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Brussels attack kills 34 people

Brussels attack kills 34 people

George Johnston

March 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

Two explosions rocked Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday. The first explosion happened around 07:00 GMT at the Zaventem airport, killing 11 people and injuring another 92. An hour later, the second explosion went off at the Maelbeek metro station, leaving 20 dead and 106 injured. President Barack...

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Jason Spies

March 21, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team had high hopes that this would be the year it would get back to its winning ways and put the losing seasons behind. Unfortunately those expectations came up short as the team finished the season with a record of 10-16, missing the playoffs for a second straight...

Let’s talk kinky, baby

Let’s talk kinky, baby

Joann Chevaillier

March 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

This past year has been an interesting exploration for me. I have been actively enjoying my sexuality and exploring my fantasies along with experiencing some things that are considered kinky. Some of these things would have seemed taboo or shameful when looking at different fantasies from a vanilla sex or vanilla frame of mind. This was a very ha...

Man dragged by truck in downtown

Man dragged by truck in downtown

Michael Catelli

March 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

A man riding a skateboard was hit and dragged by a truck in downtown Chico around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver was making a right hand turn into the parking lot of Crush Italian Cuisine on East Second Street and was unable to see the skateboarder in the bike lane.The unidentified rider...

Don’t live in your sibling’s shadow

Don’t live in your sibling’s shadow

Brittany Mcclintock

March 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It seems dark and cold. It’ll feel like no one is around to help you. You almost can’t help yourself. Seems like everything you’ve done doesn’t even matter. You’re in your sibling’s shadow. Being the younger sibling could seem great. There’s no real experiment with parenting, your parents...

Students share their thoughts on ‘The Bachelor’

Students share their thoughts on ‘The Bachelor’

Miguel Orozco

March 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Watch students give their responses below:   Miguel Orozco can be reached at [email protected] or @mustymikey on Twitter....

St. Pitt’s Day held to promote pit bull adoption

St. Pitt’s Day held to promote pit bull adoption

Roberto Fonseca

March 13, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

The Butte Humane Society gave people the opportunity to adopt dogs at Chico Mall from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. on March 12. The Butte Humane Society is one the oldest non-profit agencies in Butte County. They have been working since 1911 to bring humanitarian care to dogs, cats and other animals. On Ma...

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Kenta Mcafee

March 12, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The No. 7 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost 64-76 to the No. 2 UC San Diego Tritons on March 11, in Oregon, ending its season with a 22-7 record. The 'Cats lost the final three games of their season, the longest losing streak they had this year. Despite winning their previous game against...

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

Jason Spies

March 10, 2016


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

Fifty years ago the Chico State men’s golf team won the NCAA championship. This year, the men’s team looks eerily similar to the team that won it back in 1966. One of the best ways to celebrate that amazing victory would be to win a championship this year on the anniversary, and that is exactly...

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2016


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

One day after International Women’s Day, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was appointed as the first female president of Chico State. “I think it’s great that we have a woman president now after 127 years,” said Analicia Hawkins, the women’s program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equity Cent...

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Anna Baytosh

March 9, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

From a Hawk to a Wildcat, Holy Names University senior transfer Ben Gamba has made an instant impact for the Chico State baseball team. Consistent defensive play and a batting average of .351 proves Gamba deserves a spot in the everyday lineup. Leading the team in RBIs with 16 and tied for the...

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