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Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Ryan Grady

April 30, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Senior third baseman Ruben Padilla is having a season that has turned some heads in the Chico State program. "This just shows the amount of time put in," Padilla said. "By the time you are a senior, you should have put in a lot of work."The time spent in practice reflects in the results come game day. For Padilla, practice is similar to a game."Taking my...

Pitcher finishes career on strong arm

Nicholas Woodard

April 30, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

As a Wildcat, Nick Baker has done it all. He’s thrown gems on the mound, competed in the NCAA College World Series and earned a sweet nickname along the way. To think he almost donned the Dodger blue. The senior pitcher passed up a professional offer and came to Chico State instead. Now in his final season, B...

New app proves party reputation with pictures

Veronica De La Cruz

April 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many college students have experienced drunken nights when they do something embarrassing and wouldn't want anyone to capture that moment.Faded, an app created by JumpCam, allows students who attend Chico State or the University of Arizona to post pictures or videos of themselves or other individual...

Student by day, stripper by night

Student by day, stripper by night

Yessenia Funes

April 30, 2014


Filed under News

When the club lulls without an audience to see her black, 5-inch go-go shoes click-clack to The Black Keys, Anya heads behind the curtain to squeeze in some studying.Anya, a 25-year-old stripper at Centerfolds in Chico, hopes to become a registered nurse one day. She's working on her nursing prerequisites at Butte C...

Powdered alcohol presents plenty of hazards

Zachary Phillips

April 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

From the mahogany liquor cabinets of New York's richest, to the dorm room mini fridges of Chico State's first-years, to the toilet tanks of inmates across the nation. Alcohol is the lifeblood that flows through America's veins. Recently, however, the fiery liquid has formed a bit of a clot. Regulators ...

Divestment vote might be meaningless

Matt Murphy

April 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Of all the matters students could vote on in the recent Associated Students elections, divestment was undoubtedly the most high-profile. It received the most campus media attention, including the student action it took to get the measure, which suggests divestment of University Foundation funds from fossi...

Community eats beef, gets buff at farm run

Community eats beef, gets buff at farm run

Amanda Hovik

April 27, 2014


Filed under Features

Members of the Young Cattlemen's Association hooped and hollered as runners made their way to the finish line on Saturday morning.The Beefin' it Up 5K was held for the first time at the University Farm to promote a heart-healthy diet and active lifestyle that includes beef.Bailey Hagata, sophomore agricultur...

School seeks singing competitors

School seeks singing competitors

David Kahn

April 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions is accepting video submissions for a chance to compete on NBC's "The Voice."SOTA Productions will pick 10 submissions to audition on campus on Friday, May 2. Of those 10, five students will be chosen to travel to Los Angeles to audition for the producers of...

The O-Face: Repeated romps beat random hookups

Michael Karp

April 27, 2014


Filed under Features

I am in my first fully committed relationship and my first sexual relationship with a person I care about very deeply. Six months ago I was single, and I have noticed some profound differences between the sex I had back then and the sex I am having in my relationship. The obvious difference is emotio...

Rain doesn’t damper students’ Earth Week

Rain doesn’t damper students’ Earth Week

Amanda Hovik

April 27, 2014


Filed under Features

Neither hail nor rain can stop Chico State students from getting out and doing sustainability work. Students worked to keep the legacy of the City of Trees alive through activities such as tree planting during Chico State's Earth Week, April 22-25. The tree planting and creek cleanup on Friday were part of the initia...

New production company spotlights student events

New production company spotlights student events

Veronica Hodur

April 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Get Foxy Productions, a video production company that started two months ago, already has more than 122,000 views on its videos and that number keeps climbing. The nonprofit company began by filming the disc jockey duo The Medix at local parties. Since then it has branched out by filming other student-run events."We haven'...

Orionite Abroad: Tips for healthy traveling

Orionite Abroad: Tips for healthy traveling

Michelle Manera

April 23, 2014


Filed under Features

People have been wondering if I'm even studying here because of how many cities I have seen. Foreign education systems expect you to spend less time in the classroom and more time learning by yourself. If done properly, weekends and spring break are yours without sacrificing grades. We have a three-week long spring break at my school in Brighton and I just spent two of those in Ita...

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