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When Neil Young speaks, we listen

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // February 3, 2022

Legendary artist Neil Young, who visited Chico back in 2018, has had his music catalog removed from Spotify at his request. According to Young, "Spotify has become a very damaging force via its public...

Scott Thompson, vice mayor of Oroville, speaks on Fox News after the city declares itself a constitutional republic following Californias statewide vaccination requirement for schoolchildren.

On liberty and bloodshed: a letter to Oroville’s mayor and city council

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // December 5, 2021

“Every time you lose freedom, or a nation gives up freedom, it usually takes bloodshed to get it back.”  Scott Thompson, vice mayor of Oroville, uttered this harrowing remark on Tucker Carlson’s...

Silvia Bustos prepares a flu vaccine outside of the Meriam Library on Oct. 22

Chico State: 86% of students vaccinated, nearly 600 religious exemptions granted

Kimberly Morales, News Reporter // October 23, 2021

Chico State reported on Wednesday that 86% of students have been vaccinated against COVID-19; the university has also disclosed that it granted 10 religious exemptions for every one medical exemption.  As...

Trinity Hall on Sept. 28

CORRECTION – Chico State: Former employee involved in August student data breach ‘facing criminal prosecution’

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 5, 2021

A former Chico State employee who allegedly used access credentials to expose and publish the personal information of roughly 130 students who requested exemptions from the university’s COVID-19 mandate...

Jesus Alcala Garcia walked into Chico States last COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Sept. 14 to receive his final vaccine.

COVID-19 deadline extended for partially vaccinated past Sept. 30

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // September 22, 2021

Hundreds of students who are short one vaccine by the Sept. 30 deadline to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may receive an extension to avoid being removed from their in-person classes. Students...

COVID-19 testing is being provided on the bottom floor of Whitney Hall. Photo taken by Sam Kyes on Sept. 4.

First week in school sees COVID cases rise

Sam Kyes, Reporter // September 4, 2021

The Chico State website currently lists 69 reported COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31, including 57 students and 12 campus employees. Butte County has experienced a surge of new cases this past week,...

Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 9, 2021

Campus As of March 4, Chico State has been hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Shurmer Gym every Thursday and Friday, by appointment. Free parking is available at the Nettleton Stadium parking...

Junior nursing major Katelyn Alvarez gets a vaccine ready for flu shots in the Meriam Library breezeway. Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Nursing students prepare for flu season

Kaley Wise // October 2, 2016

Flu season has arrived and many students are considering the benefits of getting their annual flu shots offered for free by the student health center.The annual flu clinic is being held outside of the...

Flu risk minimal for healthy, young adults

Flu risk minimal for healthy, young adults

Michael Mcclurg // February 23, 2015

February is the heart of flu season, but Chico State students tend not to place much emphasis on getting the annual shot promoted by health care agencies and providers. Although getting the shot...

Vaccines are friends, not foes.

Zachary Phillips // April 16, 2014

In 1998, a study conducted by former surgeon Andrew Wakefield in the medical journal "The Lancet" claims that vaccines have a possible link to the development of autism. In 2010, 10-year-old Jeremiah Mitchell...

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