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Protesters fill Chico City Plaza denouncing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Protesters fill Chico City Plaza denouncing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Brian Luong

September 29, 2018

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Women on Reproductive Defense stand against inequality

A painting of President Donald Trump on display at the Woman's March 2018 at the Downtown Plaza in Chico. Photo credit: Hannah Yeager

Hannah Yeager

January 27, 2018

The Women’s March this year had an impressive turn out, with a couple hundred supporters moving in and out of Chico throughout the day.One sign, in particular, was very popular. This sign has a painting of President Donald Trump with devil horns.This painting was an attempt to heal wounds caus...

Women’s March draws thousands with call for change

Dance company Nefertiti’s Dozen, performed on stage pre-march and rang in the end of it with just as much energy. Women’s March on Chico Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

Natalie Hanson, Alex Grant, and Kendall George

January 24, 2018

Thousands gathered and marched in downtown Chico Saturday in the 2018 Women’s March. This march was one of many across the world. One year after the first Women’s March drew hundreds of thousands of participants nationwide in response to the presidential inauguration. According to a Faceb...

Gloria Steinem returns to Chico State, interacts with students

Gloria Steinem at the beginning of her Book in Common lecture. Photo credit: Floritzel Salvador

George Johnston

March 2, 2017

Gloria Steinem’s last visit to Chico State was in 1984. The feminist icon returned to the university  March 1, providing with an interactive experience and several lectures based on her book, “My Life on the Road.” Chico Performances invited Steinem when “My Life on the Road” was selected...

Trending protests debase freedoms

Kenta Mcafee

February 7, 2017

Protesting unjust events in society is beyond the aspect of an obligation. For college students, it is a civic duty. If we aren’t using the knowledge we received from sitting through hours of Political Science lectures, then there isn’t a point in attending a university. Standing up for a ...

#WomensMarch was disappointing

Roberto Fonseca

January 25, 2017

The premise of the march is something that everyone should agree with. Women and men are equal. Women's reproductive rights will be under attack under President Trump, and there is a rational fear about what this new administration will do. But the point ends there. This entire march was used ...

Rightfully marching on

Thousands of people gathered in the Chico City Plaza to protest Trump and promote women's rights. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Susan Whaley

January 25, 2017

If no one in history ever stood up for equal rights or against the government not serving each citizen then we wouldn’t have a country worth fighting for. It doesn’t matter what side you are on, Democrat or Republican, everyone wants America to be a better country. Speaking up for injustice...

Marchers fill Chico streets

Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

George Johnston

January 23, 2017

An estimated 2,000 to 4,000 people packed the Chico City Plaza Jan. 21 to participate in the Women’s March. Like the other marches taking place all over the world, this gathering was conceived as a way for everyone to voice their concerns to the new president about women’s rights and show signs of soli...

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