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    Chico State baseball walks it off to split series against Monterey Bay

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    Chico State gets all dolled up for Queer Prom

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Pazlee Nan Melear painting a sindi 
at Chico Childrens Museum,
Art in the Park installment.

What to do with your kids when it’s over 100 degrees or raining

C. Nicholas Kepler, Reporter // October 5, 2023

The day was sweltering. Sweat poured down our faces and soaked our shirts. We wanted to play at the park but heat from the sun enveloped us in discomfort.  My air conditioner was overloaded and my son...

25 Cent flipping Dylan Michaels, and Tiffany Payne (referee). Photo taken by Mario Ortiz on June 17.

Wrestling fever : Chico indulges in dwarf wrestling

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // July 25, 2022

It's an oddly cold, rainy night in the middle of June, and Chico's The Tackle Box Bar and Grill is hosting Micro Mania, also known as the “Biggest Little Show In The USA."  With tickets only...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Keep your mind active this summer

Danielle Cortes // May 15, 2018

It is almost officially summertime, meaning no more classes, homework assignments or group projects.But it is not a time to lose your brain activity because of lack of daily school work. Why not read a...

Fridays concert featured a performance from the Fritz, a local Chico band. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Josiah Nicholl // May 5, 2018

People filled the city plaza in downtown Chico Friday night to enjoy the return of Chico's Friday Night Concerts. For the 41st year, free shows with live music will be put on by the Downtown Chico Business...

A couple walk along the swimming area at Bidwell Park One Mile, April 20. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

One Mile: A fun day trip in the sun near downtown Chico

Katalina Santamaria and Rachael Bayuk // April 24, 2018

Located in the heart of Chico in historic Lower Bidwell Park, roughly five minutes from Downtown Chico and Chico State, it is a local favorite.Unlike hikes that may be snowed over or muddy during certain...

Summer throwbacks and hits

Julia Maldonado // August 22, 2017

Post summer depression? Reflect on your summer road trips and relaxation with a blend of classic summer hits and some of the most overplayed songs of summer 2017.Attention – Charlie Puth –...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Summer in a college ghost town

Nicte Hernandez and Briana Mcdaniel // August 23, 2016

Many refer to Chico as a ghost town once all the students return to their permanent homes for the summer. This can be said to be true due to all the free parking, less traffic and lack of red solo cups...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Perks of a Summer Fling

Lorinda Sasan // August 22, 2016

This summer was the first in a long time where I've been single. According to a myriad of Cosmo articles and the personal testaments of my single friends, summer is the best season to be sans-significant...

A new paint job, as well as windows and other interior improvements have been made to the Performing Arts Center Photo credit: Katia Berg

Campus improvements made over summer

Katia Berg // August 21, 2016

Summer for Chico State campus was a time of renovating, constructing and generally making subtle improvements. “I didn’t even know about these projects,” Nicole Nacsa said, a fourth year...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

School Year vs Summer: Which is more fun?

Mina Marjanovic // August 19, 2016

Just a few months ago Chico State campus was swarming with antsy students waiting to get out. Summer vacation was the topic of every discussion. Whether you were laying out by the pool trying to get a...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Get ready for summer, Chico style

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // May 11, 2016
Thinking about running away from Chico for the summer? Think again, because you may not realize the benefits of staying in the City of Trees.
Chico Heat co-owners Pat Gillick, left, and Steve Nettleton, center, with Heat mascot Heater the Dragon. Photo credit: Chico Heat

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Kenta Mcafee // March 8, 2016
Summer baseball is back in Chico as the Heat start back up at Nettleton Stadium.
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