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Editor’s Picks: Our sports editor’s top 10 songs

Ricardo's playlist that he puts on at all times of the day.

Ricardo Tovar

March 8, 2019

Music is a strange thing for me, I don't seek it out and don't stay updated as most people do. Occasionally, I hear something from a friend and I like the band/performer and look them up. So a lot of songs I listen to are pretty dated, but this playlist is still full of songs from all across my life...

Undocuweek redefines what it means to be successful from the ‘hood’

Jeff Duncan addressing the crowd during

Julian Mendoza, Olyvia Simpson, and Ricardo Tovar

February 28, 2019

Literacy, Colonial history and Tupac Shakur were topics brought up by East Oakland native Josh Duncan-Andrade in his presentation "Unconditional Love for the Hood: Redefining Success in Our Communities" at the Bell Memorial Union in room 203 on Tuesday. The event was made possible by Chico State's clu...

The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

Digital Art By Claire Bang

Ricardo Tovar

February 22, 2019

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Wildcat Rumble of the Spring 2019 semester. Sports editor Ricardo Tovar is joined by a debuting Matthew Ferreira. Ferreira is new to The Orion's sports team and he is here, along with Tovar, to give his thoughts on Wildcat's sports, the MLB season and NBA seas...

Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

William Curless preparing to toss a pitch against Simpson University on Friday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

February 10, 2019

The first at-bat of the game was a double off Wildcats' starting pitcher William Curless, the next at-bat a single and seemingly right after that a throwing error caused a runner to score-- all before Curless record an out. This is how the Wildcats started their series finale against Simpson University...

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Alexandria Tucker leads the way at the Bronco Invitational in this archived photo. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Ricardo Tovar

February 9, 2019

The newest episode of the Wildcat Rumble is trying some stuff out. Interviews with Chico State athletes Bekah Boyle (3:42) and Alex Tucker (19:07), who won All-CCAA Fall Academics. As well as a one-man show by sports editor Ricardo Tovar: Super Bowl talk, NBA trade deadline analysis and much more. Hope you enjoy!...

Long-awaited “Kingdom Hearts III” lives up to 14 years of hype

Kingdom Hearts 3 characters look on at the horizon. Image from know your meme.

Ricardo Tovar

February 4, 2019

"Kingdom Hearts III" is here, as hard as it is to believe it. The last numbered title was in 2005-the same year Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" was number one on the Billboard charts. Was the 14-year wait worth it? Yes, yes it was. The "Kingdom Hearts" series has produced four titles since "K...

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)

Ricardo Tovar

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 board-operator for KNBR 680 in San Francisco. They discuss Danny's background in the field, ...

Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants waves to the crowd during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Ricardo Tovar

December 16, 2018

A big struggle for athletes after retiring is answering the question, "What now?" How can you possibly take the adrenaline and competitive itch out of yourself, when you have been competing your entire life? For former San Francisco Giant and Oakland Athletic's pitcher Barry Zito, the answer is performing...

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.

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant

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 your favorite segments, like game of the week, freaks and geeks and the moment of the week. Agree or...

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Chico State's Madison Wong stays in defensive position against Cal State East Bay on Saturday while also scoring a career high 26 points. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2018

Chico State women's basketball came into Acker Gymnasium against California State University East Bay looking to extend a two-game win streak. Extend they did, beating Cal State East Bay 78-59, riding a career high of 26 points from junior guard Madison Wong. "It was a team effort, it was good team win,...

Wildcat of the week- Jack Emanuel

Jack Emanuel running at the NCA West Regional Championships in Billings, Montana. Emanuel finished 18th. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Ricardo Tovar

December 5, 2018

Jack Emanuel is a Chico native who redshirted cross-country and track during his true freshman year. The construction management major has been in the scoring mix for four out of Chico State's six races this season; five of those being first place wins for the Wildcats. He finished 34th out of 203 in...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant

Christian Solis

November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities as close as Chico to cities as far as San Francisco. Now that first-responders have fully contained...

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