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Leader of the pack

Leader of the pack

Patrick Pace

December 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Jalen Mcferren is a leader. He has been since his freshman year at Chico State. While most first-year Wildcat basketball players redshirt during their freshman year, Mcferren played a key role as the back-up point guard for the 2014-15 Wildcat team. He played an average of 15.5 minutes while scoring...

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

Justin Couchot

December 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

As many know, Chico is a quiet, much slower paced and what some could say boring place for students between the time of Winter finals finishing and the start of Spring semester. All regular season games are free with a student ID making it a fun, free hangout and a way to go support your fellow Wildcats. Here's...

Account center password resets, 190 thousand accounts expire

Account center password resets, 190 thousand accounts expire

Hannah Yeager

December 13, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Showcase

As the semester comes to a close, so does the campus-wide password reset for all Chico State accounts. Student inboxes began to receive reminders to access a newly added program called Account Center in order to reset the passwords that students use for every online program provided through the campus,...

The do’s and dont’s of holiday shopping

The do’s and dont’s of holiday shopping

Danielle Cortes

December 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

It is the most wonderful time of the year. You know what that means! Everybody is finally home for the holidays, the family is back together, the cookies are in the oven, the lights up and the gifts are under the tree. One of the most stressful parts of the holidays is buying gifts because all the...

Truck collides into Chico business

Truck collides into Chico business

Natalie Hanson

December 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

A vehicle caused a truck to drive through the wall of a local business Sunday. The incident occurred on West 9th Street at 4:28 p.m., according to Julia Yarbough, press information officer for the Chico Police Department. A Nissan Pathfinder was suspected of driving into a lane down Orange Street...

Career fair employers avoid international students

Career fair employers avoid international students

Alex Grant

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Due to legal status, getting a job as an international student is a complex process that is obtained more by chance than how qualified an individual is.To remain in the U.S. legally, international students must either have a school or work visa. Many foreign students are studying in the U.S. under an ...

Wildcat of the Week- Justin Briggs

Wildcat of the Week- Justin Briggs

Justin Couchot

December 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Justin Briggs is a sophomore forward and center for Chico State's mens basketball team. After redshirting his freshman year, Briggs is in his third year with the team and has been strong for the Wildcats on both sides of the ball. Playing more than 20 minutes in each of the team's six games while av...

Momentum moves their audience with dance

Momentum moves their audience with dance

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

There are so many talented performers and artists at Chico State. Between actors and dancers, there are many different performances to see, however, the Momentum dance showcase on Saturday was one for the books. The dancers performed to a wide variety of music; from country hit “Dirt On My Boots...

Cuffing Season: You’re Doing It Wrong

Cuffing Season: You’re Doing It Wrong

Rachel Reyes

December 5, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

The transition from summer to fall to winter is so obvious in Chico. You go from scorching, sweating heat to piercing cold winds surrounded by yellow, orange and red. If you wanted to find another way to tell the seasons apart, listen to your very happily single friend begin to whine about wanting...

Contenders for NFL MVP

Contenders for NFL MVP

Mathew Miranda

December 5, 2017


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

With only five weeks left in the regular season, the race for the MVP award is heating up. Early contenders, were lost to injury, while other unlikely players have put themselves in the discussion. Here’s a look at the top five players leading the race. 1. Carson Wentz Season Stats: 104 Quarte...

Former Chico mayor arrested on DUI charge

Former Chico mayor arrested on DUI charge

Natalie Hanson

December 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Mary Flynn, former mayor of Chico, was taken into custody for a possible DUI at the Safeway on Mangrove Avenue Sunday. The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Flynn has since been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to a report by the Chico Police Department. Flyn...

‘Pokémon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon’ have almost everything

‘Pokémon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon’ have almost everything

December 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Last year, when "Pokémon: Sun and Moon" came out, it seemed to be the most divisive games in the series among fans. While it did provide a nice change of pace from the usual formula of the games, it was also criticized for being too easy, having too many cutscenes and holding the player's hand too m...

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