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Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Carson Predovich

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

How one wrong move might bring the world's top technology manufacturer straight to the bottom. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was set to be the year's greatest smartphone. It received some of the best reviews of any device of 2016, beating the iPhone 7in many cases. There was just one flaw wit...

Chico could receive more cameras

Chico could receive more cameras

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 to discuss the new bike trail cameras.Bike path cameras were installed over the summer along the infamous, "rape trail.""These cameras are not the end all, and they don't stop all crime, but they let people know that we're paying attention," said Chief of Po...

Eduroam: A minor inconvenience for a safer network

Eduroam: A minor inconvenience for a safer network

Carson Predovich

August 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you ask any Chico State student about the school Wi-Fi, chances are their response will be somewhere along the lines of “I hate it.” Most people complain that it is too hard to connect to and that it was better before when you could just connect to it the same way you would to your home Wi-Fi....

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

Molly Sullivan

April 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Video

Correction: An earlier version of this story included the incorrect title for Jill Turner. It has been corrected. It’s small. It’s blue. It’s loud. A new personal safety device called the Sound Grenade is available for students as a non-violent tool for campus safety. Sound Grenade is a sma...

Chico State maintains sense of security

Chico State maintains sense of security

Suzy Leamon

August 30, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

A numb feeling crept throughout Mckenna Mays' body as she looked behind her and saw the man walking at a faster pace. She was near the Wildcat Recreation Center when she noticed the blue light, so she ran to the emergency phone."I'll press it," she screamed at the man, "I'll press it if you don't leave me alone!"The sophomore c...

Obsession with safety saps fun, meaning from life

Obsession with safety saps fun, meaning from life

William Rein

April 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is everything too safe? That might strike many as ludicrous, human life being as precious as it is. Yet there are fire precautions in nearly every building on campus. Students get ticketed for skateboarding or biking on campus, even though only negligent jerks would get hit or hit someone. On ...

Emergency blue lights need replacement

Emergency blue lights need replacement

Megan Mann

November 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was a dark and stormy night. I'd just arrived at the north-campus parking lot after going to the immediate care clinic here in town. I had bronchitis and didn't feel safe walking back to Whitney Hall alone on the poorly lit path. So, I decided to do what everyone moving into the dorms was ...

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