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Chico State Speech and Debate Team at the National Forensics Association tournament. Photo courtesy of Bailey James.

Chico State Speech and Debate team win big at national tournament

Kristin Moore, Reporter // May 16, 2023

The Chico State Speech and Debate team took home the gold at the National Forensics Association tournament in Peoria, Illinois. Students Bailey James and Jacob Tobias both placed in their divisions. James...

Combat Robotics at Chico State brings a medal home

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // April 19, 2023

American Institute of Mechatronic Engineers competed at Robogames, a yearly event hosted in Pleasanton California. “King crab” is the red robot AIME used at the competition to take out a couple of...

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 States 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 Murphys, CA shows off his own move called the poppin up. Photo credit: Sean Martens

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
It’s become a popular belief that getting accepted and going to college is harder than it's ever been. It turns out that this isn’t just an opinion among most students, but is actually true to a certain extent.
Graphic by Elizabeth Castillo

Construction management students take home honors in competition

Bridget Comito // March 15, 2016
Construction management department at Chico State wins top honors
Photo credit: Helen Suh

Don’t live in your sibling’s shadow

Brittany Mcclintock // March 15, 2016
You may feel like you can never pass your sibling in the game of life, but just wait on it.
Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Nicole Santos // February 23, 2015
Senior nutrition major Zach Batchelder started entering competitions when he arrived in Chico three years ago.
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