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Freshman Wildcats treated to orientation events

Freshman Wildcats treated to orientation events

Angelina Mendez

September 15, 2019

Chico State kicked off the new school year by welcoming first-year students for the 2019 to 2020 academic school year, through a series of campus events.Students are drawn to Chico State from all over for the campus scenery and dining hall choice as well as the educational and academic programs that C...

#ClimateUprising raises concerns for areas prone to climate-induced disasters

#ClimateUprising raises concerns for areas prone to climate-induced disasters

Trenton Taylor

February 19, 2019

A camera stabilized on a 30-foot crane captured a crowd standing in snow and hail, holding up a #ClimateUprising banner as a call-to-action to find solutions for the changing climate. Followed by the banner, participants spelled out “#ClimateUprising” by lying on the ground of the driveway into the...

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias

February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While rain has slowed down through the afternoon hours, there is a high possibility that it will ...

Chuck Epperson: A human defined by martial arts and music

Chuck Epperson: A human defined by martial arts and music

Alex Grant

September 19, 2018

Chico State may be Chico's most known school, but ask professional martial artist and they'll tell you about the Epperson Brothers Kenpo Karate Dojo. Founded by and run by Chuck Epperson, this dojo specializes in teaching people American Kenpo Karate and Filipino weapons training.Epperson's weeks are...

Ghee connects local vendor to Chico community

Ghee connects local vendor to Chico community

September 18, 2018

Back in 2003, Indya Gage began her journey of self-healing. Gage's exploration into medicine, meditation and spirituality led to the discovery of ghee, the foundation for her business, Mama Sattva. “My whole life, encompassing my business and my personal life, it’s all a practice of being on a...

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Mathew Miranda

September 5, 2018

Dutch Bros may reign supreme in the minds of Chico State students, but ask almost any local at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and they will tell you which coffee stand is quickly becoming one of the best in town. Although the coffee is the primary reason people return to Shift Bicycle Cafe, its unique design is what initia...

Inside Chico State’s up-and-coming Latino reggaeton artist: Chuma

Inside Chico State’s up-and-coming Latino reggaeton artist: Chuma

Alejandra Solorio

September 27, 2017

The moment after he crafted his first song, he realized his potential. He couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat and, most definitely, couldn't stop creating music. This is Chuma. Christopher "Chuma" Zamora didn't always think he'd be a singer. It wasn't until he entered college that he'd consider being a...

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Julia Maldonado

September 19, 2017

One may not think initially that the study of human society and an aggressive music genre have much in common, but for Chico State sociology professor and alumna Alexandra Kokkinakis, it’s her life. Kokkinakis grew up listening to punk-rock music in L.A. as a skateboarding soundtrack. Onc...

Small town vibes for a big city woman

Small town vibes for a big city woman

Franky Renteria

March 9, 2017

Molly Spink Bachelor of CommunicationGrad year: 2017"On a 13-hour flight across the ocean, I wondered what to expect in Chico," senior communication studies major Molly Spink said. "Coming from New Zealand where the number of sheep outnumber the people, America always seemed a world away. Just a couple o...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Isaac Ramsour

March 1, 2017

"When I graduated high school I was lost. I didn't know what was expected of me. I didn't really know where to go. I didn't really feel that my high school had prepared me well for the transition to higher secondary education. So I ended up going to two different community colleges: Santa Anna and Mo...

Alumna working for diversity

Alumna working for diversity

Karen Limones

February 17, 2017

Egypt Howard is using her past experiences to help better the lives of her local African-American community. Former Chico State student, Egypt Howard remembers a lack of empathy in the Chico community and a lack of people putting time and effort into empowering black students on campus. While attending...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

February 14, 2017

"No one chooses to be a refugee. (But) I am a refugee from Iran. My family migrated to the U.S. as a direct result of U.S. imperialism. What’s on my mind and in my heart right now is that…for several decades now, most folks that move to the U.S. from the global south or middle east, do so...

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