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Look back at it: Chico 2015

December 13, 2015

Another year older, another year wiser. Well at least that's what my parents keep telling me.As this year is coming to a close, let's all take a second to look back what happened throughout 2015 in Chico.We...

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Holiday season events underway in Chico

December 7, 2015

There's a chill in the air and crisp leaves are falling to the ground. This can only mean one thing: the holiday season is approaching.Spreading holiday cheer can be a bit tough when you don't know what...

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Bite into Chico culture rain or shine

Madeline Merlic // October 4, 2015

  Wandering through the Saturday Farmers Market in Chico is like stepping into a different world where the sights and smells of fresh fruits, vegetables and handmade products are amplified. The...

Walking through Chicos history

Walking through Chico’s history

Madeline Merlic // October 3, 2015

Most cities have a unique history, combined with its culture and people, that define it as a town. Chico is one of these cities. From farming in the north valley to the beginnings of Chico State, these...

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Madison Bear necessities: Beer, bars and burgers

Madeline Merlic // September 16, 2015

It's a tale as old as time: college students love to relax with adult beverages and Chico State students are no strangers to having a good time.What better place to do so than at Madison Bear Garden, which...

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Low-cost nature center attracts locals

Madeline Merlic // September 13, 2015

  I had time off and decided to explore Bidwell Park. But I had exhausted sites like One Mile Recreation Center and Bear Hole and wanted something new. I set off to find the Chico Creek...

Pressed flower art by Gary Jensen on display at downtown City Plaza this last weekend at the 44th annual Chico Artisans Faire. Photo credit: Madeline Merlic

Art, crafts featured at 44th annual Chico Artisans Faire

Madeline Merlic // May 5, 2015

The weather was warm and the Chico City Plaza was alive with people of all ages walking about the booths at the 44th annual Chico Artisans Faire. The two-day exhibition, which is always held the...

Booths at the Carnival for a Cause at Wildwood Park in Upper Bidwell Photo credit: Madeline Merlic

Recreation majors put on Carnival for a Cause

Madeline Merlic // April 29, 2015

Recreation majors put on Carnival for a Cause to raise money for Wings of Eagles Sunday at Wildwood Park. The organization raises money for families of children who are very ill. Roxi Azparren,...

The 2015 Take Back the Night flyer. Photo courtesy of the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center

GSEC hosts Take Back the Night week

Madeline Merlic // April 19, 2015

The Gender and Sexuality Center is putting on Take Back the Night Week to bring awareness to sexual assault, victims and what can be done to stop the violence.In the past GSEC has hosted Take Back the...

President of the teachers Union, Kevin Moritti, spoke to the crowd outside of City Hall. Photo credit: Madeline Merlic

Teachers protest school board meeting

Madeline Merlic // March 25, 2015

"We'd rather be teaching!" was only one of several protest slogans that were seen outside of City Hall on Wednesday evening as teachers and supporters alike from the Chico Unified Teachers Association...

Professional cyclist Daniel Halloway pedals during a Chico State Stage Race. Photo credit Dan Reidel

630 bicyclists ride in annual race

Madeline Merlic // March 4, 2015

On your mark. Get set. Ride! Cyclists and bike enthusiasts gathered downtown to watch the annual Chico Stage Race Sunday.The Stage Race is held every year and draws in people from all over California...

Gabriela Monteiro, an international student from Brazil, practices samba dancing during the Carnabear. Photo by Caio Calado

Carnabear brings Brazil to Chico

Madeline Merlic // February 23, 2015

[metaslider id=42207]Students from across the globe came together to celebrate Brazilian heritage carnival-style at Madison Bear Garden. On Sunday, students gathered at the establishment to celebrate "Carnival,"...

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