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New Student Senate Electees at Casper College

By Lane Johnson Every spring Casper College hosts an election for new student senate members. Each school at the college gets two representatives with a total of five schools according to Student Life Coordinator Devin Fulton. The schools include: Business and Industry, Fine arts and Humanities, Health Science, Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The […]

Spring Thunderbirds Soccer Update

By Lane Johnson The Casper College Men and Women’ Soccer Teams have completed the spring season and look forward to competing for the national title again in the fall.  For the freshman, the spring season is an opportunity to improve and gain more experience playing at the college level. For the sophomores the season provides […]

The Life Lesson of Theater

By Geoff Cooper Richard Burk, a longstanding figure in Casper College’s theater department, directs his final production with “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.” His departure marks not just an end to his career but also the continuation of the profound life lessons he instilled in his students. “Theater requires ownership at every level,” Burk […]

Money in CC Sports

By Faythe Fowler As a whole, athletics programs at Casper College receive a budget from various sources to divide and decide what happens with the money. There is an overall budget for each sport that is created by financial services, depending on various factors that affect the budget. “The college gives us two budgets,” said […]

Libby Winchell: CC’s First Women’s Rodeo Coach

By Faythe Fowler The women’s rodeo team added a new member to their roster this year; a women’s coach. Hired just this year, Libby Winchell is the first Women’s Rodeo Coach at Casper College. Winchell is originally from Scottsbluff, Neb., where she grew up surrounded by the rodeo lifestyle.  “My mom rodeoed,” Winchell said. “I […]

Judging Contest at CC

Faythe Fowler Chinook Writer The Casper College Livestock Judging Contest, hosted on Saturday, March 23, strives to be the premiere contest in this region to benefit 4H and Future Farmers of America students. Students come from all over the state to enter the contest to prepare for upcoming state and national-level contests. Heath Hornecker, a […]

Rodeoing with buddies

Geoff Cooper Chinook Writer  Talon Elshere, originally from Hereford, S.D., is a dedicated rodeo athlete specializing in bronc riding, team roping, and steer wrestling. His passion for rodeo led him to Casper College, where he joined the school’s rodeo team. For Elshere, rodeo is more than just a competition—it’s about camaraderie and enjoying the sport […]

The American Dream

Faythe Fowler Chinook Writer Foreign students adjusting to the American lifestyle from their home country is challenging, yet easier than expected. Many foreign students are specifically recruited here for the athletics programs. Anna Csenyi, a Casper College sophomore, moved from Szolnok, Hungary to play basketball for the college.  She said she wanted to try a […]

Breaking stereotypes: 

The rise of women in rodeo Saioa San Francisco Arilla Chinook Writer In the Casper College rodeo arena, women are breaking barriers and rewriting the rules of athleticism. Cowgirls rewriting the storybooks of rodeo. Back in 1920, women couldn’t even participate in rodeo. Elli Rettinger, a CC cowgirl studying physical therapy at Casper College said, […]

Casper College Esports Club: safe space on campus for competitive, casual gameplay

By Anthony Sturt The Casper College Esports Club welcomes gamers of all skills levels regardless of whether they are more interested in competitive or casual play. Austin Emmert, a business administration major who founded the esports club in the fall semester of 2023, serves as president of the club. Emmert said, “ For our focus […]