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Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Dylan Wakefield
May 13, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

I remember being the kid in the stands at college soccer games, wishing that someday I would get the chance to play collegiate soccer. Playing soccer is all I have wanted to do since I was little. I got that chance. I have realized playing men’s soccer as a Wildcat means far more than just being an...

A.S. president plans new programs to leave her mark

A.S. president plans new programs to leave her mark

Kristina Martinez
May 12, 2015
Filed under News

As Taylor Herren's time as the Associated Students president comes to an end, it's Deanna Jarquin's time to step into the leadership role. Herren still plans to work in leadership, but out of A.S. Government affairs. Jarquin will take on Herren's role of advocating for students at the universit...

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos says farewell to her last four years at Chico State. Photo courtesy of Annie Page

Nicole Santos
May 12, 2015
Filed under Archives

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for my column and wrote about their experiences at Chico State, postgraduation plans and passions. Now...

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Junior first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez tries to get out a runner on April 3 in a game against UC San Diego. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
May 6, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

Heading into the last weekend of the regular season, the Chico State softball team was on the outside looking in on the last spot for playoffs. Two things stood in the way — a four-game series with the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros and a little help from the UC San Diego Tritons to beat four...

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Dylan Wakefield
May 1, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Wildcat cub Justin Briggs will be joining the Chico State men’s basketball team in the fall. The 6 foot 9 inch power forward of River City High School in West Sacramento signed his Letter of Intent to become a Wildcat on April 20. Briggs was a top-notch recruit and was receiving attention fr...

Snapchat location filter features a red Solo Cup for Chico State

This geofilter appears on the Snapchat filters whenever someone is on the Chico State campus. Photo credit: Katherine Feaster

Katherine Feaster
April 29, 2015
Filed under Community, News

The social media app Snapchat released a controversial filter representing Chico State that was pulled from the app after only a week of use. Geotags are used as location tags that appear in different places all over the world and Chico has two. According to its website, Snapchat users now have the power to create ...

Soccer program celebrates 50th anniversary

Former men's soccer player Michael Janjigian sets up on defense against Cal State Dominguez Hills last season. Photo Credit: John Domogma

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
April 28, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Although the name has changed from the original Soccercats to Wildcats, one thing has remained the same for Chico State soccer during the last 50 years — a winning tradition. Former coach Don Batie started that tradition when he took over in 1967. He went on to lead the team to a 326-153-45 rec...

CADEC educates about perils of prescription drug abuse

Trisha Seastrom, left, facilitates a panel focused on personal stories of prescription drug abuse. Photo credit: Kristina Martinez

Kristina Martinez
April 24, 2015
Filed under Community, News

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted its second annual Prescription Drug Awareness Week from Monday to Wednesday, putting on events such as film screenings and a panel. Monday and Tuesday had a booth and a prescription drug overdose display on the Glenn Hall lawn. CADEC also had a booth in the gaunt...

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

Senior infielder Emily McEnaney attempting to catch a fly ball against Humboldt State on April 17. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

James Groh
April 19, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

  Game 1 Chico State got off to a hot start in their four game weekend series against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Wildcats won the first game by way of the mercy rule. The umpire stopped the game in the fifth inning with an ending score of 8-0. Senior third baseman Courtney Brown led...

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

First year pitcher Hunter Haworth tosses the ball to senior Dylan Garcia to beat a Cal State Dominguez Hills batter from getting on base in a game on April 10. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
April 19, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats came up just a run short against the San Francisco State Gators, losing the first game of the series, 3-4. The Gators came out swinging, scoring three runs in the first inning against senior pitcher Luke Barker--the first came off an error, the other two coming on base hits, --to...

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Senior outfielder Connor Huesers batting against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Feb. 10. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
April 14, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

On a gorgeous Friday night for baseball, the Wildcats took game one of a weekend series against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 7-0. The 'Cats broke open their scoring in the third when junior second basemen Andrew Carrillo singled to drive in senior shortstop Cody Slater. Sophomore infielder C...

Nobody knows the swag of Craig

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra
April 9, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Shasta, Lassen, Whitney and Sutter — four mountains that are the namesakes of the most popular dorms on campus. Esken, Mechoopda and Konkow — three north campus dorms named after Native American tribes.Craig — the off-campus dorm named after some guy?On-campus residents are immersed i...

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