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Wildcat Will: need or want

April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State but is it really worth it? Photo credit: Janette Estrada

Janette Estrada

April 19, 2019

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

Chico State's new wildcat statue located in front of the BMU. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Alejandra Fraga

April 20, 2018

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

An image provided of where the closure was located. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

February 6, 2018

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...

A.S. to build bronze wildcat statue

A $160,000 wildcat statue from the University of New Hampshire that the Associated Students is using as an example to illustrate the one they want to build for Chico State. Students and non-students will be able to submit designs for the statue and vote on the one they like the most. Photo courtesy of the Associated Students.

Madison Holmes

October 7, 2014

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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