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Honey mustard, bacon, pickle and provalone crispy chicken sandwich with fruit salad. Photo by Ian Hilton, 9/8/2021.

Crispy chicken in a bun: crunchy, salty and honey mustard sweet

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 10, 2021

KFC does it, McDonald’s does it, Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Chick-fil-A and even Taco Bell does it. Corporate food chains have capitalized on what Americans have craved since time immemorial: the crispy...

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Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without...

Halloween in the era of COVID-19 will be different this year, but that doesnt mean theres a shortage of spooky activities to partake in!

5 fun alternatives to going out this Halloween

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 21, 2020

Halloween will certainly be different this year due to COVID-19. While it puts a damper on the “Chicoween” tradition of partying downtown on Halloween night, there are plenty of fun things to do in...

Baking and cooking from scratch can be inconvenient but it saves money, lasts longer and provides an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Resorting to kitchen basics in trying times

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // May 10, 2020

Frustration is rampant in the kitchen.  The Facebook video made it look so easy to bake bread. Follow a few quick instructions and voila, you’re a baker. Instead, my mother is in a panic, hands...

Josh Jamison holding his trophy

Chico man gains ability to make food instantly disappear

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // March 4, 2020

The patio of Woodstock’s Pizza was filled with anticipation. Two large tables were filled with hungry participants looking for a chance to be champion. The task ahead of them was simple: finish a pound...

Photo credit: Jack Lewis

Students dine on crickets and scorpions at Sutter

Jack Lewis // October 21, 2019

Last week, students were given the chance to try something new and exciting at Sutter Dining: bugs. Students had the option to try cricket tacos, mealworm mac and cheese and several other buggy delicacies.The...

Pizza Riots Sunflower creation. Image provided by Pizza Riots Instagram.

Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

Angelina Mendez // October 18, 2019

In early November, a new vegan-style restaurant named Pizza Riot located on Walnut St and 2nd St. will open to the city of Chico.Chico State students can now enjoy the fresh plant-based and organic non-genetically-modified...

Upper Crust happily handed out cupcakes. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Taste of Chico celebrates food

Jessie Imhoff // September 23, 2019

There was much to see when walking down the streets of downtown Chico on Sunday. The Downtown Chico Business Association held their annual Taste of Chico, hosting a variety of vendors, including local...

Wildcat on the Street: Does greasy food cure hangovers?

Brooke Martin // November 4, 2018

Reporter Brooke Martin went around Chico State to ask students their opinion on greasy food and if they believe it cure's hangovers.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471...

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Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

Rayanne Painter // October 29, 2018

You’ve woken up with a headache, nausea and are somehow more tired than before you went to sleep. This isn’t a case of the flu or common cold, but rather a side effect of a few too many margaritas...

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...

Person struggling to fit into their jeans after a heavy meal. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Freshman fifteen isn’t the problem, judgment of it is

Brooke Martin // September 25, 2018

Tight jeans and extra weight around your waist means you’re a normal college student.Dining hall food, bottomless vodka and lack of exercise are all culprits of weight gain in college. For the first...

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