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Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor

May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely."“Communications broke down throughout the town, but our busses immediately got the kids, and cell phones wer...

Wildcat Will: need or want

Wildcat Will: need or want

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...

O face: Drunk sex kills orgasms

Janette Estrada

April 2, 2019

Spring is here and as the trees and flowers are blooming, so to are the birds and the bees.Congrats on attending one of the biggest party schools in California, where alcohol penetrates livers in a rallying call for a good time.Part of the college experience is to have as much fun as possible and fo...

Chico State: enough is enough

Chico State: enough is enough

Janette Estrada

March 27, 2019

Twitter is a social networking site that allows users to interact with others through “tweets”. What it should not be is the primary way students are warned of suspicious on-campus activity. Chico State students were in distress following the alarming warnings of a suspicious male at the Me...

Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019

Mudslinging campaigns found their way into the 2018 AS elections. The Associated Students elections often bring out the best that Chico State has to offer. But in one particular instance, the election brought out some of the worst in Chico that I have ever seen. This was a campaign to not only undermine a candidate, but to publicly demoralize her.This was the smear c...

Letter to: discouraged students

Letter to: discouraged students

Janette Estrada

January 30, 2019

Dear discouraged student,Fine, I admit it. As a college student, I frequently ask, “Why am I in school?” Although this question may be the result of stress from writing a last-minute essay due at midnight, it is nearly impossible to believe I am the only one. If you have reached this poin...

Students need more than just money

Students need more than just money

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018

Now that all this money has been raised for Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund, where will it all go?According to the campus website for assistance one, who qualifies, may simply apply for assistance from the fund. There is up to 1,500 one may receive through the grant based on need.Applying for the gran...

Naked bodies and no sex

Naked bodies and no sex

Rachael Bayuk

November 27, 2018

We all start our journey into this world absent of clothing, wailing and writhing. The nakedness we experienced then is not unlike the nakedness we experience after a shower.The naked form has been socially sexualized beyond repair. Young girl's shoulders are sexual objects on school grounds. Bare skin...

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin

November 14, 2018

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students accept the fact that we are known for drinking and some even take pride in it. However, the beer and vodka trail ends when students step onto campus.Alcoho...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Dominique Wood

November 7, 2018

Chico State students check in at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to vote for the most recent election on Tuesday.

Chico State students can feel intimidated by faculty

Chico State students can feel intimidated by faculty

Karen Limones

October 31, 2018

Have you ever heard of the phrase you must respect your elders? Growing up, this is the common ideology most young adults learn. Young students often have to give their elders respect even when this respect isn't reciprocated. Sometimes students feel embarrassed about their work in front of their pr...

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Karen Limones

October 24, 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, reporter Brooke Martin went around campus asking students their thoughts on Chicoween. Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

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