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Art tour reveals hidden gems of Chico

Kari Zagan and Chico Country Day Students used the Farmer's Market as their inspiration for one of the six Icon Pedestals done by various artists. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Cortneanne Campbell

October 22, 2016

Chico locals and visitors alike have probably noticed the public art that fills downtown Chico, but there are some hidden gems that are often overlooked. To help get a closer look at the local art, The Chico Arts & Culture Foundation provides the inside scoop through their art tours. Their missio...

CalFresh useless on campus

Student volunteers help eligible students fill out CalFresh paperwork so they can enroll in the program. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

October 14, 2016

Student volunteers at the Center for Healthy Communities enrolled eligible students in CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, Oct. 12 in an event to raise awareness about food insecurity. “We’re trying to reduce the stigma around it,” said Program Director at the Center for Healthy Communities...

Food stamp stigma prevents students from seeking government assistance

CalFresh aims to diminish the negative stereotype of food stamps by offering government assistance to students for food. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Eva Gonzalez

November 16, 2015

  When many people hear the words "food stamps" they may associate them with poverty. However, the CalFresh program aims to boost the economy and help those in need. “People seem to not want to receive aid because there is a negative stigma around food stamps,” said Jenny Breed, h...

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