Numbers are everything, it seems, for student demonstrations. Just last week the Chico State chapter of the Brady Campaign held a three-minute lie-in to represent the amount of time it took the Virginia Tech shooter to kill 32 students and wound many others.
On Tuesday (April 29), members of STOP! Trafficking of Persons, a student anti-human trafficking group, will begin a 27-hour fast. The number 27 represents the 27 million victims of human trafficking throughout the world. Fast participants are seeking sponsors to donate 27 cents for each hour they go without food for this Fasting for Freedom event. All proceeds will go to the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking.
Donations can be made directly to STOP! Members or online at www.castla.org—just mention the name STOP!
Back in November, an event at Chico State called Up ’til Dawn attracted more than 2,000 students to send out more than 37,000 letters requesting help in raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. The funds are in, the numbers are tallied. And Chico State, which was the top fundraising university last year, came in first once again, bringing in $183,561. (The second-highest fundraising school was Western Kentucky University, with $107,000). That brings Chico State’s total funds raised for St. Jude’s to $677,000 in six years.
Ready, set, divide!
It was a little more complicated than that. OK, a lot more complicated. Six math students at Chico State competed this month in the 40th annual Statewide Mathletics Competition at CSU, Monterey Bay, and took home first place in the college calculus team event. Kudos to Corey Zaro, who took home second place in the individual calculus match and Lindsay Cole, who got an honorable mention.
Turn your radio on
For inspiration, that is. KCSC Radio is hoping to get the raddest new sticker in town, and it’s asking you to design it. The winner of this contest not only gets his or her design printed, but also gets cool stuff from the station, plus an hour of airtime on KCSC.
Designs must be 4 1/4-inches by 2 3/4-inches, in black and white. Submissions due by April 30. For more information on how to submit images, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (also the place to send submissions). Don’t forget to mention the name of the station (www.kcscradio.com)!
Did someone say comics?
That’s right, Chico State is hosting its own, mini Comic Con (dubbed Chico Mini Con) to feature both Western and Asian comics. Hosted by Comic Book Coterie, the Japanese Animation Club and Mu Alpha Xi, the event will offer a chance for fans of the genre to share their knowledge and even swap faves. Come in costume, ready to sing karaoke and enter a game show. ’Nuf said. This Friday (April 25), 5-10 p.m. in Plumas 102. For more info, log onto minicon.proboards59.com.