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Parents’ Weekend

Parents’ Weekend

October 6, 2015


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Chico offers a variety of breakfasts for students

Chico offers a variety of breakfasts for students

Whitney Urmann

October 6, 2015


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  With family weekend just around the corner, students will be taking their families to local hot spots to indulge at the best restaurants. Chico caters to every kind of breakfast-eater from the grab-and-go specials at Brooklyn Bridge Bagel Works to Nash's full brunch experience, and everythin...

Buyer straights: Finding good shopping in Chico

Buyer straights: Finding good shopping in Chico

Stephanie Schmieding

October 5, 2015


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When parents come in town to visit, we all know what's on the forefront of any student’s mind: “How are you going to spoil me?” Luckily for students and parents, Chico is home to many shops and boutiques that cater to any shopper’s needs. If you are a workout hound, fashionista, thrift store junkie or even ...

Bite into Chico culture rain or shine

Bite into Chico culture rain or shine

Madeline Merlic

October 4, 2015


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  Wandering through the Saturday Farmers Market in Chico is like stepping into a different world where the sights and smells of fresh fruits, vegetables and handmade products are amplified. The market is a Chico treasure that brings an array of people to its tents every Saturday throughout the year,...

Walking through Chico’s history

Walking through Chico’s history

Madeline Merlic

October 3, 2015


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Most cities have a unique history, combined with its culture and people, that define it as a town. Chico is one of these cities. From farming in the north valley to the beginnings of Chico State, these historic events helped shape the present culture. The Janet Turner Print Museum, the Chico Museum and Bidwel...

Police Brutality

Police Brutality

September 29, 2015


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Madison Bear necessities: Beer, bars and burgers

Madison Bear necessities: Beer, bars and burgers

Madeline Merlic

September 16, 2015


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It's a tale as old as time: college students love to relax with adult beverages and Chico State students are no strangers to having a good time.What better place to do so than at Madison Bear Garden, which won the award for Best Bar in the Best of Chico contest.Walking into the Bear is a sensory overloa...

The Sierra Nevada experience

The Sierra Nevada experience

Jovanna Garcia

September 15, 2015


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Whenever someone asks me what my favorite restaurant in Chico is, my automatic response is always Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada will be celebrating its 35th anniversary this November. It’s known for being one of the most important regional breweries and was named No. 2 in the Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Co...

Break the bank a little less in San Francisco

Break the bank a little less in San Francisco

Jake Hutchison

September 14, 2015


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  Vacations are almost never cheap. College students generally don't have the money to spend on a getaway, no matter how needed. But here are some places to check out in San Francisco that will keep wallets from blowing away. Golden Gate Bridge The symbol of San Francisco, which spans 1.7 miles, fe...

Low-cost nature center attracts locals

Low-cost nature center attracts locals

Madeline Merlic

September 13, 2015


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  I had time off and decided to explore Bidwell Park. But I had exhausted sites like One Mile Recreation Center and Bear Hole and wanted something new. I set off to find the Chico Creek Nature Center, enticed by its award for Best Budget-Friendly Activity in the Best of Chico contest. ...

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Jovanna Garcia

September 12, 2015


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  The buzz of conversations filter across the room along with the familiar aroma of coffee brewing. The sounds of machines grinding beans and mugs clinking float around giving the small cafe a comfortable and cozy vibe. Recently named the best coffee shop in town by the Best of Chico poll, The Naked Lounge Tea a...

Late night eats and treats

Late night eats and treats

Jake Hutchison

September 11, 2015


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  The need for late night dining is a sure thing for college students. No matter what, at some point in a student's college career, that late night/early morning craving is going to hit whether sitting in an apartment or (more likely) roaming downtown. Aca Taco A student favorite...

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