Issue: August 20, 2009

Back to School, college edition

This week the CN&R dives into the realm of higher education with a look at student fee hikes, an interview with Chico State President Paul Zingg, tips on avoiding the dreaded "Freshman 15" and an inside view of Chico State’s new Wildcat Recreation Center and Gateway Science Museum as well as Butte College’s state-of-the-art Arts Building.

In other news, Tom Gascoyne returns to the pages of the CN&R with a story on illegal dumping in the Sacramento River; Jaime O’Neill comes back with a snarky essay on his return to the classroom; and film reviewer Craig Blamer graces us with his take on District 9.

And, don’t forget, it’s Best of Chico voting time!