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Wildcats secure 2nd & 12th place at UCR Invitational

Wildcats secure 2nd & 12th place at UCR Invitational

Terren Pouncy

September 25, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State cross country team competed in their first invitational at UC Riverside Sept. 16. The Wildcats went against several other Division I programs; such as Alabama, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Sacramento State, and Utah Valley State. The men’s team secured second place overall in the...

Chico State’s mental health problems are being ignored

Chico State’s mental health problems are being ignored

Rachel Reyes

September 25, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

It's safe to say that Chico State students are busy. Classes, work, sports and clubs take up so much time. It's easy to distract students from extremely important matters, such as personal mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, also known as NAMI, 75 percent of all ment...

Jhene Aiko’s 22-track ‘Trip’ to enlightenment

Jhene Aiko’s 22-track ‘Trip’ to enlightenment

Julia Maldonado

September 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

A tribute to Jhene Aiko's brother, Miyagi, who lost a two-year battle with cancer in 2004, "Trip" is the answer to the search for healing Aiko needed. The surprise release of her first studio album since "Souled Out" in 2014, "Trip" is the 85-minute sophomore album accompanied with a bonus 23-minute...

Wildcats start slow, finish strong

Wildcats start slow, finish strong

Mathew Miranda

September 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women’s soccer team dominates the first half. They maintain possession of the ball, create scoring opportunities and out-shoot the opposing team. However, for all their strengths, the Wildcats routinely fail to score in the first half. Luckily for them, they flip the switch in the second...

Superheroes run for a good cause

Superheroes run for a good cause

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

The Northern Valley Catholic Social Service organization Court Appointed Special Advocates held their annual superhero run to raise awareness for local children in need, Saturday. CASA is dedicated to making a difference for children who have suffered from abuse and have been taken in for foster care...

CalFresh Outreach at Chico State provides help for starving students

CalFresh Outreach at Chico State provides help for starving students

Hannah Yeager

September 24, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Being a starving college student used to be the “norm.” After paying rent, PG&E and internet, most students have barely enough money to buy groceries to make healthy and balanced meals. A program called CalFresh has recently partnered with Chico State in order to make a long-term solution...

‘Pristine Parties’ service ensures safety during nights out

‘Pristine Parties’ service ensures safety during nights out

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Chico State students create a safer party scene for the community with “Pristine Parties,” a party entertainment service. Junior concrete management majors Rwejuna Nyundo and Ronald Carcamo co-founded this student-run entertainment business. "Pristine Parties" hosts house parties in Chico almost...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Justin Couchot

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Carter Johnson is a senior midfielder on the Chico State men's soccer team. He has played an important role on the team in all three of his previous years at Chico State and hopes to play even better in his final season. Q: Now starting the season 4-0 on the road, but losing two straight in front ...

What kind of phone bill is UPD running up?

What kind of phone bill is UPD running up?

Alex Grant

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

Chico State spends roughly $138,000 a year in total on 81 emergency blue light phones throughout campus, which are often abused by drunk students. There are 68 blue phones spread throughout the main campus, 12 phones at University Village and one phone at the University Farm. Each phone costs $1,700....

Singles that didn’t make the cut

Singles that didn’t make the cut

Niyat Teferi

September 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

A hit single makes it to the radio for obvious reasons. They're catchy and nice to listen to in the car while on your way to work or school. However, the choice of songs that radio DJs pick makes you think "Why?!" Especially after certain songs tend to stay on rotation for six months straight. Here's...

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Roberto Fonseca

September 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Multimedia, Opinion, Showcase

This revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion's opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at theorion.com. This week, writers Kendall George and Grayson Boyer talk about grades, the student impact on city council and Betsy DeVos.     ...

How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

Kendall George

September 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Title IX, according to the United State's Department of Justice, means that no discrimination based on the factor of sex will be tolerated under federally funded education programs or activities. The amendment also gives guidelines to schools on how to deal with cases of sexual assault that are reported. ...

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