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Suicide is not a dirty word

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // September 21, 2023

Suicide is not a dirty word. Whether for religious, cultural or personal reasons the word “suicide” seems to have become dirty — right up there with sex, abortion and incest. As a society, we...

The area where an evacuation took place due to a suicide threat on Saturday.

Suicide threat causes evacuation

Angelina Mendez // November 18, 2019

On Nov. 16 around 6 p.m., Chico Police Department officers responded to a call about a man with a gun that was threatening suicde on 1749 East Eaton Road. Upon arrival, the officers evacuated the uninvolved...

’13 Reasons Why’ is still awful

Danielle Kessler // September 8, 2019

Content warning: This article contains spoilers from “13 Reasons Why” Seasons one-three and contains sensitive material.Since its release in 2017, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”...

Burberry marine theme Photo credit: Janette Estrada

Dear Burberry, suicide is not a fashion statement

Janette Estrada // March 3, 2019
Kill yourself with fashion? Thank you, next.
A student reads a personal poem about sexual abuse at the Take Back the Night event on Thursday. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Josiah Nicholl // April 27, 2018

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,...

Alex Project: Suicide help is just one text message away

Sarah Strausser // October 22, 2015
Distressed students and members of Butte County can get immediate help by just sending a text message.
Megan Mann

Suicidal students sent packing

Megan Mann // December 11, 2014
Universities are wrong to force students with suicidal tendencies out of school.
Mark and Patti Lewis at the Chico State Bell Memorial Union hall, Sept. 27, for a photo signing event dedicated to their deceased daughter, former student Samantha Lewis. Friends and family wrote messages to Lewis on the picture frames. Photo credit: John Domogma

Vigil held for student struck, killed by train

Jovanna Garcia // October 28, 2014
Friends and family gathered Monday night at the free speech area for a candlelight memorial dedicated to deceased student Samantha Lewis, 20, who was killed by a moving train behind Yolo Field Oct. 13.
Ariel Ellis, psychology graduate student, commemorates her friends at the remembrance tree. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Taylor Sinclair // September 30, 2014
Suicide prevention week brought awareness through a series of events including a walk and a remembrance tree.
Juni Banerjee-Stevens, counselor at the Counseling and Wellness Center. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Programs tackle veteran illness

Yessenia Funes // May 8, 2014
Chico State is developing programs to help student veterans with mental illness.
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