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Chris Dubois unwinds on his skateboard after class this Tuesday. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Carly Maxstone

April 26, 2018

Chris Dubois unwinds on his skateboard after class this Tuesday.

Chico streets are whack

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Alex Horne

May 12, 2016

Have you ever felt like you were risking your life simply crossing the street in Chico? I know I have. The streets of downtown, the CHICO streets (Chestnut, Hazel, Ivy, Cherry, Orange) and any street near campus are jam packed with pedestrians, cars, bikers and boarders. In my opinion, driving, walkin...

Campus bike rules are for the best

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Jeff Guzman

April 22, 2016

In 2007, the chief of University Police introduced the "No Riding" Policy here at Chico State. The policy restricts riding any sort of vehicle on campus. The policy specifically targets bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and scooters. At first this rule seems a little unwarranted. How ...

Officers should work their beats on their feet

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 21, 2015

Is it not counterproductive for cops to be in cars on campus in the middle of the day? School grounds get so populated during passing periods that a car actually seems inefficient. While skateboarders, bikers and the occasional students on scooters weave in and out of walkers, cop cars crawl behind th...

Skate wheels can’t roll in Chico

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

March 24, 2015

Skateboarding has always had a controversial culture, but it is still a form of expression that Chico is suppressing. Chico’s skate park is littered with drug addicts, campus is a no-skateboarding zone and the city has placed skate stoppers on every piece of architecture downtown. Sidewalks are f...

Student struck by car in front of O’Connell

Paramedics, fireman and University Police officers tend to a student after being struck by a Volkswagen Beetle on Warner Street. Photo credit: Steven Verstelle

Steven Verstelle

April 23, 2014

A Chico State student was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a car on Warner Street Street in front of the O'Connell Technology Center. The incident occurred around 12:15 p.m.. The student was riding a long-board on Warner Street near West Second Street when she was hit by a black Volkswagen Beetle, said said Leslie Velasquez, a...

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