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Jessica Gonzalez

Doing Things Differently

Jessica Gonzales knows hardship. The pre-nursing major has endured homelessness, discrimination, and field labor to reach college. But she’s determined to be the first in her family to earn a degree and one day open her own health clinic.
Olivia VanDamme loves surfing and spends time sharing that passion with younger surfers.

Sharing a Love for the Sea

Olivia Van Damme spends her days showing teenagers the depth of inspiration in the deep blue sea working as operations manager at City Surf Project, which serves low-income, underserved students in the San Francisco public school system.

11 Things Alums Want New Grads to Know

Graduation is hard. What do you do once you step out into the world? What are the things you need to know? We contacted Chico State Alums from all walks of life, and here's what they want new grads to know...
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Voice of a Graduate

By Kyleen Bromley, master's degree candidate, English To be honest, I was pretty lost before attending Chico State. And by lost I mean I literally didn’t ...

#chicolove

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Global Connections

Chico State's Resource for International Studies in Education (RISE) Library brings world cultures to the North State's K-12 classrooms. The collection has been donated by faculty, including Professor Emeritus Tom Johnson, who travel the globe for their research.

World Music Festival

Held annually on Chico State campus, the World Music Festival is a weekend of free music and performances across four sages, art classes, crafts for kids, and i...

Wildcat Welcome 2015

This year's Wildcat Welcome (#ChicoWW) events included three weeks of fun, games, community involvement, and tons of free food. New and returning students enjoyed Chico State's facilities and resources, kicking the year off to a great start!

Tearing Down Walls

By Jeff Barron, social media and photography intern What does it mean to study computer science at Chico State? Jennifer Decker explains that it goes far be...
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#internlife

Quinn Western, a senior journalism major, tells about her summer internship at The Sacramento Bee.
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Facing Fears at the WREC Climbing Gym

In the pictures of Wildcat Recreation Center staff member Salam Ali fixing the rope to my harness for the first time, you’ll see me beaming with eyes cast down, watching her hands as she explains the reliability of the Figure-Eight Knot she’s tying. What you don’t see are the frantic thoughts racing through my mind.
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Eye on the Skies Tonight

By Quinn Western, social media and photography intern Dust off your binoculars and telescope because tonight is the first of four lunar eclipses that will be ...
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Legacy of Leaders: College of Natural Sciences

In honor of Founders Week, an outstanding student and alum from each college are rewarded for their success, excellence and leadership. Today’s featured College of Natural Sciences honorees show that when you are following your passion, nearly anything is possible.
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Legacy of Leaders: College of Business

In honor of Founders Week, an outstanding student and alum from each college are rewarded for their success, excellence and leadership. Today is the College of Business alumna Debra Canon and senior Sierra Delorefice-Chicarino.
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Legacy of Leaders: College of Agriculture

In honor of Founders Week, an outstanding student and alum from each college are rewarded for their success, excellence and leadership. Today is the College of Agriculture Trena Kimler-Richards and senior Taylor Herren.
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Watch and Learn

Chico State kinesiology professor Josh Trout has implemented various technology into the classroom, from exer-gaming (like Wii sports) to now motion analysis application technology.
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Oh, The Places Wildcats Go

As we return from another spring break that saw Chico State students making a difference through well-known programs like CAVE's Alternative Spring Break and the Blitz Build, we wondered, "What else do our Wildcats get up to while they're away?"
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All the Right Moves: John Roussell

John Roussell's dance moves are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his presence on campus. The communication design professor recently received the 2013-14 Outstanding Teacher Award, but Roussell is also making an impact outside of the classroom.
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Studying a Whole New World Away

Preparing for the Disney College Program wasn't just a simple walk in the park. It took a lot of effort, determination, and passion to become a part of the program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where I am today. About 30,000 students apply and only 7,000 are accepted.
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A Peek Behind the Curtain

Working at Chico State is an important experience that helps students develop professional skills they carry with them post-graduation. Approximately 4,600 stud...

10 Ways to Survive Move-in Day

By Gerardo Nicolas, Senior Resident Advisor Hello and welcome to Chico State. First-year student move-in day is one of the best days of the year for the Resid...
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Wildcat Welcome (#ChicoWW)

It’s that time of year again—when we look forward to welcoming a brand new batch of Wildcats into our family. To greet our new students, an exciting Wildcat...

My Summer Checklist

By Shyna Deepak, Chico State Social Media Intern Hello again! I'm back, and this time with a mission. It’s my first summer in Chico, and when I am not attend...

Common Grounds is Moving Up!

Common Grounds is on the move! Since 2003, it has been located in the basement of the BMU and is now finding its way to the first floor. We have spoken with Cor...

Just Like the Movies

By: Amanda Hurley, Senior, Sociology, Communication Studies MinorRe-Posted From: Chico State Study AbroadThere is no picture that can depict what its really lik...

Chico on Two Wheels

By Ariana Altier, Sophomore, Sustainable Manufacturing With the weather warming up and the flowers coming out, Chico is the perfect place to explore on a bike. ...

#ChooseChico

We all know selecting a college is a tough choice. Here at Chico State, we want new students to be sure. That is why we offer an open house and day of activiti...

Facebook Cover Photo Challenge!

We want to put your photo here! What: Help us choose CSU, Chico’s Facebook cover photo! Share your photos, and then help select from our favorites to be the...

Fall Photo Challenge

Fall is the time of year Chico, the city of trees, comes to life. Leaves change from green to yellow, orange, or red and blanket our streets with their beauty. ...

Your Vote Can Make A Difference

A message from A.S. President Jaypinderpal Virdee and CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg A crucial election is only weeks away. It may be a cliché to some, but ...
Recycling

Super Recyclers

By James Wright, Senior, Recording Arts A.S Recycling Safety and Operations Supervisor At AS Recycling we fight a battle that will never truly end. Day after d...

Rediscovering a Love for Home

By Chelsea Beights, Senior, Art Studio This spring semester has been one of the busiest of my college career. Between a full class schedule, multiple projects ...

Chico State Expo 125!

In celebration of our 125th anniversary, California State University, Chico will host the Chico State Expo 125 this Saturday, April 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. There i...

Take a Hike!

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) fulfills a variety of important functions: it provides numerous opportunities for graduate student research proje...

The Diversity Iceberg

By Tracy Butts, Chief Diversity Officer On the few occasions when I have accompanied my colleague Victoria Bass on outreach trips for the university, many pare...

A Walk Down Memory

As we begin the 125th anniversary of Chico State, we recognize the growth and development of our university since its establishment as Chico Normal School in 18...

Words with Wildcats!

This week’s inquiry: “Do you have any goals or resolutions for the spring semester?”   Frank Rebelo, Senior, Environmental Science: Atmospheric Science...

Writing with Light

Santy Gray, Senior, Anthropology Anthropology, the study of people and their impact on earth, is by nature a fascinating subject. Every human being is connecte...

Steady Pace Towards Olympic Dreams

Scott Bauhs, BA Social Science, 2008 Scott Bauhs was a standout distance runner at Chico State from 2004 to 2008. He is now working out at a USOC Olympic Train...

Man vs. Wild, Huber Style!

Scott Huber, Education and Research Coordinator, Ecological Reserves I have the world’s best job. As the education and research coordinator for CSU, Chico...

Delta Xi Phi Days

by Michaela Boggan, Senior, Journalism Being a member of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority Inc. has challenged my beliefs, priorities, and goals. When I deci...

Big Bass, Big Money

By Bryce Hayes, CSU, Chico Alumnus, Construction Management 2011 When a good friend of mine mentioned he was starting up a fishing club on campus in 2009, in...

Monsters in Film

By Asa Simon Mittman, Professor, Art and Art History Department I’m an art historian and I study monsters. When I picked my area of research, I wanted to wo...

Words with Wildcats!

This week’s inquiry: "What is your favorite fall activity in Chico?" Charissa Pilling, Freshman, Nursing Major “My favorite part about fall is the weather...

Words with Wildcats!

This week’s inquiry: “Where is your favorite place to eat in Chico and why?” Paul Zingg, President: “There are few things I enjoy more than a Sierra Ne...

Recycle, Reuse

By Bianca Hernandez, Senior, Majors: Anthropology and Journalism -- News Editorial I nervously eyed the shelves brimming with binders and notebooks. The nice w...

Summer Renovations!

Construction workers have been quite busy on campus this summer, digging holes, pouring concrete, planting trees, among other things! This summer's endeavor is ...

Study Abroad in Spain

By Gia Martucci, Senior, Liberal Studies Major One evening about a month ago I found myself sitting on my 7th floor balcony, catching up with a good friend of ...

My Summer in Prague

By Kjerstin Wood, Sophomore, Major: Journalism Here’s a question for you: What can you do in 57 days? Let’s narrow it down even further—what can you do ...

The Orion is My Life

By Liam Turner, Senior, Major: Communication Design -- Graphic Design, Minor: Photographic Studies The Orion is unabashedly my life. During the semester, from ...
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My Unexpected Paradise

By Jaclyn Percy, senior, major in journalism option in public relations If you would have asked me four years ago where I was going to go to college, never in ...

To the Brink and Back

After some of the toughest days of his running career, Ed Hudson returned to the states after finishing the Marathon Des Sables, through the Sahara desert in Mo...
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Crazy? Maybe a Little…

Imagine running 151 miles. Granted you have six days to do it, but here is the tough part: the trail winds through the Sahara desert in Morocco. Sounds insane,...