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  • Doorway leading into Kendall Hall where the Title IX office resides on the second floor. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 4.

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    Title IX: The state of sexual assault and harassment at Chico State

  • Left Fielder Troy Kent taking a swing in the 5th inning. Taken by Aaron Draper on Thursday.

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    Chico State baseball walks it off to split series against Monterey Bay

  • Prom Royalty winners Patrick Jay and Mae Haggard shared their first dance in front of the crowd. Taken by Nadia Hill on April 18.

    Arts & Entertainment

    Chico State gets all dolled up for Queer Prom

  • A girl and her dog enjoy the blue cloudy skies and fresh air on a walk in Cannonville, Utah, appreciating the beauty of nature and calming energy it brings. Taken by Ava Aragon on July 29, 2023.

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    10 ways to celebrate Earth Day

  • Photo of Katie Callahan, who ran the event. An art history major in her senior year, she is the single student employed by Wellcat Safe Place. Taken on April 18th, 2024

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    Affirmative consent: What is it?

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2023-24 Chico State men’s golf team in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Jason Haley/Chico State photographer

Chico State men’s golf prepares for upcoming conference championship

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 21, 2024

As the CCAA men’s golf championship approaches, senior Tyler Ashman and junior Dakota Ochoa look to lead the Wildcats to their first conference title since 2018. The Wildcats men’s golf team will...

The student Health Center is located on the intersection of Ivy and Legion. Photo by Jason Halley. Taken May 1, 2023.

Chico State warns of potential tuberculosis case on campus

Steven Amador, Reporter // April 18, 2024

The WellCat Health Center announced there’s a potential tuberculosis case on campus Thursday. The announcement sent to the campus community via email stated that the WellCat is working closely with...

Holocaust Survivor Joseph Alexander meets local Rabbi Lisa Rappaport. Photo taken April 14 by Molly Myers.

101-year-old Holocaust survivor visits Chico

Ari Sorokin, Reporter // April 17, 2024

Holocaust survivors are becoming rare as many of them are reaching the end of their lives. Soon the holocaust will lose all of its living sources.  People from all over Chico filled the Pleasant Valley...

Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

Ariana Powell, Editor-in-chief // April 12, 2024

Chico State student Nautica Blue invites readers to follow Sebastian Skye, scarred by the loss of his family, as he takes revenge on the Crown, the matriarchy that rules the dystopian world Aashianna in...

Tasha Alexander gardening. Photo Courtesy of Tasha Alexander.

Tasha Alexander: inspiring educator, alumna

Fabian Marian, Reporter // April 11, 2024

Even though her official title is “Student Support Services Professional,” Tasha Alexander embodies the essence of an educator. She provides support and helps students navigate the complexities of...

Entryway to the Hungry WildCat Food Pantry with a sign showcasing what items are available to students and faculty. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 8.

Hungry WildCat Food Pantry aims to expand food diversity

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // April 9, 2024

The Hungry WildCat Food Pantry sent out a mass email survey regarding cultural food preferences to all students and faculty on April 5 from the Basic Needs Center.  The Basic Needs Center aims to help...

Junior starting pitcher Katelyn Oldwin on the mound for the Wildcats in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. Taken by Lukas Mann on April 6.

Stifling pitching from both sides Saturday leads to a split series

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 7, 2024

The Chico State Wildcats (11-19, 10-14 CCAA) started Saturday's doubleheader on the right note after squeaking out game one, 2-1, against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers (20-13, 12-10 CCAA). However, game...

Chico State sophomore Destiny Sevilla at the plate against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. Taken by Lukas Mann on April 5.

A tale of 2 games for the Wildcats softball team on Friday

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 5, 2024

Cal State East Bay (19-12, 10-9 CCAA) took game one Friday, 5-0, as the Chico State (10-18, 9-13 CCAA) bats were unable to keep up with the offensive production from the Pioneers. With the Wildcats...

Students throw brightly colored powder on each other as part of the celebration of Holi. Taken by Toby Neal on March 29.

Holi festival celebration brings joy to a drizzly Friday afternoon

Toby Neal, Reporter // April 1, 2024

Chico State students didn’t let the rainy weather dampen their Holi festival spirits on Friday. The event, organized by the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center and the Indian Student Association, brought...

Sophomore Amelie Valdez on the mound for the Wildcats against the Cal State Monterey Bay Sea Otters in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. Taken by Christina Ferrante on March 29.

Wildcats take series despite battling gloomy weather

Lukas Mann, Reporter // March 31, 2024

The Wildcats traveled down to Monterey this weekend and won three out of their four games against the Cal State Monterey Bay Sea Otters (13-20, 7-13 CCAA), improving to 9-17 (8-12 CCAA).  The Wildcats...

Student skateboarding past the new “Be wheel wise” signs on campus near Kendall Hall. Taken by Jessica Miller on March 28

New bike signs on campus: What’s going on?

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // March 30, 2024

Students can now find signs warning of bike and skateboard policies around the Chico State campus. The new “Be wheel wise” signs are part of an educational campaign from the university due to members...

Pedestrians line up for California Border Patrol processing at the Calexico, Calif. port of entry. Courtesy: Josh Denmark on Jan. 4, 2022

After conversations with Chico State staff, U.S. Border Patrol cancels career fair attendance

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // March 30, 2024

U.S. Border Patrol elected not to attend the Chico State career fair held on March 27 due to conversations with Chico State staff.  An announcement was sent out by President Steve Perez on March 6...

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