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New science building to begin construction

New science building to begin construction

Alejandra Fraga

February 10, 2018


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

The construction of a new physical science building on campus will be initiated in fall of 2018, as announced in a university news release Thursday.The new building will be replacing Siskiyou Hall, after this building is demolished."The building will provide advanced teaching labs for the sciences, enha...

Wildcats defeat San Bernardino as Gilham makes history

Wildcats defeat San Bernardino as Gilham makes history

Courtney Chapman

February 10, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team swept Cal State San Bernardino in a double header Friday, defeating the Coyotes 4-0 in the first game and rallying for a 4-3 win in the second game.Wildcats starting pitcher Haley Gilham and CCAA Pitcher of the Week shut down the Coyotes in game one with a complete game, two hit shutout, taking over Chico State softball's top spot for most career wins with 60....

Walking away from school might be more than you can afford

Karen Limones

February 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Sometimes life comes at you like a train and you have to decide whether to get on board or not. Such a difficult decision presents itself to students when they have to decide whether to stay in school or take a break. For some students, taking a leave of absence might seem like the best opt...

The Russian Revolution is reimagined at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

The Russian Revolution is reimagined at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

Angel Ortega

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines

The social and political impact of the Russian Revolution is conveyed through artwork in a new art exhibit on campus. With photographs and artwork throughout the 20th Century are, "Revolutionizing the World?" displays the history of the Russian Revolution of 1917 through four different sections, Design...

Wildcats rally but fall short of victory against Stanislaus State

Wildcats rally but fall short of victory against Stanislaus State

Katalina Santamaria

February 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State's men basketball team fell short of a victory Thursday night in a 78-88 loss against Stanislaus State. The Wildcats played a well fought game against the Warriors but ultimately fell short in the final stretch of the game. With 1:57 left in the game senior guard Corey Silverstrom...

Texts stop possible mass shooting at casino

Texts stop possible mass shooting at casino

Josh Cozine

February 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A possible mass shooting at Gold Country Casino was halted before it started due to threatening text messages Tuesday.According to a release from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), a call was received Tuesday from someone saying they were getting texts threatening a mass shooting and suici...

City council approves new team of emergency responders

City council approves new team of emergency responders

Tisha Cheney

February 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The newly proposed Mobile Crisis Team was approved by Chico's city council with a 7-0 vote on Tuesday.According to city clerk Debbie Presson, the recommendation for the establishment of this team came from Chief of Police Michael O'Brien. O'Brien stated that this team will include two councilors from the ...

Men’s Golf captures second place in first action this spring

Men’s Golf captures second place in first action this spring

Andrew Baumgartner

February 8, 2018


Filed under Golf, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's golf team finished second place in the Fujikura Invitational hosted by Cal State San Marcos. The Wildcats finished one stroke behind host San Marcos, who took first place. Cal State Monterey Bay finished in third place with 10 shots behind Chico. The tournament lasted three rounds, tw...

Fire in Chico leads to mobile home evacuations

Fire in Chico leads to mobile home evacuations

February 7, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A fire broke out in a neighborhood in north Chico Tuesday.The fire, near several mobile residences, began just after 11 p.m. on 3200 Rockin M. Drive. Evacuations were ordered for residents at Troy Lane whose homes were at risk, according to a news release.It took about two hours for Chico's fire dep...

Student campaigns for City Council, calls for more community action

Student campaigns for City Council, calls for more community action

Natalie Hanson

February 7, 2018


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

Jeremy Markley, a senior at Chico State, is running for one of three vacant city council spots up for election next November. Markley considers himself a native of Chico and Redding, but has been involved in Chico politics for years. He is an Air Force veteran and plans to graduate from Chico State...

Wildcat of the week – Kayla Taylor

Wildcat of the week – Kayla Taylor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

Have a question for a future Wildcat of the week? Email us at [email protected] or @theorion_sports on Twitter....

Democratic Congressional candidates make cases for the June primary

Democratic Congressional candidates make cases for the June primary

Grayson Boyer

February 7, 2018


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

Democratic candidates running for Doug LaMalfa’s House of Representative seat met at the Chico branch of the Butte Public Library on Jan. 23 to discuss the issues of California’s 1st District. Candidates Marty Walters, Jessica Holcombe, Larry Jordan and Audrey Denney discussed their stances on...

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