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Reception celebrates cultural collaboration on campus

Reception celebrates cultural collaboration on campus

Amanda Hovik
February 2, 2014
Filed under Features

Inside the Bell Memorial Union ballroom, an audience gathered to watch hip-swaying movements to the beat of an island melody. Slow, flowing hand gestures accented colorful flowers worn with Hawaiian-print cloth dresses.Chico State welcomed back all students on campus at the Cultural Collaboration Reception on Jan...

Be amazed by Lonestar at Laxson Auditorium

Be amazed by Lonestar at Laxson Auditorium

Emma Wood-Wright
February 2, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

They say they are amazed by you, but country fans everywhere are amazed by them.Chico Performances will welcome the country quartet Lonestar to Laxson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Formed in Nashville, Tenn. in 1992, the group played hundreds of shows before landing a contract. Now they are on tour celebrating their 20th anniversary. With the original le...

Counseling center offers support groups to students

Counseling center offers support groups to students

Dominique Diaz
February 1, 2014
Filed under Features

Getting all students the help they need — this is the goal of the Counseling and Wellness Center’s new support groups. This spring the center offers eight support groups covering issues varying from self-esteem to substance abuse. The groups are part of a solution to the ongoing problem of...

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

Yessenia Funes
February 1, 2014
Filed under News

Pigs that are fed genetically altered crops may suffer from severe stomach inflammation at a rate of 2.6 times more than pigs that aren't, according to the research of one Iowan farmer. Howard Vlieger, who has studied genetically modified crops for over 20 years, presented his research at the Chico Grange off of Nord Avenue Thursday night. A Pig's st...

’Cats defeat rival Sonoma State

Sergio Sanchez
February 1, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won a tough game against rival Sonoma State by a final score of 76-68.Jordan Semple scored a game-high 25 points for the 'Cats. Coming off the bench Semple also had six rebounds, blocked three shots and dished out three assists and two steals. Despite shooting 54.17% from the field for Chico State compared to 4...

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Emma Wood-Wright
February 1, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Acrylic giraffes smile down from the living room window like stained-glass saints, three koalas cling to a branch and a woman holding a cluster of balloons keeps steady on her bicycle. Norm Dillinger, 76, has created hundreds of companions, born from perfectly placed dots of acrylic paint, to share th...

Speaker gives students scoop on winning ‘money game’

Speaker gives students scoop on winning ‘money game’

Dominique Diaz
February 1, 2014
Filed under Features

"Lord have mercy!" This is what Adam Carroll, motivational speaker and author of "Winning the Money Game," told students to yell on Wednesday in the Bell Memorial Union.Carroll told the laughing audience to repeat this phrase as a tool when shopping to beat the desire to spend money. His speech made real-life...

Guitarists captivate crowds at Laxson Auditorium

Guitarists captivate crowds at Laxson Auditorium

Michael Quiring
January 31, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It didn't take long for acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel to captivate his audience, as he opened up his performance with his award-winning song "Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag." The audience quickly responded with whistles and hurrahs.Guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor brought their musical s...

Student attacked outside Holt Hall

Student attacked outside Holt Hall

Enrique Raymundo
January 31, 2014
Filed under News

A Chico State student was sexually assaulted on campus late Thursday night, according to a University Police statement.The female student was walking near Holt Station when she heard a man call her first name. When she spoke to the man, he identified himself, and the student thought him to be a person who she knew from an online chat room.The man then forcefully gr...

String music arrives in Chico

String music arrives in Chico

Emma Wood-Wright
January 30, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What do five men, including one of the world's leading banjo players and a string quartet, have in common? A new twist on combining string instruments in an imaginative performance. Explore the contemporary sound of string music with Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider Banjo Quintet, courtesy of Chico Performances, ...

The Upstairs Neighbours bring the funk

The Upstairs Neighbours bring the funk

Veronica Hodur
January 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In a calm, welcoming environment, a jazzy beat sounds through the Saturday morning air as mothers and their babies bounce in time to the music of The Upstairs Neighbours while enjoying freshly baked muffins.The Upstairs Neighbours, a local band made of Chico State students, play jazz-influenced pop at locat...

Chico State senior creates extraordinary bicycles and artwork

Chico State senior creates extraordinary bicycles and artwork

Ashiah Scharaga
January 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A teeter-totter, a 6-foot-tall bicycle, brightly painted Sony speakers and Chico State all have one thing in common: Travis Stock. To say that Stock, a senior from Laguna Niguel majoring in art with an emphasis in art studio, is an artist of any one trade wouldn't do him justice. Stock not only de...

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