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University Box Office helps to organize meetings during the Camp Fire

University Box Office helps to organize meetings during the Camp Fire

Olyvia Simpson

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

During the two weeks of the Camp Fire emergency, many of the meetings and briefings providing information to the community were held at Laxson Auditorium. Box Office coordinator Christopher Zinna said that Cal Fire and the Town of Paradise contacted Stephen Cummins, director of Chico Performances, w...

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018


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

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We are currently in the reunification phase where animals are being picked up by their owners,”...

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Alex Grant and Josh Cozine

November 16, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the day the fire started. Here is her story: Jones sent us a video she took in the car when her family and her evacuated Paradise down Skyway going toward Chico...

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Olyvia Simpson

November 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo of the Day

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master.

Ballroom dance is a beneficial art form for students

Ballroom dance is a beneficial art form for students

Olyvia Simpson

November 5, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community

The studio room is illuminated by bright incandescent lights with a soft purple hue. You can see your reflection in the giant wall mirror in front of you and in the shining wood floor beneath you. The sound of shuffling feet is in rhythm with a one, two, three, five, six, seven count. After a few mo...

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Ricardo Tovar and Olyvia Simpson

October 30, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico is famous for having a vibrant nightlife, one that entices and has a reach nationwide. The bar scene is a watering hole for those thirsty for social engagement but many don't have a formula that differs from one another. The Pour House in North Valley Plaza has a man, not a formula - Dean Waters, magic...

Zombies invade the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Zombies invade the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Josh Cozine

October 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Zombies have been invading the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds all month. Finally, on Sunday, the Zombie Wrecking Crew loaded up on an armed battle bus and laid them to rest—Once and for all … or at least until next year. Zombie Wrecking Crew is the brainchild of Thomas Taylor, owner of Combat Zone Pa...

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 relations...

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...

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Olyvia Simpson

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Glenn Lawn was lit up with many colorful, glowing lanterns on Monday night as the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at Chico State hosted their first Mid-Autumn Festival. Students had the opportunity to learn about six different Asian countries and their traditions while decorating their own paper la...

Chico State Alumnus talks web tech and Javascript

Chico State Alumnus talks web tech and Javascript

Olyvia Simpson

October 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

A Computer Science seminar series was hosted by The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction. Eric Mellum, a 2015 Chico State alumnus, presented on development coding and job opportunities within the field at the talk on Friday.Mellum currently works for the startup company, Quartzy, ...

Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Olyvia Simpson

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

For the entirety of their summer vacation, anywhere from one to eight students came out to the field for a few hours every Monday through Friday, to individually pull out weeds growing between pumpkins and tend to the crop.“We were out here almost every day just to get rid of the weeds, they were...

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