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Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Madison Holmes
April 15, 2014
Filed under News

Katie Vaclavik, the owner of Katie’s Corner, was used to cleaning up urine and trash left by the homeless before opening her store each morning, she said. Before changing store locations from Third and Main streets to the Chico Mall on East 20th Street, Katie’s Corner was often the resting place...

Music awards reward audiences with rousing performances

Music awards reward audiences with rousing performances

Emma Wood-Wright
April 14, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

  A baby in jean overalls and high-top Converse danced with his mom and dad at the 2014 CAMMIES finale awards show. Losing balance on his 13-month-old legs, he fell backward on his rump as Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co. performed on the main stage. From 2-7 p.m. on Sunday the Chico Women's club was rocking with two stages, twe...

Bare-chested man detained on Ivy Street

Bare-chested man detained on Ivy Street

Ernesto Rivera
April 14, 2014
Filed under News

University Police detained and handcuffed a shirtless man on the 200 block of Ivy Street. He was accused by a Chico State student of stealing her bike. Around 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jennifer Barker, a exercise physiology graduate student, was reporting her bike stolen at the University Police Department when she saw the unknown, s...

AS vote doesn’t guarantee divestment

AS vote doesn’t guarantee divestment

Yessenia Funes
April 14, 2014
Filed under News

  Students and faculty have been hearing about divestment since last year, and now it’s finally made the Associated Students spring ballot. This year's ballot measure asks students whether the A.S. should encourage the University Foundation to immediately cease all new investments in the la...

The O-Face: Cultural comparisons of sex

The O-Face: Cultural comparisons of sex

Michael Karp
April 14, 2014
Filed under Features

Sexuality is different in every culture. Its role in people’s lives has varied throughout human history and continues to change as time goes on.   Different cultures do it differently.   Japan has love hotels. The Netherlands begins sex education in kindergarten. A society...

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

Dominique Diaz
April 14, 2014
Filed under Features

In the spring of 1887, John Bidwell founded Chico State. In 1909, Charter Day was started. Finally, in 1993, Founders Week took the place of Charter Day and has since continued to make an impact.Founders Week, April 4-13 this year, is a way to uphold campus traditions and commemorate new ones. Joe Wills, direct...

Safe ride service seeks expansion

Safe ride service seeks expansion

Prin Mayowa
April 14, 2014
Filed under Features

It is past 4 a.m. and time to close up for the night. Matthew Riebe, a junior public administration major, and his staff are packed up early on Saturday morning and ready to leave. But on the drive home, the group notices a man walking with a black eye. They stop the car. The man says he got into a figh...

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Dominique Diaz
April 14, 2014
Filed under Features

A Chico State professor is passionate about bringing awareness to a controversial issue — rape culture. Jesse Dizard, an anthropology professor, recently filmed a documentary that specifically targets sexual assault at Chico State, titled "Someone You Know."He was able to use examples that were ready-a...

Walkoff single in extras finishes series with win

Walkoff single in extras finishes series with win

Ryan Grady
April 14, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Sports

A beautiful day at Nettleton Stadium turned out to have an even better ending. Baseball fans live for the bottom of the 9th rallies and that's exactly what they got.The game was led by Cal State Dominguez Hills 6-4 going into the bottom of the 9th. The Wildcats had its back against the wall, but a big time hit kept the game going. That two-run shot to ...

Students gather for spring ‘Roundup’

Madison Holmes
April 14, 2014
Filed under News

Chico State students giddied up for the spring season by participating in an activity-filled Sunday on the University Village lawn."Willie's Roundup" was an event intended for university housing residents to have a good time, said Denise Crosswhite, the coordinator of Residential Life Programming at Chico State. Students had the oppor...

Relay team records huge time at Twilight Meet

Relay team records huge time at Twilight Meet

Nicholas Woodard
April 13, 2014
Filed under Sports, Track and field

The 400-meter relay team of Joey Johnson, J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk ran the sixth fastest time in school history, 41.15 seconds, at the Twilight Invitational Meet on Saturday.Four other Wildcats grabbed provisional qualifying marks: Alex McGuirk and Dayne Gradone in the 1,500 met...

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