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Speech and debate members honored, inducted into Hall of Fame

Speech and debate members honored, inducted into Hall of Fame

December 13, 2015


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Most Chico State students hope to take away more than just an education when they graduate and start their careers. For past members of Chico State's speech and debate team, their experience within the forensics community prepared them for the array of possibilities that awaited them. On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Chico St...

Student entrepreneur inspires others with early success

Student entrepreneur inspires others with early success

December 13, 2015


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For many college students, making it to every class in one week is a major accomplishment. But for one Chico State student in particular, the bar has been set a bit higher. Ben Sampson, senior project management major, has already amounted to a remarkable level of success at just 22. Where did this ...

Chico alum creates online travel magazine

Chico alum creates online travel magazine

December 13, 2015


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Traveling the world in your early 20s old may seem out of reach for most college students. How exactly does a broke, busy and stressed college student plan a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia? Or a scuba diving adventure off the coast of a small Indonesian island? Well, Chico State alumna Jessica ...

Almond butter, chia jam, dark chocolate bars

Almond butter, chia jam, dark chocolate bars

December 13, 2015


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I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect snack bar. Ideally it's one that doesn't have a 600-word ingredient list or enough sugar to make my pancreas explode. However, it also shouldn't taste like cardboard and cost more than half an hour of minimum wage. Such a bar can be hard to find— both on cam...

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

December 13, 2015


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All Internet negativity and questionable additives aside, pumpkin-flavored lattes are a Hallmark flavor to the fall season. Reviewing a few of the most popular coffee shops near campus, perhaps you can navigate through the pumpkin spice mania toward the festive latte of your dreams. Starbucks Pros: A strong pumpkin smell and authentic (or artificial) orange color. The espresso f...

Food, more wasted than college students realize

Food, more wasted than college students realize

December 13, 2015


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Take a peak in any garbage bin on campus - or in your own home - and there's a good chance you'll find food. Recently the issue of food waste has become illuminated due to books, documentaries and harsh statistical facts like one from the Natural Resource Defense Council stating that 40% of food in the United States goes uneaten. According to the ...

A new level of siblinghood

A new level of siblinghood

December 13, 2015


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Whether you’ve heard the term or not, “Eskimo” brothesr or sisters is a commonly talked about subject in college culture. The Urban Dictionary definition of an Eskimo brother is when two men have had sex with the same woman, and an Eskimo sister is when two women have had sex with th...

Humans of Chico State: Winter

Humans of Chico State: Winter

December 10, 2015


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What is your favorite thing about winter? "My favorite things are the changing leaves, the coziness of the weather and all of the warm soups and stews." —Katie Kickok, senior nutrition major"I like the snow and I'm hoping that it comes this year." —Seth Niermeyer, senior economics major"I grew u...

Krampus replaces Santa Clause in German holiday tradition

Krampus replaces Santa Clause in German holiday tradition

December 8, 2015


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You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why, because Krampus is going to terrorize you, toss you in a bag and beat you with a stick. While this might sound crazy, or like something directly out of a horror movie, if Chico State was situated somewhere in ...

Camp Adventure sends students abroad, gives military children a summer experience

Camp Adventure sends students abroad, gives military children a summer experience

December 7, 2015


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Summer camp has long been a popular way to spend the summer. To many people, it is a great part of being a kid. The arts and crafts, the field activities, the campfires, and maybe even some pranks, culminate into a worthwhile event for everyone involved. Many families do not have the opportunity to ...

Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

December 6, 2015


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One of the least talked about and most scandalous acts of sexual activity is the elusive threesome. Three-ways: one of the top items on most guys’ bucket lists and a highly avoided topic by most girls. I know I’m being a little stereotypical here, but I’ve yet to meet any girls that are...

Horoscope for Dec. 6-13

Horoscope for Dec. 6-13

December 6, 2015


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Aries- Much is in store for you this week, so be ready. Fun and exciting additions will come into your life so welcome them with open arms. Be ready to say goodbye to anything holding you back, as this week will have you feeling like a new person.Taurus- With the holidays in full swing you will start to fee...

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