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Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Sophia Graves believes that all Chico State students should take the strawless challenge. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Roberto Fonseca

April 16, 2018

An estimated 500 million straws are used daily in the United States and the majority of those end up in various oceans. On April 23, Chico State will be officially be taking the strawless challenge in an effort to bring awareness to the plastic straw waste problem and to reduce the amount of plastic used on ...

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Ken Grossman and wife Katie Gonser donated to fund education in Butte County. Image courtesy of Melissa Cafferata-Ainsworth of Sierra Nevada Brewery.

Tisha Cheney

February 1, 2018

Alumni Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, and his wife Katie Gonser donated $1 million to Butte College this week.The purpose of the donation is to sponsor the implementation of the new Promise Scholarship Program. The program will provide two semesters of free tuition and fees to first-...

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon visited Chico State on April 28. Photo credit: George Johnston

Eric Mcguire

May 2, 2016

“It’s been an unexpected ride,” said President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, a powerful member of the California State Senate. He is known for having taken a strong stance on sustainability, helping Senate bill 350 — a measure to cut California’s fossil fuel emissions in half by the year 2030 — to become a reality. He is also...

Bucket list of activities for students

Chico State's Bucket List Photo credit: Monica Fitch

Stephanie Schmieding

September 19, 2014

Stephanie Schmieding can be reached at [email protected] or @stephbottt on twitter.

Guitarists captivate crowds at Laxson Auditorium

Tommy Emmanuel rocks out on the guitar for audiences Thursday night at Laxson Auditorium.Photo credit: Annie Paige

Michael Quiring

January 31, 2014

It didn't take long for acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel to captivate his audience, as he opened up his performance with his award-winning song "Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag." The audience quickly responded with whistles and hurrahs.Guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor brought their musical s...

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