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If you see some unfamiliar faces on campus Sunday, it’s probably not because they’re in costume. They’re prospective students! They’ll be around all day (and many longer, if they made a long trip) to tour the campus, meet administrators and get a feel for what the Chico State experience is all about. The school’s pretty brave bringing in out-of-towners for Halloween weekend, but props to ’em—they might as well get an idea of what this city is all about.

Playboy makes a comeback
The magazine that first called out Chico on its party image is returning with, what else, a party. LaSalles will be filled with angels and devils Oct. 25 for a “heaven and hell” bash complete with cage dancers. Only those 21 and over will be admitted. A word to the wise: Girls, just because the Playboy bunnies take it all off doesn’t mean you have to. Tasteful is always better than trashy.

Celebrate multiculturalism
Watch and experience different cultures come alive during Multicultural Night on Oct. 30. The event will feature live performances representing cultures all around the world. Past events have featured salsa dancing, step performances, poetry and many other acts. Admission is free and open to the community. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

Kudos to you
The results are in, and Butte College placed 12th. Impressive! The Motor Sport Dynamics class sent seven students to Topeka, Kansas, to race their Honda in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. They came in 12th out of 29 cars.

Get a job, son
In honor of national Make a Difference Day, Butte College is hosting two free community resource and job fairs on Saturday (Oct. 27), at the Southside Oroville Community Center, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Road, Oroville, and Willows Elks Lodge, 150 S. Shasta St., Willows, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Show your support
By partying! Chico State’s Music Entertainment and Industry Students Associated (MEISA) is throwing a benefit show, benefiting … themselves. It’s OK—they’re students. You can give ’em five clams to see Candy Apple, Belda Beast and Dan Masq (plus a special guest, oh my!) play Café Coda. Right? Show’s Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. All ages.

And the cost goes up
According to US News & World Report, the cost of admission is rising faster than inflation. The average public-college student paid $11,900 a year for tuition, room and board. (Without aid it’s about $15,000, close to the cost to attend Chico State.) Parents these days should budget about $79,000 for their child to attend an in-state public university through graduation. Chew on that, dad.