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Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

January 23, 2017

"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

"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...

Q&A with local sneakerhead

Q&A with local sneakerhead

Jordan Rodrigues

December 5, 2016

Chico native and sneakerhead Brandyn Donahue talks about his impressive shoe collection. What was the pair that made you a sneakerhead and why? Brandyn Donahue: 1999 Air Jordan 14 "Last Shot" I was always into shoes growing up because I have two older brothers that were into sports and being sty...

Is beer the new coffee?

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi

November 14, 2016

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw; and now, a new spot to get a nice buzz on before the afternoon lecture. In recent years, beer and...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Sean Martens

October 31, 2016

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

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

"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

"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

"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 ...

Momentum offers second chance for dancers

Danielle Pubill

September 28, 2016

Six years ago dancers were welcomed at Chico State until the funding for the program was cut. Without an opportunity for the students to showcase their talents, the Momentum dance team was formed, giving the dancers a second chance.The Momentum Dance team has grown significantly since its original formation...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Jae Siqueiros

September 19, 2016

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...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Sean Martens

September 13, 2016

When first year social work major Destiny Delgado was asked what she envisioned her life to be in the future, she replied:"Well, I am getting my degree in social work, but I guess I would like to work with foster children."Destiny seemed hesitant about picturing a set image of her future self since she j...

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