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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...

Chico Performances gives Laxson Auditorium the blues

Chico Performances gives Laxson Auditorium the blues

Ashiah Scharaga
February 6, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances will soon have audience members singing the blues. True Blues: History of the Blues comes to Laxson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The performance, based on the film "True Blues" and represented by Folklore International, will chronicle the history and culture of the blues from West Africa to the United Sta...

City financial audit delayed

City financial audit delayed

Bill Hall
February 5, 2014
Filed under News

An external audit of the city’s finances has been delayed to resolve issues surrounding how deficit numbers should be categorized. The Chico City Council voted unanimously on Feb. 4 to approve an extension of up to six weeks. The audit findings will be presented to the council no later than March 18. Large d...

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Sergio Sanchez
February 5, 2014
Filed under Sports

The dream of playing for a professional team could come true for three former Chico State men's soccer players.Tyson Crim, Octavio Guzman and Jake Ward completed round two of tryouts for Sacramento Republic FC, the expansion team from the United Soccer League.Round one was held in December with five to seven spots available to 25-28 college players. Chico State p...

Dynamic duo take ‘Cats basketball to great heights

Dynamic duo take ‘Cats basketball to great heights

benjamin marquez
February 5, 2014
Filed under Sports

The San Antonio Spurs had Tim Duncan and David Robinson, who won multiple NBA championships together and were a successful duo. Now, Chico State's McKenzie Dalthorp and Analise Riezebos, senior forwards, are mirroring the Spurs' duo and developing their own legacy on the women's basketball team.Both Dalthorp and Riezebos ...

HAUS party cancelled

HAUS party cancelled

Maegan Webster
February 4, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

EDM enthusiasts wanting to go to Saturday night's HAUS Party featuring artists Boots N’ Pants, Charity Strike, Bais Haus and Sex Panther would have found an empty auditorium and "Show Cancelled" sign upon their arrival to the show.Due to unforeseen events, namely a bus break-down that left all four performing acts stranded in San Francisco, the Union Label had to turn away guest...

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 3, 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...

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