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Jean-Luc Godard examining a reel of film while smoking.

Jean-Luc Godard: a revolutionary in film and in life, 1930-2022

Christopher Hill, Contributor // September 19, 2022

French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard died Sept. 13 at the age of 91. You may not know his name, but your favorite director does, as he helped change the face of film in the 20th century. A life-long...

Delaney Marchant posing for a profile picture.

In memoriam, Delaney Marchant: A Wildcat who overcame hardships and lived fearlessly

Noah Herbst and Melvin Bui // May 21, 2022

Chico State graduate student Delaney Marchant died from COVID complications on April 28 at the age of 23. She was an ambitious soul who dreamt of becoming an art and design coordinator since she was a...

Cassi Tejeda and Courtney Kendall stand together in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco

‘Mother of all Saints’: How Cassi Tejeda taught the world to laugh

Ava Norgrove and Melvin Bui // March 7, 2022

Cassi Tejeda, 22, and her partner Courtney Kendall, 24, lost their lives in Chico on Jan. 30 when an allegedly drunk driver crashed into their stopped vehicle near Neal Dow Elementary.   Cassi...

Flowers were available as campus and community members attend the vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of a member of the Butte County community on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Chico, Calif. Students and faculty in an interdisciplinary course focused on homelessness organized the vigil in memory of the life lost on our campus and in recognition of the vulnerability of individuals experiencing homelessness.
(Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian // November 7, 2018

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...

Christian Franco played for Chico State during the 1999 and 2000 baseball seasons. Photo courtesy of the Chico State.

Former Wildcat remembered as ‘positive force,’ great teammate

Nicholas Woodard // March 29, 2014

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...

Austin Silver, 1993-2014, is remembered as a caring, upbeat and sociable person. Silver died at the scene of a car crash from severe head trauma Jan. 27. More than 200 people attended his vigil in Simi Valley Sunday. Photo courtesy of Steven Silver.

Student remembered as upbeat, caring

Mozes Zarate // February 4, 2014

  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,...

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