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Mugshot of Martin Morales. Image from Chico Police.

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera // December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory...

70 R-3 spots are now available for students to buy. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Chico State opens 70 reserved parking spots for students

Kimberly Morales // September 16, 2019

On Sept. 10, students received an email from Chico State announcing that 70 parking spots were available for students to purchase starting Sept. 12. In the email, vice president of business and finance...

The apartment complex near the 1000 block of cColumbus Ave. in Chico, where Morales was arrested last week. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

Ricardo Tovar and Natalie Hanson // September 3, 2019

A student charged with molestation and burglary is currently booked in the Butte County jail. Chico State administrators have been hesitant to provide information about this student, who is an employee...

Jaimlet Felix poses at the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in front of donated artwork from students of diverse backgrounds. Photo credit: Brian Luong

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

Brian Luong // November 6, 2018

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...

Different residence hall communities worked together to create a spooky experience for students during CoCo’s Creepy Carnival on Halloween night Photo credit: Brian Luong

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

Yaritza Ayon // November 1, 2018

The Community Council of University Housing hosted a Creepy Carnival on Halloween for all the students to attend. All students had to do was show their Wildcat ID card to get a wristband. From there they...

Nan Timmons poses on Kendall Lawn last Thursday afternoon. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Nan Timmons to retire after 32 years with Associated Students

Brian Luong // September 12, 2018

Nan Timmons’ career at Chico State is coming to a close after 32 years of working on campus. Timmons began working in 1986 when an opening for the Community Action Volunteers in Education’s...

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

University housing remains silent

Nicole Henson // April 6, 2017

It is inexcusable that university housing has yet to comment on their reasons for firing 23 resident advisors earlier on this semester. The incident has left those students jobless, with a lack of food...

20 resident advisers were fired from Whitney, Shasta and Lassen Halls and University Village March 2. Photo credit: Jenny Salazar

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

Jafet Serrato // March 6, 2017

University Housing fired nearly a third of its resident adviser staff for attending an off campus party where minors were drinking, according to a University Village resident adviser. "In their letters...

Burglary in parking structure near campus, car broken into

Hannah Suzuki // February 10, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Petty Theft Saturday, 8:51 p.m., Chestnut Street"Occurred at Performing Arts Center. Reporting state issued keys were stolen sometime today or yesterday."Call Type:...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dorm living as a senior

Allison Galbreath // January 25, 2015

By the end of this year, I will have been in housing for four years. My first year was spent at Whitney Hall and the last three years at University Village. The first question I get when I admit...

Students gather for spring ‘Roundup’

Madison Holmes // April 13, 2014

Chico State students giddied up for the spring season by participating in an activity-filled Sunday on the University Village lawn."Willie's Roundup" was an event intended for university housing residents...

Cases of chickenpox reported at Whitney Hall

Mozes Zarate // November 20, 2013

Two Whitney Hall residents have been diagnosed with chickenpox, according to an email sent to university housing residents.One of the students was relocated to “off-campus accommodations,”...

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