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Sunset behind grapevines at LaRocca Vineyards

Chico’s local women in wine

Carrington Power, Copy Editor // October 28, 2022

October kicked off the prime-time wine-harvesting season with wineries and farms throughout California hosting a variety of events, including here in Butte County. Sierra Oro Farm Trail began offering...

Outside of Sweet Chico Confections. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Downtown Chico hosts Art and Wine Walk

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // October 28, 2022

Downtown Chico transformed into an open art gallery on Oct. 7, as the town hosted its annual Art and Wine Walk.  Since 2015, the Art and Wine Walk has been an event where local businesses take...

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,...

Neavh Lovecreek, founder of Effigy Designs, as photographed by Jen Vasquez, Oct. 15.

Common suspect: dark fantasy fashion

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 19, 2022

Common Collective, an art collective that organizes events to bring the community together and support local artists, hosted the first-ever Suspect Gala and Dark Fantasy Fashion Show on Oct. 15. The...

Student sitting on bench smiling in a stylish outfit

September fit checks

Molly Myers , News Editor // October 6, 2022

Victoria Sasere, second year biology major, wearing Adidas shoes, cargo pants and a black tank top.  Student Marina Reynoso in Holt Hall. Photo taken Sept. 29 by Molly Myers. Marina Reynoso...

Chico vs La

Chico State Women’s Soccer suffers first loss of the season

Raymundo Sayago, Sports Reporter // October 5, 2022

The Chico State Women’s Soccer team ended their five-game undefeated streak when they fell to Cal State Los Angeles, 0-1 on Oct. 2, at the University Stadium. This would also mark their first loss in...

A cheeseburger and french fries from IN-N-OUT BURGER. Photo by Hiroto Nakajima, taken Sept. 3

My struggle with American food culture

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // September 23, 2022

One month has passed since I first arrived at Chico State from my home in Japan. At first, I was worried whether I would have a good relationship with the environment at Chico. Fortunately, I began to...

Miles Rice

Wildcats draw during the filming of Rivals Documentary

Raymundo Sayago and Jackson Elrod // September 23, 2022

Chico State Men’s soccer (3-2-2) played a heated game against Cal Poly Humboldt (1-2-4) on Sept. 17 at University Stadium, which ended in a 0-0 tie after 90 minutes of play.  The game marked...

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...

Freshman third baseman and first baseman Grace Stover putting the ball in the play.

Make broom: Wildcat softball sweeps Lumberjacks to extend win streak

Johnny Maldonado, Reporter // March 10, 2022

Chico State Softball earned their second sweep of the season at Cal Poly Humboldt. The Lumberjacks were forced to switch out 10 pitchers in an attempt to stop Chico State, but it didn’t pay off. Senior...

An audience of around 200 guests joined the Chico Unified School District Board of Education regular meeting at Marigold Elementary School on Feb. 16. Photo taken by Jolie Asuncion

Chico BOE meeting includes mask mandate protest, district mapping debate

Kimberly Morales, Carrington Power, and Jolie Asuncion // February 21, 2022

The Chico Unified School District Board of Education was met by a crowd of parents and children protesting mask mandates on Feb. 16 at Marigold Elementary School.  The meeting occurred the day...

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