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Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

Reed attended the Jason Aldean concert with her husband in Wheatland. A similar performance was held in Vegas during the shooting. Courtesy image of Deanna Reed.
October 3, 2017

A mass shooting in Las Vegas left more than 50 dead and more than 50 injured, Sunday night during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Embed from Getty Images "I want to take a moment to express...

Recent Chico State alumnus passes away

A Chico State alumnus passed away this week. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales
April 6, 2017

Chico State graduate Owen Euser passed away earlier this week at age 23. Owen was an involved local student who completed a business administration degree in December 2016. He was a part of the American...

Three Chico State alumni seek to expose biased news

Left to right: Jared Fesler (Brand Manager), Chase Palmieri (CEO), Austin Walter (Lead Developer) of Tribeworthy. Photo courtesy of Chase Palmieri
February 26, 2017

Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of their news sources. In a report conducted by the Pew Research Center released in December, 32 percent of U.S. adults said they often see fake political...

Wildcats dive into the shark tank

Two Chico State alumni will be appear on Shark Tank on Feb. 26 Photo credit: Miles Huffman
February 25, 2016

Two Chico State alumni will seek funding from millionaires on ABC’s Shark Tank, premiering tomorrow night. After four months of paperwork, siblings Skyler Scarlett and Brittney Scarlett-Torres, owners...

Students find success after graduation

Niels Thomas, president of International Accounting Honors Association said that the accounting program is demanding. Photo credit: George Johnston
February 2, 2016

Various departments at Chico State harbor tools that help create successful graduates. The backbone of the campus is the faculty, student organizations, atmosphere and the diverse avenues in which one...

Survivor rebuilds life after battling Lyme disease

Briana Beaver, a Chico State alumna, endured several painful symptoms for years nearly died before doctors diagnosed her with Lyme disease in December. Photo courtesy of Briana Beaver.
April 7, 2015

“I have been in survival mode the last three years.” Within one hour, Briana Beaver, a Chico State alumna, may experience nearly a hundred painful, crippling symptoms. Beaver has Lyme disease,...

107-year-old Chico State alumna is CSU’s oldest

Sisters and alumnae Jeanie Shaw, Lynn Balmer — Chico State's oldest alumna at 107 years old — and Thea Parker wave pennants after being recognized at the 2015 spring convocation address by Chico State President Paul Zingg. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan
February 3, 2015

Lynn Balmer, an alumna of Chico State, holds the title of the California State University system's oldest graduate at 107 years and counting. Balmer graduated from the university in 1927 when it...

Faces in the Crowd: Alumnus supports daughter at stadium

Tom Moss, 48, was a record-breaking Wildcat baseball player that now supports his daughter at University Stadium track meets. Photo credit: Emerson Keenan
March 31, 2014

Sometimes you meet ordinary people at a sporting event, other times you may come across a Chico State record holder in the stands. Tom Moss, 48, was a conference Pitcher of the Year for the 1987 Wildcats...

Former Wildcat remembered as ‘positive force,’ great teammate

Christian Franco played for Chico State during the 1999 and 2000 baseball seasons. Photo courtesy of the Chico State.
March 29, 2014

Christian Franco, an alumnus who was a standout Wildcat baseball player during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, passed away Feb. 15 in a fatal car crash in Chula Vista. He was 37 years old.Franco started his...

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Katrina Rodriguez, a track and field alumna, pole vaults at the alumni meet.Photo credit: Emily Teague
February 17, 2014

Familiar faces filled Chico State’s track Saturday for its annual alumni meet. It was a cold day, but that didn’t slow down any of the energy that was brought to the track. The day started off...

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Kara Lubieniecki and Alia Gray running in the Payton Jordan Invitational 10k. Photo credit: Gary Towne
January 28, 2014

Two Wildcat alumni will be heading to the 2016 Olympic marathon trials after they scored top-10 finishes at the USA half marathon trials. Alia Gray and Kara Lubieniecki, teammates and best...

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