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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...

Barajas painting the mural in the BMU.

Honoring Chicano ancestors: An interview with Mexican muralist Javier Barajas Villanueva

Christopher Hill, Staff Writer // June 4, 2022

Hidden in a meeting room on the Bell Memorial Union’s third floor is a mural that many students have likely never seen before. Dedicated for Cinco de Mayo in 1995, the mural memorializes the struggles...

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...

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