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Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Ricardo Tovar

January 18, 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, ...

The past and future of Chico State football

The past and future of Chico State football

Connor Mcpherson

December 21, 2018

1997 marked the final year for Chico State football. The players hung up their uniforms one last time and walked out of the locker room. The cancellation of the football team was sad at the time, but could’ve been just what the Chico State athletics program needed.Despite wide protest, the footb...

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Josh Cozine

December 20, 2018

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck, reporters from The Orion all began shooting videos and pictures, slowly moving further up the road,...

The WNBA looks for expansion

The WNBA looks for expansion

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 18, 2018

The disparity that the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players face has finally gotten the spotlight in a recent collective bargaining agreement opt out.It is no shock that some of the most successful players in the league only get a fraction of what an NBA player sees on their paycheck....

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon

December 17, 2018

Pacific Gas and Electric Company workers have experienced loss of homes, emotional trauma and acceptance from Paradise residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire destruction.PG&E employees went up to Paradise, days after the fire, trying to restore gas and electricity for the community.“It w...

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Connor Mcpherson

December 16, 2018

Humboldt State fans had a lot to cheer about in their matchup with the Wildcats. After 36 minutes of play the Lumberjacks held a consistent lead, not giving it up once to the Wildcats. However, at this point it was also clear that the Wildcats wanted to send these fans home upset, and did so by saving ...

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Wesley Harris

December 16, 2018

Chico State fails to complete its second half surge to overcome a 17-point deficit. Humboldt State converted a final second tip in off a miss to overcome the Wildcats by a score of 55-53. Chico State went to Humboldt State confidently after getting into a rhythm in its last two victories. The solid d...

Podcast: It’s all about football

Podcast: It’s all about football

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...

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 12, 2018

McKena Barker is a Chico native that has been a part of the Chico State women's basketball team since fall of 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in public administration in spring 2018 and is currently working on her masters for public administration. In her previous season with Chico St...

Chico State professor retires after 50 years of teaching

Chico State professor retires after 50 years of teaching

Justin Jackson

December 12, 2018

After a successful career in teaching and discus throwing, Thomas Davin Fahey, jokingly explained that his first purchase after retiring would be a small sign that reads "will lecture for food."Fahey, a 71-year-old kinesiology professor, began teaching at Chico State in August of 1984. The alumnus o...

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Connor Mcpherson

December 11, 2018

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions, races, classes and even genders. However, this is not always the case, and many athletes have c...

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