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Chico State graduates patiently sitting through the ceremony and eagerly waiting to finally hold their diploma in their hands. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

In-person commencement leaves graduating seniors jazzed

Melvin Bui, Reporter // April 22, 2021

Graduation ties a college experience together. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When Chico State announced plans for in-person commencement to honor the classes of 2020 and 2021, graduating Wildcats...

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Chico State announces in-person graduation for class of 2020 and 2021

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // April 14, 2021

On April 9, Chico State announced that it plans to hold multiple in-person commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 and 2021.  The class of 2020 will have their ceremony on May 16, 2021 at...

Some students don't believe the virtual commencement is enough of a celebration.

Students express concerns over virtual commencement

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // May 7, 2020

As the virtual commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 nears, students have expressed concerns over the event.  The commencement, which will be held on May 15, will be an online celebration of the...

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,...

Graduation is around the corner and graduating senior Savannah McGhghy throws her cap in the air in front of Kendall Hall. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Photo of the day

Kate Angeles // May 16, 2018

Graduation is around the corner and graduating senior Savannah McGhghy throws her cap in the air in front of Kendall Hall.

A day in the life of a graduating senior at Chico State

Josiah Nicholl // May 14, 2018

From dead week, finals and preparing summer plans, May is a month where everything from the semester comes to an end.For seniors like Megan Nash, a liberal studies major, and Juan Sanchez, a political...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Billed to the very end

Kendall George // May 2, 2018

This time of year brings a lot of celebration. whether it be graduation, a superior grade in a hard class or just relief over the end of semester classes, most people have something to be excited for....

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Letters to: People freaking out about finals

Danielle Cortes // May 2, 2018

Dear Wildcats, We are two weeks away from the most dreaded week of the semester: Finals week. Good news, that means the year is almost over and summer is just around the corner. But it also means...

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

How to graduate from Chico State without a hitch

Karen Limones // April 19, 2018

Graduating is a very exciting time for seniors but can be nerve-wracking. As students are preparing for this, they must manage to complete their last semester and apply for graduation. This can result...

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

College stress never ends

Nicte Hernandez // April 17, 2018

Many Wildcats are coming to the end of an incomparable time in their lives. The undergraduate experience is different for everyone but there is no doubt that these are years we will forever cherish and...

Tuition takes a five percent increase. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Tuition increase raises $2.9 million

Christian Solis // October 8, 2017

The recent tuition bump of five percent has raised $2.9 million to spend on increasing four-year graduation rates at Chico State.The Graduation Initiative 2025 comes from the CSU Chancellors Office and...

Chico State 2025 Graduation Initiative Photo credit: Daniel Wright

What has the Graduation Initiative done?

Daniel Wright // May 17, 2017

Chico State’s 2025 Graduation Initiative struggled in its first year, due to lack of funding. The 2025 initiative was created in 2015 by CSU Chancellor, Tim White, in an effort to ambitiously raise...

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