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While A.S. can earn over $20 million per year, the net income isnt that high due to several expenses.

A.S. estimated budget surpasses $20 million

Alex Grant // April 11, 2018

Chico State's student government controls several on-campus businesses such as the Wildcat Recreation Center, the Wildcat Store and Sutter Dining Services. A.S.'s current estimated income this year is...

Wildcat Store employees Ruben Ruiz, a first-year sociology major, and Victoria Diaz, a sophomore sociology major, get ready for the end-of-semester book return rush. Photo credit: Michael Arias

Wildcat Store adapts during 1st year of outsourced management

Michael Arias // May 4, 2015

Last year, the Chico State Wildcat Store was signed off on a five-year lease to Follett, a private corporation based in Illinois, from the Associated Students. A financial move to help save money, the...

For cheap textbooks, make like a pirate

Veronica De La Cruz // October 3, 2014

Books for free? Sign me up. The price of textbooks is skyrocketing, so it's no surprise that students are seeking different methods of getting the cheapest deal. First semester, I managed to...

Associated Students director of legislative affairs, Darion Johnston. Photo courtesy Chico State.

A.S. ends employee bookstore discounts

Anna Sobreviñas // September 24, 2014

The Associated Students is not giving its employees discounts to the bookstore anymore after an unanimous vote by the board of directors on Tuesday. After seeing a drop in the bookstore revenue...

Kyle Merker, civil engineering major and Taryn Harvey, communication sciences and disorders major, are installing bookshelves at the Wildcat Store. Merker and Harvey are student employees for the Associated Students. Photo credit: John Domogma

A.S. halts employee discount at bookstore

Daisy Dardon // September 22, 2014

The Associated Students stopped giving its employees discounts to the bookstore this semester after seeing a drop in the store's revenue last semester. Although A.S employees don't get discounts...

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

New Follett bookstore is a downgrade

Megan Mann // September 19, 2014

It's no secret that the Associated Students Wildcat Store is, well, no longer the A.S. Wildcat Store. After being purchased by Follett over the summer, the bookstore went through numerous changes...

Bookstore terminates loyalty point system

Madison Holmes // August 31, 2014

Bookstore loyalty points will no longer be issued at the Chico State Wildcat Store due to new management. The points, which were rewarded each time a student made a purchase at the bookstore, would...

A private Wildcat Store must put students first

May 14, 2014

The mere sound of the phrase “privatizing the Chico State Wildcat Store” sounds like something out of a dystopian nightmare, but Follett Corporation’s plans for taking over the Wildcat Store...

Business Marketing major and bookstore employee Kyle Sacher sorting books at the Wildcat Store. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Wildcat Store could be outsourced

Ernesto Rivera // May 12, 2014

The Associated Students may be signing away the Chico State Wildcat Store to Follett, a private textbook corporation based in Illinois. The A.S. board of directors approved to lease the Wildcat...

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‘Hanger’ hits columnist

Prin Mayowa // March 8, 2014

It’s an epidemic sweeping the nation. It hits the disadvantaged and wealthy alike. That’s right — "hanger." "Hanger" is no longer just a plastic or metal object on which one hangs clothes....

Jacob Arbogast, A.S. Vice President for Business and Finance.   Orion File Photo

Bookstore to change its business model

Enrique Raymundo // February 8, 2014

The Chico State Wildcat Store is looking to change its business model in response to a projected downward trend in computer and textbook sales, as well as projected losses in net revenue. Textbook sales...

The A.S. Wildcat Store, in a photo taken in the spring of 2013. The Orion file photo.

Wildcat Store seeks financial stopgap

Enrique Raymundo // February 7, 2014

The Associated Students Wildcat Store is projected to lose more than $450,000 within the next three years, according to estimates shown Friday at the Associated Students Business Committee.A proposed $150,000...

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