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Students are trickling back to the third floor after renovations are complete. Photo taken by Amy Blair Feb. 19.

Meriam Library third floor is back in business

Jessica Miller and Amy Blair // February 20, 2024

The third floor of Meriam Library is open after eight months of renovations, and students can now access its resources and books. Students can reserve study spaces and group presentation rooms that were...

 Section cards mark shelves in Chico State’s Meriam Library. Taken by George Johnston in Feb. 2015.

Meriam Library renovations extended

Jessica Miller and Amy Blair // February 4, 2024

The third floor of Meriam Library is expected to reopen on Feb. 19 after an update was posted on Friday. The renovations were initially expected to conclude on Feb. 12, lasting eight months, from June...

Trained floor evacuation coordinators from the Meriam Library evacuate the building as the fire alarm goes off. Taken by Jessica Miller on Jan. 30, 2024.

Vaping sets off fire alarm in Meriam Library

Milca Elvira Chacon, Reporter // January 31, 2024

The fire alarm in Meriam Library was set off on Tuesday at around 1 p.m. as a result of a person vaping in a restroom.  Prior to knowing the cause of the alarm, facility operations coordinator Michael...

A graphic of the Patio with a tumbleweed and a cricket.

Sitting on the grass on my phone

Nadia Hill, Reporter // October 21, 2023

You’ve been staring at the clock all class and you hardly notice when the professor dismisses you. As you flow into the hallway and out the door with the rest of your peers, you realize you have 30 minutes...

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes,...

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Angelina Mendez // February 26, 2020

The University Police Department is currently requesting charges and building a case against the suspect that was allegedly involved in a sexual harassment incident that occured on Feb. 14 at the Meriam...

Police Blotter: Arrow shot into the backside of a house

Police Blotter: Arrow shot into the backside of a house

Emily Neria // February 25, 2020

Chico PD Call Type: Suspicious Circumstances Wednesday, Feb.12th, 2:01 a.m., 500 Flying V St.  Caller heard footsteps on the roof. Neighbors said that they saw someone trying to break in...

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Angelina Mendez // February 20, 2020

Meriam Library contacted the University Police Department reporting a sexual harassment incident involving a female student and a male adult on Feb. 14 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The student reported...

Protestors gather around the fence by the Young Republicans booth outside of Glenn Hall. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Ricardo Tovar // November 23, 2019

Over the past week, tensions have been running high among the liberal and conservative students on Chico State’s campus. From Tuesday to Thursday, many students have used their right to peacefully assemble...

Chico State responding to the Chico State Young Republicans and protest on Wednesday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Danielle Kessler, Melissa Joseph, and Ricardo Tovar // November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, tensions rose to an all-time high as students began protesting outside the Chico State College Republicans table following a physical altercation that happened on Tuesday in front of Butte...

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Kimberly Morales // November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While...

Student pass in front of Meriam Library. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Graffiti at Meriam Library determined a ‘non-threat’

Ricardo Tovar // November 7, 2019

University Police responded to student's concerns over threatening graffiti that was written on the third floor of the men's restroom at Meriam Library Wednesday. Around 7:30 p.m. a student reported...

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