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New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

Kayla Fitzgerald and George Johnston

April 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

A Nord Avenue crosswalk has been made safer for Chico State students to use. By completing the $200,000 project, traffic can be stopped both ways using these newly installed stoplights. "The project seems well received, and it was a long time coming," said John Feeney, University Police chief. About...

Wildcats take first game of the series

Wildcats take first game of the series

Esther Briggs

April 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

In Game 1 of the weekend, Chico State against Cal State East Bay Pioneers doubleheader, Chico came out with the first victory on April 16. They wasted no time in putting a score on the board. First-year Ari Marsh reached on an error and scored on senior Brynn Lesovsky's double to right-center field....

Band transforms pop songs into dance tunes

Band transforms pop songs into dance tunes

Matthew Manfredi

April 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Under the high ceilings of Room 132 of the Performing Arts Center, instruments emerge, amps are turned up and vocal harmonies begin to echo in the rehearsal space. No, this isn’t your typical cover band. This is Hashtag YEAH. With a set list featuring music from the Bee Gees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ...

Dirt Riders push through muddy start

Dirt Riders push through muddy start

Patrick Pace

April 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Junior Patrick Lundgren faced an uphill battle from the moment that he decided to reestablish the Chico State Dirt Riders Club during his freshman year. "Since the club had already been at the school before, there were a lot of previous accounts that had to be converted and a ton of paperwork. It...

Hidden gems to visit when the weather is right

Hidden gems to visit when the weather is right

Michael Arias

April 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

It's that time of the year. Break out those bathing suits, sun screen and hiking boots, because there is nothing like being in the good ol' outdoors when the weather is nice in Northern California. With Chico's favorite summer hangouts like Upper Bidwell Park and One Mile sure to get crowded quickly,...

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

April 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Easter is such a fun day to watch kids run around all hopped up on sugar and looking for eggs. While visiting my boyfriend's family, I was having so much fun, then suddenly the dreaded question gets asked, “Don’t y'all want to have one of these running around?” My reply is, “Oh, I don’t know,”...

Christian advocate sparks rally with name calling

Christian advocate sparks rally with name calling

Eric Mcguire

April 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase

An advocate of the Christian faith caused waves on campus Wednesday as he sermonized in the free speech area. His words sparked an emotionally-charged crowd to gather carrying hand made signs in protest of his message. Signs read "He doesn't even go here," "all you need is love," and "we're here,...

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Anna Baytosh

April 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

President Paul Zingg threw his last first pitch for a Chico State baseball game on Sunday, April 10 at Nettleton Stadium. This started the Wildcats’ rubber match of the home series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. This baseball game was one of several events Zingg has participated in to mark the...

Associated Students election results

Associated Students election results

George Johnston

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 12, Chico State students voted online in the Associated Students government election. This morning voting ended and the results of the election were counted. Here are the election results for the 2016-2017 academic year:   President Michael Pratt - 2,866 Executive Vice President  Vu Nguyen - 1,844...

Strike avoided by last minute negotiations

Strike avoided by last minute negotiations

Elizabeth Helmer

April 10, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Early Friday morning, the largest strike in the history of higher education was narrowly avoided by an agreement between the CSU administration and the California Faculty Association. The strike was set to happen across all 23 CSU campuses on April 13 until Timothy White, the CSU chancellor, agreed...

Chico attempts to break Guinness record

Chico attempts to break Guinness record

Matthew Manfredi

April 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

For a weekday afternoon in downtown Chico, the DownLo is busy, loud and active with people of all ages. The thud of walking bass lines and the bluster of bluesy guitar leads echo over pool tables. As people listen and throw back pints, acoustic guitar cases lean against the bar, and chord progressions...

Raising money for pugs

Raising money for pugs

Michael Arias

April 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Tails wagged and people gathered at Hooker Oak Park in Chico for another Pug Sunday. With more than 15 pugs, puggles and chugs – chihuahua and pug mix – frolicking in one area, it was nearly impossible for people not to walk over and check out what was going on. The group meets on the first...

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