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Joshua Curls driving pass a defender while playing for the Wildcats.

Chico athletes reflect on Black History Month

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // February 24, 2021

February is Black History Month in the United States. The month honors and remembers important African American figures and events throughout history.   In the sports world, many Black athletes have...

Chico State is celebrating Black History Month with a series of virtually interactive events.

‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Brandon Leake leads virtual spoken word performances

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // February 16, 2021

CSU Chico is celebrating Black History Month with a series of Zoom presentations and film showings. Brandon Leake, a poet and motivational speaker, led a series of performances from Chico State students....

Three ladies take turns singing their parts of the song

Celebration Gospel Choir of Chico fills Harlen Adams Theatre with energy and spirit

Mitchell Kret // February 18, 2019

The sound of vocalists and instrumental music resonated as the Celebration Gospel Choir of Chico filled the Harlen Adams Theatre for their "Living the Gospel" performance on Feb. 15. The Choir hosts a...

The opening remarks note a night of celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

“A Night in Harlem” brings power, resilience and excellence

Rachael Bayuk // February 11, 2019

A dimly lit room is filled with excitement before the poets and soul-bearers take the stage. The string lights twinkle and cast spells of light on the lone stool on The Hub’s stage.The night’s...

Timeline highlighting key moments in black history

Timeline highlighting key moments in black history

Jason Spies // February 28, 2015

As February comes to an end, it reminds people of what has happened in the past and how it has shaped our present. Black History Month is a time of reflection and recognition of those who fought for freedom...

Julie Atlas shows off her 1920s fashion at the Rent Party costume contest Thursday night.Photo credit: Shannon Miller

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga // February 28, 2014

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome...

Prin Mayowa. Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Awkward moments arise from cultural misunderstandings

Prin Mayowa // February 21, 2014

I'm sure when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of little black boys and girls holding hands with little white boys and girls, he didn't expect it to be this awkward. It feels as though the white masses...

Mazi Noble, Chico State alumnus and university catalog editor, was in attendance at the event.Photo credit: Amanda Hovik

Conversation on campus challenges racism

Amanda Hovik // February 11, 2014

Students are challenging racism during Black History Month. Juni Banerjee-Stevens, a counselor at the Counseling and Wellness Center, led the discussion, “Oh No You Didn’t: How and When to...

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