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Cesar Chavez weekend sees ramped up crime rate

Gordy Papalias // April 2, 2019

Caesar Chavez weekend is supposed to be a time to celebrate the life of Chavez and what he has done for Latino American Civil Rights, but many people choose to celebrate the weekend with extended partying...

Flowers were available as campus and community members attend the vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of a member of the Butte County community on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Chico, Calif. Students and faculty in an interdisciplinary course focused on homelessness organized the vigil in memory of the life lost on our campus and in recognition of the vulnerability of individuals experiencing homelessness.
(Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian // November 7, 2018

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early...

Candidates from left to right; Alex Brown, Scott Huber, Rich Ober, Ken Rensink Photo credit: Christian Solis

Council Candidates speak on police role in the community

Christian Solis // September 26, 2018

Only half of the candidates running for Chico City Council appeared at a forum, Monday. Concerned Citizens 4 Justice organized the forum to discuss the role of policing in the community. https://www.youtube.com/embed/quN8VID4jhg Christian...

Chico State students, faculty speak out on gun control issue

Nicte Hernandez // March 28, 2018

Kayla Tarrant Q: What is your opinion on stricter gun regulations? A: I believe we definitely need stricter gun regulations like extensive background checks, domestic violence history, drug or...

Domestic abuser refused to leave victim's home; arrest ended six-hour standoff

Domestic abuser refused to leave victim’s home; arrest ended six-hour standoff

Tisha Cheney // March 8, 2018

A man left a mental facility and barricaded himself in his ex-wife's house in a standoff with police Wednesday. According to a press release, the Chico Police Department received an emergency call at...

Healthy Relationships Week. Photo courtesy of CSU Chico Safe Place Facebook page

Healthy relationships week comes to Chico State

Alejandra Fraga // February 13, 2017

Safe Place and other associates present healthy relationships week through Feb. 13-17 at Chico State. "Healthy relationships week is more than a feel-good activity" said Alex Brown, Safe Place Advocate...

Hallie Makrakis, a junior political science student, was part of the rally against violence on March 12, in response to recent violence in the community. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Dylan Dewit // March 12, 2015

Chico State students took to the streets Wednesday night to demonstrate in response to recent violence in the community. The group converged at the free speech area of campus and marched through town...

Male violence goes overlooked

Julianna Eveland // May 13, 2014

The act of admitting assault can come at a high price to a male's masculinity. We focus much of our attention on the safety of women, the prevention of rape and other such issues of violence toward...

Sarena Kirk, Chico State LGBTQ+ program coordinator Photo credit: Maisee Lee

LGBTQ+ students deal with discrimination

Madison Holmes // April 29, 2014

“You’re a fucking faggot,” were not the words Kory Masen wanted to hear on a walk through campus to meet up with friends.Masen, a junior at Chico State who identifies himself as a transgender...

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