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Joe Crotts retires after 44 years at Meriam Library

Joe Crotts retires after 44 years at Meriam Library

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018


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

Librarian Joe Crotts retired after a long career at Chico State Wednesday.Crotts retired during his 44th year at the Meriam Library. His wife Brenda also recently retired from her job as a librarian at the Butte County Library.Asked Friday how they like retirement so far, Crott said they have alread...

Explosive structure fire sends man to hospital

Explosive structure fire sends man to hospital

Tisha Cheney

February 2, 2018


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A man was hospitalized after an explosion set fire to a garage Wednesday.The incident took place on Dayton Road just after 1:30 p.m., according to the Chico Fire Department's incident report."The street garage just exploded," added the report.The fire was then fueled by oil, gas cans and other highly f...

Nutrition professor dies suddenly

Nutrition professor dies suddenly

Alejandra Fraga

February 2, 2018


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Ted Herrera, faculty member of the Nutrition and Food Science Department, died from unknown reasons Friday.Herrera had been teaching at Chico State since 2013 and he was 67, according to a press release.Herrera left an impact in the lives of many students. "Personally, he impacted me just because he ...

Wildcat men and women dominate in Acker

Wildcat men and women dominate in Acker

Noah Enns

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The men’s basketball team extend their win streak to six as they beat Cal State Monterey Bay by a score of 94-77 Thursday. The Wildcats scored their most points of the season with 94 and were hitting on all cylinders. Good ball movement led to layups and three pointers to keep the Wildcats in control...

Technology, social media and an anxious public

Technology, social media and an anxious public

Grant Schmieding and Briana Mcdaniel

February 2, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

With the modern world more connected than ever, social media, smart phones and the web are changing the way we interact with the world around us. Subconsciously, everyone creates a sense of self, an idea of how we want to be perceived by the world. Social media and modern connectivity allow us to...

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Tisha Cheney

February 1, 2018


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Alumni Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, and his wife Katie Gonser donated $1 million to Butte College this week.The purpose of the donation is to sponsor the implementation of the new Promise Scholarship Program. The program will provide two semesters of free tuition and fees to first-...

Construction management professor named outstanding educator

Construction management professor named outstanding educator

Josh Cozine

February 1, 2018


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Earlier this month, Alan Bond, Chico State Professor of Construction Management, received the award for outstanding educator by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.The award was received for work inside the classroom as well as outside, where he helps oversee Chico State's chapter of ...

Isaiah Ellis scores CCAA Player of the Week

Isaiah Ellis scores CCAA Player of the Week

Courtney Chapman

January 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Chico State forward Isaiah Ellis added yet another accomplishment to his Wildcat career after winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week Award for Jan. 22-28. The Antelope High School alumnus has been an essential player for the Wildcats men’s basketball team on both sid...

Despite preseason honors, Wildcats’ Santos keeps individual stats in perspective

Despite preseason honors, Wildcats’ Santos keeps individual stats in perspective

Austin Schreiber

January 31, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Cameron Santos is a senior infielder on Chico State’s baseball team and was recently awarded preseason first-team honors for the all-west region. When asked about first-team honors, Santos said, “It is an awesome honor. Knowing I have worked extremely hard this entire year up to this opening week...

NBA All Star Draft gets a new set of rules

NBA All Star Draft gets a new set of rules

January 31, 2018


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In previous years, the NBA All Star Game was always the best players from the Western Conference squaring off against the best players from the Eastern Conference. Just like All Star festivities in most other professional sport leagues, the NBA All Star Game started to lack excitement, resulting in...

New director of Gateway Science Museum aims for student and faculty involvement

New director of Gateway Science Museum aims for student and faculty involvement

Kelsi Sibert

January 31, 2018


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After a lengthy search, Chico State named Adrienne McGraw as the new executive director for the Gateway Science Museum on Jan. 9. As a child, McGraw spent her summers surrounded by trees at Kings Canyon National Park. “When I was a kid, my father was a park ranger,” McGraw said. “So we li...

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