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Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Wesley Harris

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State men's basketball labored for open gaps in Saturday’s 65-49 loss to San Francisco State. This would only be the second game of the season for the Wildcats after having their first five games cancelled due to the Campfire. Chico State entered San Francisco after falling to UC San Diego...

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Connor Mcpherson

December 2, 2018


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Chico State women’s basketball won big on Saturday against conference rival San Francisco State, as they achieved their first win in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. A nine point first half lead boosted the Wildcats to their fourth win overall, and improved their record to an impressive 4-...

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

Ricardo Tovar

November 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Football, Mobile Headlines, Sports

People often question the validity of sports in our society; for Paradise athletes, sports was a way for them to escape the harsh reality of their situation. Many of these athletes have no place to play the sports they love and some don't have homes to go back to.#ButteStrong #PrayForParadise #Paradise...

FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

Mathew Miranda

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue operating at the local assistance center in Chico until Jan.12, at the earliest. However, the probability of staying beyond that date remains high according to FEMA officials. The Stafford Act, a prescriptive law approved by Congress dic...

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Justin Jackson

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

John Crosby, political science instructor and Model U.N. Adviser, lost his home in Magalia due to the Camp Fire. The following is the story of how he traveled across the nation without knowing the status of his home. The morning of the fire John Crosby and his students were headed to a Model U.N. c...

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We are currently in the reunification phase where animals are being picked up by their owners,”...

Chico State men’s basketball falls in long-awaited season opener

Chico State men’s basketball falls in long-awaited season opener

Connor Mcpherson

November 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

A series of defensive breakdowns to start the second half proved to be the Wildcats undoing in their season opener, and despite a hard fought battle, Chico lost to University of California, San Diego 84-68 on Saturday. After a solid first half, CSU Chico looked ready to play down to the wire against the 1...

Camp Fire Story II: Magalia couple flee their home to seek safety on Chico’s streets

Camp Fire Story II: Magalia couple flee their home to seek safety on Chico’s streets

Josh Cozine

November 17, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

In part two of our ongoing series, Maggie Crowder and Michael Crowder spoke about their evacuation from the small foothill town of Magalia during the hours after reports of the Campfire had started coming from Paradise. Michael told about his harrowing escape on his motorcycle, feeling the embers and...

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Alex Grant and Josh Cozine

November 16, 2018


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Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the day the fire started. Here is her story: Jones sent us a video she took in the car when her family and her evacuated Paradise down Skyway going toward Chico...

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

Ricardo Tovar

November 14, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Chico, not just the university, has a history of nurturing some notable sports figures. These figures include the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, an alumnus of Chico State, to Super Bowl winning and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who was born and raised in Chico.While both these men have ...

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Ricardo Tovar

November 11, 2018


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Head coach Brian Fogel's team hosted its annual Tip-Off Social that was open to the public Tuesday. Held at Bidwell Golf Course, it was a great chance for eager fans to get a look at this year's edition of the team. It was a warm and welcoming social environment. Full of happy chattering from fans a...

Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Connor Mcpherson

November 9, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Despite a furious comeback launched by Chico State, Cal State Los Angeles was able to get their third straight victory against the Wildcats, and ended their postseason hopes for a second time. Garrett Hogbin scored a goal at the 87th minute to cut LA’s lead to 2-1, but Chico couldn’t capitaliz...

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