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President Perez shaking the hand of Taylor Bisby as she receives her Masters degree. Taken by Jessica Miller on May 15

Chico State celebrates Graduate Studies Commencement

Jessica Miller and Alina Babajko // May 16, 2024

Students from graduate studies programs celebrated their accomplishments Wednesday night in the midst of a 93 degree heat with signs warning to watch for symptoms of heatstroke.  Some students stood...

Customers enjoying all-you-can eat rolls as servers work in Sake restaurant. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 18.

All-you-can-eat sushi: Sake restaurant is now open

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // April 19, 2024

 Sake is an all-you-can-eat restaurant open for business as of Thursday, now serving sushi, sashimi, soups, salad and more.  From the minute you walk into the restaurant you can expect to be greeted...

Pedestrians line up for California Border Patrol processing at the Calexico, Calif. port of entry. Courtesy: Josh Denmark on Jan. 4, 2022

After conversations with Chico State staff, U.S. Border Patrol cancels career fair attendance

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // March 30, 2024

U.S. Border Patrol elected not to attend the Chico State career fair held on March 27 due to conversations with Chico State staff.  An announcement was sent out by President Steve Perez on March 6...

The Butte Humane Society is organizing the Woofstock Festival Saturday. The event will raise money to support the animals at the humane society. Courtesy: Butte Humane Society.

Woofstock Music Festival wags its way back to Chico

Toby Neal, Reporter // March 28, 2024

The Butte Humane Society will be hosting the third annual Woofstock event on Saturday. The goal of the event is to raise funds to support the animals at the humane society.  People are invited to bring...

Chico State Womens Soccer has exciting victories over the weekend 

Chico State Women’s Soccer has exciting victories over the weekend 

Kya Williams and Nick Sanders // October 31, 2023

Chico state women's soccer had an exciting weekend as they won impressive games against San Francisco State Gators Thursday (2-1) and Cal State Monterey Bay Sea Otters Sunday (1-0).    On Thursday,...

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Tips on boosting productivity: A guide to a fruitful lifestyle  

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // May 18, 2023

  Productivity is an essential aspect of our daily lives, whether we are working or pursuing personal goals.  One benefit to productivity is that it allows us to accomplish tasks at a quicker rate....

Chico State Speech and Debate Team at the National Forensics Association tournament. Photo courtesy of Bailey James.

Chico State Speech and Debate team win big at national tournament

Kristin Moore, Reporter // May 16, 2023

The Chico State Speech and Debate team took home the gold at the National Forensics Association tournament in Peoria, Illinois. Students Bailey James and Jacob Tobias both placed in their divisions. James...

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Technology in education: Is it helping or hindering students’ learning?

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // May 10, 2023

AI is starting to transform not just the way we think, but the systems and daily structures we operate on. In the education landscape, technology is rapidly changing.  Artificial intelligence...

Man in sombrero posing in front of an airplane.

Narcocorridos: Glorifying drug lords or telling truths?

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // April 25, 2023

Latin artists are taking the music industry by storm and the momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down. Reggaeton has always been the reigning champ of the Spanish music genre. Yet there is another...

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“Ignorance of ignorance”: On overconfidence and intellectual humility 

Heather Taylor, Reporter // April 11, 2023

I heard a phrase once in an advertisement, and while I have been unable to track down the origin, it returns to the forefront of my mind randomly. “Only ingredients you can pronounce” is the tagline...

Photo of Holt Station, closure signs on the doors.

Holt Station closes following back-to-back thefts

Brykelle Lang, Reporter // April 6, 2023

Three thefts in two days, with suspects using the same tactics to steal product is prompting the closure of Holt Station to preserve student employee safety.  Holt Station only requires one person...

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Weekly fit check: Cesar Chavez Day edition

Ellie Marty, Copy Editor // April 3, 2023

On March 31, Cesar Chavez Day, Wildcats strolled the streets in celebration of a Chico tradition: waking up at sunrise and drinking until alcohol seeped from their pores.  This week’s fit check...

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