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Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early hours of October 30, 2018, Linda Blacksten, 55, passed away just outside the south entrance to Kenda...

Former Wildcat remembered as ‘positive force,’ great teammate

Former Wildcat remembered as ‘positive force,’ great teammate

Nicholas Woodard

March 29, 2014


Filed under Sports

Christian Franco, an alumnus who was a standout Wildcat baseball player during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, passed away Feb. 15 in a fatal car crash in Chula Vista. He was 37 years old.Franco started his baseball career at Sweetwater High School in the suburbs of San Diego. He went on to play at Southwestern College, al...

Student remembered as upbeat, caring

Student remembered as upbeat, caring

Mozes Zarate

February 4, 2014


Filed under News

  Austin Silver, 20, a Chico State student who died in a car crash on Jan. 26, is remembered as a curious, upbeat and musical individual by his friends and family. Silver, a music industry major, died from severe head trauma after the crash, according to California Highway Patrol. “He had this ability to light up the room with laug...

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