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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

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Con Café: El Profe

Mawil Soluna, Reporter // October 10, 2023

En este episodio nos sumergimos en la vida de Gerardo Mireles “El Profe.” Nombre que le pusieron en Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan programa estudiantil al cual asesora. Él ha sido profesor...

Wildcat Andrea Thoj presenting at the Hmong Legacy banquet in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center on April 21.

Am I Hmong enough? Students search for identity in diaspora

Melvin Bui, Editor-in-Chief // April 25, 2022

Some Hmong students at Chico State are third or fourth generation Americans who can't speak or read their native language. Finding one’s identity as a minority in an assimilated community can make some...

Wal Riek in his element at Broadways

San Diego native spices up Chico with his authentic cuisine

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // February 21, 2022

Wal Riek, a local business owner, is known for his unique but authentic soul food and urban cuisine. This is something he says the community of Chico has been missing. Riek came to Chico State in 2014...

Mario Ortiz posing with his grandmother Simona Ortiz (left) and his grandfather Ubaldo Ortiz (right) on Christmas.

Culturally homeless: not ‘Mexican’ enough

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // February 16, 2022

Last semester my dad passed away after surgery, and since his death, I feel like I have lost yet another crucial connection to my culture. He played a significant role in teaching me about my Mexican...

The Indian Mesmerizers finishing off their performance.

Lights, Camera, MACtion

Javier Hernandez, Reporter // November 12, 2021

MAC Night — short for Multicultural Night — is back at Chico State, thanks to The Associated Students and their hard work. It’s a night where Chico State celebrates the different cultures and...

The three seniors. From left to right: Cooper Renteria, Anais Mayo, and Servando Higuera.

The end of an era for Chico State’s Men’s Soccer

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 27, 2021

The end of the season is approaching for the Chico State Men’s Soccer team along with the college careers of three seniors on the team.  Defender Servando Higuera, and midfielders Anais Mayo...

Marifer Martinez places the lantern she decorated to the lights string. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Olyvia Simpson // October 23, 2018

Glenn Lawn was lit up with many colorful, glowing lanterns on Monday night as the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at Chico State hosted their first Mid-Autumn Festival. Students had the opportunity to...

Selfies are self-confidence boosters

Brooke Martin // September 12, 2018

Filters and Snapchat selfies should be celebrated, not looked down on.How many times have you asked someone to take a photo of you and it doesn’t look the way you want it? This is a problem I am...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

The importance of traveling

Nicte Hernandez // May 11, 2018

Traveling is seen as a leisure and can seem a bit unattainable though that does not always have to be the case. With thorough planning, traveling in your twenties is not impossible and we should all take...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Grant Schmieding // April 1, 2018

“Thanks, y'all, I appreciate yah,” a phrase my waitress uttered at least five times during my first experience at a southern diner. Famished after almost a full day of travel, I didn’t mind the excessive...

Women of Wisdom event to celebrate Native American culture

“Women of Wisdom” event to celebrate Native American culture

Tisha Cheney // March 4, 2018

Three Native American speakers will come to Chico State for an event focusing on local tribes and women's stories Tuesday.According to a release, this event spotlights Betty Jo Smith of the Wintu Klamath...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

College can be a culture shock

Brittany Mcclintock // April 13, 2016
College can be shocking in many ways; I just never thought that culture would be one of them.
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