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Roni Jean performing live at Freebird Yoga

‘Resting Sad Face’ paves way for up and coming Chico legend

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // June 1, 2022

Lush and intoxicating are words that best describe the music of Chico State's own Roni Jean and their debut album, “Resting Sad Face.”  Roni Jean proves to be not just another face in the crowd...

Chico state is set to make a defensive play against Cal State San Bernardino

Wildcat softball reaps second double-digit win streak of the season

JohnnyMaldonado, Reporter // April 29, 2022

Starting off the series against Stanislaus State, the Wildcats were held scoreless until the fourth inning. Freshman utility player Hailey Seva kicked off the inning with a walk to get things started.  Standing...

Jordan Morris passing the ball to her teammate Charity Gallegos.

Chico State Women’s Basketball snap four-game losing streak

Raymundo Sayago, Sports Reporter // December 6, 2021

The Chico State Women’s Basketball team traveled to Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino on Dec. 2 to face off against Cal State San Bernardino, in which they lost 59-62.  This marked the fourth...

A crowd was gathered in front of Kendall Hall for a moment of silence to remember the Camp Fire on Nov. 8.

Remembering the Camp Fire, commemorating ridge resilience

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 9, 2021

For 85 seconds, Chico State held a moment of silence in front of Kendall Hall to honor the lives lost during the Camp Fire, which leveled Paradise exactly three years ago and became the state's deadliest...

Jane Mcnulty on the serve.

Chico State Volleyball meets TikTok sensation Boss Baby Brody

Mikey Passaglia, Sports reporter // November 5, 2021

The Chico State Women's Volleyball team had the good fortune of running into TikTok star Brody Hudson Shaffer, also known as Boss Baby Brody, at the San Diego International Airport.  Schaffer...

Chico State guard Isaiah Brooks dribbles the ball down the court for Chico State, during a game against UCLA at the Pauley Pavilion.

Chico State falls to No. 2 UCLA in first game after canceled COVID season

Connor McPherson, Sports Editor // November 5, 2021

UCLA’s defense told the tale at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, as the No. 2 Bruins defeated the Wildcats 100-61 in an exhibition Thursday night.  Waves of excitement were felt throughout...

Chancellor Joseph Castro shared a press conference with local media on Nov. 2.

Q&A: Chancellor discusses COVID-19 at Chico State, addresses enrollment decline and turns down tuition reimbursement

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 4, 2021

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro shared a press conference with President Gayle Hutchinson for local media on Tuesday during his visit to the university. Castro is currently serving...

Kristin Worley coaches the softball team during practice. Photo taken on Aug. 23, 2021

Chico State Softball hires one of its own

Alex Martin, Editor-in-Chief // September 27, 2021

After being a part of the softball program for five years, Kristin Worley is back on the field as an assistant coach. Worley emphasized how grateful she was to get the job. “It’s very exciting...

Courtesy of Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico

Commencement ceremonies should not be held in 2020

Angel Ortega, A&E Editor // April 19, 2020

The amount of irrational anger and spread of misinformation toward Chico State’s decision to hold a virtual commencement makes me ashamed to be a Wildcat. As a Class of 2020 senior,  I am frustrated...

During the event, students and volunteers gathered together to remember those they have lost in the past Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Trans Day of Remembrance Video

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera // December 3, 2019

Reporter Carolyn Allen interviews Stonewall Alliance Board Member Connor Wenzel about the origins of this event. Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected] or Twitter: @Melissa_Swimz27

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Kimberly Morales // November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While...

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