The Orion

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Grant Larson delivers a pitch to a Stanislaus State Warriors batter in Sunday's game on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

March 26, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their sport.Basketball player Michael Bethea Jr. played for the Wildcats as recently as the 2016-17 season a...

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

The San Francisco 49ers invited the Paradise High School football team to their Monday night football game against the New York Giants. Image from Getty Images, photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers

Ricardo Tovar

November 28, 2018

People often question the validity of sports in our society; for Paradise athletes, sports was a way for them to escape the harsh reality of their situation. Many of these athletes have no place to play the sports they love and some don't have homes to go back to.#ButteStrong #PrayForParadise #Paradise...

Raiders roll the dice on Vegas as Oakland walks the plank.

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Jordan Jarrell

April 12, 2017

In the past few months, the rumors of the Las Vegas move were starting to become more of a fact than fiction. I have been in denial these past 6 months as I refused to acknowledge Las Vegas and Raiders could be in the same sentence. As a Bay Area native, I grew up loving the Raiders even though they...

Senior Spotlight: Entrepreneur creates app to transform how people donate

Chase Palmieri, a senior entrepreneurship and small business management major, plans to change the way people donate through a simple app he created called SlideSocial. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Nicole Santos

May 6, 2015

Growing up with parents who’ve always created their own successful businesses, Chase Palmieri, a senior entrepreneurship and small business management major, knew that there was a benefit to being an entrepreneur. “My dad and my mom are both serial entrepreneurs,” he said. “So from a young ag...

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