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Game. Set. 'Cats.

Game. Set. 'Cats.

Taylor Maddox
November 18, 2013
Filed under Sports

Hard work, dedication and a large anonymous donation have all paid off for the Chico State Tennis Club, which is heading to a national competition after pulling off a huge upset against Stanford university’s club team. Founded in 2008, the Chico State Tennis Club has already made a name for...

Student found dead near railroad tracks

Student found dead near railroad tracks

Nicholas Carr
November 18, 2013
Filed under News

James Lowder, sophomore pre-business administration major, died last Friday. He was 19.Lowder was found deceased by the railroad tracks near West 7th Street at about 4 a.m. on Nov. 15 after authorities were notified by an Amtrak engineer, according to a university email. The Butte County Sheriff's office is currentl...

Record-breaking roommates

Record-breaking roommates

Nicholas Woodard
November 18, 2013
Filed under Sports

Please check your records at the door. If they enter this house, they will be broken. Juniors Emily Duran, Lindsay Quigley and senior Alex Shurtz, who just happen to be roommates, are rewriting the record books for the Chico State volleyball team. All are ranked in the top three in various ...

Upcoming | Event Tidbits 4!

November 14, 2013
Filed under Video

Musical innovator Andrew Bird winds together his trademark violin technique with xylophone, vocals, and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting one-man orchestra. He will be performing at Laxon auditorium on Tuesday November 19th @ 7:...

Ground broken for Taylor II

Ground broken for Taylor II

Jessie Haynes
November 13, 2013
Filed under News

Golden shovels broke ground for the new Arts and Humanities Building at Chico State during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The $58.4 million building has been in the planning stages since 2010 but due to a lack of state funding, many of the California State University system's capital projects were put on hold, including the building. ...

College athletes struggle with finances

Sergio Sanchez
November 12, 2013
Filed under Sports

    What if people worked extremely hard and put in effort for six to eight hours a day, only to go home and not be able to buy groceries for themselves? For many student-athletes this is a reality. NCAA Division I teams are well-known to drive big bucks to their universities. In last ye...

Recruiting more than an athlete

benjamin marquez
November 11, 2013
Filed under News

Scouting and recruiting is a big process which keeps Chico State at the top of Division II schools. For coaches and the athletic staff, this is a never ending series. Luke Reid, the sports information director at Chico State, gives athletic director Anita Barker tons of credit for building such a good...

The long road ahead

Taylor Maddox
November 10, 2013
Filed under Sports

When saddled with serious injuries, athletes are often compelled to think in the short-term. Driven by the desire to persevere and return to form, they work at feverish pace to rehabilitate quickly and get themselves in shape by any means necessary. But for some college athletes, these short-term goals could have long-term co...

Chico takes back the night in silence

Sharon Martin
November 9, 2013
Filed under Features

People demanded to know what was going on as men on the street shouted sexual remarks and many passersby stared in awe as a silent bunch of students made their presence known. Hundreds of Chico State students wove through the streets in complete silence for a candlelit march during Take Back the...

’Cats coast past Holy Names, win season opener

Taylor Maddox
November 9, 2013
Filed under Sports

An old adage states that when you find yourself in a fight, you should always hit first and hit hard. So far, the 'Cats are two-for-two.The Chico State men’s basketball team started its 2013-14 season with a bang Saturday, handily defeating visiting Holy Names University, 75-43. Wildcats guard ...

Student remembered as devoted academic

Student remembered as devoted academic

Nicholas Carr
November 7, 2013
Filed under News

Brandon Madison, a junior civil engineering student, died Saturday. He was 22.Madison, who was born on Mar. 20, 1991, transferred to Chico State from Yuba Community College this semester, according to a university email.“Having just transferred from Yuba College, Brandon hit the ground running ...

City adopts sit-lie ordinance

City adopts sit-lie ordinance

Bill Hall
November 6, 2013
Filed under News

A controversial law that will allow the police to issue citations to individuals occupying public sidewalks was approved by the City Council on Tuesday night. The sit-lie ordinance would prohibit people from sitting or lying on Chico sidewalks that are adjacent to commercial property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.The ...

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