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Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter

January 30, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like a Prayer,” musicians, vocalists and dancers collaborated beautifully to commemorate co...

Death Cafe encourages healthy conversations about dying

Death Cafe encourages healthy conversations about dying

Brian Luong

January 29, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Participants in the Death Cafe discussed the often-taboo topic of death over drinks and snacks on Monday afternoon at the Chico Branch Library.The monthly event, hosted by volunteers Donna Wilson, Stephen Kathriner and Dan Shoemaker, covered a variety of death-related topics. The topics covered not only ...

Wildcats extend winning streak

Wildcats extend winning streak

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

Chico State women’s basketball has come back stronger than ever after facing a three-game losing streak. After taking on the Pioneers, the Wildcats have extended their winning streak to four games.Shay Stark put Chico on the scoreboard first and the lead was kept throughout the first quarter. ...

Rookie debaters test their skills in tournament

Justin Jackson

December 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

In a day of civil discourse, Saturday, the Chico State Speech and Debate Team hosted a rookie speech and debate tournament on campus. From the nervous to the persistent, many students who participated in the speech and debate tournaments came to test their skills for the first time. In the public...

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Brian Luong

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico Creek Nature Center was filled to capacity on Thursday night during "The Fire Next Time," a presentation in collaboration with Chico State’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Preserves. The presentation covered fire related topics including fire behavior, the benefits that fire has with wildlife an...

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team showed that chemistry and determination on the court brings desired outcomes. The Wildcats maintained paced movement with their immaculate passing and did not allow Stanislaus State to keep up throughout the night.“This one is huge, it’s our first...

Students need more than just money

Students need more than just money

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Now that all this money has been raised for Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund, where will it all go?According to the campus website for assistance one, who qualifies, may simply apply for assistance from the fund. There is up to 1,500 one may receive through the grant based on need.Applying for the gran...

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

Brian Luong

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Patty Henry had six hours to prepare for her flight from her home in Colorado after receiving a call around 9 a.m. asking if she could be a project manager for the Camp Fire.“This was the fastest one [disaster] I’ve ever had to move on,” Henry said.Henry is one of the over 3,000 volun...

Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Christina Taft woke up early, Nov. 8, to a neighbor urging her to evacuate. She initially didn't take the evacuation order seriously, but after showering she began to pack up her car. Christina said she packed for about an hour before noticing that her 66 year-old mother, Victoria Taft, was still in...

GSEC hosts 20th annual women’s conference

GSEC hosts 20th annual women’s conference

Justin Jackson

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition, Saturday, hosted the 20th Annual Women’s Conference: Women in Power, Empower Women. This conference aims to create a safe university environment that promotes the personal, educational and professional growth of all women.In a dead quiet room, attendees ...

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

Ricardo Tovar

November 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Football, Mobile Headlines, Sports

People often question the validity of sports in our society; for Paradise athletes, sports was a way for them to escape the harsh reality of their situation. Many of these athletes have no place to play the sports they love and some don't have homes to go back to.#ButteStrong #PrayForParadise #Paradise...

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin

November 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students accept the fact that we are known for drinking and some even take pride in it. However, the beer and vodka trail ends when students step onto campus.Alcoho...

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