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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

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

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

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

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

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...

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Kenta Mcafee

March 8, 2016

The five-year wait for summer baseball is almost over as the Chico Heat get ready to take to the field, with their first game on June 3 at Colusa Casino Stadium. The Heat, a semi-pro team, burned out in 2002 after their league collapsed. In 2005, the Outlaws took over, but disbanded six years later...

Big boobs, big problems

Big boobs, big problems

Brittany Mcclintock

March 7, 2016

Somehow society taught women that having big boobs will be the greatest thing that has ever happened to them. Nearly 300,000 women in America had surgery to enlarge their breasts in 2014. Bigger boobs aren’t exactly what they’re cracked up to be. They cause more problems than good. Are they nice to...

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Michael Catelli

March 7, 2016

Two stealthy motorcycles might just end crime on Chico State's campus. In mid January, The University Police Department borrowed an electric motorcycle from San Jose State’s police department to test out its capabilities on campus. After months of deliberation, University Police decided to further use the bikes both on and off campus. Accordin...

Student talks passion for music, fashion

Student talks passion for music, fashion

Romeo Espinal

March 4, 2016

Ever since she was in the fourth grade, Tibire Edwards, senior kinesiology major, recalls being very passionate about music. Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu are among her musical inspirations. While growing up, Edwards found dressing up fun, she said. That is when she knew she had found her love for fashion...

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Amelia Storm

March 3, 2016

The suffocating grip of technology is striving to be relieved with the National Day of Unplugging. The event encourages people to sign a pledge agreeing to turn off their phones from sundown on March 4 to sundown on March 5. The goal, as stated by the National Day of Unplugging website, is to, “connect with the peo...

Social media more powerful than you think

Social media more powerful than you think

Sam Rios

March 3, 2016

Damn Daniel. Listen intently and you may hear these words spoken in the distance. Maybe yelled, maybe whispered. Either way, this phrase heard ‘round the web is a reference to the series of Snapchat videos that’s releasing its rage onto the internet. The short clips were composed into one vide...

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