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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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...

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Josh Cozine

April 16, 2018


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

Nearly 800 students and community members of all ages filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Monday in anticipation of world-renowned climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Martinez spoke for over an hour, discussing his childhood, growing up with a love for nature while seeing the environmental destruction of...

Chico State baseball heating up before playoffs before final homestands

Chico State baseball heating up before playoffs before final homestands

Austin Schreiber

April 16, 2018


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After dropping the opening game 6-8, the Chico State baseball team fought back to win three games in a row by scores of 11-7, 10-4 and 7-2 against Cal State San Marcos.This was a crucial series win for a team that was struggling just a few weeks ago. The Wildcats are now 24-16 overall and 20-14 in the Ca...

Two more records broken as Wildcats finish perfect 20-0 at home

Two more records broken as Wildcats finish perfect 20-0 at home

Justin Couchot

April 16, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

Another homestand, another sweep for the Chico State softball team as they finished a perfect 20-0 at home this season. With the four-game sweep came two more records broken for the Wildcats.In the bottom of the third inning of game two Friday, third baseman Bailey Akins launched a home run over the ...

Man locks himself in elevator, refuses to let anyone in

Man locks himself in elevator, refuses to let anyone in

Alejandra Fraga

April 16, 2018


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University Police Call Type: Disturbance Monday 1:24 p.m., Bidwell Bowl Amphitheatre Someone went into Bidwell Mansion and reported a female in a verbal argument with another group. Call Type: Vandalism Monday 7:43 p.m., Aymer J. Hamilton Building Window screen to a small bathro...

Chico State Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosts fifth annual Trans Conference

Chico State Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosts fifth annual Trans Conference

Josh Cozine

April 15, 2018


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The theme of the fifth annual Trans Conference, "Existence is Resistance," was reflected by a variety of speakers Saturday on campus. The conference took place in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. A tabling event was held for an hour while people signed in, with community ...

Chico State athletics and alcohol don’t mix

Chico State athletics and alcohol don’t mix

Andrew Baumgartner and Courtney Chapman

April 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Soccer, Softball, Sports

As we move on from cold and rain to nicer weather, there will be no shortages of partying Chico State students. This narrative of a typical weekend is different for student-athletes who are bound by a drinking policy through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics."We want people to have a good co...

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