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Life as an Oriental Jew

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // May 13, 2024

I am not white. I can pass as white, but I still get searched at the airport. Whenever I am around Middle Eastern people, they ask about my ethnicity. I usually tell them I am Yemienite, Afghan, Egyptian...

I fixed the monument to the Martyred Children of Gaza.

Children are not martyrs

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // May 12, 2024

A few weeks ago, I saw a Palestinian monument to the martyred children of Gaza. So I decided to flip it and replace the sign with the words “Down with Hamas,” “Hamas are Child Abusers,” “End...

Modified Hamas Flag draped with red instead of green.

Palestinian ‘resistance’ uses sexual assault

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // May 11, 2024

This year is the 23rd anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. While Take Back the Night impressed me, I was disappointed by Chico State’s and our Jewish community's silence about the sexual violence...

Pro-Palestine banners put up on Butte Hall by Students for Justice in Palestine. Photo taken May 1, 2024. Photo taken May 1, 2024 by Molly Myers.

Ceasefire campaign launches on campus, President Perez sends email on protests 

Molly Myers and Grace Stark // May 2, 2024

UPDATE: Chico State is aware of Students for Justice in Palestine's demands, but said the student organization did not directly contacted them as of 12:18 p.m. today, Friday, May 3. "No members of Cabinet...

A Nov. 19, 2023 Palestine Walkout attendee holds a sign that reads “Stop Genocide Free! Palestine.” Taken on Nov. 19, 2023

Chico State Associated Students ceasefire resolution announced Saturday

Grace Stark, News Editor // March 2, 2024

Chico State’s Associated Students ceasefire resolution, the second one in the California State University System, was announced on Saturday. The announcement was posted via Instagram  by Chico State’s...

Student Yarin Dan (left) and student Edan Asseraf (right) on Chico States campus. Photo taken Dec. 1 by Milca Elvira Chacon.

Israeli students share their perspective on the Israel-Hamas war

Milca Elvira Chacon and Sam Moore // December 14, 2023

The Israeli Perspective: Chico State Student Yarin Dan Chico...

Attendees at the city council meeting on Tuesday

Emotions run high at city council

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // November 9, 2023

Filing into the main room of the town hall, the seats were packed, with many attendees holding homemade signs.  The meeting began with Mayor Andrew Coolidge calling for a 85-second moment of silence,...

AS GAC ending their biweekly meeting on Oct. 20

AS Government Affairs speaks on the Israel-Hamas conflict

Milca Elvira Chacon, Reporter // November 8, 2023

Associated Students’ Government Affairs Committee released a message regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict. The statement recognized and empathized with those affected by the ongoing conflict, provided...

Collage by Molly Myers. Left top photo: Yarin Dan and his family. Bottom left: Ofir Lefler. Top right: Alemo Abraham. Bottom right: Ashta Yehuda.

‘Heartbroken’: Hearing from my Israeli friends

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // October 17, 2023

“Catch up with Israeli news Crazy shit about to happen!!!”  I received this message on Oct. 6 at midnight from my friend Yarin Dan. He is a student at Chico State and an Israeli immigrant who moved...

Members of the Chico Jewish community gather on Tuesday night at the Chico State Hillel in solidarity.

Chico community gathers to mourn victims in Israel

Kit Beauchamp and Milca Elvira Chacon // October 12, 2023

On Tuesday, a candlelight vigil was held at Chico State’s Jewish Student Union, Hillel, in observance of the tragic Israel-Hamas war. Outside on the patio, attendees formed a large circle. Candles...

Flyer for Chico Hillels support programs. Courtesy Chico Hillel.

Chico Hillel holds vigil for crisis in Israel 

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // October 9, 2023

Chico Hillel will be holding a candlelight vigil for the lives lost in the terrorist attacks that struck Israel over the weekend.  The vigil will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chico Hillel...

Chicos Hillel club is currently preparing for a trip to Israel. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Chico Hillel heads to Israel

Molly Sullivan // April 25, 2016
Students in Chico's Jewish student union prepares for a trip to Israel
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