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Dreaming of Christmas as Stay-At-Home Orders Go Into Effect

Graphic made by Erin Holve
December 11, 2020

A new stay-at-home order revealed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom will enforce additional restrictions to five regions — Northern California, the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, the San Joaquin Valley...

NCAA football postpones numerous games due to COVID-19

NCAA football postpones numerous games due to COVID-19
December 10, 2020

More than 100 college football games have been cancelled or postponed due to the astonishing number of COVID-19 cases dismantling the U.S. every day. In the U.S. alone, 13.4 million people have been...

California App Aims to Notify Users of Potential Coronavirus Exposure

Graphic made by Jack Lewis
December 9, 2020

California’s COVID-19 cases are surging yet again. With the majority of the state shut down with stay at home orders and nearly 30,000 new cases announced Sunday, state officials have announced a new...

COVID-19 uptick could mean another setback for Butte County

Graphic made by Hana Beaty
November 15, 2020

Butte County may be reverting back to Tier 2 status amidst an uptick in COVID-19 cases. If the trend continues, Butte County will re-enter Tier 2 by Nov. 17.  “I am very concerned to see an...

“Breathe: Portraits from a Pandemic” is virtual theatre for the COVID-19 Age

November 7, 2020

“Breathe: Portraits from a Pandemic” is a new video-on-demand play from Chico State’s department of music and theatre that tells the stories of people’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols
November 3, 2020

After clinching the 2020 World Series, Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrated on the field with his teammates, despite being told he had COVID-19, leading MLB to start a full investigation on the veteran...

Chico State cancels incoming and outgoing study abroad programs for Spring 2021

Study abroad programs for Spring 2021 have been canceled. 
Photo Credit: Dylan Giriffith taken on Oct. 22
November 2, 2020

Chico State international programs announced the cancellation of  study abroad programs that would have sent and welcomed students to and from countries all over the world.  This announcement...

NFL acts accordingly after minor outbreak

Graphic made by Jacob Collier
October 25, 2020

The NFL has done well keeping players safe from COVID-19, despite a minor outbreak in the first weeks of the season. The NFL had a plan going into the 2020 season: mandate that each team create an...

More fans means more COVID-19 cases

Graphic made by Hana Beaty
October 20, 2020

COVID-19 has already killed over 200,000 people in the United States and the death toll will continue to rise if fans are allowed at sporting events. With cases continuing to rise throughout the country,...

Softball team bolsters roster with six new athletes

Jade Henry takes an at bat during a game at San Jose's Presentation High School
October 12, 2020

The Chico State softball team, loaded with so much talent already, will be adding six new players to their roster. The Wildcats acquired Shaye Zlatunich, Hannah Dardano, Alex Allen, Katelyn Oldwin,...

Women’s soccer persevering through COVID-19

Erin Woods (left) and Susanna Garcia (right) celebrate after scoring a goal
October 12, 2020

With high aspirations of practicing in the spring, the Wildcats are eager to get back on the field. The women’s soccer team finished with an 8-8-2 record in 2019 and were ready to improve on that...

What does it mean for the election and country now that Trump has Coronavirus?

Graphic made by Hana Beaty
October 12, 2020

This past Friday, news of President Donald Trump contracting the dreaded coronavirus shocked the nation as he was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president, who for months...

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