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Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Josiah Nicholl

April 27, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Take Back the Night, an event meant to raise awareness of sexual abuse, took place Thursday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Bell Memorial Union (BMU).The event marked the end of Take Back the Night week, which started on Monday and brought awareness to issues with sexual abuse, rape, substance abuse, an...

Alex Project: Suicide help is just one text message away

Sarah Strausser

October 22, 2015


Filed under News

It was just over five years ago when Alex Strauss, former Pleasant Valley High student, tried to reach out for help over text and did not receive a reply. Later that night, the then 17-year-old took his own life. There are countless call-in hotlines all over the country and here in Butte County. Text ...

Suicidal students sent packing

Suicidal students sent packing

Megan Mann

December 11, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Last semester, I was shocked to learn through Facebook that a girl I knew was forced to leave her college because she had admitted that her symptoms of depression and suicidal tendencies were returning. I couldn't believe it.Until reading her Facebook post that addressed the issue, I had never heard of a ...

Vigil held for student struck, killed by train

Vigil held for student struck, killed by train

Jovanna Garcia

October 28, 2014


Filed under News

Friends and family of deceased Chico State student, Samantha Lewis, gathered Monday night to celebrate her life in a photo signing and candlelight ceremony. Lewis was struck and killed by a train the morning of Oct. 13. She was a nutrition and food science major. Lewis will be remembered as...

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Taylor Sinclair

September 30, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=35995]Photos by Brandon Foster "His name was Dustin and he was the funniest, happiest person I had met," said Ariel Ellis, a psychology graduate student. Ellis lost her friend to suicide in high school. She payed tribute to him alongside many who suffered from losing someone to suicide. Chi...

Programs tackle veteran illness

Programs tackle veteran illness

Yessenia Funes

May 8, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State student veterans face the same struggles as veterans nationwide, but unlike at the national level, statistics don't exist for their culture. Larry Langwell, the coordinator at the Veterans Affairs Office on campus, works with these students every day. "I'm a veteran myself,” h...

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