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New Wildcat athletes start strong

New Wildcat athletes start strong

Lee Masten

February 25, 2014


Filed under Sports

Playing the first game for a new team is a unique experience for athletes. It's like starting a new job — a player must perform at a high level in order to gain respect from their teammates and coaches.A few players recently found out firsthand what that pressure is like. “I was definitely...

Student athletic trainers learn by treating teams

Student athletic trainers learn by treating teams

benjamin marquez

February 24, 2014


Filed under Sports

Athletic trainers may be mistaken for Bobby Boucher-type water boys during games, but Chico State graduate students do way more than provide H2O. Scott Barker, head athletic trainer at Chico State with 23 years of experience, got his undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Arizona. Barker teaches in the graduate program...

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

David Kahn

February 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"What did the father buffalo say to the younger buffalo?" said Deanna Jarquin, charismatic co-host for the event. "Bison!" With this delightfully groan-inducing pun, the evening's activities were underway. Chico State's Cross-Cultural Leadership Center hosted Wild Cat'N Out Friday evening in Selvester 100. Theshow, based on ...

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Lee Masten

February 19, 2014


Filed under Sports

After a convincing 71-57 defeat over San Francisco State on Feb. 1, the Chico State men’s basketball team repeated history, playing its best start since 1941. The Wildcats tied its best starting record through 18 games by going 14-4. For the 2014 Wildcats, 10 of those wins came from within the...

The O-Face: Handling hookup culture

Michael Karp

February 19, 2014


Filed under Features

As a single person, a one-night stand is a constant possibility when going out over the weekend. Welcome to Chico’s hookup culture. In this town and at this school, we live in a culture that is very open in regards to the expression of sexual desire. It is a beautiful environment in my eyes. It has helped me grow immensely as a person and...

Orionite Abroad: Maximizing mini trips

Orionite Abroad: Maximizing mini trips

Michelle Manera

February 19, 2014


Filed under Features

Traveling for six months is expensive, and exploring outside your host city obviously contributes to that cost. But side trips also count for a huge percentage of memories you can take home from studying abroad. Five friends and I took advantage of our last week before school by taking a three-day trip to Scotland.Our city of choice was Scotla...

Long distances do not derail family support

Long distances do not derail family support

Nicholas Woodard

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Family matters; in life and in sports. Chico State athletics are no exception. Family plays a huge role for many Wildcats in their respective sports, regardless of distance. For players like Sarah Rebibo, a junior guard on the women’s basketball team, family is the very reason she got into the sport. Rebibo said she began playi...

Strength and conditioning club teaches healthy techniques

Sergio Sanchez

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

If flipping tractor tires or pulling a pickup truck sounds fun, meet the Wildcat Strength and Conditioning Club. The club teaches proper technique and movements to local students and athletes, and its members are passionate about health and wellness. Becka Shaver, president of the club, said it is a gre...

The O-Face: Neglect numbers, respect relationships

The O-Face: Neglect numbers, respect relationships

Michael Karp

February 18, 2014


Filed under Features

People are commonly judged by their promiscuity. Not surprisingly, this standard is set simply by the number of people one has slept with. I have probably slept with an average or below number of partners by Chico State standards. Much of society would say that if someone’s number was much higher than the average they would be considered...

‘Biology of Sex’ succeeds with students

‘Biology of Sex’ succeeds with students

Prin Mayowa

February 18, 2014


Filed under Features

The “Biology of Sex” course has no empty seats. The class takes students back to the basics and covers topics ranging from mutations in genes to why people want to get into each other’s jeans. Christopher Ivey, plant population biology professor, developed the relatively new class....

Rugby rookies drive for championship pitch

Greg Silvia

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Winning the USA Rugby College National Championships is a goal of the Chico State women’s rugby team’s strong rookie class. After five seniors graduated last year, the Wildcats were able to get an influx of youthful talent, adding nine rookies to this year’s squad. Natalie Oelsner, a three-year member of th...

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Angelo Boscacci

February 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Wildcats volleyball team is going through their offseason practices and workouts until the season starts in September, because getting better and staying strong are the keys to success. Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the team. “We really need to focus on what we struggled wit...

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