The Goods

Calling all poets
You have one day only to send in your entries for our Poetry 99 contest. We’re accepting written and spoken-word poetry (send a video or Web link for spoken-word) through the end of the day Nov. 1. Good luck!

Partying hardy
Before the true holiday of Halloween even came and went, the police had their hands full. Of all the arrests Friday through Sunday, about 60 of them were alcohol-related. That’s more than last year’s 37. This past weekend, according to the Chico police Web site, 43 people were arrested for being drunk in public and 14 were taken in for DUIs. Tsk, tsk.

Beta boys face trial
Three former fraternity members will enter their pleas Nov. 15 on charges of misdemeanor hazing. Yet another objection claiming the complaint—already refiled—is too vague was shot down Monday (Oct. 29). The objection requested that a victim or victims be named. Matt’s Law requires no victim, just witnesses, prosecutors argued. The three men of the now-defunct Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Chico State are expected to plead not guilty, but we’ll find out for sure in a couple weeks.

Pulling an all-nighter
Chico State students are hoping to break their record once again with this year’s Up ’til Dawn fundraiser. The money goes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and last year the Chico State event brought in $187,000—the most any school has ever raised. This year’s event, complete with letter-writing and live performances, will begin at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 in Acker Gym. There’ll be a raffle with crazy prizes, including spring tuition. That’s worth going for all in itself!

Let’s start talking V-Day
Share your experiences about being a woman during drop-in auditions for The Vagina Monologues. They will be held Nov. 4, 1-4 p.m., and Nov. 5, 7-10 p.m. Performances are intended to raise awareness about violence toward women all over the word and raise money for local charities. V-Day celebrations and The Vagina Monologues will take place during the last week of February. For information, e-mail

Did you know?
You can attend Butte College via iTunes. Lectures and other resources can be accessed through iTunesU, which appears as a link on the Butte College Web site at:

Did you want to know?
How often does Butte College wash its windows? What about trash cans? Drinking fountains and elevators? Well, if you’re at all interested, check out the Web at Nothing that looks fishy, but hey, at least they’re being open and transparent, right?