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Panel discusses LGBTQ+ issues

Panel discusses LGBTQ+ issues

Mozes Zarate
October 10, 2013
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Members of the LGBTQ+ community presented a panel discussion in the Cross Cultural Leadership Center as part of Queer Week at Chico State Monday evening. The talk was coordinated by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center and Associated Students LGBQT+ program. Panelists were joined by a crowd of students and community activists. “The panel allows st...

Music, dance clears city streets

Music, dance clears city streets

Christine Lee
October 8, 2013
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Chicoans took to the streets with their boots, bikes and boards Sunday afternoon for Chico Car-Free Day. Nine blocks of a neighborhood near downtown were blocked off, between Wall and Flume streets from Fourth  to Seventh streets. At each corner of the area, there were bands, bike workshops a...

Getting tricky with yo-yo masters

Getting tricky with yo-yo masters

Quinn Western
October 8, 2013
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Music blared Saturday throughout City Plaza, where crowds stared in awe as the nation’s top yo-yo players dribbled, flipped and spun yo-yos around their bodies. The competitors in the 2013 National Yo-Yo Contest weaved the circular disks on a string between their legs, gracefully twirled the yo-...

Community rallies for children’s playground

Community rallies for children’s playground

Bill Hall
October 8, 2013
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Community members have been working on creative solutions to keep a beloved Chico children’s playground open in the wake of budget cuts. The City Council adopted a budget in early July that decreased spending for Bidwell Park by about $500,000. As a result, Caper Acres was closed Monday throu...

Mixed martial arts kicks up curriculum

Mixed martial arts kicks up curriculum

Risa Johnson
October 5, 2013
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Pairs of students are putting their partners in chokeholds and knocking them to the ground. It's just another day in mixed martial arts class. Farshad Azad, or “Grandmaster” as his students and co-workers refer to him, is a kinesiology lecturer at Chico State and owner of Azads Martial Arts...

‘Cats force OT, fall to Cal State San Bernardino

Taylor Maddox
October 4, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Chico State women’s team kicked off an exciting night of action, but came up short against California Collegiate Athletic Association South Division leaderCal State San Bernardino. The loss comes on the heels of last weekend’s road trip, which saw the ’Cats end a two-game losing slide with a victory over Cal State D...

Diversity discussion held in BMU

Diversity discussion held in BMU

Mozes Zarate
October 3, 2013
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A discussion on challenges with multiracial identity was held in the Bell Memorial Union Wednesday. Titled “Beyond Black and White; A Mixed Race Experience”, the discussion began at noon with life stories from of the event’s two facilitators. Charles "CC" Carter, director of the Cross Cu...

Motorcyclist taken to Enloe after collision

Motorcyclist taken to Enloe after collision

Christine Lee
October 3, 2013
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A motorcycle and car accident occurred on Nord Avenue around 11 p.m. Wednesday, just outside the Village at the Timbers apartment complex. A white Mustang was heading south on Nord Avenue to turn into the apartment complex when the motorcyclist, heading north, lost control for unknown reasons, a...

Men’s golf team snatches second place

Men’s golf team snatches second place

Jordyn Provence
October 2, 2013
Filed under Sports

Chico State men’s golf team proved that they could come out in the top, no matter the weather conditions after finishing second-place on Tuesday with 6-over par 294 at the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore. Justin Wiles, a sophomore transfer f...

Bike thefts continue on campus

Bill Hall
October 1, 2013
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Chico State continues to be a prime target for bike thieves this semester. About 30 bikes have been reported stolen to university police since the start of the fall semester, said Lt. Corinne Beck. Thieves are targeting various bike racks across campus, but there has been a concentration of thefts near the residence halls...

Professors from Pakistan tour California schools

Professors from Pakistan tour California schools

Mozes Zarate
October 1, 2013
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For the past several weeks at CSU Chico, teachers from five provinces in Pakistan have been learning about life and education in the U.S. Their study abroad was part of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered cooperatively with CS...

Excellent equestrians

Excellent equestrians

Jennifer Jacobs
October 1, 2013
Filed under Features

The wind rushes through their hair. They feel a rushing sensation as adrenaline courses through their veins. And they nurture a trusting partnership with the horses carrying them on their backs. These moments define the experiences of equestrian sport riders Brittany Craker and Alysen Folkens. ...

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