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Wildcats offense comes alive, splits series with Humboldt State

Wildcats offense comes alive, splits series with Humboldt State

Emerson Keenan
March 3, 2014
Filed under Softball

The Chico State softball team was able to claw one win out of the four game series with the No. 1 ranked Humboldt State Jacks. Sunday, the team split the doubleheader while it had the offense on full throttle, finishing the day with a 8-7 win and a 11-8 loss. Early Sunday morning, the Wildcats offense led t...

Chico State women’s golf finishes second in shootout

Chico State women’s golf finishes second in shootout

Jordyn Provence
March 3, 2014
Filed under Golf

The Chico State women's golf team was able to pull out of the Pioneer Shootout in the top three for the fourth time in five outings in 2013-14, finishing in second place. Chico State entered the final round with a four-shot lead Sunday, but the 37-over par 325 Sunday wasn't quite enough to claim a victory, as they collect...

Pop-up museum displays Northern California art

Pop-up museum displays Northern California art

Emma Wood-Wright
March 3, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

At the intersection of 4th and Orange streets, just beyond the threshold of the train tracks, lies a mustard yellow train depot full of imagination. Chico Art Center awaits up the wooden ramp, parallel to Empire Coffee. Operated by about 30 volunteers, the art center is a gallery, classroom and gift sh...

Symposium closes with silent film score

Symposium closes with silent film score

Veronica Hodur
March 2, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The silent era of film was revolutionary, and the New Music Symposium revived the tradition. David Dvorin, the artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed the new score behind the silent film "The Golem." He had a specific idea to get across during the final event of Saturday night's symposium in Rowland-Taylor Rec...

Cal Poly Pomona spoils senior night

Cal Poly Pomona spoils senior night

Sergio Sanchez
March 2, 2014
Filed under Basketball

In the final game of the regular season Chico State would have its senior night crashed by Cal Poly Pomona as the Broncos defeated the 'Cats 69-66.Chico State entered the night on a six-game winning streak and prior to the game honored seniors Giordano Estrada, Rashad Parker, Amir Carraway and Nate Appel as it would be their final g...

Women win final game of regular season

Women win final game of regular season

benjamin marquez
March 2, 2014
Filed under Basketball

The Chico State women's basketball team knocked down the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos Saturday 63-61. In the first half, the 'Cats controlled the tempo and cruised to a 29-24 lead at halftime. In the second half, things intensified as both teams traded baskets, but the Wildcats stood tall and knocked off the top ranked broncos 63-61. Leading...

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Dominique Diaz
March 1, 2014
Filed under Features

One campus organization believes that slavery still isn't abolished.Millions of women and children are trafficked for sex each year, according to the Aruna 5K website. The Aruna organization is an initiative in South Asia to bring freedom to those enslaved or sold into the trade and to end slavery altogether. One campus organization believes that slavery s...

Students rally to promote federal program

Students rally to promote federal program

Prin Mayowa
March 1, 2014
Filed under Features

High school and college students across California rallied at the state Capitol on Feb. 21 for National TRiO Day.TRiO is set of government-funded programs that provide a support staff to disadvantaged students throughout their university careers to ensure success. National TRiO Day is celebrated Feb. 21 with a rally, and a city councilor gi...

Drought depletes dam energy production

Drought depletes dam energy production

Yessenia Funes
March 1, 2014
Filed under News

The ongoing drought has kept Lake Oroville nearly 20 percent below its average capacity for this time, according to the Department of Water Resources' website, causing its power plant to produce only half the electricity it should be. People don't use much power during the winter, so this ener...

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Sarah Scharf
March 1, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For most people, the term "classical music" brings Bach and Mozart to mind. The second concert of the New Music Symposium featured San Francisco-based classical duo The Living Earth Show at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall Friday night.Guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andrew Meyerson brought a new and different take on classical ...

Community supports local band with benefit show

Community supports local band with benefit show

Maegan Webster
March 1, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Exceptional circumstances lead to exceptional evenings, as was the case when modern jazz quartet Bogg had equipment stolen out of its car.Community support came flooding in after the Chico-based band posted about their situation on Facebook, culminating in Thursday's show, Survival of the Kindest, hosted by ...

Pounds of pot found near campus

Pounds of pot found near campus

Nathan Lehmann
March 1, 2014
Filed under News

A garbage bag containing about 30 pounds of marijuana was discovered in the parking structure connected to the campus police station Thursday. University Police received a phone call sourced from the parking structure on 2nd Street and Normal Avenue, said Lt. Corinne Beck. The caller ended the call before any words were spoken, she said. Officers were sent to trace the call. The o...

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