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MLB 2017 awards recap

Justin Couchot

November 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year in baseball was an exciting one. We saw the record set for most home runs hit by the league, beating the record set in 2000. We saw the city of Houston get its first World Series ever just months after getting hit by a tragic hurricane. Now lets take a look into who-won-what in terms of so...

Universities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth control

Universities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth control

Natalie Hanson

November 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase

On Oct. 6 The Trump Administration released a mandate issuing to expand the rights of employers to deny women insurance coverage for contraception and issued guidance on religious freedom that critics said could also erode civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Th...

Universities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth control

Universities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth control

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

On Oct. 6 The Trump Administration released a mandate issuing to expand the rights of employers to deny women insurance coverage for contraception and issued guidance on religious freedom that critics said could also erode civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This...

Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

Alejandra Solorio

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

It wasn't in his nature to sit back and allow things to just happen for him. As the hands-on child he was, taking things apart and reassembling them just made sense. College didn't seem like it fit in the cards until he saw the freedom and opportunities it opened. Part-time sustainable manufacturing...

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Justin Couchot

November 15, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Coach Gary Towne has finished his 22nd season as head coach of the Chico State men's and women's cross country teams. Towne coaches the distance runners year round, as he also coaches the distance runners for the track team. Towne has turned the cross country program around since taking over in 1996,...

Chico State’s business graduate program lands on Princeton’s best

Chico State’s business graduate program lands on Princeton’s best

Andrew Freeman

November 14, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State’s good fortune continues with more recognition from the Princeton Review. This time the college is being recognized for having an amazing business graduate program, with Princeton Review listing it as being one of the best business programs in 2018. Judith Hennessey, the dean of the...

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Patrick Pace

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team is now 0-2 after dropping double digit leads in the fourth quarter of both of their games. The latest loss was to Notre Dame de Namur University. In a game that saw senior guard and team captain Whitney Branham scored her 1000th point as a Chico State Wildcat,...

University course encourages students to learn from locals

University course encourages students to learn from locals

Alex Grant

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

University 105I is a self-identity and sustainability class that encourages students to learn about identity misconceptions and stereotypes. A large requirement of this class is the project, “Sense of Place,” which asks students to respectfully intervene in a public setting. One group decided...

‘Bubsy’ should have stayed in the ’90s

‘Bubsy’ should have stayed in the ’90s

Ulises Duenas

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

"Bubsy" is a bobcat who starred in a series of terrible games in the '90s. In the age of "Mario" and "Sonic the Hedgehog," there were a slew of platformers that featured some type of animal mascot. Most of these games were bad and "Bubsy" was at the bottom of the barrel. After over 20 years, like a cas...

Chico State’s basketball team gets their first win

Chico State’s basketball team gets their first win

Patrick Pace

November 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team recorded their first win of the season against Biola University in the California Collegiate Athletic Association/Pac West Challenge. The 'Cats have had a rough week and a half. After losing to Division I opponents, Stanford and the University of Arizona, in exhibition...

Reviewing thrift stores in Chico

Reviewing thrift stores in Chico

Kendall George

November 10, 2017


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

Chico State students trying to live on a budget need to check out the world of thrift stores. They offer used or clearance clothes, furniture, books and more for a discounted price, saving students some serious cash. However, it is sometimes hard to seek out the best thrift stores and the ones that are...

First rankings by committee are out

First rankings by committee are out

Noah Enns

November 7, 2017


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The first College Football playoff poll has been released by the committee and there is a lot to learn from the first poll of the season.By the rankings of the committee, the teams who would play in the playoffs are Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson. The biggest shock to almost everyone is that...

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