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Street view of Christmas Preview in Downtown Chico.

Chico community celebrates annual Christmas Preview

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // November 23, 2022

On the chilly night of Nov. 20, Chico residents crowded the streets of downtown, hugging warm cups of hot cocoa and apple cider as they celebrated Chico’s annual Christmas Preview. Sweet smells of...

Left to right, guitarist Sam Wong, vocalists Susana Correa Avila Robb, Alexis Ong and Demondra Martin and drummer Reese Villafranca. The three vocalists move around onstage as they perform at KCSCs Goblin Gala. Taken by Ariana Powell, Oct. 28.

Night of the living bands: A spooky night to remember

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 17, 2022

The doors opened at 6:30 p.m., a disco ball twirled above the room, refracting multi-colored lights, adding depth to the music that crept through the slightly offset speakers. Walking into the room,...

Kameron Kascht fighting off defender during Chico States 2-0 loss against Dominguez Hills on Nov 4.

Chico State Men’s Soccer falls short but there is much to be excited about

Jackson Elrod, Reporter // November 14, 2022

Since the beginning of the season, the Wildcats were looked at as “too young” by outsiders.  This season, 24 players on the Wildcat's 32-player roster were sophomores or younger, making up...

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Performance at any cost

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // November 12, 2022

It hadn’t even been an hour since the game, and I was already in the bathroom, ripping a pair of serrated scissors across my skin. I had just left the field with my teammates, smiling and dancing...

Some skateboards were hidden under the wall shelves. Taken by Ariana Powell, Nov. 4.

Anemone Company art show

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 11, 2022

To the right, skate decks layered the wall at Love Skate Shop, the bright colors and graphics called out to the eyes of passersby. A display case rested a couple feet from the wall with trucks, wheels...

Donovan Jackson (23) and Luis Albarran (1) with their families on Senior Night

Two Wildcat seniors’ soccer journeys

Jackson Elrod, Reporter // November 3, 2022

Chico State Men’s Soccer just wrapped up a great 2022 season. Making the playoffs for the sixth straight year and winning their first playoff game in four years. There are numerous reasons for Chico...

From left to right Cayden Hotaling, Dawson White, Miles Rice, Adrian Fontanelli and Kameron Kascht celebrating on Oct. 30

Chico State Men’s Soccer picks up first playoff win in 4 years

Jackson Elrod, Reporter // November 2, 2022

Chico State Men’s Soccer secured their first playoff win since 2018 on Oct. 30, taking down the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at Cardinale Stadium. This win came exactly one week after the Otters...

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Cool costume? No, cultural appropriation

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 30, 2022

When I was about 5-years-old I dressed up as Snow White for Halloween. My parents bought me the entire ensemble, the mass-produced dress, black wig and accessories. I remember loving that costume so much...

Un grupo grande de estudiantes y de facultad llegaron a la protesta. Foto tomada por Maki Chapman, Oct.18.

La facultad protesta la reducción de la mitad de un millón del presupuesto

Maki Chapman and Samanta Sanchez // October 26, 2022

Manifestantes asistieron a un mitin afuera de Kendall Hall el 18 de Octubre, para discutir reducciones en los presupuestos de varios departamentos en el campus de Chico State, incluyendo los departamentos...

Voluntarios de servicio policiaco con el departamento de policía de Chico manteniendo una barrera en Ivy Street después de la collusion. VIP Tim Truby a la izquierda y VIP Paul Bailey a la derecha. Foto tomada por Molly Myers, Oct. 22.

Estudiante embriagado choca contra una mujer usando un disfraz

Molly Myers and Samanta Sanchez // October 26, 2022

Una mujer sufrió lesiones corporales graves después de haber sido chocada por un carro en Ivy Street a menos de dos cuadras del campus el sábado, tarde en la noche. El conductor del carro, Cole Carpenter,...

cones and cops in front of police car late at night on Ivy street

Alleged drunk-driving student hits woman wearing costume

Molly Myers, News Editor // October 23, 2022

A woman suffered major bodily injuries after being hit by a car on Ivy Street less than two blocks from campus late Saturday evening. The 24-year-old driver, Cole Carpenter, a student at Chico State,...

graphic design of south 405 highway

What once was

Walker Hardy, Writer // October 21, 2022

Introduction My blurry, blue eyes lock onto the dark, gray asphalt of South 405 as I fly through the Oregon mountains and pass into the valleys of Northern California. The dashing of yellow lines drags...

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