The Orion

Roque’s field of dreams

Senior shortstop Tony Roque steps into a pitch during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

March 23, 2016

For months, senior shortstop Tony Roque was included in a group message about raising money to buy a team pingpong table. To his surprise, the Chico State baseball team instead invested the money in something of incomparable value. Since Roque can remember, his mother has relentlessly worked two jobs...

My first time in the liquor store

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 13, 2015

I feel like I look my age.Yet every cashier at every liquor store in town eyes me like I’m a student at Chico High as I roll up to the counter hands full of 32 0z Corona Familiars. I want to act my age but Ray’s stink eye stimulates symptoms of Parkinson’s through my fingertips. ...

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