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Chico State Men’s Rugby Club fights for national title

Team chemistry and bonds formed through countless games together made the Chico men's rugby team the brothers they are now. Photo credit: 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...

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Grant Larson stares down a Sonoma batter, contemplating which pitch he will deliver next against the opposing batter. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
April 26, 2019

The Chico State baseball team won their game against Sonoma State Friday by a score of 4-2. With the win, Chico State moves into fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association division standings. The...

Nor Cal Roller Girls skate into a hopeful season

Jess Jarocki or “Tripsy McStumble” races against the Sacramento Flood Water jammer as they both hurry to pass one another to earn more points during the match. Michaella King or “Rebel Rose” is the pivot and dictates the pace of the jam match. She gets ready to slam into the Flood Water opponent so Jarocki can pull ahead. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
March 26, 2019

Nor Cal Roller Derby Girls raced off into their 2019 season opener on Saturday night at Chico’s Cal Skate.The team faced off against Sacramento’s Floodwaters, both teams head-to-head until...

Undocuweek redefines what it means to be successful from the ‘hood’

Jeff Duncan addressing the crowd during
February 28, 2019

Literacy, Colonial history and Tupac Shakur were topics brought up by East Oakland native Josh Duncan-Andrade in his presentation "Unconditional Love for the Hood: Redefining Success in Our Communities"...

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Grant Larson's most memorable game came in 2017 in the CCAA championship game when he started for the first time for the Wildcats.
February 22, 2019

Grant Larson, the left-handed, 6-foot-7 ace Wildcats pitcher wants to take his talents to the professional level after the 2019 season. In his 2018 sophomore campaign, Larson had a 6-4 record with 82.1...

University Box Office helps to organize meetings during the Camp Fire

Laxson Auditorium usually hosts recitals, plays, concerts and musical productions but during the Camp Fire, it was the location for the Town of Paradise meetings and Cal Fire briefings. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
December 4, 2018

During the two weeks of the Camp Fire emergency, many of the meetings and briefings providing information to the community were held at Laxson Auditorium. Box Office coordinator Christopher Zinna said...

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Jan Reale, NVADG volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
November 27, 2018

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We...

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Lourie Jones and some of her family lived on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Here's her Camp Fire evacuation story. Photo credit: Josh Cozine
November 16, 2018

Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the...

Photo of the Day

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
November 5, 2018

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master.

Ballroom dance is a beneficial art form for students

Students practice the one, two, three; five six, seven-step process for salsa dancing. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
November 5, 2018

The studio room is illuminated by bright incandescent lights with a soft purple hue. You can see your reflection in the giant wall mirror in front of you and in the shining wood floor beneath you. The...

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Magic is a longstanding tradition in Dean Waters' family. He has been practicing the art form since he was 18-years-old. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
October 30, 2018

Chico is famous for having a vibrant nightlife, one that entices and has a reach nationwide. The bar scene is a watering hole for those thirsty for social engagement but many don't have a formula that...

Zombies invade the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

The paintball bullets are a fluorescent green which glow eerily on the course once the sun goes down. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
October 29, 2018

Zombies have been invading the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds all month. Finally, on Sunday, the Zombie Wrecking Crew loaded up on an armed battle bus and laid them to rest—Once and for all … or at least...

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