Last April, when three higher-ups from the now-defunct Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Chico State were accused of hazing pledges, they were the first to be brought up on charges under “Matt’s Law.” The law, of course, refers to Matthew Carrington, who died during a hazing incident at Chico State in 2005. Well, this week, Christopher Bizot, Michael Murphy and Matthew Krupp got a break in their case—the judge ruled that the complaint against them must be rewritten or the case would be dismissed. The prosecutor was given 10 days to do so. The alleged hazing included making pledges stand in a tub full of ice water.
Running the road
The Butte College football team scored a whopping 67 points in Saturday’s game (Sept. 9) against the Feather River Golden Eagles. The final score was 67-25 and brought the Roadrunners to 2-0.
Backwards walking shoes
For those students who hope to inspire a new generation of potential Wildcats, your time is now. Applications to become 2008 Summer Orientation peer advisers are ready and due Oct. 12. The training is thorough, requiring enrollment in a spring class. Apps can be found in Meriam Library 190. Call 898-5714 for more info.
Get your read on
Butte College held the ribbon-cutting ceremony for its library expansion project, which took 16 months and cost $19.4 million. The new facility includes smart-technology classrooms, a TV studio and a radio, television and film computer lab (pictured). All this and it even exceeds California’s energy-efficiency goals.
Furniture, going once!
All you students out there with new apartments and condos and houses with nothing yet to put your computers on or store your ramen noodles in, have no fear. Chico State is here. The Office of Property Management is holding a live auction Tuesday (Sept. 18), with viewing starting at 11 a.m. and the auction taking place from 12:10 to 3 p.m. There will be all kinds of goodies, from desks, filing cabinets, drafting tables, Nikon cameras, tape players and cabinets. Bring cash—no credit accepted—to the Warehouse, 810 Oak Street, Suite 100.
Thoughts and condolences
A Chico State senior was found dead in her apartment over the weekend. Angela Marsh, 21, was a biology major. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but has been reported as a possible drug overdose. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and friends.