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Student entrepreneur inspires others with early success

Student entrepreneur inspires others with early success

December 13, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many college students, making it to every class in one week is a major accomplishment. But for one Chico State student in particular, the bar has been set a bit higher. Ben Sampson, senior project management major, has already amounted to a remarkable level of success at just 22. Where did this ...

Chico State athletes wow at Wake Fest

Chico State athletes wow at Wake Fest

Sabrina Grislis

September 22, 2015


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Video

  Soul id, a Chico-based social media website for action sport athletes and photographers, hosted the 2015 Wake Fest, the first wakeboarding event in Chico history. The competitors were pulled across Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park by a dual-winch system that launched the riders over a 24-foot ...

Snowboarders, skiers flock to Rail Jam event in City Plaza

Snowboarders, skiers flock to Rail Jam event in City Plaza

Lars Gustafson

February 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

For the first time in Chico’s history, snowboarders and skiers performed tricks at the City Plaza on Friday night. The Soul id Rail Jam was the first live event for the emerging extreme sports social media company, Soul id. Current Chico State Wildcat Ben Sampson and former 'Cat Greg Bellinger...

Snowboarders, skiers will shred in first Rail Jam

Snowboarders, skiers will shred in first Rail Jam

Nick Bragg

February 18, 2015


Filed under Features

The normally bone dry City Plaza in Downtown Chico is going to be covered in snow for the first Soul id Rail Jam. Snowboarders and skiers across the North State are going to be throwing down their tricks at 6 p.m. on Friday.The event is being held to launch a new social network platform called Soul id, sp...

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