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Randall Mattson, Co-owner of Richvale Natural Foods, stands at his booth for a picture. Mattson is a donor to the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Sept. 25

Nut Festival brings community together, celebrates ag(ri)culture

Noah Herbst, Reporter // September 30, 2021

The 14th annual California Nut Festival returned this weekend after being postponed then canceled last year. The event attracted consumers and vendors alike to the Patrick Ranch Museum on Saturday. Attendees...

CalFresh, the California EBT food assistance program, has lifted 700,000 Californians out of poverty between 2016 and 2018.

Campus CalFresh Outreach Program shatters sign-up records

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 28, 2021

Chico State Wildcats shocked the Campus CalFresh Outreach Program workers in August by signing up for food benefits in larger numbers than ever. The campus-based program, in a normal year, assists...

Charlie Brown getting psychiatric help from Lucy Van Pelt. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

Alex Coba // December 5, 2018

Good grief, it's Christmas time again and with it comes all that commercialism this time of year brings. It's lucky that the Chico State Department of Music and Theater put on the perfect escape from the...

After finishing his term in office, Pratt will continue in the masters program Photo credit: George Johnston

Pratt says goodbye to A.S. Presidency

George Johnston // May 2, 2017

Associated Student President Michael Pratt was responsible to represent the voices of 17,557 Chico State students.Pratt humbly said he did his best to represent those voices while helping with the transition...

Chemistry department aims to improve student success

Lucas Moran // November 14, 2016

Nobody comes to university to fail classes, though any number of factors can cause students to fall behind. A student typically looks to their own shortcomings to explain a bad grade, but less often...

Close to 6,000 people came to see Bernie Sander speak at Chico State Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Bernie Sanders holds rally at Chico State

Elizabeth Helmer and George Johnston // June 3, 2016

Chico felt a bern Thursday night.Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a stop at Chico State to give a stump speech before the Super Tuesday election in California on June 7.While at...

Supporters decide which six ballots to select out of 51 for Bernie Sanders. Photo credit: George Johnston

Butte County residents vote for caucus in presidential primary

George Johnston // May 2, 2016

California just took one step closer to deciding who should run for president in the Democrat primaries.On May 1, doors opened at the ARC pavilion and Chico Grange Hall for any registered Democrats in...

After working in Chico State housing for two years, Brett Rahtz feels like he can do more to help the university. Photo credit: George Johnston

Newly elected A.S. vice president talks plans for future

Yang Dai and George Johnston // April 15, 2016

After nearly a day of fierce voting, the A.S. vice president of business and finance of Chico State was elected on April 13. Brett Rahtz, the new vice president of business and finance recently sat down...

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CFA and CSU management reach tentative agreement

George Johnston // April 8, 2016

The California Faculty Association and California State University management have reached a tentative agreement.The tentative agreement includes:A 5 percent general salary increase on June 30, 2016 for...

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Chico State faculty strike on hold

George Johnston // April 6, 2016

There might be a change of plans for the upcoming California Faculty Association strike. In an email sent by CFA president Jen Eagan to California State University faculty, she states discussion between...

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Drought conditions improve

Michael Catelli // March 29, 2016

On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared the extreme conditions of the drought a state of emergency and demanded water usage cutbacks in hopes to save this state from drying up. Since 2014, Californians...

A fire at University Villages building two caused students to evacuate Thrudsay night. Photo credit: Michelle Zhu

Students evacuate University Village due to fire initiated by a vape

Michelle Zhu // March 25, 2016

Shortly before midnight on Thursday, a fire alarm cued students to evacuate University Village. Resident Adviser Mitzi Felix immediately called for residents to enter the parking lot and subsequently...

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