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President Perez shaking the hand of Taylor Bisby as she receives her Masters degree. Taken by Jessica Miller on May 15

Chico State celebrates Graduate Studies Commencement

Jessica Miller and Alina Babajko // May 16, 2024

Students from graduate studies programs celebrated their accomplishments Wednesday night in the midst of a 93 degree heat with signs warning to watch for symptoms of heatstroke.  Some students stood...

Hallway inside Kendall Hall leading to the door of the Title IX office. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 4

President Perez addresses Title IX, Cozen O’Conner Chico State report

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // May 7, 2024

President Steve Perez sent an email to students and faculty Monday morning about Title IX and discrimination, harassment and retaliation programs in response to the Cozen O’Connor Chico State report. The...

Chico State pitcher Amelie Valdez celebrates with first baseman Destiny Sevilla. Taken by Aaron Draper

Wildcats softball closes out season, celebrate senior day

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 29, 2024

The Wildcats (13-29, 12-24 CCAA) closed out their 2024 campaign at home this weekend against the NFCA No. 24 ranked Cal State San Marcos Cougars (32-19, 20-14 CCAA). The Cougars wound up taking every...

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...

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