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Chico State Chief of University Police hit with allegations of racism in workplace

Chico State Chief of University Police hit with allegations of racism in workplace

Christopher Hill and Noah Herbst // September 19, 2022

Chico State Interim Chief of Police Christopher Nicodemus has been named in a court filing from Sept. 15, alleging accusations of racist bullying against several current and former members of Oroville...

Graphic made by Jolie Asuncion

Black players dominate the NFL; but it’s not the same for Black head coaches

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // February 24, 2022

Only 6% of the head coaches in the National Football League are Black, while 70% of the players are Black — I’m not a mathematician but these numbers don’t add up.  There are 32 teams in...

Dr. Patrick Camangians presentation. Photo by Jolie Asuncion.

Dr. Patrick Camangian humanizes our backward history 

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // February 21, 2022

Fugitivity, abolition and racial justice; the fight to end oppression begins with the students themselves. Chico State is holding a virtual series titled “Anti-Racism Speaker Series,” hosted by the...

The Chico State University Police Department building

Chico State reports 3rd ‘hate crime’ in less than 3 months

Christopher Hill and Noah Herbst // February 14, 2022

University Police reported yet another act of racist vandalism on Monday night. This marks the third time in less than three months that graffiti-related “hate crimes” have been reported by University...

DAC and AS create anti-Asian racism social media campaign

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer // April 30, 2020

Reports of racial discrimination against Asian-Americans have emerged since President Donald Trump’s reference to the coronavirus pandemic as the “Chinese Virus.” In recent weeks, acts of racism...

The $890 black balaclava sweater has been taken off the market by Gucci. Image courtesy of NBC News.

Gucci, catch me outside.

Janette Estrada // February 14, 2019

Not a week into Black History Month and fashion retailer Gucci is already sending out an apology. The controversial item is a women’s black-wool sweater retailing for $890. The sweater was in collaboration...

Racial divides continue to grow across college campuses

Rachel Reyes // November 7, 2017

Many college students across the nation have begun to face challenges pertaining to first amendment rights, racism and discrimination. A sign with the words “It’s OK To Be White” raised controversy...

#MarchforScience still had its problems

#MarchforScience still had its problems

Roberto Fonseca // April 28, 2017

The March for Science did a great job in showcasing the importance of current scientific issues and triumphs to Americans, but there were still some problems.Conversations about climate change are what...

#WomensMarch was disappointing

Roberto Fonseca // January 25, 2017

The premise of the march is something that everyone should agree with. Women and men are equal. Women's reproductive rights will be under attack under President Trump, and there is a rational fear about...

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Racism now trending

Roberto Fonseca // January 23, 2017

On Jan. 5, a video of four teenagers who bound, gagged and tortured a disabled white teenager went viral, affectionately picking up the hashtag “BLMKidnapping.” The four teenagers were arrested...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

White isn’t always right

Brittany Mcclintock // May 18, 2016

First thing I want to say is if you’re white and sensitive, hit that back button. This is not an article you'll want to read. Now with that being said, I’m going to be talking about how I dislike...

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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