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Chico State Wildcats head coach Kim Sutton (center) encourages the team against Dominican Penguins during the second half of their womens soccer game on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Chico, Calif.

Despite delayed return, Chico State women’s soccer excited to take the field

Mason Tovani, Reporter // September 3, 2021

After a year and a half absence, the Chico State women’s soccer team was in good spirits as they were set to take on California State East Bay in a scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 28. Their plans were cut...

Chico State students smoking in the smoking area by Whitney Hall Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Chico’s tobacco regulations don’t make the grade

Amelia Storm // February 12, 2016

Chico has failed to pass the criteria set for a healthy, tobacco free community. On February 3, The American Lung Association released its annual “State of Tobacco Control,” grades. California...

A burned tree with a background of the smoke-filled sky. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Staying healthy in the smoke

Sarah Strausser // September 26, 2015

75,781 acres burned to the ground in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties due to the third worst wildfire in California history. Although the fire is hundreds of miles away, Chico can still be affected health-wise...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

Miles Inserra // April 20, 2015

Marijuana is indeed the ultimate gateway drug.Readily available, cheap and less intense than other drugs, marijuana popularly exposes abstinent bodies to a state of being high for the first time. The gateway...

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