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Class collects glasses for eye-opening cause

Class collects glasses for eye-opening cause

Dominique Diaz
April 22, 2014
Filed under Features

Sight is one of the five senses that most people rely on throughout their everyday lives. When vision blurs or sight depletes, people take the steps needed to repair it.However, in many countries across the world, people do not have this privilege. They are not able to simply go to a doctor and get treatment. F...

Study Break: ‘Transcendence’ review

Study Break: ‘Transcendence’ review

David Kahn
April 21, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"Transcendence," directed by Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman, opened in theaters on Friday. When noted artificial intelligence researcher Dr. Will Caster, played by Depp, is shot and killed by an anti-technology group, his consciousness is uploa...

Orland crash still under investigation

Orland crash still under investigation

Sharon Martin
April 21, 2014
Filed under News

It could take months to determine the cause of the Orland bus crash, according to California Highway Patrol. The crash, which occurred April 10, involved a FedEx semitrailer and a charter bus of high school students who were traveling to Humboldt State University for a campus tour. Ten people died in the crash, including drivers of both the truck and the bus, three chaperones and five st...

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

Emerson Keenan
April 21, 2014
Filed under Sports, Track and field

It’s not every day that an opportunity to compete against the Michael Jordan of your sport arises. For three Chico State decathletes, the chance arose for a few heats at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational decathlon in Santa Barbara. Senior decathletes J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk had the rare opportunity to compete with Ashton Eaton...

Students offer teaching tips to professors at workshop

Students offer teaching tips to professors at workshop

Amanda Hovik
April 20, 2014
Filed under Features

A panel of Chico State students told faculty on Friday in Meriam Library what they hope, expect and need from their teachers. The What Does the 21st Century Student Want workshop was hosted by the Center for Excellence in Learning. Students shared the best way they learn, including repetition, teaching other students the content, learning by doing, wor...

Downtown painted purple for cancer support

Downtown painted purple for cancer support

Ariel Hernandez
April 20, 2014
Filed under Features

    The Thursday Night Market was speckled with purple to help raise awareness for the fight against cancer.   Tristan Yates, co-chair of Relay For Life of Chico, organized the Paint the Town Purple event to raise awareness and participation for the Relay for Life team. ...

Wildcats come up short against Sonoma State

Wildcats come up short against Sonoma State

Emerson Keenan
April 20, 2014
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team had a tough time hitting against one of the best pitchers in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Sonoma State's Amanda Llorena. Only one Wildcat was able to scratch the plate, losing both games of the twin bill to the Seawolves 4-0 and 9-1. The Wildcats held a ...

Readers, Digest: Chocolate Easter egg nests

Readers, Digest: Chocolate Easter egg nests

Christina Saschin
April 20, 2014
Filed under Features

The joy of Easter can be shared with everyone. In my house, any holiday is an excuse to make some themed treats. I made some chocolate Easter nests using pretzels and adding some chocolate eggs to celebrate.Total Time: 30 minutesYield: 4 nestsIngredients:1 cup pretzels3/4 cup melting chocolate12 mini c...

Market showcases artistic offerings

Market showcases artistic offerings

Sarah Scharf
April 20, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the community by showcasing the work of local musicians and artists, and allowing the organizations in Chico’s art community to engage ...

Stoplight down in evening collision

Stoplight down in evening collision

Kevin Crittenden
April 20, 2014
Filed under News

An intersection collision on West First and Ivy streets early Sunday morning destroyed a stoplight.No Chico State students were involved and no major injuries were reported, according to Chico Police officers on the scene. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 am.A four-door sedan was traveling northbound on Ivy St...

Four-car pileup on Ninth and Ivy streets

Four-car pileup on Ninth and Ivy streets

Emerson Keenan
April 19, 2014
Filed under News

A pickup truck went into oncoming traffic on the intersection of Ninth and Ivy streets Saturday evening, resulting in a four-car pileup.No one was injured, said Chico Police Officer Peter Durfee. The incident occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m., he said. A Dodge pickup truck entered into the intersection going south and was h...

Drive-by shooting at Ivy Street frat house

Drive-by shooting at Ivy Street frat house

Nathan Lehmann
April 19, 2014
Filed under News

A drive-by shooting occurred early Saturday morning at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house on the 200 block of Ivy Street.The incident occurred at 2:25 a.m., according to a University Police Department call log. A male subject fired one shot from a white Cadillac with bull horns fixed on the front, according to the...

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