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Wildcat Will: need or want

Wildcat Will: need or want

Janette Estrada

April 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

This April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State.Initiated in 2008 when a group of university students pitched the idea to the Associated Students representatives, it was to become a symbol of pride and unity.Under the belief that this seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue wo...

Unveiling of Wildcat statue brings forth new Chico State Spirit Day

Unveiling of Wildcat statue brings forth new Chico State Spirit Day

Alejandra Fraga

April 20, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

The unveiling of the new wildcat statue took place this Thursday in front of the Bell Memorial Union (BMU). The event was kicked off with a blessing from the Mechoopda Tribal Chairman, Dennis Ramirez. "Bless the students, staff, faculty and President Hutchinson throughout the day, we are all here...

Wildcat Statue begins construction

Wildcat Statue begins construction

February 6, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The plaza of the Bell Memorial Union building was closed to allow construction Tuesday.As this was the first day of construction of Chico's new Wildcat Statue, the closure was made in front of the main entrance of the BMU facing Chestnut Street all day.This project is said to be completed by April 8. The construction site does not af...

A.S. to build bronze wildcat statue

A.S. to build bronze wildcat statue

Madison Holmes

October 7, 2014


Filed under News

A wildcat statue will likely be built and completed by the beginning of Fall 2015.The new statue will cost between $40,000 and $300,000, none of which will come from student fees, said Taylor Herren, Chico State's Associated Students president.Approximately $130,000 has been accumulated for the statue. T...

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