Chico is a special place, and I’m not just saying that because I was born and raised here, and would be perfectly content living out the rest of my life here. I say that yes, because I truly believe it, but also because others have experienced it and told me so. I’ve met people on the streets of Dublin, Ireland who gave my friend a big hug because they had been to Chico and just raved about. I’ve been sitting in a resort Jacuzzi in Hawaii striking up a conversation with other tourists, and lo and behold, they went to Chico State. Chico is known because Chico is awesome.