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Students gathered in Colusa to listen to different speakers talk about how to be an activist for the climate change movement. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Climate action training focuses on activism

Jessie Imhoff // November 26, 2019

Associated Students Sustainability held a climate activism training night on Thursday. The night focused on what it means to be a climate activist. Different examples of activists were given, ranging from...

An officer watching the crowd as they get allowed into the event. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Tensions continue to rise on campus, Chico State prepares

Julian Mendoza // November 26, 2019

After an eventful week of protest against the College Republicans, Chico State took precactionary measures to ensure that everybody stayed safe.While the Walk Away campaign was going on inside the Bell...

The American flag hangs over the entrance of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Julian Mendoza and Josh Cozine // February 1, 2019

Cars and trailers leaving the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds slowed towards the end of the day Thursday, the day slated as a soft deadline for emptying the grounds, as those staying at the shelter continued...

Bob Dylan, pictured on the cover of his song and classic protest anthem, The Times They Are A Changin. Image courtesy of Rolling Stone.

Playlist: 15 greatest protest songs calling for change, peace

Natalie Hanson // September 24, 2018

A great protest song is a timeless one and stands the test of history to continue to say something about humanity even decades after being released. That's why many of these songs, calling for change or...

Student protesters gather near Kendall Hall Monday to voice strong opinions against the student fee increases. Nearly 50 students attended and some gave speeches before leading rally chants. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Josh Cozine and Natalie Hanson // May 8, 2018

Nearly 50 students gathered outside Kendall Hall Monday to protest the recently approved student fee increases. Student participants began the protest with speeches and a rally at about 11 a.m. Brigitte...

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Marches effective to initiate change, other steps must follow

Nicte Hernandez // April 20, 2018

With what seems like endless incidents of gun violence, we have seen numerous marches in the form of protests against gun violence. Students, leaders and community members have recently taken to the streets...

Natalie Hanson (left) and Alejandra Fraga (right).

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update, April 6

Natalie Hanson // April 7, 2018

The week’s wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports in the Butte County area, from March 26-30. Natalie Hanson, Alejandra Fraga, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be reached at [email protected]

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America needs to stand up against the wall

Marrion Charissa Cruz // March 14, 2017

In the first week that President Donald Trump took office, there were speeches and protests about the resistance to the physical division between the United States and Latin America. The outbursts are...

Protestors only succeed through boycotting

Kyra Stemplinger // February 22, 2017

Picket signs and marches are not enough to protest President Donald Trump. Attacking him on Twitter and with facts seem to roll off of him because with every mistake his followers continue to back him...

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Liberals promote fascism

Roberto Fonseca // February 17, 2017

It's been a long three weeks since Donald Trump was inaugurated, and I've never seen a country so angry. The things people are saying and doing are things that are entirely new to the political sphere....

Trending protests debase freedoms

Kenta Mcafee // February 7, 2017

Protesting unjust events in society is beyond the aspect of an obligation. For college students, it is a civic duty. If we aren’t using the knowledge we received from sitting through hours of Political...

Paul Zingg, president of Chico State, addressed diversity on campus in an email to all students and faculty.

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

December 15, 2015

As Chico State amplifies its commitment to diversity and inclusion like universities nationwide, some members of the campus community are pushing back by exercising their right to free speech. In a...

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