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Sienna Gordon, sophomore psychology major, is both nervous and excited to attend Marine Corps Officer Candidates School this summer. Photo credit: Claire Martinez

From student to sergeant

Claire Martinez // May 17, 2015

Figuring out how to serve one's country while still working toward a college degree may seem tricky. But this dream may become a reality for one Chico State student. On February 12, Sienna Gordon, sophomore...

Using sailor mouth substitutions, students can resist the social norm of swearing and create a more colorful vocabulary. Photo credit: Claire Martinez

Students and swearing: The normalization of cursing like a sailor

Claire Martinez // May 1, 2015

By the time students reach college, they may have incorporated more than the Webster's word of the day into their daily vocabulary, and moreso the graphic versions of "fudge," "shoot" and "gosh darnit." However,...

Brooke Magnotta, program supervisor for the Wildcat Recreation Center, strives to make the center an inviting space for all students on campus. Photo credit: Claire Martinez

WREC aims to foster inclusive environment

Claire Martinez // February 19, 2015

Walking into a gym with a two-story rock wall and enough weight racks to already make one feel sore can be intimidating enough. However, the Wildcat Recreation Center is making positive strides toward...

Photograph of John Geiger

Let’s be frank: Chico State relishes Crazy Dog

Claire Martinez // February 4, 2015

  There are a handful of eateries on Chico State’s campus: Selvester’s Cafe, the Marketplace and Sutter Dining are just a few. But there’s one thing none of those have: a double-western,...

Chico State juniors Nikki St. Laurent and Alexandra Monopoli cuddle with their cats Simba and Cleo. Photo credit: Catalina Friz

Students step up to care for furry friends

Claire Martinez // January 28, 2015

Students pack up all of their prized belongings in preparation for college, but one thing that doesn't fit in a suitcase is a childhood pet. While college brings freedom, some students may be wondering...

Brittany Kissinger, Chico State Alumn, warms up the crowd for Girls on the Run with her zumba dance moves.

Chico State alumna’s passion for giving knows no bounds

Claire Martinez // January 20, 2015

From the classroom to the stage, Brittany Kissinger is a force to be reckoned with. Kissinger graduated from Chico State in 2011 with a degree in liberal studies. Since then, the 25-year-old has...

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