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#24 Vanessa Holland dribbles a ball in a basketball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Vanessa Holland: a point guard and leader for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 15, 2021

Vanessa Holland is a senior at Chico State and is one of the leaders on the basketball team. She was born in Eureka, but grew up in Humboldt County where she developed a passion for basketball from her...

#23 Haley Ison is a junior and current member of the Chico State Wildcats womens basketball team (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Haley Ison: a basketball star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // November 8, 2020

Haley Ison is a junior at Chico State and is one of the rising stars on the basketball team. She grew up in Laguna Niguel, California and quickly developed a passion for the game of basketball. “I...

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Elizabeth Lo sits down to continue working on her painting. She knows it's late, but it's at this time that she feels like she can really start to be creative. The Wi-Fi is shut off, and her classical...

Grant Larsons most memorable game came in 2017 in the CCAA championship game when he started for the first time for the Wildcats.

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Brandon Downs // 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...

Vitality, now open to the public in the BMU, shows off artist Megan Wades work. Wade says that art “evokes something in our senses. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

Grant Schmieding // October 9, 2018

Tall and slender, dressed in all black, she stands in the back of the gallery, smiling humbly. Guests begin trickling through the doors slowly—she greets many of them as they enter. People move around...

Senior first basemen Ben Gamba eyes the pitcher in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Anna Baytosh // March 9, 2016
Holy Names University Hawks transfer Ben Gamba has thrived in a Wildcat uniform, leading the team in RBIs and HRs.
Head coach T.L. Brown talking strategy out on the golf course. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

The difficulty of making it pro

Gabriella Bermudez // March 7, 2016
Men's head golf coach uses past experience to help team grow.
First-year Ari March prepares to hit the ball during the game against Monterey Bay on Feb. 20. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

First-year softball player makes big impact

Anna Baytosh // February 29, 2016
Ari Marsh proves her importance as a valuable Chico State softball player.
Freshman McKena Barker protects the ball in a game against Simpson University on Jan. 23. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Chico native shines in first basketball season

February 3, 2016
First year women's basketball player McKena Barker has shined in her first full season as a Wildcat.
Herreid Music offers a wide selection of instruments that are displayed in a creative manner. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Herreid Music owner talks music background, sales

Tom Sundgren // October 10, 2015
Rich Pires, owner of Herreid Music, breaks down what it's like to be behind music sales, run-ins with guitar theft and his history with Chico.
Chico State recording arts major Spencer Sargent works on his current project in the studio. Sargent said that after he graduates this semester he will be moving to the Bay Area, which will offer a lot of chances to work on live sound gigs, but he ultimately wants to work in post-production. Photo credit: George Johnston

Student makes waves in sound recording world

Tom Sundgren // April 1, 2015
Spencer Sargent shares his experiences as a recording arts major and what his future plans are after he graduates this semester.
Catherine Sullivan, curator of the Janet Turner Print Museum, explains what it means to procure art and what takes place day-to-day in her work. Photo credit: George Johnston

Curator preserves artistic expression at Chico State

Tom Sundgren // March 21, 2015
Catherine Sullivan shares what it is like to work with art pieces and her long history with the university and local community.
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