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Humans of Chico State: Koichi Matsumoto

Humans of Chico State: Koichi Matsumoto

Jae Siqueiros

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Koichi Matsumoto is a sophomore business major with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and small businesses. He is a transfer student from Japan and an avid outdoorsman. "In Japan, I really like to go mountain hiking, not rock climbing per se but just hiking up the mountains and in the cold and in the...

The Ruckus rocks the WREC

The Ruckus rocks the WREC

Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

The smell of hand chalk and the sight of brightly colored tape filled the WREC on Sunday, April 10 for the fifth annual climbing competition, The Ruckus. The competition solely focused on bouldering, a specific type of climbing that doesn't require ropes or harnesses. Although it can be done with...

Rock climbing team grows with open arms

Rock climbing team grows with open arms

Kenta Mcafee

March 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Steep inclines, small footholds and strenuous challenges are three things the rock climbing team looks forward to.The team, made up of Chico State students, has been active for one year, and has gained a larger following this semester because of its lax policies regarding practice and competition.The...

Senior rock climber reaches new heights

Senior rock climber reaches new heights

Stephanie Schmieding

December 12, 2014


Filed under Features

The clouds grew dark and the wind picked up as Tim Whitaker continued his perilous climb to the summit of Mount Conness, a prominent peak in the Sierra Nevada range. Shivering from head to toe, he reached the last steep section of the climb, only to be engulfed by clouds and 70 mph winds, a moment h...

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