Issue: August 18, 2011

Welcome back, students

When Chico State and Butte College are in session, the whole community

knows. Restaurants have more patrons, shops and boutiques get more traffic,

and the streets in general--especially those surrounding campus and

downtown--are a lot more lively.

We've put together a nice package of stories this week aimed at getting

everyone back into the school frame of mind. So, if you're interested in

what's going on with the education budget (and tuition prices!), students

interning on Alcatraz Island, the state of Chico State's Journalism

Department or a new Diversity Resource Guide, we've got you covered.

Have you heard that drinking on the river could be banned for Labor Day?

We'll fill you in. Did you know that Butte College is the first U.S.

college to go grid positive? Or that Chico State's Student Health Service

is now a Family PACT provider? (You do now!)

Welcome back!

Meredith Graham, managing editor