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Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Mozes Zarate
March 7, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

The driver in a single-vehicle crash in January that preceded the death of two Chico State students had alcohol and marijuana in his system, according to a toxicology report.Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, had a blood alcohol content of .06, along with a significant amount of marijuana, said Butte County Distr...

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

Sergio Sanchez
March 7, 2014
Filed under Basketball

The Chico State men's basketball team began the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament with a 78-66 victory over San Francisco State.The first game of the tournament did not start how the 'Cats had hoped. Chico State was held to a season-low 25 points in the first half and trailed the...

Agriculture not green enough, experts say

Agriculture not green enough, experts say

Yessenia Funes
March 6, 2014
Filed under News

Anya Fernald, CEO and founder of Belcampo, believes aspiring farmers should go big rather than small. Belcampo is an California-based agricultural company that handles meat the old-fashioned way but on a larger-than-usual scale—20,000 acres to be exact.While Belcampo is small compared to huge monocultural industrial farms,...

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Yessenia Funes
March 6, 2014
Filed under News

The Campus Sustainability Committee has high aims for 2020.The committee showcased its long-term campus-wide plan to improve sustainability and garnered student feedback at the This Way to Sustainability Conference Thursday in the Bell Memorial Union. Students split into five groups and provide...

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Sarah Scharf
March 6, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Meryl Natchez describes her first encounter with the works of Russian poets Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and Polish poet Osip Mandelstam as exciting.Natchez presented her recently published collection of translations of these poets, "Poems from the Stray Dog Cafe," on Wednesday at a reading in Trinity Hall 100.The poems seemed so...

Lecture explores Venezuela’s future

Lecture explores Venezuela’s future

Nicholas Carr
March 5, 2014
Filed under News

Hugo Chávez, the former populist president of Venezuela and supporter of Geo-political unity among South American nations, died one year ago today.Over the past several weeks, the Venezuelan government has reported the death of 18 people as a result of protests against the regime of Chávez's successor Nicolas Maduro, as reported by the Associated ...

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Ashiah Scharaga
March 5, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Thunder booms and 15 actors clad in white pants and T-shirts with tie dye spirals are illuminated by a faint light. They march in, haphazardly stomping and clapping in the dark theater, becoming thunder.Suddenly there is a bang, and an image of the cosmos is projected onto the curtain at center stage. The actors...

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn
March 5, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Laxson Auditorium. The orchestra was founded in 1988 and currently consists of 15 of the most talented jazz ensemble players and soloists of our day. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra serves as the resi...

Basketball teams play into postseason

Basketball teams play into postseason

Greg Silvia
March 5, 2014
Filed under Basketball

The Chico State basketball program is poised to make a deep run in the postseason, starting with the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference tournament this weekend in Ontario, Calif. Women’s The Wildcats head into the CCAA tournament on a winning note, picking up a huge victory S...

Chico adopts social host ordinance

Chico adopts social host ordinance

Bill Hall
March 5, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico has added another weapon to its arsenal in the battle to combat underage drinking with the adoption of a social host ordinance. Already active throughout many communities in the country, social host laws allow the city to impose fines on individuals who are responsible for hosting large house parties on private property at whic...

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

David Kahn
March 4, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to Laxson Auditorium March 11 at 7:30 p.m.The concert will consist of performances of Mozart’s "Divertimento in D," Schoenberg’s "Verklaerte Nacht," and Schubert’s "Death and the Maiden."The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was founded in Moscow in...

Former professor fights death penalty

Former professor fights death penalty

Amanda Hovik
March 4, 2014
Filed under Features

  A former political science professor traded his love for teaching for a life of testifying in court. Ed Bronson, a retired Chico State professor and expert witness, gave a presentation titled "My Life Fighting the Death Penalty" Friday inside Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek.   He has testified about 300 times since he ...

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