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Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Anna Baytosh

March 9, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

From a Hawk to a Wildcat, Holy Names University senior transfer Ben Gamba has made an instant impact for the Chico State baseball team. Consistent defensive play and a batting average of .351 proves Gamba deserves a spot in the everyday lineup. Leading the team in RBIs with 16 and tied for the...

The difficulty of making it pro

The difficulty of making it pro

Gabriella Bermudez

March 7, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Anyone who ever played sports as a child has dreamed about it. Taking the field in the World Cup, hitting the court wearing the jersey you idolized as a kid or hearing the crack of the bat as you get your first hit in the major leagues. Thousands of children dream of turning their after-school hobby...

First-year softball player makes big impact

First-year softball player makes big impact

Anna Baytosh

February 29, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

First-year student Ari Marsh is a force to be reckoned with on the Chico State softball field. This outfielder is making an impact early in her Wildcat athletic career.Marsh has played in every softball game this season with a batting average of .353 and an on-base percentage of .371. With five runs...

Chico native shines in first basketball season

Chico native shines in first basketball season

February 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After being red shirted last season, first year McKena Barker is already starting to turn heads. A Chico native out of Pleasant Valley High School, she helped lead her high school team to multiple championships as well as being named Senior Athlete of the Year. Although new to Chico State, she is al...

Herreid Music owner talks music background, sales

Herreid Music owner talks music background, sales

Tom Sundgren

October 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Rich Pires has been involved with music ever since he was in high school. After graduation, he came to Chico State to major in music and loved the town so much, he stayed. He lived in Chico for 18 years, but has resided in Redding for the last 20.Pires first got into the music business in 1974 by tea...

Student makes waves in sound recording world

Student makes waves in sound recording world

Tom Sundgren

April 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Staring intently and relentlessly at a computer screen, a hard-working student spends countless hours practicing the art of recording audio.Ever since high school, Spencer Sargent was captivated by the dynamics that come along with recording arts. Whether listening intuitively to water dripping from a kitchen fa...

Curator preserves artistic expression at Chico State

Curator preserves artistic expression at Chico State

Tom Sundgren

March 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since 1968, Catherine Sullivan has studied and been immersed in art at Chico State and now helps to ensure that art continues to thrive on campus as curator of the Janet Turner Print Museum. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees both in studio arts and art history. When looking for jo...

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Yessenia Funes

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

As students lined up to register for this year's sustainability conference in Bell Memorial Union, they may have noticed Sheridan Ex, a sophomore recreation major, whizzing around in a royal blue top, clipboard in hand. Though she coordinated the conference with two other students, Ex led the pack. She is incredibly motivated and organ...

A new softball season is greeted with a fresh face

A new softball season is greeted with a fresh face

Ryan Grady

January 22, 2014


Filed under Sports

Sammi Ridgway, a junior kinesiology major, works everyday to up her softball game for the new season and looks forward to playing in a Division II team. After two successful seasons at the junior college level, the Chico State transfer student is looking forward to hitting the softball field this season. Ridgway, a junior transfer student from...

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