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Veterans organization to honor dead student

Veterans organization to honor dead student

Yessenia Funes
February 13, 2014
Filed under News

The Student Veterans Organization tabled near Siskiyou Hall Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accept cards and letters addressed toward Jimmy Yang or his family.Yang, 30, a Chico State student and U.S. Army Veteran, died Saturday. The organization sold Valentine's Day roses as a club fundraiser, also in hopes of providing Yang's family a gift with a portion of the proceeds, Sm...

Conversation on campus challenges racism

Conversation on campus challenges racism

Amanda Hovik
February 11, 2014
Filed under Features

Students are challenging racism during Black History Month. Juni Banerjee-Stevens, a counselor at the Counseling and Wellness Center, led the discussion, “Oh No You Didn’t: How and When to Challenge Racism” on Wednesday at the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in an effort to get students to speak...

Agricultural organization offers organic vegetables

Agricultural organization offers organic vegetables

Gary Nelson
February 11, 2014
Filed under Features

The University Farm is opening a new market on Friday with the Organic Vegetable Project. The Organic Vegetable Project is a grant-funded, research-based and student-run project that started in the spring of 2008. The project was spearheaded by Associated Students Sustainability and Lee Altier, professor of horticulture and director of the...

Triple threat leads winning streak

Triple threat leads winning streak

benjamin marquez
February 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

Word around town is that the Golden State Warriors may need to witness what the Wildcat women’s basketball team has going on this season. The Warriors have the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but the Wildcats have one up on them, bringing the “Splash Sisters Trio” to the court. The ’Cats are...

Shop reopening features local wearable art

Shop reopening features local wearable art

Ashiah Scharaga
February 9, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Oroville artist Christian Laney-Clark, also known as Archaic Revival, fashioned a seat belt onto one of the hiking backpacks that he designed. He tore his own backpack apart to figure out how to do it when he first came up with the idea. The backpacks and other handmade products from local artists Sadiedelu...

Readers, Digest: Romantic red velvet pancakes

Readers, Digest: Romantic red velvet pancakes

Christina Saschin
February 8, 2014
Filed under Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day is approaching and that means trying to plan something special for the person you love.I find that love can be expressed in many ways and it doesn’t always have to be with material things. This recipe will sweeten your Valentine’s Day morning. RED VELVET PANCAKESTotal time: 15 minutesYield: 16 small pancakes1 1/2 cups...

Japanese drummers represent cultural rhythm

Japanese drummers represent cultural rhythm

Sarah Scharf
February 8, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Hands and sticks became blurred as drummers shouted back and forth with the rhythm, beating their drums with dizzying speed and precision. This was the overwhelming effect of Japanese taiko drumming. TAO: Phoenix Rising took the stage on Friday Night at Laxson Auditorium.The show opened with tranquil flute...

Last second stunner sinks ’Cats

Last second stunner sinks ’Cats

Sergio Sanchez
February 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

Acker Gym was stunned Friday night when the Chico State men's basketball team lost at the buzzer against UC San Diego by a final score of 66-64.In a game that felt like a 3-point shooting contest it would be a layup, foul, turnover, and 16-foot jumper all in the last 3.7 seconds that decided the game.The 'Cats...

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Ashiah Scharaga
February 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Reviews

If you stroll down to Woodstock’s Pizza on Thursday night for the next two weeks you’ll receive a special treat with your Wildcat Combo: some original tunes from local singers and songwriters of all styles. Chico Unplugged, presented by Chico State's School of the Arts Productions, KCSC Radio and Woodstock's Pizza, transformed Woodstock’s Pizza into a rockin ac...

Wildcat Store seeks financial stopgap

Wildcat Store seeks financial stopgap

Enrique Raymundo
February 7, 2014
Filed under News

The Associated Students Wildcat Store is projected to lose more than $450,000 within the next three years, according to estimates shown Friday at the Associated Students Business Committee.A proposed $150,000 cut to overhead costs like rent and utilities would make the Wildcat Store profitable for two years, said David Buckley, execut...

Readers, Digest: Dressed up chocolate pudding cups

Readers, Digest: Dressed up chocolate pudding cups

Christina Saschin
February 7, 2014
Filed under Features

  This Valentine’s Day, show your love for the special people in your life by making them homemade chocolate pudding in a martini glass. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because I can show the people I love how much I care for them. This treat includes dark chocolate, which reduces cortisol, a hormone that causes stress. Si...

Fraternity offers to file taxes for free

Fraternity offers to file taxes for free

Nathan Lehmann
February 6, 2014
Filed under News

Students from Chico State’s accounting fraternity want to do people’s taxes — for free. Beta Alpha Psi is volunteering to help students and community members file their taxes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday in Bell Memorial Union, said Sue Maligie, faculty advisor and site coo...

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