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Vegas Massacre victims mourned at Chico State

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.

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 my deepest sympathy for all who were affected by the incident, especially the victims and their families," Pedro Douglas, interim...

Recent Chico State alumnus passes away

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

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 Marketing Association on campus. “He always brought a positive and playful energy to the classro...

Three Chico State alumni seek to expose biased news

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

Michael Fritz

February 27, 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 news online, and 51 percent of adults say they often see inaccurate political news reports. T...

Wildcats dive into the shark tank

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

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 of Glace Cryotherapy, will seek funding from self-made millionaires Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran,...

Students find success after graduation

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

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 can take their degree. Chico State is ranked 76th on Forbes ranking of schools of the West, and 399th on the national list. T...

Survivor rebuilds life after battling Lyme disease

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.

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, which is an infection spread by ticks that can affect any organ of the body. This Includes the brain,...

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

Sisters and alumnae Jeanie Shaw, Lynn Balmer — Chico State's 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

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 was known as Chico State Teachers College. Balmer was introduced with her two youngest sisters, ...

Faces in the Crowd: Alumnus supports daughter at stadium

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

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 baseball team. Moss is a Chico State alumnus and attends the track and field meets at University Stadium. His daughter, who a...

Former Wildcat remembered as ‘positive force,’ great teammate

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

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 baseball career at Sweetwater High School in the suburbs of San Diego. He went on to play at Southwestern College, al...

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

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

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 with head coach Oliver Hanf bringing everyone in for a team huddle and a slow clap, which brought the kind of atmosphere from a real meet...

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Kara Lubieniecki and Alia Gray running in the Payton Jordan Invitational 10k. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Greg Silvia

January 28, 2014

Two Wildcat alumni will be heading to the 2016 Olympic marathon trials after they scored top-10 finishes at the USA half marathon trials. Alia Gray and Kara Lubieniecki, teammates and best friends since meeting in 2007 on the Chico State campus, finished ninth and 10th respectively, at the Chevron...

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