his activism, entrepreneurship and, of course, his music. Nipsey was shot six times, an...

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

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

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 in Bell Memorial Union’s auditorium on the second floor, the symposium started around 5:30 p.m....

Student activists host town hall to discuss gun violence

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

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 Twitter....

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

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

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 broken into six chapters; story, identity, community, security, civil society and the American experiment....

Chico State professor creates educational experiences outside the classroom

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

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 outlets outside of Chico State; she hosts a weekly talk radio show and she's producing a research...

Student activists protest mass shootings, spark change

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

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 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is something different becau...

Students debate politics at Town Hall

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

Jovanna Garcia

November 17, 2014

Students, faculty and community members gathered to discuss and find solutions to contemporary issues like homelessness and human trafficking at the 15th biannual Town Hall Meeting last Thursday. Approximately 740 students and 100 faculty and community members met at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium ...

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

Chico Police examine bullet shell casings at Chico Trailer Haven at 1412 Nord Ave. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

April 6, 2014

Police arrested three people in connection with suspected gang-related shootings Sunday afternoon at a trailer park on Nord Avenue. No one was injured at the scene of the shooting, said Chico police Sgt. Cesar Sandoval. This is the third shooting this weekend, with the first two on Saturday nig...

Campus gun policy unlawful, potentially

Donald E.J. Kilmer Jr., a San Jose attorney who practices civil rights cases, speaks at a gun control debate on campus March 4. Photo credit: Salahadin Albutti

Tj Carter

April 1, 2014

Concealed weapons permit owners in California are legally able to carry firearms on college or university campuses in the state, according to the California penal code.Despite California law, Chico State students are not allowed to carry any weapons on campus, including guns, gun replicas, knives, explosives or dangerous chemicals, according to the Chico S...

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