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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...

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Angelo Boscacci
February 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Wildcats volleyball team is going through their offseason practices and workouts until the season starts in September, because getting better and staying strong are the keys to success. Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the team. “We really need to focus on what we struggled wit...

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Ryan Grady
February 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

Familiar faces filled Chico State’s track Saturday for its annual alumni meet. It was a cold day, but that didn’t slow down any of the energy that was brought to the track. The day started off with head coach Oliver Hanf bringing everyone in for a team huddle and a slow clap, which brought the kind of atmosphere from a real meet...

Wildcats comeback in triumph over Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Wildcats comeback in triumph over Cal State Dominguez Hills.

benjamin marquez
February 16, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Wildcats bounced back with an impressive road win over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 54-51.After a flat first half and heading into overtime being down 33-21, the Wildcats came out with a flurry of offensive spurts to get back in the game for the second half. Senior guard Jazmine Miller and junior guard Annie Ward hit back to back three's as the 'Cats wen...

Retired professor keeps history alive

Retired professor keeps history alive

Ernesto Rivera
February 16, 2014
Filed under Features

  With more than 200 different trees on Chico State’s campus, it’s hard for a person to keep track. Except for one man. Wes Dempsey, 87, has led campus arboretum tours for more than 30 years and is the guide to all things green at Chico State. His passion and advocacy for the campus arboretum has helped nourish the grounds with people still referring to his experti...

Social media can ruin relationships

Veronica De La Cruz
February 16, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media has the potential to ruin any relationship. It’s astonishing that the updates that a new significant other posts, the photos they take or even whose picture or status they “like” will become just as important as the words coming out of their mouth on the first date. Instea...

International, domestic students mix at European Carnival

International, domestic students mix at European Carnival

Amanda Hovik
February 16, 2014
Filed under Features

Chico State students wore colorful wigs, masks and sequined costumes on Thursday to embrace the featured cultures at the European Carnival. The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center and the Study Abroad Office are putting on Global Voices, a series of events that expose students to different cultures around ...

Tritons take down ’Cats in doubleheader

Tritons take down ’Cats in doubleheader

Emerson Keenan
February 15, 2014
Filed under Sports

After the Wildcats split the doubleheader on Friday, they fell flat in the doubleheader on Sunday, losing to the UC San Diego Tritons 4-0 and 10-4 respectively. Behind a strong pitching and five innings of work from Alex Molina, back to back triples in the sixth inning resulted in four earned runs. Molina also p...

Art advocates concerned by cuts

Art advocates concerned by cuts

Madison Holmes
February 14, 2014
Filed under News

After a year of tough budget cuts and layoffs, community members are worried that Chico will soon cut funding to local arts programs. The city's dire financial challenges have been an issue for a while now and members of the Chico community believe cuts are inevitable when the City Council approves a new budget in June, said Mark Orme, assistant city ma...

True Blues shows Chico the real deal

True Blues shows Chico the real deal

Sarah Scharf
February 14, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With the multitude of electronically produced music blasting from every radio station these days, it's quite a breath of fresh air to experience raw, simplified music that's anything but simple. The talented musicians of True Blues took the stage on Thursday night at Laxson Auditorium.Corey Harris opened the show by introducing Guy Davis as the first act of th...

Readers, Digest: Mini mango fish taco bowls

Readers, Digest: Mini mango fish taco bowls

Christina Saschin
February 14, 2014
Filed under Features

Next "Taco Tuesday," make your own taco bowls from scratch. Fill the mini taco bowls with tilapia and mango for an additional twist. Adding mango is an easy way to add more fruit to your diet. Mangoes contain vitamin A, which improves eye health. FISH TACO BOWLS WITH MANGO AND TILAPIATotal time: 30 minutesYield: 2 filled mini taco bowls1 cup instant...

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