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Long distances do not derail family support

Long distances do not derail family support

Nicholas Woodard
February 18, 2014
Filed under Sports

Family matters; in life and in sports. Chico State athletics are no exception. Family plays a huge role for many Wildcats in their respective sports, regardless of distance. For players like Sarah Rebibo, a junior guard on the women’s basketball team, family is the very reason she got into the sport. Rebibo said she began playi...

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Angelo Boscacci
February 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Wildcats volleyball team is going through their offseason practices and workouts until the season starts in September, because getting better and staying strong are the keys to success. Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the team. “We really need to focus on what we struggled wit...

’Cats cruise to victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills

’Cats cruise to victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills

Sergio Sanchez
February 16, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won in dominating fashion Saturday night against Cal State Dominguez Hills by a final score of 85-60.The 'Cats had five players in double figures at the end of the night while the Toros only had two. Sean Park led Chico State with 19 points and Rashad Parker put in 14 of hi...

Tritons take down ’Cats in doubleheader

Tritons take down ’Cats in doubleheader

Emerson Keenan
February 15, 2014
Filed under Sports

After the Wildcats split the doubleheader on Friday, they fell flat in the doubleheader on Sunday, losing to the UC San Diego Tritons 4-0 and 10-4 respectively. Behind a strong pitching and five innings of work from Alex Molina, back to back triples in the sixth inning resulted in four earned runs. Molina also p...

Bookstore to change its business model

Bookstore to change its business model

Enrique Raymundo
February 8, 2014
Filed under News

The Chico State Wildcat Store is looking to change its business model in response to a projected downward trend in computer and textbook sales, as well as projected losses in net revenue. Textbook sales are expected to drop below 40 percent of the Wildcat Store’s total sales within three years, ac...

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Ashiah Scharaga
February 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Reviews

If you stroll down to Woodstock’s Pizza on Thursday night for the next two weeks you’ll receive a special treat with your Wildcat Combo: some original tunes from local singers and songwriters of all styles. Chico Unplugged, presented by Chico State's School of the Arts Productions, KCSC Radio and Woodstock's Pizza, transformed Woodstock’s Pizza into a rockin ac...

’Cats roll through Spartans

’Cats roll through Spartans

Lee Masten
February 1, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Wildcats completely ran through the San Jose State Spartans this Saturday en route to a 34-0 smack down. The Wildcats won possession first and within the first few minutes already had their first try by Ian McLens. The next possessions were tough but Chico State was able to keep the ball out of the Spartans’...

Chico State earns national recognition for mental health counseling

Chico State earns national recognition for mental health counseling

Nathan Lehmann
January 28, 2014
Filed under News

Chico State was nationally recognized for its mental health and counselling programs last week. The campus earned the Jed Foundation’s "seal of approval" on January 23, said Sarah Langford, a Chico State spokesperson.The Jed Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to improve emotional health among students nationally, according to its website...

School spirit cures sports team envy

School spirit cures sports team envy

Matt Murphy
January 26, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion

At some point or another, there is a disease that affects all college students during their time at school. It has been unofficially diagnosed by me as "school envy," or in some extreme cases, "school jealousy." It's that time when you look at where your friends attend school, see an ad on TV or ...

Style and word use

Mark Plenke
January 11, 2014
Filed under Stylebook

about/around/some Use about to estimate numbers, time, distance. Avoidapproximately and at about. Reserve around to denote a spatial relationship: they sat around the table. Do not use some to provide estimates such as some 200 people.  Alcoholic Beverage Control Spell out on first reference,...

Locations, organizations and word-use specific to Chico State

Mark Plenke
January 11, 2014
Filed under Stylebook

Albert E. Warrens Reception Center Formerly called the Julia Morgan House. Academic Senate Acker Gym Acceptable on all references to Arthur Acker Gymnasium. Adventure Outings Do not abbreviate Alumni Glen Alumni House (See Ella Caroline Sapp Hall.) Associated Students on first reference, A.S. the...

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