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  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

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  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.

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  • Pacientes y estudiantes pueden quedarse en la sala de espera antes de su cita. El laboratorio de Wellcat está dentro del centro de salud. El laboratorio realiza una variedad de pruebas incluyendo para ETS y otros problemas de salud.

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Safe Space offers a helping hand to those in need in the community. Image generated by Firefly AI by Heather Taylor on March 28.

Celebrating a decade of shelter, adaptability with Safe Space

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // March 29, 2024

When executive director Hilary Crosby evaluates the work Safe Space, an organization providing resources and shelter to the unhoused community, has provided over the past decade, one of the things she...

a flower boquet sits in front of a bicycle wheel

Bikes, blooms and beer are the focus of upcoming Chico events

Heather Taylor, Reporter // April 10, 2023

As Northern California blooms this spring, Chico State students have opportunities to enjoy two local passions: bicycles and wildflowers. Whether joining a community bike ride or enjoying an IPA from...

Glance at alternative homeless camp on Eaton and Cohasset Road 

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // March 23, 2023

Glance at alternative homeless camp on Eaton and Cohasset Road  The City of Chico and Chico Police Department began removing unauthorized vehicles and people from the alternative homeless camp...

open spacious room with white walls and light brown hardwood floors. Colorful abstract and nonobjective art hangs on the walls in a line. Three rectangular pedestals display art.

‘For the Love of Birds’ MONCA exhibition

Katie Callahan, Contributor // March 12, 2023

As a volunteer at The Museum of Northern California Art, I get firsthand knowledge of the upcoming exhibits. When I learned about the “For the Love of Birds Exhibit,” I have to admit I was a bit disappointed....

Charles Brooks mowing the grass in front of Paradise Adventist Academy for Make a Difference Day. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Make a Difference Day volunteers clean up Paradise

Jessie Imhoff // October 30, 2019

Cities across the nation celebrated Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25-26 to help improve their community. This unofficial holiday, which has been held on the fourth Saturday of October since 1992, provides...

A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The toy drive will be going on until Dec 17. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson // December 10, 2018

A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The...

Camp Fire relief needs your help, but let’s volunteer and donate effectively

Rayanne Painter // December 4, 2018

It’s difficult to watch your community struggle through a devastation as impactful and detrimental as the Camp Fire. If you were able to return to your intact house, town, schools and jobs, it’s...

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson // November 27, 2018

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport.

Trucks were loaded with piles of trash. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis // September 16, 2017

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering....

Volunteers help people register for their day of volunteering. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

‘Cats in the Community volunteer for Cèsar Chàvez day

Jacqueline Morales // March 31, 2017

Many Chico State students celebrate Cèsar Chàvez day March 31 by volunteering. 'Cats in the Community is the event that brought a total of 250 students together to help out in the community. Jacqueline...

Enloe Medical Center Photo credit: Marrion Charissa Cruz

Enloe to accept applications for Patient Ambassador program

Alejandra Fraga // February 20, 2017

Enloe Medical Center's Volunteer Services will be accepting applications for its Patient Ambassador program until Feb. 23."Enloe is seeking compassionate, mature volunteers to visit patients at their bedside,...

Andee Wunno, senior communication and sciences disorders major, has dedicated almost eight years of her life to volunteering with children. Photo credit: Alisa Thorsen

Student finds purpose through charitable work with children

Alisa Thorsen // February 17, 2015
Andee Wunno has dedicated all five of her semesters at Chico State to volunteering and helping kids with special needs.
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