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Spoken word stuns, inspires student audience

Spoken word stuns, inspires student audience

Ashiah Scharaga
February 21, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Spoken word artist Suzi Q. Smith leaned into the mic on Thursday night at the UHUB stage and a quiet, luscious melody filled the room. A silent audience listened intently. Emotion seeped into each note Smith sang, making them sweeter than pancakes saturated by hot syrup. Smith sang and recited poems th...

Shorter winter break controversial

Shorter winter break controversial

Madison Holmes
February 20, 2014
Filed under News

Chico State cut one week off winter break this year, giving less time for winter intersession studies and confusing students with their spring class schedules. Winter break is typically five weeks long. This year it was was four weeks long so that spring graduation wouldn't fall on the same weekend as Memo...

Symposium celebrates student composers, 10th anniversary

Symposium celebrates student composers, 10th anniversary

Maegan Webster
February 20, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State students and community members are welcome to attend the annual "New Music Symposium" held in Alfred Loeffler's honor for free during its three-day showcase of events highlighting contemporary music. The Symposium will kick-off with the Student Composers Concert on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a pe...

Women’s golf squad finishes third in Texas tourney

Women’s golf squad finishes third in Texas tourney

Jordyn Provence
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Wildcat women’s golf momentum continues as they start off the 2013-2014 spring. The team ended the St. Mary's Lady Rattler Invitational in San Antonio, Texas in the final round with a collective 20-over par 308 Tuesday, which allowed them to work their way up to a third place finish in the 36-hole play car...

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn
February 19, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents The Manhattan Transfer, a distinguished vocal quartet known for their impressive array of styles, including: jazz, pop, doo-wop, soul and "vocalese," a style incorporating instrumental jazz pieces that have been refreshed and given vocals.The album "Vocalese" gained a remarkable 12 Gram...

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Lee Masten
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

After a convincing 71-57 defeat over San Francisco State on Feb. 1, the Chico State men’s basketball team repeated history, playing its best start since 1941. The Wildcats tied its best starting record through 18 games by going 14-4. For the 2014 Wildcats, 10 of those wins came from within the...

Long distances do not derail family support

Long distances do not derail family support

Nicholas Woodard
February 18, 2014
Filed under Sports

Family matters; in life and in sports. Chico State athletics are no exception. Family plays a huge role for many Wildcats in their respective sports, regardless of distance. For players like Sarah Rebibo, a junior guard on the women’s basketball team, family is the very reason she got into the sport. Rebibo said she began playi...

Silent auction supports center on aging

Silent auction supports center on aging

Amanda Hovik
February 18, 2014
Filed under Features

The Pageant Theatre held a silent auction on Saturday, fundraising for the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging. The Chico-based organization began in 2009. Its mission is to focus on serving older adults and educating the future workforce, while increasing awareness among college-age adults. Maggie Zuckerman, a junior majoring ...

Senior Vice Provost steps down

Senior Vice Provost steps down

Steven Verstelle
February 18, 2014
Filed under News

Arno Rethans has stepped down from his position as senior vice provost for academic affairs, effective Thursday. Rethans worked as senior vice provost since 1999, according to a staff email. “He has provided exemplary leadership in a range of critical academic affairs and university res...

‘Biology of Sex’ succeeds with students

‘Biology of Sex’ succeeds with students

Prin Mayowa
February 18, 2014
Filed under Features

The “Biology of Sex” course has no empty seats. The class takes students back to the basics and covers topics ranging from mutations in genes to why people want to get into each other’s jeans. Christopher Ivey, plant population biology professor, developed the relatively new class....

Local trio brings jazz to happy hour

Local trio brings jazz to happy hour

Emma Wood-Wright
February 18, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A man waits for his tea at the counter inside Cafe Flo on a Monday night, his fingers dancing along with the beat.It's jazz happy hour with The Carey Robinson Trio. Although the audience may be small, the appreciation they have for jazz is huge. "Fifty percent of the audience are jazz DJs," said Steve Scarborough, a jazz disc jocke...

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Yessenia Funes
February 18, 2014
Filed under News

Because of persistent drought conditions, local ranchers have been selling parts of their animal herds to reduce the number of mouths to feed. The animals need grass to eat, but the drought has kept grass from growing, said Christine Hantelman, co-owner of Wookey Ranch. The ranchers protect their land by sell...

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