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Men’s basketball fights for future success

Men’s basketball fights for future success

Angelo Boscacci

April 22, 2014

The Chico State men's basketball team season ended in Indianapolis at the Elite Eight. A historic season for the program is in the past and plans for a repeat of success are already in the works.The big-minute players last season will be a key component for next year, said head coach Greg Clink."Jordan Semp...

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

Emerson Keenan

April 21, 2014

It’s not every day that an opportunity to compete against the Michael Jordan of your sport arises. For three Chico State decathletes, the chance arose for a few heats at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational decathlon in Santa Barbara. Senior decathletes J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk had the rare opportunity to compete with Ashton Eaton...

Tournament play provides more than competition

Greg Silvia

April 17, 2014

The Chico State men’s and women’s club volleyball teams competed in the National Collegiate Club Volleyball Championships April 3-5 in Reno, Nev. Despite rough regular seasons for both teams, the clubs saw Reno as a chance to play a sport they loved and enjoy the experience. “It w...

Relay team outruns record books

Relay team outruns record books

Ryan Grady

April 16, 2014

Amilia Santos, Ashley Jones, Aja Erskine and Kasey Barnett make up the Chico State women's 4x100 relay team. Together they have broken the school record in the 4x100 relay race and then beat it again.All coming from different high schools, these four have found a record-topping formula for their relay team here at...

The O-Face: Bound, blindfolded bedroom fun

The O-Face: Bound, blindfolded bedroom fun

Michael Karp

April 16, 2014

Bondage requires kinkiness and a creative, dirty mind. It’s a realm of sexuality that digs deep into the psyche of those who take part. I don’t know exactly why I get so turned on by restraining my partner. I’ve even entertained being restrained myself, but the power and dominance ...

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

Dominique Diaz

April 14, 2014

In the spring of 1887, John Bidwell founded Chico State. In 1909, Charter Day was started. Finally, in 1993, Founders Week took the place of Charter Day and has since continued to make an impact.Founders Week, April 4-13 this year, is a way to uphold campus traditions and commemorate new ones. Joe Wills, direct...

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Dominique Diaz

April 14, 2014

A Chico State professor is passionate about bringing awareness to a controversial issue — rape culture. Jesse Dizard, an anthropology professor, recently filmed a documentary that specifically targets sexual assault at Chico State, titled "Someone You Know."He was able to use examples that were ready-a...

No sophomore slump for softball slugger

No sophomore slump for softball slugger

April 7, 2014

Amanda Cordeiro, the Wildcats' starting left fielder, is quietly putting together back-to-back solid seasons during her sophomore year. A 2012 graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Cordeiro was a second-team All-Sunset League selection as a senior. As a first-year, she started left field for ...

Being honest about being green

April 7, 2014

The battle to be green in today's consumer marketplace is an increasingly tough one. It's even tougher to be green in our everyday lives. I recycle, but a stray wrapper or bottle sometimes finds its way into the wrong receptacle. I turn off lights when I leave rooms , but I have no less than four obj...

Learning changes stem from technology

April 5, 2014

There are times when I'm doing my homework and think, "Thank God for the Internet." Actually I’m thankful for the Internet all the time, whether I’m doing my homework or not. As millennials, we have grown up around social media. First Myspace then Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the list g...

Confident ‘Cats back in rugby playoffs

Confident ‘Cats back in rugby playoffs

Lee Masten

April 2, 2014

The 2014 Chico State rugby team move into the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The defending 2013 Pacific West Rugby Conference champions are currently 5-1 and are at it again to earn the title of the Best of the West. It hasn’t been an easy road for the team, as the opponent on the pitch isn&...

Readers, Digest: Cinnamon baked apples

Readers, Digest: Cinnamon baked apples

Christina Saschin

April 1, 2014

Baking a whole apple pie just for your roommate and yourself is not practical. This apple dessert works great as a single serving and gives you the ability to play with different flavors. I got the idea for making individual baked apples because I like miniaturizing desserts, like with cupcakes. All you ...

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