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New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

September 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training aspires to do so as well. I CAN HELP Mental Health Ally Training is a new program for faculty and staff des...

Steroids continue to have a negative impact on professional sports

Steroids continue to have a negative impact on professional sports

Connor Mcpherson

September 24, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

In any given competition there are people who look for the easy way out in order to win. In poker, players will try to count cards. In video games, people will look at their opponent’s screen. And in sports, athletes use performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), including steroids, to get an advantage. In...

Chico State soccer flawless in Sunday victories

Chico State soccer flawless in Sunday victories

Wesley Harris

September 23, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Chico State Women’s soccer completed their third straight victory Sunday afternoon over California State University East Bay. Aiden Williams scored her first goal of the season in the win, and Jordan Dukakis delivered the second goal for the Wildcats in the 2-1 victory.Chico State entered the match...

Slip ‘n’ slide safely around the bedroom

Slip ‘n’ slide safely around the bedroom

Rayanne Painter

September 23, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Sex shouldn’t hurt, of course, unless you want it to.There’s a notion that exists among the younger generation that sex should be perfect while we’re young. And that any sexual struggle that occurs before our 40s inherently means that our bodies are “abnormal” or someth...

Pioneers cut Wildcat’s winning streak short

Pioneers cut Wildcat’s winning streak short

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava and Maury Montalvo

September 23, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports, Volleyball

Chico State volleyball took on the California State University East Bay Pioneers on Saturday, but after a thrilling first set that saw a total of 17 tie scores and ten lead changes the Wildcats would lose in three sets 28-30, 8-25, 20-25. Both teams were neck and neck for most of the first set, neve...

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

Alex Coba

September 22, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

It was a night of hysterical laughter and drum solos played on toasters. Chico's El Rey theater hosted the 2018 San Francisco Comedy Competition Thursday. This is a yearly competition where hundreds of comedians audition to for a chance to secure one of 32 spots. The late and great Robin Williams once...

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Grant Schmieding

September 22, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

The crowd, tightly packed, mostly stands—mingling as shoulders brush and bump. The stage is small, pushed into a corner, surrounded by bright, colorful lights. Beams of purple, blue and red dance across the venue, forming pools around moving shadows. School of the Arts (SOTA) employees in black...

Chico State volleyball goes five sets and emerges victorious

Chico State volleyball goes five sets and emerges victorious

Ricardo Tovar

September 22, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports, Volleyball

Riding the momentum of a two-game win streak from last weekend, Chico State was looking to continue to build their lead in the California Collegiate Athletic Association North Division to 3-2 and 10-3 overall. In their way stood San Francisco State the team right behind them at 2-2 in the North Division an...

Chico State soccer teams get wins on the road

Chico State soccer teams get wins on the road

Connor Mcpherson

September 22, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Home-field advantage didn’t seem to matter this Friday as both Chico State men’s and women’s soccer pulled out close victories on the road. Thanks to great defense from both teams, Chico State won big Friday with back to back women’s and men’s road wins against Californ...

Podcast: Open those coolers

Podcast: Open those coolers

Andrew Baumgartner and Ricardo Tovar

September 21, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Welcome to the first ever podcast for the sports section of The Orion called the Wildcat Rumble. In the first episode Ricardo Tovar and I discuss the Cleveland Browns first win in 635 days, other football headlines, the playoff baseball race and a little snippet on basketball to finish it off. Thank you for li...

The endless grind of a collegiate gym rat

The endless grind of a collegiate gym rat

Wesley Harris

September 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Dreams of championships, game-winning shots and ankle bruising crossovers date back to the childhoods of most basketball players. Especially when they observed the legendary professional athletes that came before them.Being able to achieve those dreams at the collegiate level requires going through a...

Chuck Epperson: A human defined by martial arts and music

Chuck Epperson: A human defined by martial arts and music

Alex Grant

September 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Features, Mobile Headlines, News

Chico State may be Chico's most known school, but ask professional martial artist and they'll tell you about the Epperson Brothers Kenpo Karate Dojo. Founded by and run by Chuck Epperson, this dojo specializes in teaching people American Kenpo Karate and Filipino weapons training.Epperson's weeks are...

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