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ESCAPING the fentanyl crisis

Abbigail Kovac, Reporter // March 20, 2023

As I packed my essentials for a two-day trip to Southern California, my friend Mayra blew up my phone with questions.  “What should I bring? Do I need to go to the store? Am I forgetting anything...

Entrance to Late Bloomer Vintage Boutique. Photo taken by Gabriela Rudolph on March 16.

After the rain comes the rainbow, Late Bloomer Vintage

Gabriela Rudolph, Multimedia Editor // March 16, 2023

With all the gloomy rain and bare nature in Chico, color is scarce. Luckily, an eccentric oasis exists between Tender Loving Coffee and the Pageant Theatre on E Sixth St. — Late Bloomer Vintage Boutique.  The...

People gather at the Purim buffet as the feast begins. Taken by Ariana Powell, March 7.

Purim: Celebrating Queen Esther, a savior of Jewish community in 4th century BCE

Ariana Powell, City Editor // March 10, 2023

Tables vibrated and the air buzzed as hands and feet fell on flat surfaces with a bang and graggers rapidly ticked through the atmosphere. The walls dressed in pink, blue and yellow foil reflected an...

A skull rests in the middle of a metal circle with wires stretching out to the sides. Blue, green and purple colors are diffused through the sheers attached to the back of the shadow box. A small digital screen rests below the main center piece, it says and dreams begin. Medium brown wood creates the box and lights in The Naked Lounge reflect off of the boxs glass.

Zak Elstein: Artistic capsules and windows to thought

Ariana Powell, City Editor // February 22, 2023

Dramatic red lights cast a harsh shadow on a white, bleached cat skull attached to a chain above vertebrae hanging in a symmetrical manner. A crystal rests at the bottom in the middle, reflecting light,...

Ability First attendees at a wheelchair basketball event

‘The hope is more’: A look inside Ability First Sports

Mason Tovani, Features Editor // December 14, 2022

“Catch,” one volunteer coach said, as the ball went through a young attendee's hands and over her head. Elizabeth, who's name has been changed due to being underage, spun around in the bright green...

Birds fly over the St. James lot on a cloudy day. Photo taken Nov. 6.

The long and wine-ding road: New Clairvaux’s complex history

Noah Herbst, Editor-in-Chief // November 16, 2022

At first glance, the tiny community of Vina in Tehama County may not have much to offer. There’s an elementary school, a railroad that runs right through town and to the untrained eye — not much else....

Chico State Womens golfer Taylor Stewart all smiles on the golf course. Photo courtesy of Chico State Sports Information.

A near historic invitational leaves a Wildcat honored

Mason Tovani, Features Editor // November 4, 2022

It isn’t very often that a Chico State women’s golfer earns “Women’s Golfer of the Week.” In fact, junior Wildcat Taylor Stewart is the first to collect such recognition in the program's history.  At...

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The hymn of sin

Walker Hardy, Reporter // November 3, 2022

On Sunday morning, the bright, early sun warmed my face as I opened my crusty-filled eyelids. The 10 seconds of grogginess and squinting my eyes open made me forget about everything that awaited me as...

Chico State College of Agriculture students in Puerto Rico in 2021 for a class trip. Photo courtesy of Michelle Borges.

Wildcats finding resilience in Puerto Rico

Melvin Bui and Mason Tovani // October 25, 2022

With only five years to rebuild after two severe hurricanes, Puerto Rico’s infrastructure wasn’t ready for Hurricane Fiona as flooding waterlogged agriculture land and power grid for two days from...

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What once was

Walker Hardy, Writer // October 21, 2022

Introduction My blurry, blue eyes lock onto the dark, gray asphalt of South 405 as I fly through the Oregon mountains and pass into the valleys of Northern California. The dashing of yellow lines drags...

Zoe DiNardo ready on the court. Photo by Julia Travers, taken Oct. 15.

Love, passion and commitment: An athlete’s journey to an honorable game

Julia Travers , Reporter // October 19, 2022

From her early start in a volleyball grass league at the age of 7, and her mom also having been a volleyball player, Zoe DiNardo switched to the court at the age of 12. After taking a year off due to...

Chico State and Cal Poly Humboldt Mens Soccer during the National Anthem ahead of the Battle of the North match

The red and green runs deep: How Chico and Humboldt soccer are reviving a nearly century long rivalry

Mason Tovani, Features Editor // September 27, 2022

In hopes of one team coming away with a win and the other with bitter defeat, GoPros were strapped to the goal posts on both sides of the field while the documentary crew kept the cameras rolling on the...

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