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University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

September 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training aspires to do so as well. I CAN HELP Mental Health Ally Training is a new program for faculty and staff des...

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

Eric Mcguire

February 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Student volunteers and mental health professionals alike have taken on the challenge of raising awareness, reducing stigmas surrounding the idea of getting help for anxiety and convincing Chico State students to join the conversation. The first step has been to make students aware that anxiety is all...

Students write their last wishes

Yang Dai

October 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico State counseling program, UMatter, featured its “Before I Die” chalkboard wall in the Student Services Center Plaza during Suicide Prevention Week. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hundreds of Wildcats were asked to write their final wishes on the board. The diversity of wishes ranged from travel...

Suicide Awareness: spreading resources, education

Suicide Awareness: spreading resources, education

Sabrina Salvatore

October 2, 2015


Filed under News

Chico State and Butte Community College are actively promoting suicide awareness. Butte will be informing students during the month of September, which is nationally known as Suicide Prevention Month, while Chico State will be putting on events in October. Both aim to help people find resources t...

Student shares poetry to shed light on mental illness, depression

Student shares poetry to shed light on mental illness, depression

Jeffrey Fox

September 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

Cameron McCallister, a fourth-year psychology major, began writing poetry when he was 19 years old. Now, at 22, he's recited poems about topics like depression and mental illness in order to shed light on those issues for events like UMatter Cafe. "I'm here because I like to help out in any way I can," he said. "An...

Staff, faculty combat student depression

Staff, faculty combat student depression

Michael Fritz

September 3, 2014


Filed under News

From the moment a first-year student steps onto campus, they become homesick and their mental health becomes a concern for the professionals they interact with.Daisy Saldivar, a first-year liberal studies major from San Diego, said she is not depressed but a little homesick. She’s worried about her transi...

The O-Face: Learning about “The Best Sex Ever”

The O-Face: Learning about “The Best Sex Ever”

Michael Karp

March 21, 2014


Filed under Features

If you haven’t heard of Laci Green, you may have heard of her presentation, “The Best Sex Ever.” She spoke March 13 in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium as the third and last installment of UMatter Day. The talk covered topics such as sex, alcohol and consent. Laci Green is a YouTube star fam...

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Dominique Diaz

March 10, 2014


Filed under Features

Asking for help isn’t easy. Most won’t even do it. One group on campus is looking to change that. More than 1,000 college students complete suicide each year, according to the Active Minds website. Meanwhile, one in four Americans has a mental health disorder. Active Minds, a club on campus, is on...

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