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Wildcats top the standings

Wildcats top the standings

Greg Silvia
April 19, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team moved into first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Friday night after splitting a double-header against Cal State San Bernardino.The Wildcats won the first game of the day 4-3 behind seven scoreless innings on the mound from Brad Lohse. In game two, the Wildcats' bats fell asl...

Wildcats win in dramatic fashion

Wildcats win in dramatic fashion

Angelo Boscacci
April 19, 2014
Filed under Softball, Sports

A wild pitch turned out to be the perfect pitch for the WIldcats in game one of Friday's doubleheader. The ’Cats won 1-0 and a walk off ended game two with a 3-2 victory. Chico State hosted the Sonoma State Seawolves and game one was a battle from the start. Both pitchers from each team were in control ...

41-year-old university film series offers free showings of profound, artistic films

41-year-old university film series offers free showings of profound, artistic films

Ashiah Scharaga
April 17, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The University Film Series, presented by the Humanities Center at Chico State, has had over a 40 year history on campus. Films, corresponding to the center's theme for the academic year, are shown at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Little Theatre, room 106 of Ayres Hall. The Orion sat down with Sarah Pike,...

Fan finds joy in ‘Cats baseball

Lee Masten
April 16, 2014
Filed under Sports

Chico State sports have staunch supporters from all over the city coming to sporting events. Jim Clawson is part of this crowd. With the wonderful weather Chico has been experiencing, Clawson made his way to Nettleton Stadium to enjoy a Wildcat baseball game with his wife. “Today is just a great day to be outside,...

Campus delays $150 million in repairs

Campus delays $150 million in repairs

Yessenia Funes
April 16, 2014
Filed under News

Chico State has been neglecting its old infrastructure. However, this maintenance requires serious cash. Total deferred maintenance on campus costs almost $150 million, according to a 2013 report by Andrew Boyd, former Facilities Management and Services design and construction manager. But what exa...

Relay team outruns record books

Relay team outruns record books

Ryan Grady
April 16, 2014
Filed under Sports, Track and field

Amilia Santos, Ashley Jones, Aja Erskine and Kasey Barnett make up the Chico State women's 4x100 relay team. Together they have broken the school record in the 4x100 relay race and then beat it again.All coming from different high schools, these four have found a record-topping formula for their relay team here at...

Paid petition gatherers hunt for signatures

Emily Bertolino
April 16, 2014
Filed under News

You see them in front of the library or in the commons behind large tables with stacks of white paper. They stop you as you pass by, asking for a signature and personal information. Sometimes it’s “divide California into six states,” or “more bond sales for high-speed rail.” Th...

Blacksmith Club sends sparks flying

Blacksmith Club sends sparks flying

Risa Johnson
April 15, 2014
Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Video

Photographs by Alex Boesch. [dropcap]R[/dropcap]aging flames, whirring fans and chirring saws compete for attention in the Ayres Hall workshop. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" can barely be made out amidst the chaos. The Blacksmith Club began this semester, and it is heating up — to 1,300 degrees. Gabriel Maddox, a senior applied computer graphics major, instigated the club. The adviser, David Barta, worked to get it approved for a year and now the group meets every Tu...

Track Recap April 12

Track Recap April 12

April 15, 2014
Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports, Track and field

Photographs by Emily Teauge....

Senior guard nominated for national honor

Senior guard nominated for national honor

Sergio Sanchez
April 15, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Courtney Hamilton ended her basketball career as one of the top point guards in Chico State history. The icing on the cake was when the Women's Basketball Coaches Association honored Hamilton by placing her on the All-America Honorable Mention list for the 2013-2014 season.Hamilton was one of 40 NCA...

Wakeboard team rides waves of success

Wakeboard team rides waves of success

Lee Masten
April 15, 2014
Filed under Sports

Being pulled by a multi-ton boat while holding onto nothing but a rope, strapped to a fiberglass board and expected to perform tricks takes a lot of guts.That's the life of those on the Chico State wakeboard team. The team is one of the best in the country each year. That being said, one would think t...

Endurance event tests Wildcat athletes

Endurance event tests Wildcat athletes

Emerson Keenan
April 15, 2014
Filed under Sports, Track and field

A sport originating with runners dashing from one church to another and prancing over streams and walls during the 1800s in England eventually became an event in track and field. Steeplechase combines long-distance running with the skill of hurdling. During a 3,000-meter race, athletes must ru...

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