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Kym Crosby competing in a race during her time at Chico State

Former Chico State track & field star shines in Paralympics

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // September 22, 2021

Winning a medal at the Paralympics is a special moment, former Chico State student athlete Kym Crosby’s quest during the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics should continue to inspire athletes. Crosby was born...

Michaud posing for a picture infront of Plumas Hall, Chico State.

Wildcat rebuilds Haiti

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // September 12, 2021

Jean Chrislot Michaud, a Chico State sophomore, was lounging on the roof of a cement building in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The time was 8:20 a.m. on Aug. 14. An ominous noise jolted him awake. It was a...

Graphic made by Erin Holve

The lasting effect of COVID-19: guilt

Erin Holve, Opinion Editor // April 8, 2021

We’ve officially hit the one-year mark since COVID-19 forever changed our lives. I had hoped to make it this far avoiding the archenemy of society, coronavirus.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t so...

Alex Martin and his grandparents having dinner at Scotts Restaurant in Walnut Creek, Calif. Photo by Jeff Martin

How COVID-19 has affected me

Alex Martin, Opinion Columnist // March 4, 2021

The last time I saw my grandparents in person was in the summer of 2019. I had just graduated from my junior college and wanted to see them right before I headed off to Chico. Before I left, I gave both...

La Comida restaurant located in Mangrove Plaza. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Local family-owned restaurant, ‘La Comida’ celebrates 50 year anniversary

Alejandra Fraga // April 23, 2018

The La Comida restaurant celebrated its' 50-year anniversary from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. out in the Mangrove Plaza parking lot Saturday. The restaurant, which serves Mexican food, is located in the Mangrove...

Before The Nutcracker, they played a slideshow with pictures from Chico at the turn of the century. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Caitlyn Young // December 7, 2017

There are hundreds of Christmas-related traditions across the world, and everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. For some families, a common tradition is to go see “The Nutcracker”...

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

‘How is life?’

Kendall George // November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving gave just a glimpse of home-life away from college, surrounded by childhood friends and far-away family. Whether or not you enjoy going home for the holidays, it has come time to face relatives,...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Don’t live in your sibling’s shadow

Brittany Mcclintock // March 15, 2016

It seems dark and cold. It’ll feel like no one is around to help you. You almost can’t help yourself. Seems like everything you’ve done doesn’t even matter. You’re in your sibling’s shadow. Being...

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Loans for the holidays

December 13, 2015

As students begin to head home for the holidays to spend time with family, they are most likely going to be bombarded with the same questions as every year. They are asked about school, significant...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

The awkward ambiguity of friendship

Allison Galbreath // March 1, 2015

Ah, relationships. They make life worthwhile, don’t they?And I don't mean just romantic relationships here. Although those are great. I’m actually talking about all types of relationships:...

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Blood is still thicker than water

Joseph Rogers // February 21, 2015

While walking home earlier this semester, I had the dubious pleasure of listening to a young woman argue with her mother. Most of the people walking on that block of Warner Street shared that same pleasure....

Breaking the pattern of diabetes in families

Daisy Dardon // February 12, 2015

Diabetes has affected my family for years. My grandmother and great-grandmother both had it. And just two years ago, we found out my mother did as well. When my mom was first diagnosed, I didn’t...

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