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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 women's 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 Larson's 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 Wade's work. Wade says that art “evokes something in our senses.

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

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...

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

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-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

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...

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

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...

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 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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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