The Orion

Chicoween 2022

Molly Myers, Editor-in-Chief // January 28, 2023

Orion editor Molly Myers interviews people on the streets of Chico during the weekend before, and the weekend of Halloween. During which, a young woman was hit by a drunk driver. Orion editor Noah Herbst...

Ability First attendees at a wheelchair basketball event

‘The hope is more’: A look inside Ability First Sports

Mason Tovani, Features Editor // December 14, 2022

“Catch,” one volunteer coach said, as the ball went through a young attendee's hands and over her head. Elizabeth, who's name has been changed due to being underage, spun around in the bright green...

Birds fly over the St. James lot on a cloudy day. Photo taken Nov. 6.

The long and wine-ding road: New Clairvaux’s complex history

Noah Herbst, Editor-in-Chief // November 16, 2022

At first glance, the tiny community of Vina in Tehama County may not have much to offer. There’s an elementary school, a railroad that runs right through town and to the untrained eye — not much else....

Chico State Womens golfer Taylor Stewart all smiles on the golf course. Photo courtesy of Chico State Sports Information.

A near historic invitational leaves a Wildcat honored

Mason Tovani, Features Editor // November 4, 2022

It isn’t very often that a Chico State women’s golfer earns “Women’s Golfer of the Week.” In fact, junior Wildcat Taylor Stewart is the first to collect such recognition in the program's history.  At...

Open bible with you are loved saying.

The hymn of sin

Walker Hardy, Reporter // November 3, 2022

On Sunday morning, the bright, early sun warmed my face as I opened my crusty-filled eyelids. The 10 seconds of grogginess and squinting my eyes open made me forget about everything that awaited me as...

Chico State College of Agriculture students in Puerto Rico in 2021 for a class trip. Photo courtesy of Michelle Borges.

Wildcats finding resilience in Puerto Rico

Melvin Bui and Mason Tovani // October 25, 2022

With only five years to rebuild after two severe hurricanes, Puerto Rico’s infrastructure wasn’t ready for Hurricane Fiona as flooding waterlogged agriculture land and power grid for two days from...

graphic design of south 405 highway

What once was

Walker Hardy, Writer // October 21, 2022

Introduction My blurry, blue eyes lock onto the dark, gray asphalt of South 405 as I fly through the Oregon mountains and pass into the valleys of Northern California. The dashing of yellow lines drags...

Zoe DiNardo ready on the court. Photo by Julia Travers, taken Oct. 15.

Love, passion and commitment: An athlete’s journey to an honorable game

Julia Travers , Reporter // October 19, 2022

From her early start in a volleyball grass league at the age of 7, and her mom also having been a volleyball player, Zoe DiNardo switched to the court at the age of 12. After taking a year off due to...

Chico State and Cal Poly Humboldt Mens Soccer during the National Anthem ahead of the Battle of the North match

The red and green runs deep: How Chico and Humboldt soccer are reviving a nearly century long rivalry

Mason Tovani, Features Editor // September 27, 2022

In hopes of one team coming away with a win and the other with bitter defeat, GoPros were strapped to the goal posts on both sides of the field while the documentary crew kept the cameras rolling on the...

Brown scoring a goal against Holy Names during his first start on Sept. 11.

Kristoffer Brown snags national Player of the Week honors

Jackson Elrod, Reporter // September 24, 2022

At the beginning of the week, sophomore midfielder Kristoffer Brown was still hoping for his first collegiate start. By the end, he was taking home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player...

Girl walking up stairs

Chico tunnels lore rooted in history

Molly Myers, News Editor // August 31, 2022

The yellow-summery-sorority house, Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD), has a tunnel underneath it that was used not only during the prohibition, but has been used to smuggle cocaine through Madison Bear Garden’s...

Barajas painting the mural in the BMU.

Imágenes de nuestros ancestros chicanos: una entrevista con el muralista Javier Barajas Villanueva

Christopher Hill, Redactor // June 4, 2022

Escondido en una sala de reuniones en el tercer piso de la BMU hay un mural que muchos estudiantes probablemente nunca antes habían visto. Dedicado para el Cinco de Mayo de 1995, el mural recuerda las...

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