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    CSUEU, non-academic student assistants to unionize

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    On-campus food trucks have revolutionized Wildcat eating

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Presidential elections Swift-ly approaching

Garrett Hartman, Contributor // February 21, 2024

The quadrennial tradition of Ye — formerly Kanye West — announcing his run for president was interrupted this week. In the middle of an unhinged, non sequitur rant that would make Alex Jones blush,...

The Chico Seed Orchard nature trail is about one mile long, paved and surrounded by a variety of trees with an interesting historical background. Photo by Heather Taylor on Feb. 3, 2024.

New trail of thought: Chico Seed Orchard

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // February 20, 2024

This spring, I will share some trails to impart new knowledge or perspectives. I hope you’ll visit them, learn something new, enjoy time in nature and leave with a desire to contribute to the future...

Take a less-traveled path this spring. Photo by Heather Taylor on May 30, 2022.

New trails of thought: How to hike in a mindful manner

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // February 7, 2024

Lately, I’ve been losing faith in my fellow humans who hit the trails, even though I know there are many benefits to getting outdoors and enjoying nature. I’ve watched the places I love and frequented...

Kulo sticker in the bathroom at Rileys. Photo taken Oct. 3, 2023 by Molly Myers.

From ‘PUKE’ to ‘LIMBO’: Ranking Chico’s graffiti tags

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // February 6, 2024

The best art is illegal art.  To many, graffiti will always be abhorrent, while to others, it’s a unique artistic niche.  While I don’t think it should end up on the Bidwell Mansion or someone's...

Lovebird coffee trailer is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Courtesy: Lovebird Coffee

Lattes and alumni at Lovebird Coffee

Amy Blair, Reporter // February 5, 2024

The aroma of espresso rises outside of the little yellow cart in front of Holt Hall, and students gravitate to the promise of lattes. Love is in the air and birds are chirping since Lovebird Coffee opened...

The act of speaking out against abuse has further protection now. Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels.

Violence and silence: California bill offers victims protection against defamation charges

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // February 2, 2024

For survivors of sexual abuse, trauma does not end with the physical attack.  Instead, there are questions: Will they be believed? Will they face scorn and further harassment? And, due to a recent,...

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Get ready to scream!

Ariana Powell, Editor-in-Chief // January 29, 2024

Chico State has been taking notes from "Monsters, Inc."  and will be fully transitioning to a new energy source: scream power. Except instead of using the screams of children to power facilities, they...

A group of frat men holding a protest sign

For our right to party

Nadia Hill, Reporter // January 25, 2024

Students’ hearts sank to their mixed-drink filled stomachs, as they received the late-night notification that class was in session Tuesday morning. Once the professors and faculty left the picket...

Ari Sorokin at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy Ari Sorokin.

An Israeli’s hope for dialogue

Ari Sorokin, Contributor // December 23, 2023

My name is Ari and I am a freshman who is currently undeclared, but I see myself going down the path of international relations and perhaps joining the state department. Throughout my life, I have been...

Student Yarin Dan (left) and student Edan Asseraf (right) on Chico States campus. Photo taken Dec. 1 by Milca Elvira Chacon.

Israeli students share their perspective on the Israel-Hamas war

Milca Elvira Chacon and Sam Moore // December 14, 2023

The Israeli Perspective: Chico State Student Yarin Dan Chico...

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An ode to Chico 

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 14, 2023

The year is 2033. All the water fountains have been replaced with rocket fuel. Keg Stands are a division one sport. There is not a single couch left uncharred within Chico city limits.  Respectable...

Upstairs of the WREC where the classes are held.

Spinning, kicking and stretching: A WREC group exercise review

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 10, 2023

Three’s company, four's a crowd, sweating with strangers will leave you feeling proud.  The Wildcat Recreation Center offers a variety of group exercise classes — for free — for students with...

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