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Delaney Marchant posing for a profile picture.
In memoriam, Delaney Marchant: A Wildcat who overcame hardships and lived fearlessly
Noah Herbst and Melvin Bui // May 21, 2022

Chico State graduate student Delaney Marchant died from COVID complications on April 28 at the age of 23. She was an ambitious soul who dreamt...

North Valley Harm Reduction members tabling for services on April 25, 2022.
Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition zeros in on nonprofit status
Molly Myers, Contributor // May 14, 2022

After nearly five years of service and push back, Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition is finally wrapping up the process of becoming a...

Track and field runners at  Chico State home meet earlier this season
Board games, life's questions and running: looking behind and beyond
Mason Tovani, Sports Editor // May 15, 2022

The sun peered through the clouds, but eventually gave way to clear skies. The stage now brighter for the Chico State seniors on the track and...

Bikers congregate at the finish line after completing their races. Photo taken April 24 by Mason Tovani
Wildflower Century brings together Chico's cycling community
Noah Herbst and Mason Tovani // May 8, 2022

My experience from behind the handlebars — Noah Herbst The chilly, morning breeze tickled at my face, blowing through the holes in...

25 Cent flipping Dylan Michaels, and Tiffany Payne (referee). Photo taken by Mario Ortiz on June 17.
Wrestling fever : Chico indulges in dwarf wrestling
Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // July 25, 2022

It's an oddly cold, rainy night in the middle of June, and Chico's The Tackle Box Bar and Grill is hosting Micro Mania, also known as the “Biggest...

Barajas painting the mural in the BMU.
Imágenes de nuestros ancestros chicanos: una entrevista con el muralista Javier Barajas Villanueva
Christopher Hill, Redactor // June 4, 2022

Escondido en una sala de reuniones en el tercer piso de la BMU hay un mural que muchos estudiantes probablemente nunca antes habían visto....

Artistic graphic of factories polluting the air, with flames in the back
‘Don’t Look Up’: We have 11 years to fight climate change
Carrington Power, Reporter // May 16, 2022

Humanity has 11 years to cut carbon emissions and adopt sustainable practices before we see irreversible damage from climate change. Activists...

Ke$ha at the Today Show in New York, NY on November 20, 2012.
KE$HA by Becky-Sullivan is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Getting Kesha’s stolen voice back
Josue Romo, Reporter // May 13, 2022

Artist Kesha is left voiceless amid her continued legal battle against corporate music producer Dr. Luke. Remember chanting “Wake up in...

The capirotada coming out of the oven.
Capirotada: A Mexican tradition that never disappoints
Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 18, 2022

Capirotada is known by many as the “Mexican” bread-pudding. In essence the comparison makes sense, but the two dishes are essentially different.  Capirotada...

My full presentation of huevos rancheros.
Nothing beats Huevos Rancheros at the top of the morning
Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 8, 2022

“Huevos rancheros” translates to ranch eggs, which makes sense considering the history behind this traditional Mexican dish. When I say...

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