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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 makes its season three premiere after two previous controversial seasons. Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images.

’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

Fashion label Burberry sent out an apology following their autumn and winter runway collection at London Fashion Week.The showcased item is a cotton hoodie with a noose around the neck, apparently inspired...

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

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...

Megan Mann

Suicidal students sent packing

Megan Mann // December 11, 2014

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....

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 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...

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

[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...

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 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...

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