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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...

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...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Sean Martens

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Humans of Chico State

This is Maddy Butler, a 21 year old junior at Chico State. She is getting her degree in international relations with a minor in women's studies. When asked what the craziest, most unexpected moment of her entire life was, she replied by saying, "Ok, well it's not very happy though." After promptly telling...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Cortneanne Campbell

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Humans of Chico State

Kelly Candelaria has been an English professor at Chico State since 2010. One of the classes she teaches here is ENGL 350, which deals with ethical dilemmas in science fiction. She has always been a fan of science fiction, so teaching a class about it really interested her."Science fiction allows us to loo...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

October 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Humans of Chico State

"As I got closer to graduation, the reality of 50 to 60 hour work weeks is sinking in. I'm excited for the opportunities I have ahead of me; but i know that I need to take advantage of the rest of the time I have before I start working in SF. The 12 days of vacation time I get when I start working is...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Humans of Chico State, Showcase

"I'm a first generation immigrant and had to acclimate to America quicker than anybody else. Either sink or swim into the American dream. And sometimes it's hard to maintain these to dichotomies of my identities. Personally, America felt like that big brother you would constantly fight with everyday,...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

September 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

"I've never been interested in school. Mostly because I've always felt like I wasn't meant for the classes that I was forced to take. I used to sit in the back of my classrooms in high school making beats on my laptop. I ended with a 2.6 GPA, simply for the fact that it allowed me to play sports. I ...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Jae Siqueiros

September 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

Vincent Urbina, junior media arts major, is also a tutor for the Student Learning Center.“All I do at the center is talk to people. It’s a customer service job," Urbina said. "It has definitely brought up my confidence. It’s helped me be more outgoing.”Urbina dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He wants to own his ow...

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