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Optional student fee looms to fund AS

Optional student fee looms to fund AS

Mozes Zarate
January 23, 2014
Filed under News

Accountability and budgeting are primary concerns for the Associated Students at Chico State in deciding whether or not to support a voluntary student fee hike proposed by a statewide student union. The proposal was presented by the California State Student Association, a union that represents student body organizations like ...

Crowd marches in Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory

Crowd marches in Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory

Laura Hass
January 22, 2014
Filed under Features

Children holding signs that read: “Equality,” “Peace” and “We are One” made their way down Broadway Street on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. The march was sponsored by the MLK Unity Group, Chico Peace and Justice Center and Trinity United Methodist Church. This annual event has been held in C...

Veterans armed with educational edge

Veterans armed with educational edge

Christine Lee
January 22, 2014
Filed under News

  More than 16,000 students are returning to school and approximately 600 of them are veterans. "The number of student veterans are going to continue to grow because of soldiers returning from the war," said Jimmy Smith, senior international relations and history major and president of ...

City faces sewer strife

City faces sewer strife

Bill Hall
January 22, 2014
Filed under News

Chico is facing potential litigation related to properties outside of city limits being connected to the sewer system without authorization. The Butte Local Agency Formation Commission oversees boundary changes to cities and local districts. In a letter to the city manager, the commission said that 62 properties were illegally con...

A new softball season is greeted with a fresh face

A new softball season is greeted with a fresh face

Ryan Grady
January 22, 2014
Filed under Sports

Sammi Ridgway, a junior kinesiology major, works everyday to up her softball game for the new season and looks forward to playing in a Division II team. After two successful seasons at the junior college level, the Chico State transfer student is looking forward to hitting the softball field this season. Ridgway, a junior transfer student from...

House burning in avenues

House burning in avenues

John Riggin
January 22, 2014
Filed under News

Sirens were heard throughout the Avenues as multiple fire engines, trucks and paramedic units raced to respond to a house fire near the corner of 10th and Oleader avenues around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. Brent Jeffries was across the street from the still-burning house as multiple units from the Fire Department attended to t...

Dog club provides stress relief

Dog club provides stress relief

Amanda Hovik
January 21, 2014
Filed under Features

Some say the bond between a dog and its owner is a unique experience. Dog and animal lovers alike are able to build relationships and relieve some stress with four-legged friends as members of the Chico State Stockdog Association. The association is a club that uses stock dogs in the livestock industry. The University Farm, an ...

‘Cats guard breaks records, receives honors

‘Cats guard breaks records, receives honors

Nicholas Woodard
January 20, 2014
Filed under Sports

A career high in points. Two huge milestones reached. And CCAA Player of the Week.Just another Saturday night at Acker Gym for senior Jazmine Miller. The women’s basketball guard had a career night Jan. 11, scoring a career-high 26 points, passing former teammate Synchro Bull for 10th all-time in po...

Farmers revive land from dry spell

Christine Lee
January 20, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

University Farm students and staff are combating the drought this season by digging up the farm’s groundwater earlier than expected to replenish the land.January typically brings in three inches of rain, however, the statewide average precipitation this year was just 0.10 inches, according to th...

Ceramics studio provides creative environment for artists of all abilities

Ashiah Scharaga
January 19, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Janice Hofmann gently presses a clay heart with multiple textures, including one from an avocado net, onto a small square of brown clay. Once the project is fired, it will be a ceramic heart tile that can be displayed on a wall, hold dried flowers or contain a love note to someone special. Hofmann has been a ceramic artist for almost 25 y...

Chico Art Center celebrates community

Chico Art Center celebrates community

Veronica Hodur
January 18, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

[flagallery gid=17]   A widely eclectic group of artists chatted and ate nachos out of ceramic bowls as the low hum of their friendly conversation filled the gallery, masked with a wide variety of art on the walls. The Chico Art Center held a reception Friday evening at the gallery located...

Working WildCat: Seven steps for keeping a professional social media presence

Ariel Hernandez
January 18, 2014
Filed under Features

College is a time filled with nights to never forget and nights you never fully remember. These harmless college memories have a tendency to creep into Twitter feeds, Instagram photos and Facebook posts. But are these updates really that harmless? A survey from 2012 by CareerBuilder found that 37 per...

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