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Kombucha station energizes cyclists

Kombucha station energizes cyclists

Amanda Hovik

May 11, 2014


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Samples of oatmeal, coffee, chai tea and kombucha paired perfectly with yoga demonstrations to start off the day at Walk and Roll Wednesdays. The event is organized by the Butte Bicycle Coalition as a way for the cycling community to come togetherand learn about healthy eating and how to live sustainable. Joey Haney, Chico Natural Foods Cooperative ownership and outrea...

Community eats beef, gets buff at farm run

Community eats beef, gets buff at farm run

Amanda Hovik

April 27, 2014


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Members of the Young Cattlemen's Association hooped and hollered as runners made their way to the finish line on Saturday morning.The Beefin' it Up 5K was held for the first time at the University Farm to promote a heart-healthy diet and active lifestyle that includes beef.Bailey Hagata, sophomore agricultur...

Rain doesn’t damper students’ Earth Week

Rain doesn’t damper students’ Earth Week

Amanda Hovik

April 27, 2014


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Neither hail nor rain can stop Chico State students from getting out and doing sustainability work. Students worked to keep the legacy of the City of Trees alive through activities such as tree planting during Chico State's Earth Week, April 22-25. The tree planting and creek cleanup on Friday were part of the initia...

Event explores women’s health

Event explores women’s health

Amanda Hovik

March 31, 2014


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The Heart of a Woman event will provide a chance for women to connect and unwind while learning from health experts. “We are inviting people in to take charge of their health,” said Nicole Johansson, director of marketing and communications for Enloe Medical Center. The sold-out event is presented by Enloe Medical Center and will take place from 5-...

Students spend spring break building homes

Students spend spring break building homes

Amanda Hovik

March 18, 2014


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Some students spent their spring break in the sun, but with shovels in hand, doing manual labor. Chico State partnered with the Salvation Army to do the Blitz Build, constructing transitional rehabilitation housing in just nine days. The volunteers started work March 14 and had until March 22 to complete two 1,600...

Former professor fights death penalty

Former professor fights death penalty

Amanda Hovik

March 4, 2014


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  A former political science professor traded his love for teaching for a life of testifying in court. Ed Bronson, a retired Chico State professor and expert witness, gave a presentation titled "My Life Fighting the Death Penalty" Friday inside Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek.   He has testified about 300 times since he ...

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