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    Dutch Bros on Esplanade temporarily closed

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    Healthcare for students anytime, anywhere: all the WellCat has to offer

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    Backsliding on alcohol rules, or maybe moving forward

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Left-Right: Pamela Irby, Laniea LaGarde, Quinessa Stibbins, Laila Anderson, Candy Jackson, Keila Lee, Brandon Trowel

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    Community leadership project aims to uplift Black youth 

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Chico State student Hala Saleh holding a sign reading FREE PALESTINE. Photo courtesy Hala Saleh.

Three Palestinian students share their perspective

Wyatt Alpert, Samuel Moore, and Molly Myers // November 28, 2023

The Palestinian Perspective: Chico State Student Hala Saleh A 20-year-old psychology student with two Palestinian-born parents, Hala Saleh, wants to change the outlook of those around her regarding...

Tablets for $11 with free internet access for those who qualify

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // April 12, 2023

The center for Technology Equity And Inclusion partnered with Excess Telecom to give out tablets for $11.00 to anyone who’s part of a government program like CalFresh, Medi-Cal or is a Pell Grant recipient.  The...

Zion Fozo wearing a red shirt with a gray background.

AS Elections: Zion Fozo runs for College of Behavioral and Social Sciences senator

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // March 29, 2023

Zion Fozo, a first year political science major, is running for College of Behavioral and Social Sciences senator in the upcoming Associated Students general election. Fozo, who uses the pronoun they,...

The Chico State Financial Aid Office on September 14, 2022

Looking at Biden’s debt relief plan

Maki Chapman, Reporter // September 15, 2022

At first, the idea of getting $20,000 in debt forgiveness sounds incredible. Many students and alumni in Chico and across the country are ecstatic at the idea of receiving some sort of relief to their...

Acrylic linen piece Hilby Ave, by Natalie Jenkins. Photo by Carrington Power, taken August 25

Four Wildcats display emotional vulnerability through paint brushes

Walker Hardy, Reporter // September 7, 2022

California State University Chico students have partnered with CSU’s Art History Collective for a Metamorphosis Theme. Allowing students to engage with one another, Chico State’s Art History Collective...

Despite identity politics, Floridas LGBTQ community will not remain in the dark.

Florida’s ban on language will not erase identities

Shae Pastrana, Contributor // April 11, 2022

Known to many as a land of golden opportunities, California has certainly lent me a welcoming hand of support. My cousin moved to San Francisco for similar reasons. We just feel more accepted here than...

Net neutrality graphic

Appellate court upholds California net neutrality statute

Christopher Hill, Reporter // February 8, 2022

On Jan. 28 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals voted to uphold California's "California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018" (SB-822), allowing the state to continue regulating Internet...

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The power of a good book

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // January 19, 2022

Growing up, I wasn't the biggest fan of reading. I could never get "lost" in a book like some peers. However, in college, books have become a great escape for me. They have helped me get away from the...

An exterior shot of Laxson Auditorium at Chico State

Student musicians and employees of SOTA continue to struggle with quarantine

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer // May 6, 2020

With citizens forced to quarantine and almost all events in the city cancelled, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Chico State School of the Arts to cancel all productions. SOTA and Laxson Auditorium...

Numerous Chico State students left unemployed following shelter-in-place order

Marco Day and Keyla De Los Santos // April 4, 2020

After Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-30-22 ordering individuals to shelter-in-place starting March 19, many businesses in Butte County not categorized as critical adjusted to the new regulations,...

Max Palmer working as a scooper during the soft open. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Doc Burnstein’s has soft opening in new downtown location

Jessie Imhoff // October 1, 2019

Despite Cold Stone Creamery closing, Chico did not go without an ice cream place close to campus for long. Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab opened in its place, holding its soft opening on Thursday...

This video was shared by GSEC on their Instagram page showing two border patrol officers in the BMU Wednesday.

Border patrol officers appear at career fair

Angelina Mendez // September 25, 2019

Students were dismayed and fearful Wednesday when officers from California Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) were seen at the Business Fair in the Bell Memorial Union. Chico State’s Career Center hosted...

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