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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


Filed under Community, Features, Mobile Headlines, News

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


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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


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, Mobile Headlines, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Q&As, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

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


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State, Multimedia

"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


Filed under Features, News

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


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State, Multimedia

"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...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

February 12, 2017


Filed under Humans of Chico State

"Me and Doug Cue (current Chico State senior) went to a remote island called Tioman island off the coast of Malaysia, trying to get the second ever American ascent of this 1,500-foot rock tower. When we got there, we were the only tourists on the island and it was filled with cats, like cats everywhere, al...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

January 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

"When it came time to choose my path after high school, a huge decision was whether to attend college or to bypass those and pursue knowledge on my own with the possibility of being jobless even with a degree. Yet with my decision to attend Chico State, I have realized there are so many profound benefits...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Humans of Chico State

"I grew up in a small farming town in Sonoma County where wine and vineyards are a huge part of the community. My father started a vineyard management company a few years before I was born and has ended up becoming very successful, working for and with some of the biggest names in the wine industry. Si...

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