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Chico State student Sydney Oliva enjoys the fall weather and beautiful scenery near Bidwell Mansion on Saturday. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Photo of the day

Maury Montalvo // December 2, 2018

Chico State student Sydney Oliva enjoys the fall weather and beautiful scenery near Bidwell Mansion on Saturday.

Plump pumpkins from the harvest festival Photo credit: Justin Jackson

Agriculture brought to the city

Justin Jackson // November 5, 2018

Farm City Celebration (FCC) brought the farm to the city, on Saturday, with its harvest festival. The FCC Harvest Festival is a celebration of agriculture. It’s been going on yearly for 14 years....

Many are left wondering if  insurance will cover the damage done to their cars

Lightning splits Bidwell Mansion tree

George Johnston // April 13, 2017

While most Chico State students sought shelter from the hailstorm hitting campus, a bolt of lightning struck a tree by Bidwell Mansion, splitting it in half. Jewel Keahilhau was sitting in her car at...

Gateway makes science sweeter with Candy Chemistry

Gateway makes science sweeter with Candy Chemistry

Amelia Storm // March 24, 2016

This Friday and Saturday, the Gateway Science museum will host a sweet event. Literally. Every week the museum hosts an, “Investigation Station;” an activity featuring hands-on labs aimed at...

Walking through Chicos history

Walking through Chico’s history

Madeline Merlic // October 3, 2015

Most cities have a unique history, combined with its culture and people, that define it as a town. Chico is one of these cities. From farming in the north valley to the beginnings of Chico State, these...

Stolen vehicle on Cedar St.

Hannah Suzuki // January 26, 2015

University Police Department Call Type: Directed Patrol 7:00 p.m, Modoc Hall "Chico High students smoking outside of Modoc Hall and behind Bidwell Mansion. Women has black wavy hair and wearing...

Ayres daughter, Jean Ayres-Clark (right), and granddaughter Cara enjoy the University Art Gallery exhibit celebrating Ayres life and artwork on Nov. 13. Photo credit: Emma Wood-Wright

John C. Ayres: More than just a name on campus

Emma Wood-Wright // December 1, 2014

Sharp, precise lines intersect, making shapes on a piece of white paper. The watercolor shapes overlap, forming a building that looks like the Emerald City from "The Wizard of Oz." There is no bleeding....

Kirk Coon, supervising ranger, smiles in anticipation before opening the long-lost time capsule left behind at the Bidwell Mansion. Photo credit: Veronica Hodur

Lost, found: Bidwell mystery box opened

Zachary Phillips // December 1, 2014

When construction workers Thomas Williams, Ken Piercy and Brian Wood started digging on the corner of Sol-Wil-Le-No Avenue and the Esplanade, they expected to find concrete, dirt and maybe a few old...

Chico States Bucket List Photo credit: Monica Fitch

Bucket list of activities for students

Stephanie Schmieding // September 19, 2014

Stephanie Schmieding can be reached at [email protected] or @stephbottt on twitter.

Wes Dempsey, 82, Chico States arboretum guide, excitedly explains the magnolia flower to the audience.Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Retired professor keeps history alive

Ernesto Rivera // February 16, 2014

  With more than 200 different trees on Chico State’s campus, it’s hard for a person to keep track. Except for one man. Wes Dempsey, 87, has led campus arboretum tours for more than 30 years...

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