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Third-party candidate answers ‘Berners’ call for political action

Third-party candidate answers ‘Berners’ call for political action

Roberto Fonseca

February 7, 2018


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Lewis Elbinger is the only Green Party candidate in the campaign for the first district’s congressional seat. Elbinger joins a primary race between four Democrats and two Republicans, including incumbent representative Doug LaMalfa. The top two vote-getters in the June primaries will be placed ...

Fire impacts bridge, routes near Chico

Fire impacts bridge, routes near Chico

Josh Cozine

February 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

A fire broke out on a bridge north of Hegan Lane Monday.The fire at the trestle type bridge was reported at 8:16 p.m. according to Public Information Officer Rick Carhart of CALFIRE Butte County.Five engines and 25 personnel were deployed to contain the fire.Carhart said the fire was “knocked down...

Democratic Action Club knocks its way into Chico

Democratic Action Club knocks its way into Chico

Mathew Miranda

February 6, 2018


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The Democratic Action Club of Chico (DACC) trained several volunteers Saturday on how to encourage Chico residents to register as Democrats for the upcoming midterm elections.This voter engagement training event informed volunteers on how to use campaigning methods like canvassing and had them go door-to-door to poll registered voters. David Welch, ch...

Wildcat Statue begins construction

Wildcat Statue begins construction

February 6, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The plaza of the Bell Memorial Union building was closed to allow construction Tuesday.As this was the first day of construction of Chico's new Wildcat Statue, the closure was made in front of the main entrance of the BMU facing Chestnut Street all day.This project is said to be completed by April 8. The construction site does not af...

Getting kray-zy for opioid alternatives

Getting kray-zy for opioid alternatives

Mitchell Kret

February 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

The US Government declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency towards the end of 2017. However, some Chico State students believe they have found a solution to the epidemic. Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree that grows in Southeast Asia and is starting to become popular in the U.S. for ...

Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Tisha Cheney

February 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

President Gayle E. Hutchinson called for action in an address to faculty and board members Monday.Hutchinson voiced concerns at the yearly State of the University Address held in Harlen Adams Theatre at 3 p.m. A major topic discussed was the recent reduction to the school budget.Due to reduced state...

Seasonal fashion trends are killing the planet

Seasonal fashion trends are killing the planet

Nicte Hernandez

February 5, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar never fail to let us know what trends are in season. From the wedge to the stiletto, magazine covers and runway shows update us on what merchandise to buy and look out for that season.However, what these magazines fail to do is inform the readers that stay...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Angel Ortega

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

A favorite for this year’s Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is playing at The Pageant Theatre this week until Thursday, Feb. 8. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has been regarded as one of the best films of 2017, with a hi...

Study smart, avoid midterm anxiety

Study smart, avoid midterm anxiety

Karen Limones

February 5, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Many students struggle with juggling day to day responsibilities, whether it be school, work or extracurricular activities. With a heavy work load, students often find themselves experiencing anxiety or stress which affects their grades. When students' lives are being negatively impacted, they turn to dis...

Wildcats top 3 from Vegas’ Desert Stinger Classic

Wildcats top 3 from Vegas’ Desert Stinger Classic

Katalina Santamaria

February 5, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team gave fans an outstanding performance and a reason to be excited for their season after winning the Desert Stinger Classic in Las Vegas. They finished the tournament with an impressive 5-0 record with 3 of their 5 wins ending in shut outs. The Wildcats recorded an impressive...

Wildcats takes home title in Desert Stinger Classic

Wildcats takes home title in Desert Stinger Classic

Katalina Santamaria

February 5, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team came out swinging in the debut of its 2018 season with a win at the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas. The Wildcats went 5-0 in the tournament for the second year in a row, however this year they claimed the title with the highest overall tournament score. In...

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