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FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

Mathew Miranda

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue operating at the local assistance center in Chico until Jan.12, at the earliest. However, the probability of staying beyond that date remains high according to FEMA officials. The Stafford Act, a prescriptive law approved by Congress dic...

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Mathew Miranda, Josh Cozine, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Grant

November 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Extreme western winds push flames and smoke through Paradise on the first day of the Camp Fire. Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated 70,000 acres of damage, and is 5 percent contained. Weather conditions and firefighting effort...

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

Josh Cozine

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Chico City Council consists of seven council members each elected for four-year terms. Three of these council seats will be up for grabs this Tuesday, during the City of Chico's General Municipal Election. Voters will get the opportunity to choose between these eight candidates. *The candidate...

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Yaritza Ayon and Mathew Miranda

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Butte County unemployment rate is reaching record lows.According to data by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for September was 4.1 percent. The lowest rate for a single month since the department began releasing data in J...

Sigma Chi returns to Chico State after five years

Sigma Chi returns to Chico State after five years

Mathew Miranda

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Correction: A previous version of this article carried a quote from Sigma Nu representative and chapter president, Blake Emery which was not verified. We have removed this quote due to conflict of facts by request of the party.  After a five-year disaffiliation with the university, one of the olde...

Sigma Chi returns to Chico State after five years

Sigma Chi returns to Chico State after five years

Mathew Miranda

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

After a five-year disaffiliation with the university, one of the oldest and largest fraternities in the nation will be returning to campus. Sigma Chi, established in 1992 at Chico State, was voted back onto the InterFraternity (IFC) Council, Oct. 3, with a 10-1-0 vote. The organization terminated its relationship with the university in 2013 after allegati...

FitU helps transform students’ health perspectives

FitU helps transform students’ health perspectives

Yaritza Ayon

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Chico State has a fitness program for students that strays away from the traditional set diet and exercise plan.FitU, established in 2009 by the nutrition and kinesiology department, takes a holistic approach on healthy eating and fitness. The eight- to 10-week program consists of weekly appointments wi...

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

September 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training aspires to do so as well. I CAN HELP Mental Health Ally Training is a new program for faculty and staff des...

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Mathew Miranda

September 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, Mobile Headlines, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Dutch Bros may reign supreme in the minds of Chico State students, but ask almost any local at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and they will tell you which coffee stand is quickly becoming one of the best in town. Although the coffee is the primary reason people return to Shift Bicycle Cafe, its unique design is what initia...

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