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Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

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Olyvia Simpson // November 5, 2018

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master.

Paraic King plays a song he wrote at Chico Unplugged on Thursday. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Grant Schmieding // September 22, 2018

The crowd, tightly packed, mostly stands—mingling as shoulders brush and bump. The stage is small, pushed into a corner, surrounded by bright, colorful lights. Beams of purple, blue and red dance across...

Chico State's SOTA will host its Chico Unplugged competitions for three Thursdays starting Sept. 21. Image courtesy of SOTA.

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

Natalie Hanson // September 11, 2018

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions will host the first of three musical competitions, Chico Unplugged, at the Madison Bear Garden restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20. This biannual competition...

Colusa Hall, where the competition will take place. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Chico State hosts 31st Annual Student Research Competition

Alejandra Fraga // March 2, 2017

Chico State will be holding the 2017 Student Research Competition. This competition allows students to share their achievements and work. The event is divided into sections based on class standing and...

Max Girard, a 14 year old out of Murphy's, CA shows off his own move called the

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

Carin Dorghalli // October 2, 2016

Chico hosted the 2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest on Oct. 1 at the Chico City Plaza. Gentry Stein, the world yo-yo champion, sat as one of the judges. The event showcased promising competitors, ages...

Yo-yo competitors tested their skills downtown at a regional yo-yo competition Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

Yo-Yo championships held in Chico

Roberto Fonseca // April 17, 2016

The California State Yo-Yo Championships held its annual competition at the Downtown Plaza on April 16. The California State Yo-Yo Championships have a long history and is one of the largest state contests...

Photo credit: Madison Holmes

College becoming too competitive

Jeff Guzman // April 15, 2016

I read online that for the generation before us, in order for them to go to college they had to achieve good grades, maintain a minimum wage job and possibly pull out a small amount of student loans. Then...

Graphic by Elizabeth Castillo

Construction management students take home honors in competition

Bridget Comito // March 15, 2016

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly named the Integrated Project Delivery category. It has been corrected. Chico State construction management students brought home several awards...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Don’t live in your sibling’s shadow

Brittany Mcclintock // March 15, 2016

It seems dark and cold. It’ll feel like no one is around to help you. You almost can’t help yourself. Seems like everything you’ve done doesn’t even matter. You’re in your sibling’s shadow. Being...

Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Nicole Santos // February 23, 2015

Human Oompa Loompas walking around consuming massive amounts of sugar, women coated with makeup as if they were clowns and the smell of tanner can only mean one thing — backstage at a bodybuilding...

Better to shut up than one-up.

Alyssa Dunning // September 29, 2014

The trend of one-upping one another is annoying, more annoying than any other trend. It's Tuesday morning and I am exhausted. Although it is my own fault for procrastinating, I had to work on a paper...

Flyer for Keep Chico Weird. Photo courtesy of Keep Chico Weird.

Get weird with Chico’s alternative talent show

Maegan Webster // January 25, 2014

For a fun, funky and especially fresh Saturday night experience, head to the Keep Chico Weird Talent Show to see talented Chico residents compete for a trophy, a gift bag and an opportunity to perform...

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