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Hurricane Fran performing.

The art of tease and burlesque: Hurricane Fran

Gabriela Rudolph, Reporter // May 15, 2022

Many might initially think of the 2010 movie starring Christina Aguilera when the term “burlesque” arises. However, Hurricane Fran assures that it’s not an accurate representation. For those going...

From left to right: Carissa Rodriguez, Lara Condosta, Rebecca Graham, John Brunk, Amy Bell, Elise Barnum, and Samantha Bracket.

Wildcat pole vaulters stand along atop CCAA

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // May 6, 2022

The 2022 Chico State Women’s Track and Field season has earned multiple NCAA Provisional marks, but nothing has been more impressive than the dominance of the team’s pole vault student-athletes. The...

Cristian Bradys jump that broke the Chico State Pole Vault record.

When preparation meets opportunity: the Cristian Brady story

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 24, 2022

Cristian Brady’s journey began at South Hills High School when he failed to make the baseball team and had some decisions to make. As they say, where one chapter ends, another begins. After this happened...

Liam (left) and Eve (right) Miller posing for a picture on Halloween.

520 miles away, I found myself

Eve Miller, Contributor // April 22, 2022

I’m 520 miles from home, scrolling endlessly through my camera roll, trying to find pictures where I’m truly happy. This assignment sounds simple — find a picture when you’re younger that makes...

Four Figures of Michaela by Dr. Kelly Otani

Full Frontal Nudity: deconstructing sexual misconceptions of art modeling

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 16, 2022

I stood in place on a platform covered in plush curtains and pillows. A space heater sent enough warmth to my chest to distract from the draft that attacked my rear.  I hold my arms in a ballet...

The hike toward Big Chico Creek.

Discover the Ecological Reserve at annual Watershed Tour

Gabriela Rudolph, Reporter // April 6, 2022

It’s a chilly morning of March 5, and I was in a cramped car driving on Highway 32 toward the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve with three girls I had just met a few days prior at the Watershed Tour...

Coach Clink giving out instructions during a timeout.

Prancing through a historic season with the Wildcats

Javier Hernandez, Reporter // April 4, 2022

Orion Reporter on Chico State Men's Basketball's historic season Covering sports is something I have done for The Orion for the past two semesters, but covering Chico State Men’s Basketball team...

Rigo and his wife Cynthia with some of the kids from the camp. Photo Taken on April 2.

Rigoberto Sanchez: the epitome of a hometown hero

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 4, 2022

It all started with a dream in soccer for Rigoberto Sanchez, but little did he know that he would become the starting punter for the Indianapolis Colts. There are only 32 starting punters in the NFL and...

Mural in the BMU honoring Cesar Chavez and other Mexican-Americans by Javier Barajas Villanueva.

‘History is on our side’: The life and struggles of Cesar Chavez

Christopher Hill, Reporter // March 31, 2022

“We are sons of the Mexican Revolution, a revolution of the poor seeking bread and justice. Our revolution will not be armed, but we want the existing social order to dissolve; we want a new social...

Pete Mathiesen with his players as coach at the College of Redwoods / Photo from Marty Mathiesen

Remember the real Pete Mathiesen: a demanding coach, trusted mentor and cherished friend

Mason Tovani, Sports Editor // March 22, 2022

Pete Mathiesen, former head coach of the Chico State Men’s Basketball team from 1970-1987, passed away at the age of 85 on Feb. 12, 2022.  Pete may have been 35 years removed from coaching the...

Dr. Bartelink and several students taking some time to relax by visiting the Seattle Aquarium. Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Collins. Taken Feb. 23.

Chico State forensics: From the field to the conference room floor

Noah Herbst, Copy Chief // March 21, 2022

This year the American Academy of Forensic Sciences hosted its 74th annual Scientific Conference, a national event that attracts some of the brightest minds in the field, including experienced forensic...

Cassi Tejeda and Courtney Kendall stand together in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco

‘Mother of all Saints’: How Cassi Tejeda taught the world to laugh

Ava Norgrove and Melvin Bui // March 7, 2022

Cassi Tejeda, 22, and her partner Courtney Kendall, 24, lost their lives in Chico on Jan. 30 when an allegedly drunk driver crashed into their stopped vehicle near Neal Dow Elementary.   Cassi...

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