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Pocket points strives to keep company in Chico

Pocket points strives to keep company in Chico

Amelia Storm

May 25, 2016


Filed under Community, News

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 last year, however, the growth of an app that incentivizes students to stay off their phones in exchan...

Pocket Points has Chico roots

Pocket Points has Chico roots

Amelia Storm

April 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

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 and Mitch Gardner during the spring semester of 2014, and the idea was an instant success. The a...

Pocket Points launches to more than 100 campuses

Pocket Points launches to more than 100 campuses

Cheyanne Burens

September 27, 2015


Filed under News

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, it also hit 100 major campuses within 65 U.S. cities and recently made its debut in the A...

‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

Veronica De La Cruz

September 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 definitely see what all the buzz is about. How it works: "Pocket Points" detects the student'...

‘Pocket Points’ hits Chico State

‘Pocket Points’ hits Chico State

Michaela Sundholm

September 27, 2014


Filed under Features

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 "Pocket Points," an application to try to fix the problem. The Orion: So what exactly is the app? R...

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