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CalFresh, the California EBT food assistance program, has lifted 700,000 Californians out of poverty between 2016 and 2018.
Campus CalFresh Outreach Program shatters sign-up records
Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 28, 2021

Chico State Wildcats shocked the Campus CalFresh Outreach Program workers in August by signing up for food benefits in larger numbers than ever. The campus-based program, in a normal year, assists roughly 300 students applying for CalFresh benefits during the first month...

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Composting Chico into a better place
Composting Chico into a better place
Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // September 22, 2021

The Chico State Associated Students Sustainability Program reopened its community compost garden on Sept. 10. It’s located between the tennis courts and railroad tracks behind Yolo Hall in a small fenced in lot with overgrown brush. Composting items can be dropped off...

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Chico Print Party flyer. Photo by Jolie Asuncion.
From ‘cute gross’ to social justice: Chico celebrates all things print
Jolie Asuncion, Social Media Editor // September 22, 2021

Hosted by the 1078 Gallery, the Chico Print Party returned on Sept. 18 and19. This event featured artists from all over Northern California and beyond, creating an event to discover new art for aspiring creatives. Crowds of students, parents and teachers were eager to buy...

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Interactive Weaving, No Word for Art, photo by Carrington Power
monca’s latest exhibit is a Hmong-American take on self-identity
Carrington Power, Reporter // September 20, 2021

Art defies boundaries, breaks norms and introduces audiences to foreign concepts. The new exhibit at the Museum of Northern California Art in Chico is no exception. “No Word for ‘Art”' compels viewers to identify their relationship with art while exploring the Hmong...

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Beers at local bar Oasis
Drinks on me
Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // September 25, 2021

The night seems endless, the beer is cold as droplets go down my glass and hit the coaster below and the atmosphere at Riley's is filled with laughter. Drunk men can be heard catcalling in one ear, and awful singing in the other. But there’s this numbness that takes over...

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Photo taken by Aldo Perez. My film camera of choice is the Nikon FM2N.
Film photography offers a liberating alternative to the digital world
Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // September 21, 2021

The advent of the digital age revolutionized the photography industry. Digital photography meant that one could capture a moment in time and instantly share it. I took up photography because I wanted to express myself and my view of the world. Art brings people together...

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Kristin Worley coaches the softball team during practice. Photo taken on Aug. 23, 2021
Chico State Softball hires one of its own
Alex Martin, Editor-in-Chief // September 27, 2021

After being a part of the softball program for five years, Kristin Worley is back on the field as an assistant coach. Worley emphasized how grateful she was to get the job. “It’s very exciting just knowing that I was an athlete in the program for five years,” Worley...

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The 2021 Envy Hip Hop Dance team
The Envy Hip Hop Dance Team is back and running like they never left
Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // September 27, 2021

Envy is a club who prides themselves on their performances and the development of their dancers. Their practices embody that, the environment is very team friendly and everyone is focused, but they are also having a grand time while doing so.  Envy is a student-run...

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