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Chico Democrats donate $600 worth of food for students

Chico Democrats donate $600 worth of food for students

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 15, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Free food was offered at Chico State by the Chico State Pantry for students in need.A total amount of $600 was donated Friday, by Chico Democrats, to continue dispersal of free food available to the students."A Bloodhound that hasn't eaten can't find a lost child and a student without an adequate food budget will be a 'lost child,' in the classroom. Las...

Student chef whipping it for Chico

Student chef whipping it for Chico

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Q&As

Fourth-year Psychology student Wal Riek has big plans for his side job as a chef. This culinary arts enthusiast brought his soul food to the heart of Chico. Since the spring, Riek has been serving the students with a diverse assortment of foods for a low price, ranging around $5 per plate. His unofficial...

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Alejandra Solorio

September 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Q&As

As the summer comes to a close, what better way to spend the last warm weeks than enjoying a cold beverage, live music and local food vendors? Jaime Perry, Marketing Director at Deer Creek Broadcasting, discussed the ins and outs of the 2017 Summerfest Chico in the following Q&A:What is Summerfest...

Innovating mobile application aims to make student life easier

Innovating mobile application aims to make student life easier

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Oodles the application was released Aug. 30, in Chico, allowing local users to find new deals.The deals consist of coupons to restaurants, clubs, movies, and stores. Fiesta Taco, Sultan’s Bistro, Arabica cafe, Smokin’ Mo’s bbq, Kona’s Sandwiches, Aca Taco, Gogi’s Cafe, Celestin...

The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

Caitlyn Young

August 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

In 2011, Admin Analyst / Specialist Kathleen Moroney sat at her desk in the Chico State Student Affairs office. When the phone rang, she had no idea that this call would soon change thousands of students' lives. A fellow faculty member called who was worried about one of the students in their class. Th...

Celebratory peanut butter pizookies

Celebratory peanut butter pizookies

Nicole Henson

May 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With finals out of the way and the chance to celebrate the end of the semester, Dairy-Free peanut butter pizookies are the perfect treat to celebrate. Ingredients 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups oats (quick cooki...

Shrimp alfredo pasta recipe for two

Shrimp alfredo pasta recipe for two

Brandi Gualco

May 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Having to make a dinner date meal for two with little cooking experience can be stressful. Having to do so for a carnivore as a vegetarian can be much more challenging.This week, I made Shrimp Alfredo Pasta inspired from Damn Delicious that modified both our diets and didn't burn the house down.Ingr...

Vegan banana nut bread to satisfy sweet cravings

Vegan banana nut bread to satisfy sweet cravings

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It can be difficult to find inexpensive vegan desserts. Bananas are a sweet, cheap, and nutritional choice to make a delicious treat out of. Try making this healthy dessert next time you have a sweet tooth. Here’s what I used:   Ingredients 5 Bananas ¼ cup Syrup 1 cup...

Surviving college on coffee

Surviving college on coffee

Nicole Henson

April 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alcohol and amphetamines take a hard second to the most abused drug in America, caffeine. Every morning, I hand some fratty-coffee-shop-dude my $1.88 in return for a cup of their Vanilla Nut roast so that I can start my day. At least 68 million Americans drink three cups of coffee or more every day,...

Vegan pizza options can’t be topped

Vegan pizza options can’t be topped

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

March 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the hardest things about giving up dairy was ditching the cheesy goodness of pizza. However, thanks to all the vegan accommodating alternative foods, pizza is still very available. Here’s what I used:   Ingredients Organic Pizza Crust (Trader Joe’s) 1 cup Marinara Pasta Sauce 1 ½ cups Daiya Mozzarella Style...

Vegan carrot cake recipe made simple

Vegan carrot cake recipe made simple

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

March 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After receiving an abundance of absurdly sized carrots from the Pop-Up Pantry in the BMU, something delicious had to be created.Being a dessert fanatic, vegan carrot cake was the best option.On a college student budget, I tried to pick the recipe that required to least amount of ingredients and time, while also being a delectable treat.Ingredients2͕...

Dispelling arguments against veganism

Dispelling arguments against veganism

Nicole Henson

March 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The stereotype of vegans is heavy and for good reason. No one enjoys PETA videos of baby calves being murdered on their social media pages or being scrutinized in restaurants because they asked for extra bacon.Maybe this in-your-face approach is the result of a fad taken too far by modern day flower ch...

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