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Men's golf finishes middle of field in Division I tournament

Men's golf finishes middle of field in Division I tournament

Jordyn Provence
September 11, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Chico State men's golf team ended its first tournament in sixth place Tuesday after the final round of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, hosted by Washington State. The Wildcat's, who are ranked No. 13 in the inaugural NCAA Division II coaches poll, held their own as they came in with a...

Train at the Wrec

Kayla Smith
September 11, 2013
Filed under Features

While you’re pushing, shoving and clawing your way into the gym this semester,  you might be asking yourself whether it’s Black Friday, and if there’s a cut-rate TV inside. The first few weeks of the semester have traditionally been a time for enthusiastic gym-goers to attack their fitnes...

Officer seeks to combat party school reputation

Officer seeks to combat party school reputation

Sharon Martin
September 10, 2013
Filed under Features

It wasn’t until her junior year at Chico State that Ariel Avero developed a serious interest in getting involved with student events and activities. Now, she has big plans for the fall semester. Alvero, a senior communication studies major, is the Associated Students commissioner of student ...

Cardio ’Cat: Tips for toned abs

Cardio ’Cat: Tips for toned abs

Risa Johnson
September 10, 2013
Filed under Features

The small room on the second floor of the Wildcat Recreation Center, dedicated to free weights, is packed with young ladies as usual. I grab a mat and begin my ritual of abdominal exercises until I can’t lift my upper body anymore. A young woman doing sit-ups turns to me and said, “It’s just not fair, is it? Gu...

RIP Labor Day float

RIP Labor Day float

Amanda Irons
September 9, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Labor Day float is dead. With fewer than 100 people in attendance on Saturday, and approximately 3,000 on Sunday, it is safe to say the float did not live up to its reputation. The alcohol ban undoubtedly is the culprit for vanquishing the long-standing Chico tradition. From stories I have...

Chico State rated ‘green’ by Princeton

Chico State rated ‘green’ by Princeton

Bill Hall
September 7, 2013
Filed under News

Farm-to-table lunches. Alternative transportation programs. Composting and recycling. Student resident hall competitions to reduce energy use. These are just a few of the programs that Chico State engages in while traveling the long path to a sustainable campus. For the second year in a row,...

Four must-visit campus locations for new students

Four must-visit campus locations for new students

Lindsay Pincus
August 31, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

About a year ago, I was a freshman. I had just moved into Lassen Hall and had a teary goodbye with my parents. Then that was it. I was alone. My roommate wasn’t there and all the girls on my floor were buddied up with their roommates. I thought I would be productive and go get my books from the...

Squish, smash, spray, swat skeeters

Nicole Santos
August 31, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Mosquitoes suck. It’s my third year at Chico State, and let me tell you, the worst part about going back to school is the amount of mosquito bites I accumulate during the first few months. Freshman, expect to be bit at the beginning of the semester. You can’t escape it. It will happen randomly....

Union Label launches lunar events

Union Label launches lunar events

Nicole Santos
August 31, 2013
Filed under Features

A new campus organization called Union Label is providing students with a variety of entertainment events, such as movies under the stars and a late night workout to an LED light show accompanied by DJs. Union Label is a new programming team  started by Associated Students that aims to bring a...

Students clean Chico streets

Sharon Martin
August 31, 2013
Filed under Features

Chico State students spent their last day of summer vacation cleaning up the town for Be Chico Day on Aug. 25. About 160 incoming freshman and current members of Community Action Volunteers in Education took part by cleaning up various locations in Chico. Groups of students traveled to the Boys and...

New students invade Friday evening concert

New students invade Friday evening concert

Sharon Martin
August 31, 2013
Filed under Features

Chico City Plaza underwent a Wildcat takeover Friday with music, dancing and free food. The Downtown Chico Business Association, the Chico Chamber of Commerce and Chico State partnered to host a Friday Night Concert Aug. 23 to welcome new freshmen and transfer students to their new home. The event...

Men hope to improve on strong season, women field 14 new recruits

Greg Silvia
August 31, 2013
Filed under Sports

Riding a 14-game unbeaten streak into the championship of the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the ’Cats had their sights set on their second CCAA Championship in the last ten years and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. However, two late goals by Cal State Stanislaus in the final 13 minutes cos...

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