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Walking through Chico’s history

Walking through Chico’s history

Madeline Merlic

October 3, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

Most cities have a unique history, combined with its culture and people, that define it as a town. Chico is one of these cities. From farming in the north valley to the beginnings of Chico State, these historic events helped shape the present culture. The Janet Turner Print Museum, the Chico Museum and Bidwel...

Sex and heartbreak

Sex and heartbreak

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 21, 2015


Filed under Features

As a sex columnist, I feel somewhat obliged to only write about the positives of sex and portraying it as one of the, if not the most, fun and exciting activities one could partake in. Even though I strongly believe sex is both of those things, I also know there are negatives that come along with the sexual world....

Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Do you ever find yourself sitting around thinking of ways to spice up your sex life or making the whole process more sexy? If you do, then lingerie is your answer.I feel like the term “lingerie” always comes with a negative stigma— a word reserved for the costumes that porn stars, ...

John Hiatt & The Combo to turn Laxson blue

Tom Sundgren

September 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Taj Mahal, a two-time Grammy Award winner, has worked with the likes of Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder and Howlin' Wolf during his 50-year career. The distinct voice of famous singer-songwriter John Hiatt will be sharing the Laxson Auditorium stage with Majal for this can't-miss event. The show takes place...

Horoscope for August 31- September 6

Megan Moran

August 31, 2015


Filed under Features

Aries- Put down the beer and pick up your backpack, it’s going to be a busy week for you. With the start of the school year in full swing, it is important to stay on top of your work. This week, you’ll be faced with the challenges of balancing your social and academic life, and adding al...

Expectations vs. reality: Freshman year

Expectations vs. reality: Freshman year

Blaine Ball

May 13, 2015


Filed under Features

Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall on Twitter.

Q&A: Fifth-ranked golfer Docherty reflects on season

Q&A: Fifth-ranked golfer Docherty reflects on season

James Groh

May 5, 2015


Filed under Golf

There is no "I" in team. Alistair Docherty, a junior on the golf team, always strives for a team victory before any individual accolades are earned. Ranked fifth in the nation for Division II schools, he looks toward playoffs with high hopes. What has been the key to your success this season? ...

‘Mercy rule’ stirs debate among athletes

‘Mercy rule’ stirs debate among athletes

James Groh

April 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

Most sports fans find nothing more satisfying to watch than their favorite team blowing out its opponent. But the majority of baseball leagues have prevented this from ever happening. Even though college players are considered adults, they are still subject to the "mercy rule." The mercy rule...

College males shoot bottles set up on mattress with BB guns

College males shoot bottles set up on mattress with BB guns

Dylan Dewit

April 11, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

  University Police Department Call Type: Disturbance Friday, 2:53 a.m., Whitney Hall "Male subject was throwing furniture around. Has been drinking." Call Type: Evaluation Requested Friday, 11:52 p.m., University Village "Female in bathroom refusing to come out. Water running, possible wat...

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Daisy Dardon

April 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've experienced racism many times throughout my life but not here in Chico — not until Cesar Chavez weekend. I thought I would be used to it by now, hearing the offensive things people had to say about me based on how I looked. But instead it just reminded me how much it actually hurts. ...

Former CSU leader takes reins as acting Chico State president

Former CSU leader takes reins as acting Chico State president

Dylan Dewit

March 25, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Rollin Richmond, the former president of Humboldt State, has been appointed as acting president for Chico State in the wake of President Paul Zingg's recent heart surgery and necessary recuperation period. Chancellor Timothy White selected Zingg's interim replacement and on the California State...

Students shed blood for love of MMA fighting

Students shed blood for love of MMA fighting

James Groh

March 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

Fighters at StandAlone MMA gym in Chico have gotten used to being kicked, punched and thrown to the ground as a part of the job. “That’s my ultimate goal — not to get punched in the face," said Ryan Hamilton, a senior exercise physiology major. "But you know, it just happens." Hamilto...

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