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Staff Council donates gifts to needy families

Staff Council donates gifts to needy families

Chantal Richards
December 19, 2013
Filed under Features

Presents are everywhere — the stadium is packed with 75 tables completely covered with presents.Teddy bears, bicycles and Kleen Kanteens are some of the visible unwrapped presents. On Dec. 11, the university’s Needy Children Program, which is conducted by Chico State's Staff Council, held a reception to celebrate this year’s program. The event brought toge...

City approves deficit reduction plan

City approves deficit reduction plan

Bill Hall
December 18, 2013
Filed under News

Chico is taking steps to put its financial house in order with a long-term plan to address the city’s daunting fiscal situation. The city has about $15.2 million in deficits within six funds where revenue sources have been depleted. The City Council approved a plan on Tuesday that would pay $1.52 million over 10 years to addr...

Point guard for the Wildcats achieves success on and off the court

Point guard for the Wildcats achieves success on and off the court

Jordyn Provence
December 18, 2013
Filed under Sports

Chico State has been home to Courtney Hamilton, a point guard for the women’s basketball team, for the past four years. Throughout her time as a Wildcat, Hamilton has made a lasting impact on the program. Jazmine Miller, guard for the ‘Cats, has played with Hamilton all four years and says that sh...

Flooded Health Center repairs near completion

Flooded Health Center repairs near completion

Megan Bowser
December 18, 2013
Filed under News

As of Tuesday, the Student Health Center staff has had access to the space that was damaged earlier in November. Since most of their records are digital now, the Health Center will be readdressing the use of empty spaces were files used to be stored. The Student Health Center had been under construction since Nov. 11, after a b...

Nurse starts bike light program after two student deaths

Nurse starts bike light program after two student deaths

Benjamin Mullin
December 17, 2013
Filed under News

As a registered nurse with 20 years of experience, Katie Boerner has seen many people injured in bicycle collisions. And she's had a few close calls herself when reckless motorists nearly sideswiped her while driving down Chico's streets.But this semester, after two college cyclists died in bicycle collisions, Boer...

Students study archaeology abroad

Benjamin Mullin
December 17, 2013
Filed under Features

After years of chipping away at an archaeological dig site in Antigua, Georgia Fox and her students finally hit pay dirt this year. Fox, a professor in the anthropology department, was working on an old mystery. Armed with shovels, trowels and GPS equipment, she had returned to Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation, a dig site on the east ...

The O-Face: Sexy gifts for the season

Chantal Richards
December 16, 2013
Filed under Features

“I have no idea what to get you.”Does this sound familiar? I thought so. I hear that women don’t know how to shop for men, and men don’t know how to shop for women too often. Men and women also don't know how to shop for significant others of the same sex. Here is a quick guid...

Student Spotlight: Shiko Rugene

Sharon Martin
December 16, 2013
Filed under Features

A Chico State student will be making a trip to study abroad in Thailand next semester with the help of one prestigious scholarship.Shiko Rugene, a senior political science major, was one of the three Chico State recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The award is for $5,000 and is given to s...

Wildcats defeat visiting Cal State Stanislaus, improve to 7-1

Wildcats defeat visiting Cal State Stanislaus, improve to 7-1

Taylor Maddox
December 15, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team tasted sweet revenge Saturday, routing visitors Cal State Stanislaus, 88-67. The Wildcats were eager to take care of some unfinished business against the Warriors, the team responsible for handing them their only loss of the season on November 16th. Wildcats guard Rashad Parker came out swinging ...

Student drug abuse deaths remembered

Student drug abuse deaths remembered

Nicholas Carr
December 12, 2013
Filed under News

About sixty students stood outside of Glenn Hall today in remembrance of people in the Chico community that died over the past year as a result of substance abuse. Participants stood along the span of the bridge over Big Chico Creek, holding signs displaying pictures of the deceased and information regarding the health-rela...

Many sexual assaults go unreported

Mozes Zarate
December 10, 2013
Filed under News

Data from an annual report and expert testimony indicates that sexual assaults may be significantly underreported at Chico State. At Chico State, five sexual assaults were reported on campus in 2012, according to the 2013 Clery Report, an annual compilation of crimes reported at Chico State. "It is u...

‘Cats give back

‘Cats give back

benjamin marquez
December 10, 2013
Filed under Sports

Waking up on Christmas morning with gifts under the Christmas tree is a dream for many children. And this year, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is helping to make that dream a reality. The committee, which is made up of at least two representatives from each of the university’s 13 sports teams, participated in the University’s Needy Children Pro...

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