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The Butte Humane Society is organizing the Woofstock Festival Saturday. The event will raise money to support the animals at the humane society. Courtesy: Butte Humane Society.

Woofstock Music Festival wags its way back to Chico

Toby Neal, Reporter // March 28, 2024

The Butte Humane Society will be hosting the third annual Woofstock event on Saturday. The goal of the event is to raise funds to support the animals at the humane society.  People are invited to bring...

A projection of the possible shenanigans in Chico, AI generated by Bing Image Creator by Callum Standish.

Say ‘Top of the morning’ to Saint Patrick’s events

Callum Standish, A&E Editor // March 15, 2024

In a college town famous for partying, there are bound to be some shamrock inspired antics over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Whether it’s finding a new-to-you book at the library or your face turning...

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What’s new at Chico State

Natalia Cortez-Pagan, Reporter // November 27, 2023

Monday, Nov. 27 Need help planning your classes for next semester? Stop by the Humanities and Fine Arts Success Studio from noon to 2 p.m. for drop-in advising Check-in at the Cross Cultural Learning...

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Wildcats ought to check out these autumn events

Callum Standish, Reporter // November 12, 2023

Monday, Nov. 13 Stock up on groceries at the Pop-up Pantry from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in Meriam Library 172 Join the Wildcat Scholarship Application Workshop...

Members of Kappa Sigma, Aiden Paul, Van Clow and Ronnie Vicari pose with the Chili Cook Off trophy. Taken by Natalia Cortez-Pagan on Oct. 25.

Kappa Sigma wins annual Chili Cook Off

Natalia Cortez-Pagan, Reporter // November 2, 2023

On Wednesday, nine Chico State fraternities competed in the Interfraternity Council’s third annual Chili Cook Off at Sylvester’s Cafe.  Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Gamma Rho, Gamma Zeta Alpha, Kappa...

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Annual Queer Week returns to campus

Megan Gauer, Design/Multimedia Editor // October 9, 2023

Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition is hosting its annual Queer Week this week, Oct. 9 through the 12.  Queer Week falls annually during the week of National Coming Out Day, which...

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Seniors start thinking about their tomorrow

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // April 22, 2023

A warm, sunny day with live music, free food, games, prizes — and burying student’s items which will be underground for 50 years — was all part of the Senior Send Off, an event that’s hosted by...

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Get wicked at Paranormal Cirque II

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // March 21, 2023

A circus full of paranormal themes and unusual performances comes to Chico for the first time.  A unique mix of entertainment with scary and comedic moments is coming into town this week. If you’re...

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Valentine’s Day: love, care and inclusion

Ariana Powell, City Editor // February 8, 2023

In February, Eros became famous for loosing golden arrows among mortals, Saint Valentine helped those in need and Romans would celebrate the gods of fertility and agriculture. While the origins of Valentine’s...

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Shattering the glass ceiling: Women’s Month at Chico State

Carrington Power, Reporter // March 30, 2022

On a campus where half of the student body identifies as women, Chico State recognizes and facilitates events to celebrate women and their experiences, including programs that connect women and provide...

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes,...

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Tensions continue to rise on campus, Chico State prepares

Julian Mendoza // November 26, 2019

After an eventful week of protest against the College Republicans, Chico State took precactionary measures to ensure that everybody stayed safe.While the Walk Away campaign was going on inside the Bell...

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