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Chico State Womens Soccer team before a game.

Women’s soccer program stays true to its traditions

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // December 9, 2021

When looking at the history of the women’s soccer program at Chico State, you don’t have to go back too far. Through 38 years, there have been two coaches in the program's history and when the Wildcats...

Kym Crosby competing in a race during her time at Chico State

Former Chico State track & field star shines in Paralympics

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // September 22, 2021

Winning a medal at the Paralympics is a special moment, former Chico State student athlete Kym Crosby’s quest during the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics should continue to inspire athletes. Crosby was born...

Reed attended the Jason Aldean concert with her husband in Wheatland. A similar performance was held in Vegas during the shooting. Courtesy image of Deanna Reed.

Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

Jacqueline Morales // October 3, 2017

A mass shooting in Las Vegas left more than 50 dead and more than 50 injured, Sunday night during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Embed from Getty Images "I want to take a moment to express...

A Chico State alumnus passed away this week. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Recent Chico State alumnus passes away

Jacqueline Morales // April 6, 2017

Chico State graduate Owen Euser passed away earlier this week at age 23. Owen was an involved local student who completed a business administration degree in December 2016. He was a part of the American...

Left to right: Jared Fesler (Brand Manager), Chase Palmieri (CEO), Austin Walter (Lead Developer) of Tribeworthy. Photo courtesy of Chase Palmieri

Three Chico State alumni seek to expose biased news

Michael Fritz // February 26, 2017

Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of their news sources. In a report conducted by the Pew Research Center released in December, 32 percent of U.S. adults said they often see fake political...

Two Chico State alumni will be appear on Shark Tank on Feb. 26 Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Wildcats dive into the shark tank

Amelia Storm // February 25, 2016

Two Chico State alumni will seek funding from millionaires on ABC’s Shark Tank, premiering tomorrow night. After four months of paperwork, siblings Skyler Scarlett and Brittney Scarlett-Torres, owners...

Niels Thomas, president of International Accounting Honors Association said that the accounting program is demanding. Photo credit: George Johnston

Students find success after graduation

February 2, 2016

Various departments at Chico State harbor tools that help create successful graduates. The backbone of the campus is the faculty, student organizations, atmosphere and the diverse avenues in which one...

Briana Beaver, a Chico State alumna, endured several painful symptoms for years nearly died before doctors diagnosed her with Lyme disease in December. Photo courtesy of Briana Beaver.

Survivor rebuilds life after battling Lyme disease

Alisa Thorsen // April 7, 2015

“I have been in survival mode the last three years.” Within one hour, Briana Beaver, a Chico State alumna, may experience nearly a hundred painful, crippling symptoms. Beaver has Lyme disease,...

Sisters and alumnae Jeanie Shaw, Lynn Balmer — Chico States oldest alumna at 107 years old — and Thea Parker wave pennants after being recognized at the 2015 spring convocation address by Chico State President Paul Zingg. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

107-year-old Chico State alumna is CSU’s oldest

Blaine Ball // February 3, 2015

Lynn Balmer, an alumna of Chico State, holds the title of the California State University system's oldest graduate at 107 years and counting. Balmer graduated from the university in 1927 when it...

Tom Moss, 48, was a record-breaking Wildcat baseball player that now supports his daughter at University Stadium track meets. Photo credit: Emerson Keenan

Faces in the Crowd: Alumnus supports daughter at stadium

Emerson Keenan // March 31, 2014

Sometimes you meet ordinary people at a sporting event, other times you may come across a Chico State record holder in the stands. Tom Moss, 48, was a conference Pitcher of the Year for the 1987 Wildcats...

Christian Franco played for Chico State during the 1999 and 2000 baseball seasons. Photo courtesy of the Chico State.

Former Wildcat remembered as ‘positive force,’ great teammate

Nicholas Woodard // March 29, 2014

Christian Franco, an alumnus who was a standout Wildcat baseball player during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, passed away Feb. 15 in a fatal car crash in Chula Vista. He was 37 years old.Franco started his...

Katrina Rodriguez, a track and field alumna, pole vaults at the alumni meet.Photo credit: Emily Teague

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Ryan Grady // February 17, 2014

Familiar faces filled Chico State’s track Saturday for its annual alumni meet. It was a cold day, but that didn’t slow down any of the energy that was brought to the track. The day started off...

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