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The entrance of Chico States University Farm, taken on Oct 15. 2021.

Cows, pigs and sheep … Oh, my! University Farm guided tour thrills

Alex Martin and Melvin Bui // October 23, 2021

Chico State’s University Farm is offering free tractor-guided tours every third Friday of each month at 2 p.m.  The College of Agriculture provides free roundtrip shuttle rides from campus to...

Fossils and Formations located at 625 Esplanade, Chico, CA, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

‘Fossils, Formations, and Extinctions’: A discovery into California’s past comes to Gateway Science Museum

Carrington Power, Reporter // October 20, 2021

Gateway Science Museum’s newest exhibit will open on Oct. 22 and continue through 2022. The exhibit will display remains of countless prehistoric creatures. Attendees will have the opportunity to either...

The Wildcat starting lineup against the Warriors.

The Wildcats pitch second straight shut out to improve winning streak

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 18, 2021

After a slow start to the season, Chico State Men’s Soccer team is starting to find their rhythm.  The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors came looking for their second California Collegiate Athletic...

Chris Colla with a big smile after a hole.

Chico State Men’s Golf finish 3rd in opener

Mikey Passaglia, Sports Reporter // October 14, 2021

Chico State Men's Golf kicked off their season Sept. 12 at The Sonoma State Invitational in Santa Rosa hosted by Sonoma State University.  The Wildcats started the second day a stroke away from...

One of Chico States slogans around campus

A letter to my fellow Hispanic students

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 7, 2021

As I celebrate graduating from high school with honors, one of my ex-counselors attempts to shake my hand, but I deny him. He asks why, and I say, “I remember you said I was going to drop out and...

Kym Crosby competing in a race during her time at Chico State

Former Chico State track & field star shines in Paralympics

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // September 22, 2021

Winning a medal at the Paralympics is a special moment, former Chico State student athlete Kym Crosby’s quest during the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics should continue to inspire athletes. Crosby was born...

Chico State closer Kristian Scott stands on the sideline with teammates.

Kristian Scott: a dominant closer for the Wildcats

Connor McPherson, Reporter // March 1, 2021

Chico State closer Kristian Scott has been a shut-down pitcher for the Wildcats; in 2020, he had a 0.77 earned run average through just over 11 innings. On top of that, Scott recorded five saves for the...

Rolling with Wildcats

Carolyn Allen // September 2, 2019

Friday night, students flocked to the second annual WREC ‘n’ Roll at the Wildcat Recreation Center. Lines were down the hall and music echoed throughout the building as students anxiously waited...

Tweeter Brian Maciel stands in front of the new wildcat statue. Image curtesy of Moises Mendoza.

Chico State: enough is enough

Janette Estrada // March 27, 2019

Twitter is a social networking site that allows users to interact with others through “tweets”. What it should not be is the primary way students are warned of suspicious on-campus activity....

Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone watch balloons float in a simulated night sky.  Photo by Florence Montmare.

‘Air Play’ takes Chico’s breath away

Rayanne Painter // February 2, 2019

A fresh breath of air, quite literally, took to the stage at Laxson Auditorium.Clown couple, Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, invited audience members into their make-believe alternate reality designed...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Ethnic backgrounds are not a joke

Karen Limones // November 7, 2018

As you enter Chico State, you may be intrigued by the beauty of the school's nature and by the diversity of students you meet. However, it is becoming an issue for minorities to feel safe and welcomed...

A coffee on top of a table indicating this is another drink in this persons day. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Cutting ties with coffee may be your most difficult breakup

Rayanne Painter // September 26, 2018

If you’re anything like me, an 8 a.m. class is hell on earth.The ritual starts right when you wake up; that first cup of coffee hits your lips within minutes of rolling out of bed and, by the time...

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