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Chico stores invite fans, newcomers for Free Comic Book Day

Chico stores invite fans, newcomers for Free Comic Book Day

George Johnston
April 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Who doesn't love free things? This Saturday, the comic book industry will be holding its annual Free Comic Book Day. The event is held every year on the first Saturday in May, when the major publishers offer one or two specially published comic books for free. It was started in 2002 after San Francisco retailer Joe Field wrote a co...

Humans of Chico State: Earth Day

Humans of Chico State: Earth Day

Zach Aucella
April 22, 2015
Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

How do you help battle the constant issues our world is facing? For instance the drought we have been in? I haven't been taking long showers for some time now, and I always shut the water off when I am brushing my teeth or any of those activities. I make sure to use my reusable water bottle because I...

Chico State celebrates Earth Day

Chico State celebrates Earth Day

Alisa Thorsen
April 22, 2015
Filed under Features

1969 was a year that proved the United States could put a man on the moon. A year remembered for the Woodstock musical festival in New York. Yet, few remember the oil spill that polluted 35 miles of the California coastline. On Jan. 28, 1969, an rig exploded on the shoreline of Santa Barbar...

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

James Groh
April 19, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

  Game 1 Chico State got off to a hot start in their four game weekend series against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Wildcats won the first game by way of the mercy rule. The umpire stopped the game in the fifth inning with an ending score of 8-0. Senior third baseman Courtney Brown led...

‘Cats secure win over Toros Sunday

‘Cats secure win over Toros Sunday

Lars Gustafson
April 16, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State men’s baseball team won one final game for now former team manager Tommy Wigton after his retirement ceremony before Sunday’s game. The Wildcats won 8-5 over the Cal State Dominguez Hills at Nettleton Stadium. With a very strong outing from junior right-handed pitcher B...

Vote today for student elections

Vote today for student elections

Brittany Mcclintock
April 15, 2015
Filed under News

Ballots opened the 2015 Associated Students general election on Wednesday morning. Most of the ballots have a rating system meaning voters are given the candidates running for the specific field and voters rate them in order who they want to win. If there are three candidates in one field, the ...

‘Cats get swept in Friday night series

‘Cats get swept in Friday night series

James Groh
April 14, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

  Game 1   Sonoma State came out swinging to open up Friday afternoons double header. In the bottom of the first, the Seawolves drove in three runs off first year pitcher Haley Gilham. A two run single coupled with an error contributed to the early lead. The Wildcats had a hard...

Thursday night markets are back

Thursday night markets are back

April 6, 2015
Filed under News, Photo Galleries, Visuals

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Drought affects Thursday Night Market

Drought affects Thursday Night Market

Courtney Weaver
April 4, 2015
Filed under Community, News

Chico’s downtown Thursday Night Market made its first appearance of the season this week. The vendors that participate in the markets are from the Chico and Northern California region and sell different types of produce, juices and crafts. Almost all of the vendors have been participating in the ...

Humans of Chico State: April Fools’ Day

Humans of Chico State: April Fools’ Day

Dj Morris
April 1, 2015
Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

What are some of the craziest pranks you've ever seen on April Fools' Day? In high school, while I was on the volleyball team, my coach and I played a prank on the rest of the team. My coach and I pretended that we got into this huge fight, and I quit. I called my teammates slanderous things and I came in crying. Then we ca...

Imagineer Day inspires young students to become engineers

Imagineer Day inspires young students to become engineers

Joe Silva
March 29, 2015
Filed under Community, News

For six hours on Saturday, local elementary school students blew bubbles, raced cars and built lasers at the third annual Imagineer Day. The event, which was put on by Chico State's Society of Women Engineers, is intended to give kids a taste of what engineering is like and to inspire them to po...

Spring training on spring break: 3 days, 3 games

Spring training on spring break: 3 days, 3 games

Kevin Lucena
March 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

“Lemonade, lemonade like grandma made, mmm mmm good, come and get it” said seemingly every lemonade vendor at spring training in the Cactus League in Phoenix. I remembered hearing it at a Giants game the first time I went in 2011, but this year I heard it at three different stadiums in three days. For spring bre...

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