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Q&A with local sneakerhead

Q&A with local sneakerhead

Jordan Rodrigues

December 5, 2016


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

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Community, Features, News, Showcase

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


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 ...

Momentum offers second chance for dancers

Danielle Pubill

September 28, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

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


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...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Sean Martens

September 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

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...

When the sun goes down at Monstros Pizza

When the sun goes down at Monstros Pizza

Matthew Manfredi

September 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Features, Showcase

Unlike downtown, Wednesday night is quiet on West Sacramento Avenue. There’s Tony’s Liquor, apartment buildings, houses and Nettleton Stadium sits quietly in the distance, but then there’s Monstros Pizza. Guitar amps are turned up, microphones feed back and hot slices of pizza slide across ...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Jae Siqueiros

September 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Humans of Chico State

"I can see the graduation finish line and as it approaches all I can say is that I'm clueless. I have no idea what career choice I'm going to take, and it's starting to get really scary. Everyone always tells me that I'll figure it out. Like it's that easy. I'm staring down the black hole that is adult...

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