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Cardio ‘Cat: Benefits of personal training

Cardio ‘Cat: Benefits of personal training

Risa Johnson
September 18, 2013
Filed under Columns, Features

  Ten-hut! If you want an intense, almost militaristic motivator when you work out, then personal training may be for you. A friend who goes to Boot Camp sessions at the Wildcat Recreation Center recently  sold me on joining personal training. I tried CrossFit last year and inju...

Chico needs its horse cops back

Chico needs its horse cops back

Amanda Irons
September 18, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I miss the horse cops. I know the funding for one horse cop is equivalent to three patrol officers, and I acknowledge that the city’s in financial trouble, but that’s beside the point. Bumbling around downtown, gracelessly approaching a mounted officer and inquiring if you can pet their gall...

We need more horse cops…or just any cops

We need more horse cops…or just any cops

Amanda Irons
September 13, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I miss the horse cops. Sure, the funding for one horse cop is equivalent to three standing officers, but that’s not the point. Bumbling around downtown, gracelessly approaching a mounted officer inquiring as to if you can pet their gallant stead is textbook Chico. Freshmen and future students are being ...

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...

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