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Jazz orchestra brings soul, blues

Jazz orchestra brings soul, blues

Michael Quiring
March 13, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A very busy crowd was out for a night of jazz, despite the event resting upon the middle of the work week.Presented by Chico Performances, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis gave a Chico audience one hell of a jazz performance Wednesday night at Laxson Auditorium. The jazz orchestra is wor...

’Cats finish third in Wildcat Invitational

’Cats finish third in Wildcat Invitational

Jordyn Provence
March 13, 2014
Filed under Golf

Chico's Canyon Oaks Country Club welcomed the Chico State women's golf team, among others, to participate in the InterWest Wildcat Invitational. The Wildcats finished Monday's first round in second place with a 37-over par 325. On the leaderboard for the 'Cat's was senior Sarah McComish carding a 5-over par 77 to p...

Students feel targeted by drinking ordinance

Students feel targeted by drinking ordinance

Madison Holmes
March 12, 2014
Filed under News

The social host ordinance unanimously passed at the Chico City Council meeting on March 4. The new law is receiving mixed responses from students. The social host ordinance will punish those hosting private parties where alcohol is consumed by people younger than 21 years old. The law was developed to address alcohol abuse in the Chico communi...

Students wreak havoc on rink

Students wreak havoc on rink

Sharon Martin
March 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

Cal Skate Chico, normally home to children's birthday parties and elementary school field trips, transforms into an intense roller derby rink home to the Nor Cal Roller Girls. Roller derby is a contact sport that involves two teams of five members. The Nor Cal Roller Girls have been a team since 2006. For Chico State students Sarena Kirk and Sha...

Outdoor education may be discontinued

Outdoor education may be discontinued

Nicholas Carr
March 12, 2014
Filed under News

A program designed to give students the skills and knowledge to teach outdoor leadership programs may face discontinuation Thursday. The program, which led students to conduct fieldwork in wilderness survival in and out of California, was approved as an option in the kinesiology major in spring 2010 after similar coursework had existed a...

Faces in the Crowd: Chico transplant supports softball

Faces in the Crowd: Chico transplant supports softball

Sergio Sanchez
March 11, 2014
Filed under Sports

There are different types of sports fans. There are the fans who watch their favorite team try to win a championship or their favorite player hit the winning shot. Then there are fans like Rich Drouillard, 68, who watch simply for the love of the game."I've been coming to these softball games since I mov...

Athletes shine through rain

Athletes shine through rain

Ryan Grady
March 11, 2014
Filed under Sports

Slippery hands, drenched uniforms and muddy cleats all come along for the ride while competing in a downpour.Adjusting to the differences in game play while at the whim of the weather is another task completely for three Chico State athletes.Sometimes baseball games are called due to the rain. This is the worst...

Men’s golf season starts strong

Men’s golf season starts strong

Lee Masten
March 10, 2014
Filed under Golf, Sports

  The Wildcat men’s golf team kicked off the 2014 season with a strong come-from-behind win at the Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic tournament during the last weekend of February.   The 'Cats were behind on the final day of the tournament, but they were able to come back and win the tournament with a strong perfor...

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Dominique Diaz
March 10, 2014
Filed under Features

Asking for help isn’t easy. Most won’t even do it. One group on campus is looking to change that. More than 1,000 college students complete suicide each year, according to the Active Minds website. Meanwhile, one in four Americans has a mental health disorder. Active Minds, a club on campus, is on...

Students help Enloe secure new helicopter

Students help Enloe secure new helicopter

Steven Verstelle
March 10, 2014
Filed under News

Nursing and pre-nursing students wrote letters Friday to family, friends and businesses to a fund a new flight care helicopter at Enloe Medical Center.The new helicopter, an American Eurocopter EC130 Eco-Star, is larger, faster, quieter and can carry more patients than the current one, said Jolene Francis, director of advancement at Enloe.The helicopter will als...

Readers, Digest: Irish corned beef sliders

Readers, Digest: Irish corned beef sliders

Christina Saschin
March 10, 2014
Filed under Features

Four-leaf clovers, luck and green beer come to mind when I think about St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef, associated with St. Patrick’s Day, originated in Cork, Ireland. Cork is a port city; historically, people picked up provisions there before traveling across the Atlantic. Ireland was once the lar...

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Yessenia Funes
March 9, 2014
Filed under Features

As students lined up to register for this year's sustainability conference in Bell Memorial Union, they may have noticed Sheridan Ex, a sophomore recreation major, whizzing around in a royal blue top, clipboard in hand. Though she coordinated the conference with two other students, Ex led the pack. She is incredibly motivated and organ...

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