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Tuition increase for upcoming school year no longer being considered

Tuition increase for upcoming school year no longer being considered

Josh Cozine

April 20, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Students are off the hook to the tune of $228 for the next academic year. In what many at Chico State are calling a welcome turn of events, it was announced Friday morning by the chancellor of the CSU system that proposed tuition increases for the next academic year are no longer being considered. Two...

Chico State’s No. 1 women’s rugby team eyes championship dreams in round of 16

Chico State’s No. 1 women’s rugby team eyes championship dreams in round of 16

Noah Enns

April 20, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The No. 1 Chico State women's rugby club is heading to Stanford this weekend to take part in the Spring Championship Round of 16. The club takes on UC Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. Saturday."I think we had an idea we were going to have a pretty good season, but we definitely try to stay humble and hungry," said fu...

Unveiling of Wildcat statue brings forth new Chico State Spirit Day

Unveiling of Wildcat statue brings forth new Chico State Spirit Day

Alejandra Fraga

April 20, 2018


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

The unveiling of the new wildcat statue took place this Thursday in front of the Bell Memorial Union (BMU). The event was kicked off with a blessing from the Mechoopda Tribal Chairman, Dennis Ramirez. "Bless the students, staff, faculty and President Hutchinson throughout the day, we are all here...

Associated Students 2018 Election results announced

Associated Students 2018 Election results announced

Natalie Hanson

April 19, 2018


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

An email sent to all students opened online voting for the 2018 Associated Students elections on Wednesday, April 18, and the results have been announced.Alisha Sharma has been elected president of AS. Sharma, who served this semester as the interim president, ran against Karla Camacho and Nadine Sala...

Chico Fire responds to residence fire

Chico Fire responds to residence fire

Josh Cozine

April 18, 2018


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

The attic of a residence at 490 East 20th Street was in flames Tuesday evening, when Chico Fire Division Chief Jesse Alexander arrived on scene. According to Alexander, four fire engines, 17 firefighters, and more equipment was dispatched at 9:29 p.m. to the house fire. The westbound lane of East 20th...

Wildcat of the Week: The 2018 record-breaking Wildcat softball seniors

Wildcat of the Week: The 2018 record-breaking Wildcat softball seniors

Katalina Santamaria, Caitlyn Young, and Kate Angeles

April 18, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Softball, Sports, Video, Wildcat of the Week

The Chico State softball team has a lot to be proud of in their record breaking 39-3 season that included a perfect 20-0 home record at University Softball Field. From one of the Wildcats' greatest all-time pitcher, to a league-leading hitter, this years senior class has shown their dedication and pa...

Letter to the Editor: A call to students from Chico State’s Political Science Society

Letter to the Editor: A call to students from Chico State’s Political Science Society

Chico State Political Science Society

April 18, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Letters to the Editor, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Attention Chico State Students, This letter is not propaganda attempting to persuade you to either vote for or against the proposed fee increase, but rather a call to action for students at Chico State. Civic engagement is necessary to ensure that a democratic community or institution makes decisions...

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Nicole Henson

April 18, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

“If we were a TV show we would be Sesame Street but if Sesame Street met the band from the Muppets," explains the talented group of goofballs who make up Smokey the Groove.The group reminisced over burgers about how their band met, the group dynamic and revealed a proposition that they have for ...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Julia Maldonado

April 17, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Photo of the Day, Showcase

Philanthropy Chairs Alyssa Bounds (left) and Shelby Wood (right) celebrate Alpha Omicron Pi's event Scoop Out Arthritis. The event included a sundae bar, all you can eat ice cream and raffles to win themed baskets. All proceeds went towards the Arthritis Foundation.

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Lizzie Helmer

April 17, 2018


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

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a two-hour...

Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Courtney Chapman

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

You hear rushing water but all you see are fields around you. There are some strange jagged rock formations and as you approach them, you see a large drop leading down to the rushing river below.This is Bear Hole.Located in Upper Bidwell Park roughly 10 minutes outside of downtown Chico, Bear Hole is a f...

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