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Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Franky Renteria and Patrick Pace
March 29
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Marvin Timothy is a sophomore starting forward for the Chico State men's basketball team. Though he had an up and down year for the Wildcats, he really came on strong during the NCAA Championship Tournament. Timothy provided energy and physicality for his team on defense and a solid post game on offense. Ch...

Sustainability funding frozen, student projects being affected

Sustainability funding frozen, student projects being affected

Victoria Rohrer
March 25
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A Bell Memorial Union Committee vote halted the funding cycle of the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee for the spring 2017 semester to take a better look at the policies and codes of the AS Sustainability program.SFAC is in charge of allocating money to students in the form of grants to help f...

Student artist creates pro-black art

Student artist creates pro-black art

Niyat Teferi
March 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Art is a universal and visual language embraced and appreciated by many. One specific style of art, ‘pro-black art,’ is making waves on social media platforms. The art movement’s focus is to recognize the beauty and empowerment of black people displayed through a series of ...

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Jafet Serrato
March 23
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

A house on Hazel Street was burglarized during spring break with majority of the tenants property stolen. The incident was discovered March 18 by Colton Mortansen, a student from Chico State. Mortansen along with his four other roommates attend the university, but he was the first person to wit...

March is the month for Cinema in 2017

March is the month for Cinema in 2017

George Johnston
March 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

March has been called the season of madness. It’s insane how many good movies are coming out this month, and because of the vastly different selection offered, March will go down as the best movie month of 2017. Hugh Jackman’s last stand as Wolverine in "Logan" kicked March off. A.A. Dowd of the...

Tuition increase for Chico State

Tuition increase for Chico State

George Johnston
March 22
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Chico State will now be more expensive to attend, after the California State University Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent March 22. To be exact, this tuition increase will cost undergrads $270 and graduate students $438 more to continue their education. The vote itself came...

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Molly Sullivan
March 22
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Student wallets will be $270 lighter next year. The CSU Board of Trustees voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase for 23 campuses at its March 22 meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Despite opposition from CSU students, the Board of Trustees is considering the proposal because of a $167.7 million shortfall in the budget for 2017-2018. The last time tuition was increased was in 2012 and the proposal i...

Family and neighbors react to Chico Police shooting

Family and neighbors react to Chico Police shooting

George Johnston
March 19
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Desmond Phillips died March 17 after police shot him while responding to a 911 call. Phillips was 25-years-old. Chico police arrived at the Knoll apartments on West 4th Avenue after Phillips' father, Dave Phillips called 911. Dave said his son was threatening him with a knife, something that ...

Best ’Cats in the West

Best ’Cats in the West

Patrick Pace
March 15
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won the West Region of the NCAA tournament against UC San Diego thanks to the team's two starting junior players. Forward Isaiah Ellis, named the most outstanding player of the tournament, had 35 points and guard Corey Silverstrom had 21. Ellis kept the 'Cats...

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Nicole Henson
March 14
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

“No RAs, let’s have a kegger!” Reads a resident dorm sign in Whitney hall. The floor is filled with signs like these, celebrating significantly less supervision in the dorms. Last week 20 resident advisers were fired for attending a party where underage drinking occurred. University Housing...

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Carlos Islas
March 7
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Everyone’s dream is to leave their mark on history, but very few, if ever, get the opportunity to do so. In sports the opportunity is always present but it is up to the athlete to leave their mark in one way or another, whether it be by winning championships or breaking records. Chico State senior...

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

Jafet Serrato
March 6
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

University Housing fired nearly a third of its resident adviser staff for attending an off campus party where minors were drinking, according to a University Village resident adviser. "In their letters of termination, it would outline their violations," University Village resident adviser and sophomore...

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