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Mike G smiles with his dog while resting on his pedicab. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Grant Schmieding // September 12, 2018

It’s quiet at the Thursday Night Market - most of the vendors are still setting up. Low guitar hums in the background as pedestrians move lazily through the blocked-off streets. The sound of loud...

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with nutrition majors who landed internships

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with nutrition majors who landed internships

Nicole Santos // April 29, 2015

Applying for a dietetic internship is a highly competitive process. However, two Chico State students received a match. In the past four years, the national match rate has been 50 percent because of...

Michelle Brathovd, senior liberal studies major. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with future teachers

Nicole Santos // April 23, 2015

Two graduating seniors are among those who conquered the application process and were admitted into Chico State’s teaching credential program. The process takes a lot of preparation, and it is best...

Thursday Night Market back in action

Thursday Night Market back in action

Blaine Ball // April 14, 2015

Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall on Twitter.

Vanessa Ricketson, senior business administration major with an option in accounting, shows off her moves with lethal weapons at the Freak Show hosted at The Down Lo on Main Street. Photo (Credit to Chuck Spotts)

Senior Spotlight: Belly dancer twirls onto center stage

Nicole Santos // April 6, 2015

Just like ballet, belly dancing has its own language, and Vanessa Ricketson has been studying this language for 22 years. “My mom taught me belly rolls for fun when I was 5 years old,” she said....

Photo credit: Blaine Ball

How to navigate Holt Hall

Blaine Ball // March 31, 2015

Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall on Twitter.

Natalie Holmberg-Douglas,  a senior biochemistry and animal science major, is working with multiple colleges at Chico State to work with animals and research cures for cancer. Photo courtesy of Natalie Holmberg-Douglas.

Senior Spotlight: Scientist pursues passion for cancer research, animal care

Nicole Santos // March 24, 2015

While most kids prefer to play with dolls, Natalie Holmberg-Douglas preferred her microscope. Holmberg-Douglas, a senior biochemistry and animal science major, is part of a research group in the...

Mike Griffiths dog, Little G, is with the pedicab driver every pedal of the way and even dresses up with Griffith depending on the holiday. Photo courtesy of Mike Griffith.

Local pedicab owner a driving force in community

Blaine Ball // March 1, 2015

Nine years ago, Mike Griffith was homeless and living in a Chico park until he found his calling. Now, he's become a familiar and active voice in the community after riding out of the dark hole...

Mitch Hayes, a senior business project management major and managing for sustainability minor, has used his passion for nature to aid his five semesters of success in sustainability programs at Chico State. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Senior Spotlight: Student won’t let environment go to waste

Nicole Santos // February 26, 2015

Whether Mitchell Hayes is camping or enjoying his favorite local park, it's hard for him not to notice the pervasive presence of waste in the environment. "I notice myself upset and troubled when...

Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Nicole Santos // February 23, 2015

Human Oompa Loompas walking around consuming massive amounts of sugar, women coated with makeup as if they were clowns and the smell of tanner can only mean one thing — backstage at a bodybuilding...

Garret Urtz	
Freshman environmental science major.

How well do you know Chico State?

Blaine Ball // February 21, 2015

ProProfs - How Well Do You Know Chico? » Create online exam Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall on Twitter.

Danny (left) and Tim Gau said that their time at Chico State has had a significant on their lives, especially through their fraternity and their familys history with Chico. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Senior Spotlight: Twin brother college experience

Nicole Santos // January 29, 2015

Danny Gau, senior mass communication design major, and Tim Gau, senior communication studies major, never planned on going to college together despite their family’s history with Chico. The Orion...

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