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Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon

December 5, 2018


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Christina Taft woke up early, Nov. 8, to a neighbor urging her to evacuate. She initially didn't take the evacuation order seriously, but after showering she began to pack up her car. Christina said she packed for about an hour before noticing that her 66 year-old mother, Victoria Taft, was still in...

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Yaritza Ayon and Mathew Miranda

November 2, 2018


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The Butte County unemployment rate is reaching record lows.According to data by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for September was 4.1 percent. The lowest rate for a single month since the department began releasing data in J...

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

Yaritza Ayon

November 1, 2018


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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 were free to partake in all the activities COCO had set up.Although the event welcomed all students, it ...

Taking the fright out of Halloween for your pets

Taking the fright out of Halloween for your pets

Yaritza Ayon

October 29, 2018


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Although Halloween can be fun for humans, it isn’t for pets. The Chico Animal Shelter wants pet owners to know that what’s fun for them is scary, and possibly dangerous, for their pets. Chico Animal Shelter Manager, Tracy Mohr, has some tips to keep animals safe this Halloween. “Halloween ...

Audrey Denney rallies students

Audrey Denney rallies students

Yaritza Ayon

October 18, 2018


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Audrey Denney was at the Student Success Center Plaza, Wednesday, encouraging students to vote, as well as to register to vote if they hadn’t already. This event was hosted by student organizations, Central Americans For Empowerment and Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers. Denney and her campaign team got...

Chef Jimmy Lee keeps Chico green with sushi

Chef Jimmy Lee keeps Chico green with sushi

Yaritza Ayon

October 17, 2018


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Aonami is Chico's first sustainable sushi bar and one of only ten in the country.Jimmy Lee, owner and chef of Aonami, found it fairly easy to open the sushi bar because of Chico's rich history of supporting sustainability."It's not hard to be a sustainable restaurant since there's sustainable companies that want...

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Yaritza Ayon

October 10, 2018


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Associated Students Sustainability is challenging students to carry their trash with them for the entire month of October. The Zero Waste Challenge asks students and faculty to carry around all trash not recyclable, compostable or reusable in either a mason jar or gallon bag. Individuals signing up are given; an instructions guide, a paper bag for compostable items and a Ziploc bag for the...

FitU helps transform students’ health perspectives

FitU helps transform students’ health perspectives

Yaritza Ayon

September 28, 2018


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Chico State has a fitness program for students that strays away from the traditional set diet and exercise plan.FitU, established in 2009 by the nutrition and kinesiology department, takes a holistic approach on healthy eating and fitness. The eight- to 10-week program consists of weekly appointments wi...

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