The Orion

Looking back at Spring accomplishments

Looking back at Spring accomplishments

Andrew Baumgartner

August 30, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

While Fall athletics have begun at Chico State, the Spring athletes set a precedent of success for their fellow Wildcats. Many of the spring athletes brought championships to Chico State, hoping to continue the trend with the fall athletes. SoftballChico State softball was one of the more dominant teams i...

Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Grant Schmieding

August 30, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

Abstract art, leather cuffs, bare feet, paint splatters, cheap beer, minimal seating, dim lighting and camaraderie accompanied soulful music Tuesday night as locals stagger around the backside of the tiny Blackbird Café. The atmosphere feels small, almost intimidating to an outsider. Stepping through...

Looking Ahead to Fall Athletics

Looking Ahead to Fall Athletics

Andrew Baumgartner

August 29, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

The fall semester has begun at Chico State and with that so do fall athletics.This semester there will be plenty of teams to take an interest in; the always exciting basketball teams and the championship winning cross country teams.Men's SoccerThe men finished their last season with a 10-6-2 record, b...

EDXCHICO takes center stage on the first day of classes

EDXCHICO takes center stage on the first day of classes

Dan Christian

August 29, 2018


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

The first day of the fall semester generated more buzz than usual as it coincided with Chico State’s first EDXCHICO conference.Modeled after the increasingly popular TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks, EDXCHICO is intended to teach a specific topic or talking point to a large groups of...

Letter to: transfer students

Letter to: transfer students

Rachael Bayuk

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Dear Transfer Students, First off, let me say welcome to the family; you have just started the rest of your life. At Chico State you can be whoever you want to be. Your past doesn’t have to define you if you don’t want it to. Transferring offers you a unique opportunity to redefine yourself ...

Wildcat on the Street: Social media consent

Wildcat on the Street: Social media consent

August 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

We asked students around Chico State their opinion about social media consent and what it means to them. Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Eight athletes to be inducted into Chico State Hall of Fame

Eight athletes to be inducted into Chico State Hall of Fame

Andrew Baumgartner

August 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State's history will come to the forefront as the Chico State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be inducted at the Bell Memorial Union September 22 at 5:30pm. This year's class is made up of eight former athletes that span five decades and six sports. This year's inductees are Nick...

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Christian Solis

August 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Video

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gave a convocation speech to the campus on Thursday. In her speech she touched on campus achievements, goals and the status of free speech on campus. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

College students lack sufficient mental health resources

College students lack sufficient mental health resources

Rayanne Painter

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Everybody deals with their own personal lows during college. Many students may find themselves devastated over failing a difficult exam, or heartbroken over falling out with friends or partners. For anybody who’s experienced these things, they know that it can often make life harder than it needs to...

Meriam Library plays host to second annual Welcome Week Game Night

Meriam Library plays host to second annual Welcome Week Game Night

Brian Luong

August 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Over 100 Chico State students showed up to play games and compete for prizes while learning to navigate the Meriam Library, Sunday, before the first day of classes.New students learned more about the library and its features through a variation of the game Lotería, a game similar to Bingo. Participa...

Chico Pride festival encourages sustainability and reflects on history

Chico Pride festival encourages sustainability and reflects on history

August 27, 2018


Filed under Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Various community members united for the Stonewall Chico Pride 2018 at the downtown plaza Saturday morning to support sustainable practices. The celebration marked the 24th year the Stonewall Alliance celebrated Pride in Chico. Chico Pride is a four-day schedule that started last Thursday. The...

‘BlacKkKlansman’ speaks out against hate with style

‘BlacKkKlansman’ speaks out against hate with style

Grant Schmieding

August 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

One of Spike Lee’s best movies to date, “BlacKkKlansman” had me laughing, cringing, gasping and gripping the edge of my seat. It’s a multifaceted satirical social commentary, disguised as a detective thriller, with a lot to say about modern society and politics. The film follow...

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