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Open Studios walk lets visitors explore the artistic process

Janet Lombardi Blixt works with oil, acrylic, and pastel in her pieces. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Alex Coba

October 23, 2018

The Chico Art Center's annual Open Art Studios event is a staple. Normally you would be separated from the artist and see the work after it's been put up in a showroom. However, this event invites visitors to go to an artist's studio and see their artistic process firsthand. It's like getting a behind...

Toros trounce Wildcats in three sets

Chico State's Kim Wright (left) and Nicole Desrochers (right) await the serve from Cal State San Marcos in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Connor Mcpherson

October 21, 2018

Chico State volleyball’s losing streak continued Saturday against Cal State Dominguez Hills, as they have now lost six of their last seven matches. The loss also gave Chico a winless road trip, losing six straight sets. Although they kept it interesting throughout all three sets, they were unable t...

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Emilee Hunt writes that before she dies, she wants to

Alex Coba

October 15, 2018

For people who have lost a loved one to suicide or for those who struggle with their mental health, it can be hard to find a good support system. The ninth annual “Out of the Darkness Walk" was designed to help give people that much-needed support system, as well as provide resources that can he...

Chico Parade of Lights illuminates the town

A Chico Unified School District bus proves that creativity does not stop with the light decor, but any vehicle can be used as well. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Justin Jackson

October 14, 2018

Downtown Chico, was lit up with rockets, bands and even baby sharks. Chico held its 29th Annual Parade of Lights, Saturday, where high school bands, local businesses and families came out to show their talents and see who could shine the brightest.In the pre-parade, parents lined the edges of the stree...

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Alyssa Van Steen's waste jar contains a Band-Aid wrapper and the top packaging piece of a potato chip bag. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Yaritza Ayon

October 10, 2018

Associated Students Sustainability is challenging students to carry their trash with them for the entire month of October. The Zero Waste Challenge asks students and faculty to carry around all trash not recyclable, compostable or reusable in either a mason jar or gallon bag. Individuals signing up are given; an instructions guide, a paper bag for compostable items and a Ziploc bag for the...

Chico Art Center hosts artist showcase for patrons

Jovian Mcmeans Piece showcased at the Patron's Exclusive Preview Reception. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Alex Coba

October 7, 2018

The Chico Art Center showcased local artists in a brand new event, a patron's exclusive preview and reception. This event was a prelude to the annual Open Studios Art Tour.This preview was the center's major fundraiser. Participants paid $25 to attend and receive the tour guide booklet and complete ...

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center looks to empower future leaders

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center Para Professional Karla Guzman hopes EMPOWER helps build student leaders. Photo courtesy of the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center.

Yaritza Ayon

October 2, 2018

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center's EMPOWER program is seeking students with a desire to better themselves and the communities they represent.The program will consist of five sessions and is designed to build up leaders in communities of color. Although, the program welcomes all applicants, the CCLC ...

Protesters fill Chico City Plaza denouncing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Protesters fill Chico City Plaza denouncing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Brian Luong

September 29, 2018

This article mentions the topic of sexual assualt. Chico State victims and survivors of sexual abuse or assault can visit the campus health center Monday through Friday, or call or visit the Rape Crisis Center of Butte County Online, or call 530-891-1331 or 530-342-RAPE for 24-hour availability. Prot...

FitU helps transform students’ health perspectives

The current FitU staff posing for a group photo by Yolo Hall Photo credit: FitU

Yaritza Ayon

September 28, 2018

Chico State has a fitness program for students that strays away from the traditional set diet and exercise plan.FitU, established in 2009 by the nutrition and kinesiology department, takes a holistic approach on healthy eating and fitness. The eight- to 10-week program consists of weekly appointments wi...

Students suggest change at Chico State through post-its

Several comments were both written and post-it noted about improving biking on, and near campus, Tuesday, at both FutureFest sessions. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Mathew Miranda and Josh Cozine

September 27, 2018

Poster papers were filled with writing and stuck with post-its, making suggestions, large and small, as to how to improve Chico State into the future.FutureFest's first two sessions featured an abundance of topics to discuss. After a presentation led by SmithGroup — the design and architecture firm in c...

Bottoms Up Espresso combines bikinis and coffee

Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday after receiving criticism for the attire of their employees. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Mathew Miranda

September 26, 2018

Chico’s newest coffee stand is finally open, and the rumors of bikini baristas are true. Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday but had already generated buzz for the last month due to the franchise’s reputation of mandating their servers to wear minimal clothing. The business has drawn criticis...

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

First place winner, Christian Machado makes the audience laugh with outlandish humor during the San Francisco Comedy Competition on Thursday night. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Alex Coba

September 22, 2018

It was a night of hysterical laughter and drum solos played on toasters. Chico's El Rey theater hosted the 2018 San Francisco Comedy Competition Thursday. This is a yearly competition where hundreds of comedians audition to for a chance to secure one of 32 spots. The late and great Robin Williams once...

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