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Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints reacts during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 23, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
January 19, 2019

Welcome to the first Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! New sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Daniel Dunn. Dunn is a Humboldt State graduate who majored in journalism and is a current...

The past and future of Chico State football

Chico State running back Glenn Witherspoon takes a handoff during the 19787 season. Image from The Orion vault.
December 22, 2018

1997 marked the final year for Chico State football. The players hung up their uniforms one last time and walked out of the locker room. The cancellation of the football team was sad at the time, but could’ve...

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Tyler Garcia, 19, talks about how he and his family decided to stay in their home off of Honey Run Road despite the evacuation orders for the Camp Fire and the flash flood warnings. Photo credit: Alex Grant
December 21, 2018

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck,...

The WNBA looks for expansion

Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury has received lucrative offers to play overseas. Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
December 18, 2018

The disparity that the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players face has finally gotten the spotlight in a recent collective bargaining agreement opt out.It is no shock that some of the most...

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

A windmill, and the metallic structure of a trailer from Paradise. Photo credit: Josh Cozine
December 17, 2018

Pacific Gas and Electric Company workers have experienced loss of homes, emotional trauma and acceptance from Paradise residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire destruction.PG&E employees went up...

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Chico State huddles up during a break in the action against Cal State East Bay in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo
December 17, 2018

Humboldt State fans had a lot to cheer about in their matchup with the Wildcats. After 36 minutes of play the Lumberjacks held a consistent lead, not giving it up once to the Wildcats. However, at this...

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Chico State looks to rebound the ball against Stanislaus State in this archived photo. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis
December 17, 2018

Chico State fails to complete its second half surge to overcome a 17-point deficit. Humboldt State converted a final second tip in off a miss to overcome the Wildcats by a score of 55-53. Chico State went...

Podcast: It’s all about football

Football is the main topic of discussion as the NFL season rages on toward the playoffs. Image from Getty Images, photo by Winslow Productions.
December 14, 2018

The Wildcat Rumble is back for its final episode of the semester. In this episode Andrew and Ricardo are joined by Alex Grant. Football is the topic of discussion as the NFL season presses on. Listen for...

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

McKena Barker is a senior, leader, rebounding specialist and this week's Wildcat of the Week. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young
December 12, 2018

McKena Barker is a Chico native that has been a part of the Chico State women's basketball team since fall of 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in public administration in spring 2018 and...

Chico State professor retires after 50 years of teaching

Thomas Fahey warms up with the class by doing kettlebell swings each morning. Photo credit: Mathew  Miranda
December 12, 2018

After a successful career in teaching and discus throwing, Thomas Davin Fahey, jokingly explained that his first purchase after retiring would be a small sign that reads "will lecture for food."Fahey,...

The Orion Volume 81 Issue 13

The Orion Volume 81 Issue 13
December 11, 2018

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Jack Emanuel and Teddy Kassa participate in the NCAA championships in Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.
December 11, 2018

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions,...

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