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Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018

Music has always been a part of Nikki Renaud's life. As an adult, she is ready to take on the music industry. Armed with her trusty guitar Alistar, nothing will get in her way of pursuing her dream.Renaud is a Chico native and is a singer-songwriter who is incredibly passionate about her craft. Though sh...

Bikini barista coffee: Stop objectifying women’s bodies

Bikini barista coffee: Stop objectifying women’s bodies

Natalie Hanson

October 3, 2018

Why “breastaurants” are a dying business model For the last month, the newest coffee chain to come to Chico has been generating a lot of buzz. Bottoms Up Espresso began to garner criticism from residents before it officially opened, and since its location’s unveiling last week, it’s clear t...

Cutting ties with coffee may be your most difficult breakup

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 you finish your morning classes or morning shift at work, you might be on your third or fourth cu...

Bottoms Up Espresso combines bikinis and coffee

Bottoms Up Espresso combines bikinis and coffee

Mathew Miranda

September 25, 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...

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Mathew Miranda

September 4, 2018

Dutch Bros may reign supreme in the minds of Chico State students, but ask almost any local at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and they will tell you which coffee stand is quickly becoming one of the best in town. Although the coffee is the primary reason people return to Shift Bicycle Cafe, its unique design is what initia...

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Natalie Hanson

March 17, 2018

It's a competitive land out here in Chico when your caffeine withdrawal sets in. If you have time between classes and need something hot in your hand fast before your face hits the desk, the first thought is likely where to get a nearby jolt of joe, fast. Sure, when I'm super rushed, I go to Creekside...

Conversations with cops held around town

Conversations with cops held around town

Christian Solis

October 4, 2017

The Chico Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday. The officers were able to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more inclusive and connected community while discussing significant issues. The free event was held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at partici...

Surviving college on coffee

Surviving college on coffee

Nicole Henson

April 5, 2017

Alcohol and amphetamines take a hard second to the most abused drug in America, caffeine. Every morning, I hand some fratty-coffee-shop-dude my $1.88 in return for a cup of their Vanilla Nut roast so that I can start my day. At least 68 million Americans drink three cups of coffee or more every day,...

Is beer the new coffee?

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi

November 14, 2016

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw; and now, a new spot to get a nice buzz on before the afternoon lecture. In recent years, beer and...

I tried some coffee shops so you wouldn’t have to

I tried some coffee shops so you wouldn’t have to

Mina Marjanovic and Dongyoung Won

November 6, 2016

Coffee is no joke to me. When I first decided to attend Chico State my initial fear was that I wouldn't find a coffee shop that met my expectations. Back in San Diego I have two coffee shops I became obsessed with once my caffeine adiction really kicked in. I go to coffee shops mainly to socialize...

‘Fall into Bed’ with Siobhan Barrett Lingerie and FosterBuilt Coffee

‘Fall into Bed’ with Siobhan Barrett Lingerie and FosterBuilt Coffee

Anna Porretta

October 16, 2016

Siobhan Barrett, a body-positive lingerie designer will be presenting a pop-up shop at The Bookstore Oct. 12.Few pleasures in life can compare to the bliss of spending a chilly morning in bed. There's something unique to the sensation of spending a day sipping good coffee and reading a great book all whi...

Catch coffee with cops

Catch coffee with cops

Kaylie Lewis

October 4, 2016

The Chico Police Department will be hosting an event on Oct. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. to have coffee with a cop. The event will be held at the following locations: Starbucks on 246 Broadway St., Cal Java on 2485 Notre Dame Blvd. Coffee Ranch on 1288 E. First Ave. It’s a Grind on 6 W....

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