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The Pocket Points team at a company dinner. Photo courtesy of Mitch Gardener

Pocket points strives to keep company in Chico

Amelia Storm // May 25, 2016

When one thinks of Chico state, they usually conjure up images of the crazy 80’s parties that gave the school a bit of a reputation and now causes a headache for every student at Christmas.In the...

Pocket points has become a staple of student life at Chico State Photo credit: George Johnston

Pocket Points has Chico roots

Amelia Storm // April 28, 2016

While Pocket Point's popularity has skyrocketed in recent semesters, it may be a little known fact that the app was created by two former Wildcats. The app was created by Chico State students Rob Richardson...

Kelsey Graham, turning on her Pocket Points app before class starts Monday night. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Pocket Points launches to more than 100 campuses

Cheyanne Burens // September 27, 2015

After a year of continuous growth, the Chico-based application, Pocket Points, has expanded beyond national borders to universities in Vancouver and British Columbia. Along with reaching other countries,...

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

Veronica De La Cruz // September 28, 2014

Earning points to go to class, now why didn't we think of this sooner? The latest app "Pocket Points" has been a popular topic discussed in most of my classes, and with all of its benefits, I can...

Mitch Gardner, left, and Rob Richardson, the creators of

‘Pocket Points’ hits Chico State

Michaela Sundholm // September 27, 2014

Mitch Gardner, a senior business marketing major, and Rob Richardson, a junior computer science major, saw themselves and others having a hard time staying off their smartphones in class. They created...

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