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Prostitution exploits people overseas and in the U.S.

Prostitution exploits people overseas and in the U.S.

Nicte Hernandez

February 11, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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 does not immediately come to mind, but is also legal throughout The Netherlands, is prostitution in t...

Human traffickers look for vulnerable people

Human traffickers look for vulnerable people

Nicte Hernandez and Briana Mcdaniel

November 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 with certain personalities that are easy to manipulate or individuals who happen to be in challenging situations.Ma...

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Kaylie Lewis

October 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

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 for Freedom that consisted of a mile-long silent protest. A single-file line of volunteers walked...

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Bridget Comito

April 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Every year, Stop Trafficking of Persons hosts a conference for an entire week. This year “A Voice for the Voiceless” was cut short due to the possibility of the faculty strike. It turned out to be one of STOP's most successful events, according to the club. Jeanette Adame, senior history...

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Bridget Comito

April 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club at Chico State will be hosting a human trafficking awareness event Monday. A Voice for The Voiceless will be held in the BMU Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the event continues until Tuesday. It is free and open to the public. On Monday, a human trafficking ...

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

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

Molly Sullivan

March 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

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 be cut short by the CFA strike. Organizers worry that the strike will interrupt students’ ...

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

Dylan Dewit

February 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

STOP, a Chico State organization committed to informing the community about human trafficking, will kick off its 4th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week conference Monday. STOP President Courtney Hudson, a junior sociology major, has orchestrated the week-long event before. The conference will ...

Aruna 5k brings awareness to human trafficking

Aruna 5k brings awareness to human trafficking

Hannah Suzuki

February 25, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Many in the Chico community are looking forward to running or walking in the Aruna 5k, a race that raises awarenes and money for those who are being trafficked in different parts of Asia. The race will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Lower Bidwell Park by the softball fields. Those who are interested can sig...

Students debate politics at Town Hall

Students debate politics at Town Hall

Jovanna Garcia

November 17, 2014


Filed under News

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 ...

Survivor speaks out against human trafficking

Survivor speaks out against human trafficking

Amanda Hovik

April 20, 2014


Filed under Features

Shamere McKenzie knew that she didn't want to die. Her body told her to run, so she headed to a stranger's garage and found a man and his 2-year-old daughter inside. "What are you doing?" the man asked. "Why are you running around here?"Fearing for her life, McKenzie told the man a lie — that she was running away from her ex-boyfriend who w...

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Dominique Diaz

March 1, 2014


Filed under Features

One campus organization believes that slavery still isn't abolished.Millions of women and children are trafficked for sex each year, according to the Aruna 5K website. The Aruna organization is an initiative in South Asia to bring freedom to those enslaved or sold into the trade and to end slavery altogether. One campus organization believes that slavery s...

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