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Victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills vacated

Victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills vacated

Sharon Martin
February 28, 2014
Filed under Basketball

The California Collegiate Athletic Association Executive Council voted Friday to vacate the Chico State men's basketball 85-60 win on February 15 versus Cal State Dominguez Hills. The win was vacated due to an ineligible Chico State student-athlete competing in the game. Chico State's conference r...

Composers present new works at student symposium

Composers present new works at student symposium

Michael Quiring
February 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The auditorium was filled with chatter as the audience sat anticipating the beginning of the musical showcase. The Chico State School of Arts and Student Composers Forum hosted the opening of the New Music Symposium series at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall Thursday night. The event, which was the first of three, featured a variety of student comp...

Wildcats open season, crush records at Chico Multi-Event Classic

Wildcats open season, crush records at Chico Multi-Event Classic

Nicholas Woodard
February 28, 2014
Filed under Track and field

J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk led the way on day one of the Chico Multi-Event Classic at University Stadium on Thursday.Patrick Smith posted 3,845 points, while Elsenbaumer and Brunk put up 3,795 and 3,780 points respectively, well beyond their marks from last year's event. The trio is also...

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga
February 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome to Chico State's ninth annual Harlem Renaissance Rent Party on the stage of Harlen Adams Theatre....

Wildcats look back at their athletic heroes

Wildcats look back at their athletic heroes

Nicholas Woodard
February 28, 2014
Filed under Sports

It seems like every weekend one Chico State athlete or another is making a huge play or part of a heroic accomplishment. But even heroes need heroes. Many Wildcats have their own personal sports icons to thank for greatly influencing the way they play their respective sports. ...

Marijuana patients petition new rules

Marijuana patients petition new rules

Tj Carter
February 28, 2014
Filed under News

Medical marijuana patients are in the process of gathering signatures to overturn new county restrictions on cannabis cultivation. John Spivey, a volunteer, stood outside of Meriam Library Thursday morning to help gather signatures. The new regulations will be suspended and included as a loca...

Students volunteer for safer streets

Students volunteer for safer streets

Eric Mccauley
February 27, 2014
Filed under News

Associated Students members and about 30 student volunteers joined together to survey street lighting conditions just north of campus and in the avenues east of Warner Street Thursday night. Groups of five to six students split up in routes and noted unlit areas and street lamps that are currently out of s...

’Cats crush Coyote Classic

’Cats crush Coyote Classic

Lee Masten
February 27, 2014
Filed under Golf

The seventh-ranked Wildcats came back from the Coyote Classic in San Bernardino this week with another notch on their belt. The ’Cats were able to make a late push for first place and ended up with a finish of 15-over 855 (840). Sophomore Lee Gearhart earned an individual medal shooting a 68, the only participan...

Ranting comedian stops in Chico for stand-up

Ranting comedian stops in Chico for stand-up

David Kahn
February 27, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents comedian Lewis Black's spring 2014 tour, "The Rant is Due," at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Laxson Auditorium.Black's distinctive comedy style of outrage and vitriol has established him as one of the most well-known comedians working today. As a comedian, he is able to provoke audiences to...

Married artists use house as sculpture, ceramics gallery

Married artists use house as sculpture, ceramics gallery

Ashiah Scharaga
February 26, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Believe it or not, there is more than one garden on Nord Avenue. But this garden, a part of The Art House, is not inhabited by Chico State students.The Art House, which has been at 325 Nord Ave. for 14 years, features artwork, sculptures and furniture by Jana and Dave Lawton. He mainly crafts in direct ...

Student offers ‘safe ride’ home for peers

Student offers ‘safe ride’ home for peers

Nicholas Carr
February 26, 2014
Filed under News

For two young adults propped up against a wall on the corner of Fifth and Ivy streets just before 3 a.m. Sunday, it was time to call it a night. Because of their level of intoxication, staying off the pavement was a challenge in itself. Finding their way home to a residence hall on the northwest side of the university posed a conun...

Announcer recalls calling ‘Cats games

Announcer recalls calling ‘Cats games

Angelo Boscacci
February 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

May 17, 1939 marked the first time a baseball game was broadcast on TV. Princeton beat Columbia 2-1. People had two options for catching the game before television made its way into homes — buy a ticket and sit in the stands or turn the dial on the radio. Mitch Cox, associate director of athletics, ha...

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