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On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

Natalie Hanson

November 4, 2018

"The Man Who Sold the World" is David Bowie's third studio album. Though it turns 48 today, it represents a turning point for Bowie and for pop and rock of the time, as a hard rock departure from his previously acoustic work. It has been compared to other albums released that year, including those by...

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Natalie Hanson, Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 30, 2018

One of the local traditions during the Halloween season, in Chico, is taking a trip to your nearest corn maze. The maze, offered by Country Pumpkins in Orland, located off of Highway 32, is perhaps the largest you'll find nearby. It offers a different, large and complex maze each year and scary ghouls an...

Wildcat of the Week – Damion Lewis

Wildcat of the Week – Damion Lewis

Roy Anderson

October 17, 2018

Damion Lewis is the reigning conference player of the year in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and is well on his way to repeating that. Lewis and the Chico State men's soccer team are currently sitting in third place in the conference with Lewis starting every game this season as a go...

The Orion’s first official weekly newscast Oct. 10

The Orion’s first official weekly newscast Oct. 10

Alex Grant, Christian Solis, and Natalie Hanson

October 10, 2018

Check out The Orion's first official weekly broadcast. Christian Solis, Natalie Hanson and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Chico Unplugged winner balances music and nursing

Chico Unplugged winner balances music and nursing

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018

Music has always been a part of Lenon Padilla's life. Padilla was one of seven winners at the Chico School of the Arts Unplugged musician contest Thursday, which is judged at Madison Bear Garden. However, he is not a music major. Padilla is in the pre-nursing program at Chico State. Because of this,...

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Christian Solis

October 3, 2018

Chico State brought the controversial nature of free speech to the forefront of campus by inviting U.C. Berkeley's Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to speak for Constitution day on Thursday. Chemerinsky came to campus to speak about the status of free speech and the First Amendment. According to...

Wildcat of the Week- Erin Woods

Wildcat of the Week- Erin Woods

Ricardo Tovar

September 26, 2018

Chico State women's soccer striker Erin Woods has returned for her final season of California College Athletic Association eligibility. Woods graduated in the spring of this year with a bachelor's in nutrition, but due to a broken ankle she suffered her freshman season, she was forced to redshirt and...

Reynold’s campaign and storefront vandalized overnight

Reynold’s campaign and storefront vandalized overnight

Josh Cozine

September 15, 2018

Kasey Reynolds, a candidate for Chico city council, was woken up in the dead of night, around 2 a.m. Saturday, by a friend with terrible news. Along with her storefront, over a dozen of her campaign posters, all around town, had been vandalized. Reynolds was able to be reached for a statement later...

Wildcat of the Week – Jamie Ikeda

Wildcat of the Week – Jamie Ikeda

Andrew Baumgartner

September 13, 2018

Senior Jamie Ikeda is a defender for the Chico State women's soccer team. Ikeda is in her fourth year on the team and has been named a three-time California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Academic selection. Ikeda and her fellow defenders did not allow a goal in the first three games of the season....

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Grant Schmieding

September 12, 2018

It’s quiet at the Thursday Night Market - most of the vendors are still setting up. Low guitar hums in the background as pedestrians move lazily through the blocked-off streets. The sound of loud bass and pop music rip through the air and drown out the local melody. Mike Griffith, otherwise known...

Wildcat on the Street: Friend Zone

Wildcat on the Street: Friend Zone

Rachael Bayuk

September 12, 2018

This week, reporter Rachael Bayuk asked people around Chico what they thought on the term "friend zone" and what advice they have for someone in the friend zone. Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael on Twitter....

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