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Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase
Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without their employees. Drunken Dumpling, located at 1414 Park Ave., delivers...

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a photo of the Sacramento river
Sacramento salmon run fun
Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 21, 2021

Grad students from Chico State have been working alongside nonprofit and federal organizations to reestablish and analyze the success of habitats for juvenile salmon in the tributaries of the Sacramento River. Salmon play a crucial role in the Sacramento River’s ecosystem...

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Butter pie crust success! Photo by Ian Hilton, 2/23/21.
Butter Pie Crust
Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 27, 2021

I’m excited to get this recipe out of the way, as I have a few pie-like recipes on the horizon. A homemade pie crust can be used for both sweet and hardy pies. It can be frozen for months and, with just a little elbow grease, it’s just so flipping easy. Store-bought...

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Entrance to Bidwell Frisbee Golf Course
Fun Cheap day for a college student
Dylan Griffith, Reporter // February 26, 2021

Chico State students looking for a cheap and fun reason to get out of the house in a COVID-19-friendly way — and only a few miles from campus — need to look no further than the Peregrine Point disc golf course right off Highway 32 in Bidwell Park. Access to the course...

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This mural was created by muralist Siana Sonoquie on the side of the 1078 Gallery on Park Avenue. Photo by Erin Holve.
Environmental recovery means helping the underprivileged
Shae Pastrana, Opinion Columnist // February 25, 2021

Recent evictions of Chico’s homeless encampments are facing heavy criticism. While some argue that evictions are a good solution, others like myself would prefer a care-based system. Self-care, along with medical and social care, are only small pieces in this puzzle...

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Social Activism In Art
Social Activism In Art
Jessica Shippelhoute, Social Media Editor // February 23, 2021

A pair of red stiletto heels clicked in rhythm against the asphalt after the bright flash of the walk sign. Suddenly, a wolf-whistle pierced from a raised pickup truck shocked the woman out of the steady pattern of her footsteps.  The passengers in the truck shout...

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#22 Morgan Mathis throws up a shot in a basketball game at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif (Chico State Sports Information)
Morgan Mathis: the Wildcats’ three-point sharpshooter
Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 26, 2021

Morgan Mathis is a freshman at Chico State and is one of four new recruits to join the women’s basketball team along with India Starr, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. She has not played in a game yet due to COVID-19, but she remains optimistic and positive that the team...

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Joshua Curls driving pass a defender while playing for the Wildcats.
Chico athletes reflect on Black History Month
Jacob Milligan, Reporter // February 24, 2021

February is Black History Month in the United States. The month honors and remembers important African American figures and events throughout history.   In the sports world, many Black athletes have made historic sacrifices to garner support for representation in sports....

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