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Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Nicholas Woodard

April 8, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Behind the strong pitching staffs of the baseball and softball teams at Chico State is a select group. It's a group that works hard to frame strikes, dig out sliders and nail base-stealers. Catchers. The Wildcat catchers are not only receivers for a pair of league-leading staffs, but they also display the physical and ment...

Psychedelics offer prescription value

Psychedelics offer prescription value

Kevin Crittenden

April 8, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Psychedelics are on the way into the arsenal of pills psychiatrists use to quell restless minds.MDMA and LSD are being used in research studies to determine their effectiveness in relieving mental disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic anxiety. It’s about time. This is a ste...

Sexist messaging app misleads relationships

Sexist messaging app misleads relationships

April 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What do fireworks, hand grenades and gender-specific apps have in common? All three are pieces of technology that, when put in the hands of stupid people, will blow up in their faces. Thanks to BroApp, an Android app for guys that automatically sends prewritten text messages to girlfriends, my faith...

The O-Face: Rid relationships of insecurity

The O-Face: Rid relationships of insecurity

Michael Karp

April 1, 2014


Filed under Features

Insecurities can hinder your sex life and other parts of a relationship. It can happen in a committed or casual relationship.   The 2013 winter break was the first extended period of time that I spent away from my girlfriend. It was also when I first felt any type of relationship inse...

Opposing inequality of objectification

Opposing inequality of objectification

Zachary Phillips

March 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Commercial time. A swimsuit model saunters onto a sandy beach. It's a hot, sunny day — perfect weather for a cheeseburger. Dropping the Carl's Jr. bag on the sand, the model gets down on all fours and spreads out a beach towel. Arching his back like an alley cat, he takes a slow bite of his semi-gourmet ...

Online classes offer opportunities, obstacles

Online classes offer opportunities, obstacles

Valerie Teegardin

March 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As the last half of the semester draws near, enrollment for classes next fall looms overhead. Before signing up for online courses, consider why getting an education over the web may cost you a lot more than the enrollment fees. High failure rate Having taken a math course online through C...

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Zachary Phillips

March 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I tell people that I have four roommates, they look at me like I'm an alien. "How do you do it?" "Is your house a war zone?" "You can crash on my couch whenever you need. Whenever." Having multiple roommates is not a huge burden. I'm a college guy, not "Octomom." For those who...

Faces in the crowd: Accomplished faculty avid about ‘Cat athletics

Faces in the crowd: Accomplished faculty avid about ‘Cat athletics

benjamin marquez

March 20, 2014


Filed under Sports

Meet Kathleen Kaiser. Kaiser has served Chico State since 1972 in a variety of roles, including interim associate dean, chair of the department of sociology, director of the Applied Sociology Internship Program, academic senator and an assistant coach for women's track and field and cross-count...

Study Break: True Detective Review

Study Break: True Detective Review

Jedidiah Woodard

March 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

HBO's "True Detective" is so popular that the flood of people attempting to watch the season finale broke HBO GO. IMDB’s description of the show is as follows: "The lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana." Each seas...

Altering space through digital prints

Altering space through digital prints

Emma Wood-Wright

March 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries

Gallery by Grant Mahan Four small, framed graphite drawings hang on the back wall of the University Art Gallery. The eye is drawn to three orange traffic cones that hover over the gallery attendant, lying flat on the wall as if painted on. Luke Matjas' art exhibit "A Swirling Cloud of Dust and Gas Like This" will be in the University Art Gallery in 100 Trinity Hall until April 10. It features digital prints that fit together like puzzle pieces, creating room-sized ...

Students wreak havoc on rink

Students wreak havoc on rink

Sharon Martin

March 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Cal Skate Chico, normally home to children's birthday parties and elementary school field trips, transforms into an intense roller derby rink home to the Nor Cal Roller Girls. Roller derby is a contact sport that involves two teams of five members. The Nor Cal Roller Girls have been a team since 2006. For Chico State students Sarena Kirk and Sha...

Wildcats strive for hot streaks

Wildcats strive for hot streaks

Angelo Boscacci

March 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

What do you get when you mix women's basketball player Courtney Hamilton, men's basketball player Nate Appel and women's softball player Sammi Ridgway? Streaks of success, of course. "It’s looking for that player who wants the ball in their hands at that time," Hamilton said. "The game kind...

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