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Maddy Butler shares the most unexpected moment in her life. Photo credit: Sean Martens
October 31, 2016

This is Maddy Butler, a 21 year old junior at Chico State. She is getting her degree in international relations with a minor in women's studies. When asked what the craziest, most unexpected moment of...

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Doug Cue, senior construction management major shares his passion for rock climbing and the importance of traveling. Photo credit: Franky Renteria
October 22, 2016

"As I got closer to graduation, the reality of 50 to 60 hour work weeks is sinking in. I'm excited for the opportunities I have ahead of me; but i know that I need to take advantage of the rest of the...

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Senior sociology major, Joon Hyung Park, shares his views on the
October 12, 2016

"I'm a first generation immigrant and had to acclimate to America quicker than anybody else. Either sink or swim into the American dream. And sometimes it's hard to maintain these to dichotomies of my...

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Senior media arts major, Brandon Realmonte, shares his experiences with school and the importance of creativity. Photo credit: Franky Renteria
September 29, 2016

"I've never been interested in school. Mostly because I've always felt like I wasn't meant for the classes that I was forced to take. I used to sit in the back of my classrooms in high school making beats...

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Destiny Delgado, a first year social work major at Chico State shares how she envisions her future. Photo credit: Sean Martens
September 13, 2016

When first year social work major Destiny Delgado was asked what she envisioned her life to be in the future, she replied:"Well, I am getting my degree in social work, but I guess I would like to work...

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Senior child development major, Sydney Young, shares her thoughts on her future and career goals as graduation approaches. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros
September 2, 2016

"I can see the graduation finish line and as it approaches all I can say is that I'm clueless. I have no idea what career choice I'm going to take, and it's starting to get really scary. Everyone always...

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Senior Nutrition & Food Sciences major, Kayley Jimenez, shares her love for nature and the beauty Chico has to offer. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros
August 27, 2016

"I'd never really been interested in the wilderness until I moved to Chico. Lassen is my hidden gem now. The trees, the clear lakes, the open sky and a nice cliff bar make for a great day trip. Once I...

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Rachel Cudmore, first-year art education major, loves traveling to view the history. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden
November 16, 2015

What do you hope to achieve with your master's degree project?"I want to aid in economic redevelopment through sustainable technology in a local town." —Charlie Pooler, sustainable manufacturing...

Humans of Chico State: Bucket list

Ruby Capurso-Darkee, sophomore, has always wanted to study abroad. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas
October 9, 2015

What is something you've always wanted to do but are too scared to try?"I want to study abroad but I'm kind of nervous because I've never been out of the country and I haven't been away from my family...

Humans of Chico State: Favorite professor

Preston Begbie, first-year student, says his favorite professor is Robert Tinkler. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas
September 30, 2015

Who is your favorite professor and why?"Robert Tinkler— he's my history teacher. He kind of reminds me of my favorite teacher from back home. He makes history enjoyable." —Preston Begbie, first-year...

Humans of Chico State: Sports

Ali Merchant, a junior psychology major, wishes that Chico State had a football team so that she could show her Wildcat pride. Photo credit: Zach Aucella
May 9, 2015

I don't know too much about our sports, but if we had a football team, I would definitely attend the games and support them. I wish we had a football team. That was my favorite sport to watch in high school....

Humans of Chico State: Earth Day

Maxie Holmberg-Douglas, a first-year agriculture and business major, believes that the first step to making a difference in the drought is for people to speak up when they see others wasting water. Photo credit: Zach Aucella
April 22, 2015

How do you help battle the constant issues our world is facing? For instance the drought we have been in? I haven't been taking long showers for some time now, and I always shut the water off when I am...

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