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Students feel targeted by drinking ordinance

Students feel targeted by drinking ordinance

Madison Holmes

March 12, 2014


Filed under News

The social host ordinance unanimously passed at the Chico City Council meeting on March 4. The new law is receiving mixed responses from students. The social host ordinance will punish those hosting private parties where alcohol is consumed by people younger than 21 years old. The law was developed to address alcohol abuse in the Chico communi...

Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

Christine Lee

February 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Surveys from graduating students and Chico State's Public Safety Advisory Committee's safety concerns led to the decision to cut the number of commencement guests allowed per graduate. Three to four times each year, a newsletter is sent to graduating students, providing an online survey about what they would like to see at their ceremony, sai...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014


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This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

President Zingg cuts graduation attendees

President Zingg cuts graduation attendees

Christine Lee

January 24, 2014


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Due to the growing number of visitors attending the Chico State commencement ceremony each year, the university will limit the amount of people allowed to enter the stadium in order to avoid safety hazards. President Paul Zingg announced today that the university will be ticketing visitors attending the graduation ceremony this year.The tickets won’t cost mone...

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