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Golfing family featured on Wildcat roster

Golfing family featured on Wildcat roster

Ryan Grady

April 1, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

Sophomore Dani O'Keefe and senior Sarah McComish did not know they were related until meeting up at Chico State. O'Keefe spent her first year at San Jose State. It wasn't until she was recruited by Chico State that she found out she had a second cousin in the program. O'Keefe's dad informed her, she...

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Julianna Eveland

April 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was wearing a complimentary sombrero and eating free ice cream the day I turned 18.The joy and excitement that came from something as simple as free dessert and a cool-looking Chevys Fresh Mex sombrero made me question that I was legally an adult. When I think of being an adult, I think of my pare...

Event explores women’s health

Event explores women’s health

Amanda Hovik

March 31, 2014


Filed under Features

The Heart of a Woman event will provide a chance for women to connect and unwind while learning from health experts. “We are inviting people in to take charge of their health,” said Nicole Johansson, director of marketing and communications for Enloe Medical Center. The sold-out event is presented by Enloe Medical Center and will take place from 5-...

The O-Face: Discovering deeper definitions of sexuality

The O-Face: Discovering deeper definitions of sexuality

Michael Karp

March 31, 2014


Filed under Features

The past three years at Chico State have really tested how comfortable I am with my sexuality. The experience has also broadened my perspective on what that truly means. When I hear most people talk about being comfortable with their sexuality, they talk about their sexual orientation. While that is one aspect, I...

Club Spotlight: Embodied: Living the Health At Every Size Way

Club Spotlight: Embodied: Living the Health At Every Size Way

Dominique Diaz

March 31, 2014


Filed under Features

A speaker stands in front of a handful of students in the room, their attention drawn to her compassionate and easygoing persona. "I’m like a joy whore," said Debbie Devine, a local marriage and family therapist. "I really want to enjoy life, and I want the people around me to.” Devine introduced a box that held extrinsic and intrinsic meaning....

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Ariel Hernandez

March 30, 2014


Filed under Features

The Thursday Night Market is aiming to clean up more than just your diet this summer. The market starts from 6-9 p.m. April 3 and runs rain or shine until Sept. 25. The market houses more than 100 vendors that line the streets with great food, live entertainment, farm-fresh produce and arts and crafts for e...

Orionite Abroad: Great expectations, unplanned experiences define destinations

Orionite Abroad: Great expectations, unplanned experiences define destinations

Michelle Manera

March 30, 2014


Filed under Features

Paris was my second highest priority, after London, this semester abroad. I was told by student advisers that Europe-bound students always anticipate too much and spend too much there, but this didn't lower my expectations at all. When choosing classes for my last undergraduate semester, I chose to take ...

Traveling coast-to-coast for ‘Cat athletics

Traveling coast-to-coast for ‘Cat athletics

Angelo Boscacci

March 26, 2014


Filed under Sports

The ’Cats travel far and wide to reach their goals. The volleyball team went to Honolulu last season, the women’s golf team went to Texas and the men’s golf team will be traveling to Miami. “Our coach is really good about letting us adventure where we are at,” said sopho...

Pitcher grand slams as hitter

Pitcher grand slams as hitter

Emerson Keenan

March 25, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

Senior pitcher Alex Molina stepped into the batter’s box with the bases loaded. Humboldt State is holding on to a 5-2 lead and with a swing of the bat, Molina sends a grand slam over the fence giving the 'Cats a 6-5 lead. The Wildcats went on to win the game 8-7 March 2. Not only did Molina hit the...

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Sergio Sanchez

March 25, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 11th head coach in the 99-year history of Chico State men’s basketball became the first to win 100 games in his first six seasons. He does not look at those 100 wins as anything special or as a goal he could have accomplished without the help of his staff and team, said head coach Greg Clink....

Students participate in March Madness bracket

Students participate in March Madness bracket

benjamin marquez

March 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

A Willy Wonka-type feeling is back for men's college basketball fans this March with a figurative golden ticket that will be available in a bracket form. The opportunity is provided by billionaire Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans offering $1 billion for a perfect March Madness bracket. For college ...

Students spend spring break building homes

Students spend spring break building homes

Amanda Hovik

March 18, 2014


Filed under Features

Some students spent their spring break in the sun, but with shovels in hand, doing manual labor. Chico State partnered with the Salvation Army to do the Blitz Build, constructing transitional rehabilitation housing in just nine days. The volunteers started work March 14 and had until March 22 to complete two 1,600...

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