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Student remembered as upbeat, caring

Student remembered as upbeat, caring

Mozes Zarate
February 4, 2014
Filed under News

  Austin Silver, 20, a Chico State student who died in a car crash on Jan. 26, is remembered as a curious, upbeat and musical individual by his friends and family. Silver, a music industry major, died from severe head trauma after the crash, according to California Highway Patrol. “He had this ability to light up the room with laug...

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Ashiah Scharaga
February 4, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Reviews

There's only one place where you'll find a freak-folk artist, female illusionist and hula-hoop dancer on the same stage in one night: The Keep Chico Weird Talent Show, held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the El Rey Theatre in Chico. Though the show ran for about three hours and had technical issues and delays, the host, contestants and judges remained engaging and entertaining. The show, presented by Chico News & Review and Feather Fal...

Longtime faculty member dies

Ernesto Rivera
February 3, 2014
Filed under News

Myron Buzzini, a retired Chico State staff member, died Jan. 12, according to a campus-wide email. No cause was given. Buzzini received his masters degree from Chico State in the 1976 before becoming an employee of the college, according to the email. He taught photography before moving to a job as a med...

Memorials held for dead students

Memorials held for dead students

Mozes Zarate
February 3, 2014
Filed under News

Memorial and support services are being held for the students involved in a fatal car crash that occurred on Jan. 27. Services for Bryant Mata-Adams will be held on Feb. 8, at 4190 Front St. in San Diego, according to a campus wide email. Mata-Adams, 19, a passenger in the car, died Jan. 28 at Enloe Medica...

Organic Vegetable Project expands

Organic Vegetable Project expands

Yessenia Funes
February 3, 2014
Filed under News

With three acres of land, the University Farm's Organic Vegetable Project has the space needed to grow different crops one after the other to keep the soil healthy–otherwise known as crop rotation. The farm grew hybrid sorghum sudan, a summer grass that suppresses weeds, this past summer and winter squash last semeste...

Field star vaults her way to award

Field star vaults her way to award

Emerson Keenan
February 3, 2014
Filed under Sports

After four years of competing in track and gymnastics at Chico High, Kasey Barnett added pole vaulting to her repertoire during her first season at Chico State. For the now-21-year-old senior recreation administration major, it's definitely paid off."I came to Chico mostly for the track program," Barnett said. "Coach Oliver pulle...

Printmaking competition brings fresh art to campus

Printmaking competition brings fresh art to campus

Veronica Hodur
February 3, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Janet Turner Print Museum and the University Art Gallery have collaborated once again for a biennial national print competition, and this time they're thinking outside the box. "Pushing Boundaries - Expanding Horizons" is a nationwide print competition with an exhibit on campus that features artists from all over the United States. The overall winner is...

Stricter grow laws may hit Butte County

Stricter grow laws may hit Butte County

Tj Carter
February 2, 2014
Filed under News

New and more restrictive medical marijuana regulations have been adopted in Shasta County, and Butte County is not far behind in implementing similar changes. The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to limit medical marijuana patients to 12 plants on their property, regar...

Be amazed by Lonestar at Laxson Auditorium

Be amazed by Lonestar at Laxson Auditorium

Emma Wood-Wright
February 2, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

They say they are amazed by you, but country fans everywhere are amazed by them.Chico Performances will welcome the country quartet Lonestar to Laxson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Formed in Nashville, Tenn. in 1992, the group played hundreds of shows before landing a contract. Now they are on tour celebrating their 20th anniversary. With the original le...

Reception celebrates cultural collaboration on campus

Reception celebrates cultural collaboration on campus

Amanda Hovik
February 2, 2014
Filed under Features

Inside the Bell Memorial Union ballroom, an audience gathered to watch hip-swaying movements to the beat of an island melody. Slow, flowing hand gestures accented colorful flowers worn with Hawaiian-print cloth dresses.Chico State welcomed back all students on campus at the Cultural Collaboration Reception on Jan...

Counseling center offers support groups to students

Counseling center offers support groups to students

Dominique Diaz
February 1, 2014
Filed under Features

Getting all students the help they need — this is the goal of the Counseling and Wellness Center’s new support groups. This spring the center offers eight support groups covering issues varying from self-esteem to substance abuse. The groups are part of a solution to the ongoing problem of...

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

Yessenia Funes
February 1, 2014
Filed under News

Pigs that are fed genetically altered crops may suffer from severe stomach inflammation at a rate of 2.6 times more than pigs that aren't, according to the research of one Iowan farmer. Howard Vlieger, who has studied genetically modified crops for over 20 years, presented his research at the Chico Grange off of Nord Avenue Thursday night. A Pig's st...

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