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Butte County Public Health calls out college-age population for COVID-19 surge, Chico State students under investigation

Kimberly Morales, Editor // September 2, 2020

Butte County Public Health announced on Wednesday that within a week, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among people ages 18-24 in Butte County had risen by 557.  Of the 557 cases,...

Chico Speaks presentation reviews data from student surveys regarding sexual assault, harassment

Chico Speaks presentation reviews data from student surveys regarding sexual assault, harassment

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // February 29, 2020

On Wednesday, Chico State’s: Safe Place, Title IX department, Associated Students Academic Senate and California Faculty Association hosted a keynote presentation. Chico State’s Department of Health...

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With all these vaping-related deaths, some still believe in its safety

Jack Lewis // October 21, 2019

For years, big tobacco has used shady tactics to get Americans hooked on nicotine. In fact, smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of preventable death in the nation, responsible for over 480,000 deaths...

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Anti-Vaxxers are accomplices to murder

Gage Northcutt // April 17, 2019

Due to the surge in parents refusing to vaccinate their children, a measles outbreak has spread across the Pacific Northwest. Not only has this reached Butte County, but specifically the measles outbreak...

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The new hype: Eyebrow threading

Janette Estrada // February 13, 2019

Name the single most important vanity feature with the potential to change your facial structure. You guessed it: eyebrows.Through thick and thin, the beauty of brows continues to be a popular trend. With...

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Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Brooke Martin // December 14, 2018

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s; these holidays are here but so are sicknesss.Winter is a great season for romance. It’s filled with matching ugly Christmas sweaters, the sexy New...

Condoms one of the many ways to prevent STD's. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

DTF with protection?

Rachael Bayuk // September 25, 2018

We are living in the height of reclamation. Words that were previously used to shame us are now ours to say alone. Slurs that would kill a high school reputation, just five years ago, are now proper greetings...

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Self-care is important; stress free phone apps

Rayanne Painter // September 18, 2018

Think about what makes you most happy after a long and stressful week. It could be a hot cup of tea paired with your favorite TV show, a day hike with friends or something as simple as reading a book....

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Smoking should be banned on campus

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won // September 18, 2016

When walking through the gorgeous Chico State campus, there are a few things to expect. You should be prepared to see a seemingly endless variety of trees, hear the birds chirping and the creek babbling....

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Change our partners, change ourselves

William Rein // April 5, 2016

There’s a recent trend in absolutism with two main ideas: It’s detestable to critique others, and it’s respectable to never let others change you. This second “stick to your guns”...

Alex Project: Suicide help is just one text message away

Sarah Strausser // October 22, 2015

It was just over five years ago when Alex Strauss, former Pleasant Valley High student, tried to reach out for help over text and did not receive a reply. Later that night, the then 17-year-old took his...

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Hard alcohol culture rises at Chico State

Sarah Strausser // October 4, 2015

  On a typical Friday or Saturday night in Chico, the Enloe Medical Center emergency room treats two to four patients for alcohol overdose. Although the hospital does not release whether...

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