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Wildcats’ Five set battle results in loss against Toros

Wildcats’ Five set battle results in loss against Toros

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 26, 2019

The volleyball team took a tough loss to the California State University, Dominguez Hills in a long five set battle Friday night. The confidence that Chico State displayed throughout the game showed the grit the team has had in the season so far.The Wildcats were looking for a win on their home cour...

Getting my gender and pronouns right: Why it matters

Getting my gender and pronouns right: Why it matters

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 23, 2019

There have been many places where I have been misgendered, but sitting at a restaurant with my brother is not where I expected it to happen, yet again.About two years ago, I decided to cut my long hair after conforming to what people had expected from me as a woman my whole life. It became a monumen...

Men and Women’s Track split ways in CCAA championships

Men and Women’s Track split ways in CCAA championships

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

May 6, 2019

The Chico State track and field teams finished their season with record-breaking performances at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships hosted in La Jolla, California.Women’s trackAdelae Fredeen was the first Wildcat to earn a total of four team points in the heptathlon on Th...

Chico State Men’s Rugby Club fights for national title

Chico State Men’s Rugby Club fights for national title

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava and Olyvia Simpson

May 3, 2019

Chico State’s Men's Rugby Club has done what no other alumni group has in Chico State history by securing their spot in the USA Rugby national playoff game. They will represent the Pacific Western Rugby Conference and face off against last year's champions, Dartmouth University, on Saturday, May...

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 19, 2019

What might have been the closest game of the season for Chico State Baseball, definitely reflected the skill set of the team. A pitchers' duel between the Wildcats William Curless and Bronco's Tim Holdgrafer made sure both sides had to be nearly flawless to emerge victorious. “Will did an incredible...

Chico State women’s golf place fourth in CCAA Championship

Chico State women’s golf place fourth in CCAA Championship

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 18, 2019

Despite their strong performance, the women’s golf team placed fourth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship.Day oneChico State started off with a powerful performance at Morgan Run Golf Club as five Wildcats ended the day combining to shoot even par over the last ...

Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 15, 2019

Chico State headed to UC Davis in an effort to show Division I competitors what they were capable of. Both men and women’s Track and Field made their presence known at the Woody Wilson Classic as they dominated and posted 23 personal records collectively. Men’s Track It was a successful Saturd...

Wildcats make top five at Mustang Invitational

Wildcats make top five at Mustang Invitational

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 10, 2019

After prevailing at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational the week before, Chico State was ready to continue the momentum in the Mustang Invitational. The Wildcats started off Monday at 10 under par in the morning round and a 9-under par in the afternoon round. This earned them a final score of 19-under...

The hard-hitting reality of salaries in the NFL

The hard-hitting reality of salaries in the NFL

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 2, 2019

The NFL made history in March of 2018 when they paid quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings a fully-guaranteed three-year contract. Unlike NBA, MLB and NHL athletes, NFL players are not guaranteed all the money that their contract offers. This causes a dilemma between the current Collective B...

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019

As an athlete, the most important thing you can do is to keep your body well-maintained throughout the season. But with sports being as unpredictable as they are, injuries can occur in the blink of an eye.“You put all this time and effort into things just like writing a paper and the word docu...

Wildcats slip up in SoCal Invitational

Wildcats slip up in SoCal Invitational

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 7, 2019

The Men’s golf team took on the SoCal Invitational hosted by the University of California, San Diego on Tuesday. Through harsh weather conditions and a rigorous course, Chico State powered through the game and placed in a tie for fifth place.“We need to play smarter and that comes with expe...

Track and Field post up a fight in Chico Multi classic

Track and Field post up a fight in Chico Multi classic

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 2, 2019

As the Chico Multi classic took place Thursday and Friday, the Wildcats were ready to show how ambitious they are in the new season. “I am looking forward to competing, having fun and keeping the positive energy up,” Adelae Fredeen said. Fredeen started off Friday morning with the Heptathlon Long Jum...

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