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Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Michael Catelli

March 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

Two stealthy motorcycles might just end crime on Chico State's campus. In mid January, The University Police Department borrowed an electric motorcycle from San Jose State’s police department to test out its capabilities on campus. After months of deliberation, University Police decided to further use the bikes both on and off campus. Accordin...

Student talks passion for music, fashion

Student talks passion for music, fashion

Romeo Espinal

March 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Ever since she was in the fourth grade, Tibire Edwards, senior kinesiology major, recalls being very passionate about music. Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu are among her musical inspirations. While growing up, Edwards found dressing up fun, she said. That is when she knew she had found her love for fashion...

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Amelia Storm

March 3, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

The suffocating grip of technology is striving to be relieved with the National Day of Unplugging. The event encourages people to sign a pledge agreeing to turn off their phones from sundown on March 4 to sundown on March 5. The goal, as stated by the National Day of Unplugging website, is to, “connect with the peo...

Social media more powerful than you think

Social media more powerful than you think

Sam Rios

March 3, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

Damn Daniel. Listen intently and you may hear these words spoken in the distance. Maybe yelled, maybe whispered. Either way, this phrase heard ‘round the web is a reference to the series of Snapchat videos that’s releasing its rage onto the internet. The short clips were composed into one vide...

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

Patrick Pace

March 2, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The No. 1 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost their second game in a row to the eighth seeded Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles 37-54 on March 1 at home. This loss knocked them out of the CCAA championship tournament in the first round. The team has lost two games to the Golden Eagles in the...

The Orion Vol. 76, Issue 6

The Orion Vol. 76, Issue 6

March 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Student finds passion for photography

Student finds passion for photography

Floritzel Salvador

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Meet Vicente Fuentes, senior marketing major, recently returned from a semester abroad in Viterbo, Italy. The 23-year-old was born in Colima, Mexico. At the age of 8, he came to the United States. At an early age, Fuentes developed an interest for the arts. What started off as a doodle later developed...

‘Cats salvage series with final win

‘Cats salvage series with final win

Danielle Pubill

March 1, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats took on the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Feb. 28, hoping to even up the weekend series at two. It was a clear victory for the Wildcats with a score of 6-3. The game began with a one, two, three inning for the 'Cats on the field. In the bottom of the first inning, junior outfielder...

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...

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