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Men’s basketball rally late but not enough to overcome a sloppy start

Men’s basketball rally late but not enough to overcome a sloppy start

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2019

Chico State men's basketball came into Saturday's game hot, riding a four-game win streak and a big win against the up until then undefeated University of San Diego on Thursday. Their grand start to the season was put to the test against Cal Poly Pomona, who was also on a four-game winning streak.Both teams cam...

How young talent is recruited

How young talent is recruited

Karina Cope

December 3, 2019

For young teenagers in high school, being admired by, sought after and recruited by a college can seem like the beginning stages of stardom. However, this process can also be intimidating and stressful for many. It is common for star athletes to start forming college connections during their junior year ...

Wildcat pregame rituals

Wildcat pregame rituals

Wesley Harris

December 3, 2019

Game day can be a time when emotions run high in anticipation of hopping on the court. Envisioning the plays an athlete wants to make can cause anxiety as they try to keep their cool. Junior basketball player Shay Stark took me through a typical game day routine.“Honestly, I’m more calm before...

NFL games are a beloved Thanksgiving tradition

NFL games are a beloved Thanksgiving tradition

Matthew Ferreira

December 3, 2019

Thanksgiving Day is one of America’s favorite holidays, filled with food, family, friends and traditions.Every family celebrates Thanksgiving in their own special way, but a common constant in many households is watching football games aired throughout the day.The tradition of Thanksgiving foo...

Quick 30 minute hikes for busy students

Quick 30 minute hikes for busy students

Matthew Ferreira

December 2, 2019

In the midst of our busy lives filled with work and school, sometimes it can be hard to make time for yourself to get out and enjoy Chico’s beautiful parks and nature.Getting outside and taking advantage of what Chico has to offer doesn’t have to be time consuming. Below are a few short hik...

Women’s basketball loses strong lead late.

Women’s basketball loses strong lead late.

Wesley Harris

November 23, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball season opener Thursday night was not what they hoped for going against Stanislaus State. The Wildcats were in the driver’s seat the first three quarters but mistakes would shoot them in the foot in the fourth.“It's kind of hard right now, but it fe...

Chico struggles defensively in CCAA opener

Chico struggles defensively in CCAA opener

Wesley Harris

November 23, 2019

Chico State men’s basketball exciting start would not prevail in their home California Collegiate Athletic Association opener Thursday night. Defense is normally something the Wildcats can hang their hat on, but they could not stop the bleeding late into the matchup. “We got to come in e...

Inspiration is the key to prominence

Inspiration is the key to prominence

Wesley Harris

November 18, 2019

The first steps of becoming an outstanding collegiate athlete do not just incorporate natural talent, but rather require list of people and experiences along the way which influence a talented individual. For Chico State’s senior soccer player Ronan McEnroe, coming from a humble home base and me...

Cross country runner pushes on through tragedy

Cross country runner pushes on through tragedy

Karina Cope

November 17, 2019

Talia Swangler was raised in Paradise and attended Butte College after high school. She then transferred to Chico State before the start of her junior year. Less than three months after her transition, she was hit with tragedy. The town she grew up in and her parents’ home she had recently moved out...

Wildcats shake Acker Gym during their season home opener

Wildcats shake Acker Gym during their season home opener

Karina Cope

November 13, 2019

Women’s basketball is off to a hot start as they introduced their new 2019-2020 season team to Acker Gym Tuesday night, Nov. 12. The Wildcats hosted the Holy Names University Hawks in the first home game of the season. Coming into the game with a record of 1-1, Chico State looked to increase th...

Paradise High Athletics bounces back after Camp Fire

Paradise High Athletics bounces back after Camp Fire

Karina Cope

November 12, 2019

In the year since the Camp Fire, life has been filled with destruction, loss and sorrow for each person affected by its destruction. However, this one year has also brought reconstruction, community bonding, resilience and strength. Paradise High Athletics went through a whirlwind last year, from...

Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Ricardo Tovar

November 12, 2019

Medieval combat is something that many consider a relic of the past. The days of knights and chivalry are long gone. However, there are some medieval warriors in Chico striving to keep this ancient form of combat alive. The Society for Creative Anachronism is a worldwide organization that aims to...

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