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Chico State lacrosse returns after tragic loss of teammate

Nick Reddy
September 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

The Chico State club lacrosse teams were suspended last year after Nick Castellanos was hit by a car and killed after leaving a team party, resulting in both teams being disbanded. The lacrosse clubs will be back on the field after being reinstated for this season.On the night of Jan. 16, 2014, Nick Castella...

Chico State men’s soccer team beats Humboldt State 1-0

Chico State men’s soccer team beats Humboldt State 1-0

Kenta Mcafee
September 27, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State Men's soccer team took on Humboldt State on Sept. 25, looking to capitalize on a two-game winning streak and win its first conference game. The game ended 1-0 with a win for the Wildcats.The 'Cats were fired up from the start, with Matt Hurlow leading the charge by scoring from a penalty ki...

Small women’s golf team, tighter bond among players

Small women’s golf team, tighter bond among players

Julie Ortega
September 22, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women’s golf team has never been a large team, but not by choice. The team has had to deal with the unexpected departure of players for either personal reasons or not meeting grade requirements. Within the past two seasons, the Wildcats have lost a total of three players on a relative...

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Nick Reddy
September 20, 2015
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Cody Hein might say that he and the Chico State women’s volleyball team have their sights set on a postseason appearance, and while that may be true, its hard to deny that the Wildcats' sizzling hot start to the season has been a positive sign. The ‘Cats won their first eight matches of the 2015 season behind five three-set sweeps. They onl...

Live story doubles as marketing hub

Live story doubles as marketing hub

Cheyanne Burens
September 19, 2015
Filed under News

Students have yet another social media platform they can use to share every aspect of their lives while also navigating the lives of their peers. Snapchat’s college-centric “Our Campus Story” feature arrived to Chico State just weeks ago and it has already made its mark on the campus.The...

Chico State women’s volleyball wins first game of CCAA play

Chico State women’s volleyball wins first game of CCAA play

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
September 18, 2015
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After losing two games last week, the Chico State women's volleyball team rebounded to sweep the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in three sets to win their home opener and first CCAA conference match. The team improves to 9-2 on the season and are now 1-0 in CCAA play. Set 1: The game started off back and forth, unti...

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Kindra Robinson
September 8, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Associated Students experienced a large student turnout for its Labor Day weekend alternative. An estimated 500 students attended the Friday night pancake breakfast from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Additionally, more than 100 students attended the "Pitch Perfect" double feature at the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, where th...

New owner plans revamp for Pageant Theatre

New owner plans revamp for Pageant Theatre

George Johnston
September 7, 2015
Filed under Features

The smell of butter and salt fills the air. The excited murmur of the crowd fades into silence as lights go down and the movie slowly begins projecting at the Pageant Theatre. The oldest movie theater in downtown Chico, Pageant Theatre, has been showing films since 1975. Located at 351 E. 6th St., the theater ...

Women’s cross-country season preview

Women’s cross-country season preview

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
August 31, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Since 2002, the Chico State women's cross-country team has been a staple in the nation's top 10 cross-country programs.Until last year. The team finished 13th in the nation last season to snap its streak of 12 straight finishes inside the top 10. "It was a little hard to swallow," senior Olivia Watt sai...

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Austin Herbaugh
August 30, 2015
Filed under News

It's hard not to notice the dead lawns when walking around campus. Signs that read things such as "brown is the new green" are hard to miss. Cutting off water to some lawns is just one of Chico State's multiple efforts to cut back on water use, and they are now paying off.Since the beginning of summer, Chico Stat...

Chico bumps roster up with fresh recruit

Chico bumps roster up with fresh recruit

Jason Spies
August 25, 2015
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

At 6 a.m. on a warm Chico morning with the sun slowly creeping over the bleachers, first-year women's volleyball recruit Natalia Betancourt is already on the track.After her morning run, a two-hour practice is next up in Betancourt's day from 10 a.m. to noon. The team's practice includes drills to help improve footw...

First-year students welcomed to campus

First-year students welcomed to campus

Carly Plemons
August 24, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

New school, new people and a first try at adulthood. Welcome week is where it all starts and some great memories are formed. “I think I’m most excited for Rock the Block— it’s all anyone talks about," said Gabriela Trujillo, first-year student. Rock the Block, held in the Sutter Hall ...

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