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Lectures to help graduating international students

Lectures to help graduating international students

Yang Dai

February 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

International students fretting over what to do after graduating need to worry no more. On March 1 and 4, lectures are being held at the student center to help students figure out their post collegiate careers. Started on Feb. 23, the Chico State Office of International Education began to give...

To boycott the Oscars or not – that is the question

To boycott the Oscars or not – that is the question

Jesse De Mercurio

February 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

See video at end of story for student responses. It’s the biggest night of the year for Hollywood. A red carpet is rolled out. Press set up hours ahead of time. Stars we mere mortals can only dream about get decked out in the finest attire money can buy before making their way to the Dolby Theatr...

Softball team sweeps UC San Diego in doubleheader

Softball team sweeps UC San Diego in doubleheader

Carlos Islas and Lindsay Pincus

February 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team brought its brooms to sweep the 17th ranked UC San Diego Tritons on the road in the first of four games on Friday, Feb. 26. The Wildcats held the conference’s top-hitting team to just five hits on the day as they beat the Tritons 4-1 and 2-1. With strong performances...

Georgina Herrera shares more than just poetry

Georgina Herrera shares more than just poetry

Sarah Strausser

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Q&As, Showcase, Video

Herrera's responses were translated into English by Sara E. Cooper, Chico State professor and Cubanabooks head. See the video at the end of the story.  Georgina Herrera, Afro-Cuban poet, sits comfortably in an oversized cream colored chair in the quiet office of Trinity Hall 131. Her long and airy yellow top contrasts her deep colore...

Beekeepers feeling the sting

Beekeepers feeling the sting

Molly Sullivan

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Bee thieves are emerging in swarms during Butte County’s pollination season. According to the Butte County sheriff, over 500 beehives have been stolen from neighboring counties, and at least 64 hives have been taken from a Butte County orchard. Beekeepers are being stung by competitors as recent re...

Top baseball hitters share personal insights

Top baseball hitters share personal insights

Anna Baytosh

February 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Junior outfielder Sonny Cortez and sophomore infielder Cameron Santos have been the table setters for the baseball team so far this season. The Orion sat down with the first two hitters in the baseball team's lineup to talk how America's pastime has impacted them. Cortez: What is your favorite ...

Wildcat by day, Aztec dancer by night

Wildcat by day, Aztec dancer by night

Floritzel Salvador

February 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Cindy Renteria, senior communications major, is an Aztec dancer at heart. While growing up she was actively involved in Aztec dance and feels a spiritual connection to it, she said. Renteria has given various presentations throughout the years alongside her family, and has learned a lot about herself...

Biker hit by Domino’s pizza delivery driver on Nord Avenue

Biker hit by Domino’s pizza delivery driver on Nord Avenue

George Johnston

February 20, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Showcase

A biker was hit by a driver on Nord Avenue late Friday night. The biker was traveling down Nord Avenue toward West Sacramento Avenue and was struck by a Domino's pizza delivery car according to police and witnesses. Police and emergency technicians were called and arrived at the scene. The biker...

A Cuban experience in Chico

A Cuban experience in Chico

Sarah Strausser

February 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase

On Feb. 20 at the the Chico Women's Club, students and locals can experience a night of Cuban culture. The feature of the night will be a reading by Afro-Cuban Georgina Herrera, author of "Always Rebellious." The event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting Cubanabooks, a local non-profit organization, w...

Softball team wins second of doubleheader

Softball team wins second of doubleheader

Esther Briggs

February 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase

The Chico State softball team won the second game of their Feb. 13 doubleheader against the Sonoma State Seawolves, 5-0. The win brings the Wildcats' record to 2-2 in their conference. The second game was all Wildcats. Junior designated player Cyrena Taylor doubled in the top of the second inning...

Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

Kenta Mcafee

February 16, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

So far this season, the baseball team has been dominating the diamond and are spurred by the phenomenal pitching of junior Clayton Gelfand. Gelfand has had three starts for the 'Cats, and has racked up 15 strikeouts, one pick off and an opponent batting average of .182, against 43 batters. His...

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