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  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

  • The inside of Eggroll King. Photo taken by Callum Standish.

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    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

  • Unidentified Project Rebound staff members stand outside Butte Hall, where the organizations office resides on the first floor. Courtesy of Lucy Ventura, Project Rebound public relations executive.

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    Chico State’s Project Rebound helps students after incarceration

  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

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    ‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.

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    Chico State announces construction plans for gender-inclusive bathrooms

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Prostitution exploits people overseas and in the U.S.

Nicte Hernandez // February 11, 2018

When thinking of Amsterdam, thoughts usually race to its legalized and controlled substances. Marijuana, and other mind-altering substances, are legal and easy to buy in The Netherlands.However, what usually...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Human traffickers look for vulnerable people

Nicte Hernandez and Briana Mcdaniel // November 23, 2016

Every 30 seconds a person falls enslaved into human trafficking. Today, it's most commonly known as modern-day slavery, according to Abolishing Injustice in the 21st Century.Traffickers look for individuals...

Protesters marching. Photo courtesy of Maliah Seavey.

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Kaylie Lewis // October 23, 2016

People marched through downtown Chico on Oct. 22 to raise awareness for human trafficking and slavery. A21, a non-profit, nationwide organization that works to abolish human trafficking, hosted a Walk...

Carissa Phelps, human trafficking survivor, talks about the experience of being trafficked and how to approach those who are. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Bridget Comito // April 24, 2016
Stop Trafficking of Persons held its fifth annual human trafficking awareness conference, “A Voice for the Voiceless.”
Stop Trafficking of Persons will host a human trafficking awareness event on Monday. Photo courtesy of STOP.

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Bridget Comito // April 11, 2016
The STOP club is hosting their 55th Annual Human trafficking awareness event called A Voice for The Voiceless
Vincent Le runs the booth for Stop Trafficking of Persons. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

S.T.O.P. conference cut short by strike

Molly Sullivan // March 10, 2016

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club tabled outside of Butte Hall on March 8 to raise awareness about their upcoming events, including their annual conference on April 11-14. However, the conference may...

Carissa Phelps speaks to an audience at a 2014 STOP event. Phelps will be speaking and offering a free training on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Courtney Hudson

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

Dylan Dewit // February 28, 2015
A week-long conference dedicated to stopping the trafficking of persons will begin Monday.
Participants team up at the 2014 Aruna 5k. Photo credit: Hannah Suzuki

Aruna 5k brings awareness to human trafficking

Hannah Suzuki // February 25, 2015
The second annual Aruna 5k will take place at Bidwell Park, where participants can take part in raising awareness and money for victims of human trafficking.
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.
Shamere McKenzie, a survivor of human trafficking, urges students to make a change, to try to stop human trafficking. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Survivor speaks out against human trafficking

Amanda Hovik // April 20, 2014
The Stop Trafficking of Persons club hosted speakers for Human Trafficking Awareness Week.
Ashlley Martinez, a junior communication sciences and disorders major and president of Stop Trafficking of Persons, sports her STOP club shirt.Photo credit: Dominique Diaz

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Dominique Diaz // March 1, 2014
Campus organizations are hosting a 5,000-meter run in Bidwell Park to end slavery.
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