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Wildcat Will: need or want

Wildcat Will: need or want

Janette Estrada

April 19, 2019

This April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State.Initiated in 2008 when a group of university students pitched the idea to the Associated Students representatives, it was to become a symbol of pride and unity.Under the belief that this seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue wo...

Broncos trample Wildcats’ winning streak

Broncos trample Wildcats’ winning streak

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 17, 2019

The Wildcats were at an all-time high on their four-game winning streak facing off against California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, the second seed in their conference. That energy was soon shut down by the Broncos’ defensive presence on the court. “We should’ve came out with more energy,...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Kate Angeles

April 20, 2018

On April 20th, Chico State staff film the annual staff luncheon in front of the new wildcat statue.

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Kate Angeles

March 15, 2018

Chico State Pole Vaulter Randall LeBlanc attempts to launch himself up and over the bar at the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday at University Stadium.

New Wildcat statue funded exclusively from donations

New Wildcat statue funded exclusively from donations

Lizzie Helmer

February 14, 2018

A new Wildcat statue is coming to Chico State and it’s funded in a way that’s the first of its kind. The about $145,000 necessary for the project came from a collaborative donations effort by the Alumni Association, Associated Students, athletics and the university. The project pulled no...

The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

Caitlyn Young

August 31, 2017

In 2011, Admin Analyst / Specialist Kathleen Moroney sat at her desk in the Chico State Student Affairs office. When the phone rang, she had no idea that this call would soon change thousands of students' lives. A fellow faculty member called who was worried about one of the students in their class. Th...

Wildcat pantry left hungry

Wildcat pantry left hungry

Nicte Hernandez

October 20, 2016

Food insecurity among students is higher than the national average according to the Nutrition Policy Institute. Twenty to 50 percent of students suffer from food insecurity compared to the national average of 13 to 14 percent. Chico State professor Kathleen Moroney attempted to meet these students needs...

DeLane is the new name in men’s soccer

DeLane is the new name in men’s soccer

Julie Ortega

August 24, 2015

Chico State is comprised of hundreds of students and staff on a mission. Transfer student, Rajaee DeLane was a soccer standout from De Anza College. DeLane has played soccer for eight years now as both a forward and wing. When he was 13 years old, he started to play soccer at a competitive level. Although he started...

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos

May 12, 2015

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for my column and wrote about their experiences at Chico State, postgraduation plans and passions. Now...

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