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University urging ‘relocation’ of low-barrier shelter a disappointment

Natalie Hanson

April 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

If students weren't already concerned about the housing crisis in Chico before the Camp Fire, they should be now. The city of Chico certainly has to be as well. Based on letters shared with students on April 12, so is our university-until it hits too close to home. The letters to Chico’s city...

Students speak on their concerns about safety

Students speak on their concerns about safety

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Within the last year, student safety has been a rising concern among students. Campus communication with students has been highly criticized by students, and after recent events such as the Camp Fire and a man on campus asking suspicious questions, student concerns have only risen."I think because within this last year, we've just had a lot of issues come up that is around safety," Ka...

Chico State: enough is enough

Chico State: enough is enough

Janette Estrada

March 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Twitter is a social networking site that allows users to interact with others through “tweets”. What it should not be is the primary way students are warned of suspicious on-campus activity. Chico State students were in distress following the alarming warnings of a suspicious male at the Me...

Chico’s street lights (or lack thereof)

Chico’s street lights (or lack thereof)

Reed Mccoy and Olyvia Simpson

February 13, 2019


Filed under Community

At Chico State, we enjoy a privilege that much of Chico doesn't seem to have, and it isn't the academics.The last time you went beyond campus at night, have you noticed how dark it seems to be? If you live off-campus, do you ever have to walk at night before or after classes only to notice it seems ...

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Karen Limones

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With Halloween right around the corner, reporter Brooke Martin went around campus asking students their thoughts on Chicoween. Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

Mathew Miranda

May 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

According to a list created by alarms.org, Chico State ranks as the 164th safest college campus in the nation. Alarms.org, a national council for home safety and security, created a list called of Safest College Campuses in America for 2018. The group used the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Securit...

Cellphone robbery reported near Chico State campus

Cellphone robbery reported near Chico State campus

Natalie Hanson

November 10, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

A robbery was reported Thursday to the Chico State University Police Department who reminds students to take safe precautions.The robbery occurred near Nettleton Stadium at 3:45 p.m., according to UPD in a press release.The victim reported that their cell phone was forcibly taken while walking on the path between the stadium a...

Students advised to be safe over Veterans Day Weekend

Students advised to be safe over Veterans Day Weekend

Natalie Hanson

November 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State president urges student safety over the Veterans Day holiday weekend Thursday. Due to recent party violence and criminal activity students are asked to be aware of their surroundings and take common sense precautions, according to Chico State President Gayle E. Hutchinson in a press releas...

Local shelter provides tips for pet safety on Halloween

Local shelter provides tips for pet safety on Halloween

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico Animal Shelter reminds pet owners about animal safety during the Halloween holiday. Halloween can be a fun time for all but can be a frightening and dangerous time of year for pets. There are basic precautions to take to keep your animal safe while celebrating, according to a press release. Ke...

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

Natalie Hanson

October 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Members of the Chico Police Department and emergency responders came to campus to discuss awareness for drunk driving and bicycle safety Monday. "Remembering Kristina Chesterman" is part of an effort to commemorate the life of a student who was struck by a vehicle in 2012.   An amb...

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Daniel Wright

May 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State released an announcement to the student body urging safety for the holiday weekend. Chico PD indicated in the announcement that there would be no additional staffing or special event teams for the weekend. The announcement outlined three guideline students should use this weekend. · If ...

Body cameras create issues

Body cameras create issues

Rachel Reyes

April 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Concerns about officer-involved shootings have prompted an ongoing debate about body cameras for police officers. This issue is considerably new to Chico but comes after Desmond Phillips was shot and killed by Chico Police. According to KRCR News Channel, there are differing stories of what happened between Chico Police and Desmond Phillips during this time. Having a bo...

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